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Arrest over Hamilton baby snatching

Ross Patterson

The police in Hamilton have arrested an 18-year-old woman after the kidnapping of an 8 week old baby this afternoon, and she was helping them with their inquiries.

Police hunt for gunman in Invercargill

A police cordon.

Police hunting a gunman who robbed a dairy in Invercargill this afternoon say they have security footage of the hold-up and are following various lines of enquiry.

Car ramming dad 'would do it again'

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A father who rammed a car, hitting one man and pinning another between the two vehicles, says he would do the same again if he was called on to protect his son.

Auckland rates policy change

Auckland mayor Len Brown.

The Auckland Council looks set to change its rating policy next year to save home owners from a rates increase linked to rising property values.

Body found in Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Mountains

A body found in rugged terrain in Tararua Forest Park is believed to be that of a hunter, who left Palmerston North to go hunting on Sunday morning.

Train lovers remember Passchendaele

Hundreds turned out at the Glenbrook Station for a ride.

About 500 people young and old packed a platform at a South Auckland train station to remember the thousands of lives lost in the World War I battle of Passchendaele.

Commonwealth welcomes back Fiji

Frank Bainimarama

The Commonwealth has reinstated Fiji as a full member following credible elections earlier this month, eight years after the nation was first suspended following a military coup.

Just one hour left to vote in general election

ballot box

Voters have one hour left to cast their ballot in the general election. The Electoral Commission says polling booths throughout the country have reported steady flows of people since 9am.

Winds cut power in North Island

Dark clouds gather during a previous storm over Castlepoint, Wairarapa.

Power was cut to hundreds of properties in the lower North Island this afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the area. Electricity should be restored in the next hour.

Poll irregularity 'evidence' shown in Fiji

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Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.

Knights on winning streak in India

Kane Williamson in action for the Black Caps during the ICC World Twenty20 this year.

The winning streak continues for the national Twenty20 cricket champions Northern Districts at the Champions League in India.

36 ballot boxes in question in Fiji polls

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Fiji elections authorities say 36 ballot boxes have been quarantined because of objections to Wednesday's polling process. Five parties say they won't accept the outcome of the elections.

Dirty Politics: warnings for the media?

Author Nicky Hager.

The subtitle of Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics is 'How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand's political environment'. Mediawatch asks if it has also poisoned the media.

Valerie Adams records 56th victory

Val Adams

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams has recorded a 56th straight victory by winning the Diamond League meet in Brussels after recording a throw of 20.59 metres to win from her German rival Christina Schwanitz.

Reduce, recycle, replace?

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Technology has reached a point where it is solving problems you never knew you had, but it is causing problems for the environment. The Wireless reports.

Golden double for NZ rowers

Hamish Bond, cox Caleb Shepherd and Eric Murray with their gold medals

It has been another golden day for New Zealand rowers at the world championships in Amsterdam with Hamish Bond and Eric Murray and the women's four setting world records.

Marina Erakovic in US Open upset win

Marina Erakovic during the French Open.

New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has pulled off a major upset at the US Open, toppling Russia's former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the opening round 3-6 6-2 7-6.

Man U sign Di Maria in record deal

Angel Di Maria playing for Argentina in the World Cup, 2014.

Manchester United have agreed to a British record transfer football fee of $120 million to sign Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, according to British media.