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Cleaning up after wild seas dump debris

Hardy residents of Wellington's wildly beautiful south coast are cleaning up after huge waves dumped debris across the roads and up to some houses this week.

Greens call for Saudi sheep deal investigation

The Green Party has called for an investigation into what it has described as the Government's pay-offs to a Saudi businessman who was angered by a ban on live sheep exports. (AUDIO)

Fears cuts will affect quality journalism

A union says staff cuts at Fairfax New Zealand could affect the quality of journalism it produces. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Rinehart loses control of family trust

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

FIFA officials deflect scandal questions

FIFA officials in Auckland have moved to shut down questions about the major corruption scandal facing the sporting body. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Knock-on effects from counselling service closure

Relationships Aotearoa says the suddenness of its closure is causing confusion for whānau from Kaitaia to Gisborne.

MPs' salaries aligned with public sector pay rises

The Remuneration Authority has issued a new determination on the salaries of MPs to align their pay with public sector pay rises. (AUDIO)

Tax evading pair sentenced

A husband and wife have been sentenced to eight months' home detention for not declaring more than $1 million in cash sales at their east Auckland restaurant.

Changes proposed for NZ place names

The Geographic Board is seeking public feedback on changing the names of geographic and undersea features around the country.

More bad tidings for dairy farmers

Fonterra has lowered its forecast payout by a further 10 cents to $4.40 per kilo of milk solids and set an opening milk price for the new season of $5.25. (AUDIO)

Counselling service worried clients will lose out

Relationships Aotearoa says desperate people could miss out on the counselling they need when the organisation moves its clients over to new providers.

Copping flak for careless words

Why do we say it like that? Hewitt Humphrey discusses colloquialisms, words starting with "coe" and a painfully familiar problem to grammar experts.

Take care picking up Trade Me buys - police

TradeMe is urging people not to disclose their mobile numbers publicly on a listing, after a complaint that a buyer was targeted, held at knifepoint and robbed.

Student Army founder returning to Nepal

The founder of the Canterbury earthquakes' Student Volunteer Army is heading back to Nepal to build shelters.

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, COMMENTS)

NZ to open embassy in Baghdad

New Zealand is opening an embassy in Baghdad, which will help support troops training Iraqis at Camp Taji.

'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.

SkyCity may pay millions more in new deal

An independent analysis suggests SkyCity is paying almost $35 million more towards the national convention centre, in a revised deal with the Government.

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.

Surgical mesh claims mount

The number of compensation claims by patients suffering from complications caused by a controversial surgical mesh is increasing. (AUDIO)

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