Latest Bulletin: 7 am Thursday 28 May

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Prosecutor: Officials 'corrupted' football

US prosecutors have accused several FIFA officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over 24 years. (AUDIO)

Judge thanks woman for right-to-die case

The judge who will decide whether a Wellington woman can die with her doctor's help has thanked the dying woman for bringing the case. (AUDIO)

Government accused of bribery over farm

The Government has been accused of bribery after pouring more than $11 million of taxpayer money into an influential Saudi businessman's farm. (AUDIO)

Farmers resigned to another tough year

Farmers are bracing for another year of poor payouts as Fonterra announces its forecast farmgate milk price for the next 12 months this morning.

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'We need to understand what's happened'

The Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre is again in the headlines after a teenager it was supervising went missing overnight in dense bush.

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Park-and-ride charge 'wrong signal'

A motoring commentator is questioning Auckland Transport's judgment over a proposal asking commuters to pay for parking at some train and bus stations.

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How many kids will benefit?

The Government does not know how many children will be lifted out of poverty as a result of Budget 2015 and the Opposition says that is not good enough.

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Queensland win Origin opener

Queensland have won the opening game of rugby league's State of Origin series beating New South Wales 11-10 in Sydney.

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India: Heatwave death toll hits 1000

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1000, with temperatures nearing 50°C in some areas.

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Witchcraft 'spreading like wildfire' in PNG: police

Police in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands say the belief in witchcraft and sorcery is spreading to new areas.

Te Manu Korihi

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Maori expertise overlooked says iwi group

The Whānau Ora iwi leaders group is accusing government departments of not placing enough value on Māori expertise.

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Interest rates tipped to stay steady

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research expects interest rates to stay on hold until mid-2017. (AUDIO)

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Saudia Arabian agri-hub threatened compo

Cabinet papers reveal the Government has spent more money than originally thought on creating a demonstration farm on a Saudi Arabian millionaire's farm.

After the storm, tension over aid

RNZI's Koroi Hawkins, who joined a team of medics and engineers in the wake of Cyclone Pam, reports on Vanuatu's recovery for Insight. (VIDEO, AUDIO)