Latest Bulletin: 1 am Wednesday 8 July

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When dinosaurs walked Golden Bay

The story of New Zealand's only known dinosaur footprints is part of a national touring exhibition that has just opened in Nelson.

Former Fonterra boss Craig Norgate dies

Craig Norgate, who became the head of New Zealand's biggest company at age 36, has died. He was 50.

Wellington house engulfed by fire

A fire that engulfed a two-story house in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville has destroyed the ground floor.

New climate change target challenged

The Government has announced plans for a new emissions reduction target but the Greens and Labour say it will still be too weak. (AUDIO)

National News

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Winter winds expected to move north

A bitterly cold southerly is expected to head north today and tomorrow, bringing snow to the central North Island. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Political News

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Opposition slams Saudi information delays

Opposition parties believe the Government is deliberately blocking the release of documents that will reveal its dealings with a Saudi businessman. (AUDIO)

Sports News

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All Blacks comfortable in Apia heat

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is playing down the impact of the heat and humidity in Apia ahead of their first test of the year against Samoa.

World News

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Canada in a haze as 200 forest fires rage

More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Te Manu Korihi

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Apology to Taranaki iwi 'another step forward'

The Taranaki Iwi Trust has initialled its $70 million treaty settlement with the Crown at an emotional ceremony in New Plymouth. (AUDIO)

Business News

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Business confidence drop 'no cause for panic'

Businesses and the government are warning against an overreaction following a survey showing business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in three years.

Rural News

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Flood-hit farmers wary of further rain

Farmers in the flood-ravaged Whanganui and Southern Taranaki regions are anxiously watching the weather.

Drama as NZ First coup rumours swirl

Power Play with Jane Patterson - As coup rumours swirl around New Zealand First, Winston Peters is moved to quote Longfellow. (COMMENTS)