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Gun fired at police after Bay of Plenty pursuit

The scene where a man shot at police following a pursuit in Tauranga.

A gun was fired at police officers after a vehicle pursuit in Tauranga on Wednesday night. No one was injured during the incident, which started near KatiKati and finished in Tauranga.

Schools celebrate Novopay decision

Steven Joyce

School principals have been celebrating news the Government is taking over the school payroll from Australian firm Talent2. The Novopay system has been plagued with problems.

Fire damages Auckland film studio

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A blaze at a major film studio in West Auckland is understood to have damaged an area used for the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The fire took hold overnight.

Three bronze medals for New Zealand

Tayla Ford of New Zealand wins bronze in the Womens 58kg bronze wrestling final. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs and wrestlers Tayla Ford and Sam Belkin have picked up bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Shotputter Valerie Adams competes at 7.40am (NZT).

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris's sentence for sex offences will not be referred to an appeals court, despite numerous complaints that it was too lenient, Britain's attorney-general says.

Golden Games day for New Zealanders

New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe kisses her gold medal.

New Zealand has added three golds, a silver and two bronzes to the medal tally at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, taking our total medals to 20 and putting us fifth overall.

More Glasgow gold for cyclists

Thomas Scully of New Zealand wins gold in the Mens 40km Points Race. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, cycling track.

The track cyclists have claimed New Zealand's third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with Tom Scully storming to victory in the men's 40km points race in Glasgow.

Webster lands sprint gold for New Zealand

Sam Webster celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's sprint final in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow. He beat England's Jason Kenney in a thrilling final.

THE BIG 'G' with Gael Woods

Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The pressure was on Glasgow to deliver an opening Games ceremony to surprise and delight. Organisers well and truly delivered, with a wall-to-wall tartan spectacular.

High expectations in Scotland

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Valerie Adams, the Silver Ferns and the Rugby Sevens promise success for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where 232 of our athletes will compete.

Adams to carry NZ flag at Games

Valerie Adams at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow.

A writer's India journey

Jean Watson in India.

Writer Jean Watson sold her house in Wellington to fund a children's home in southern India. The 80-year-old known in Tamil Nadu as 'Jean Aunty' spoke to Nine to Noon.

NZ team welcomed to Glasgow

New Zealand Commonwealth Games team welcomed to Glasgow.

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team has enjoyed a relaxed reception as they were officially welcomed to the athletes' village in the Scottish city.

US says evidence points to Russia

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard near the plane's wreckage.

The American Secretary of State has laid out what he says is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Why a kickboxer gets in the ring

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Feature: For most people, getting in a ring in front of a large crowd to face off against a trained opponent is the stuff of nightmares. For Joe Hopkins, it's an addiction. The Wireless reports.

What's the harm in a huff?

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Feature: There's a quiet killer in our communities, almost silent but for the soft spray of an aerosol and the whirl of the ball bearing at the bottom of the can. The Wireless looks at huffing.

McIlroy in command at British Open

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The Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy put a stranglehold on the British Open with a second straight round of 66 leaving him four strokes clear of the field.

Quest for answers over jet downing

Relatives of a passenger who was on board flight MH17 react over the news at Kuala Lumpur Airport

Both sides in the Ukraine conflict are accusing the other of shooting down the Malaysian airliner which crashed in eastern Ukraine. All 298 on board flight MH17 have been killed. (AUDIO)