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Fonterra looking to cut jobs in Waikato

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Fonterra has acknowledged that last year's botulism scare is among the reasons production has dropped at its packaging plant in Waikato. Up to 110 jobs could go. (AUDIO)

Netherlands mourns victims of MH17

The Dutch flag flies half mast on the Defence building in The Hague.

A national day of mourning was being held in the Netherlands on Wednesday, as the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster were due to be returned from Ukraine. (AUDIO)

Risking it all on an open stage

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For most people, the idea of standing on stage doing improvised theatre is the stuff of nightmares. Yet Isaac Thomas feels the fear - and does it anyway. Watch on The Wireless.

PM under pressure over Hauiti

Claudette Hauiti

The Prime Minister is coming under increasing pressure to disclose how much taxpayers' money errant list MP Claudette Hauiti misspent, but John Key says he does not know. (AUDIO)

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.

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.

Mortgage fraudster gets 4 years

Former Kapiti Coast mortgage broker Kerry Buddle in the Wellington District Court.

A former Kapiti Coast mortgage broker who admitted defrauding her clients of more than $800,000 has been jailed for 4 years and 3 months in Wellington.

Poverty and danger in Port Moresby

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Stories of shootings, stabbings, robbery and corruption put Port Moresby on the dangerous cities list. Johnny Blades looks behind the headlines for The Wireless.

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.

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.

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.

Report backs police not prosecuting spy cases

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The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found police were justified in not prosecuting officers of the Government Communications Security Bureau for alleged illegal spying.

Germany win World Cup in extra time

German team members (l-r) Miroslav Klose, captain Philipp Lahm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Andre Schuerrle with the trophy.

Germany scored in the dying minutes of the World Cup final against Argentina to take the match 1-0 and become the first European nation to win the trophy in Latin America.

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.

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.

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)

Police justified for not prosecuting spy cases

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The Independent Police Conduct Authority finds police were justified in not prosecuting officers of the Government Communications Security Bureau for alleged illegal spying.

Brazil limp out of World Cup

Netherlands' midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum scores during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands.

Another poor defensive display by Brazil allowed the Netherlands to stroll to a 3-0 victory in the World Cup third-place playoff as the hosts ended the tournament in depressing fashion.