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Police illegally shut down parties - IPCA

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The police are likely to face claims for compensation after the police watchdog investigated their actions at eight parties and found five were shut down illegally.

Human-trafficking charges laid in NZ

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Two men are facing the the first people-trafficking charges to be laid in New Zealand. If convicted, they face up to 20 years' jail or a fine of $500,000 - or both.

Blogger lays complaint with police

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater has returned to New Zealand and laid a complaint with police over leaked emails revealed in the book Dirty Politics.

Call for PM to explain latest spy claims

The Waihopai spy base in Blenheim.

The Prime Minister says the GCSB operates within the law, following new revelations by Edward Snowden indicating NZ spies are sharing metadata with the US.

Murderer had 68 previous convictions

Aaron McDonald.

The judge sentencing a man for the rape and murder of a woman says his actions were barbaric and inhumane. Aaron McDonald spat as he left the dock and must serve at least 21 years.

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.

Wallabies hammered at Eden Park

Kieran Read scores against the Wallabies, Eden Park 2014.

It was another nightmare visit to Eden Park for the Wallabies, sinking to a 12th straight Bledisloe Cup series defeat on Saturday night as the All Blacks dished out a 51-20 hammering.

'Our problem, not our grandchildren's'

Lobby goup Generation Zero organised a series of youth climate change summits in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Feature - While campaigners argue climate change is this generation's nuclear-free moment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not be easy. The Wireless takes a look.

Australia halt All Blacks streak

Kieran Read leaves the field after a 12-12 draw. New Zealand All Blacks versus Australian Wallabies. The Rugby Championship. Bledisloe Cup Rugby Union Test Match. Sydney, Australia. August 2014.

The Wallabies held the All Blacks to a 12-12 draw in their Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney to prevent New Zealand from claiming a world record 18th straight win.

In the raw - fresh milk as it used to be

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Mark and Phillippa Houston sell raw milk on their farm near Takaka because they think it's significantly better than processed milk. Country Life hears the Vintage Milk story. (AUDIO)

Glasgow Games come to a close

Scottish singer Lulu performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The closing ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 is under way, bringing to an end a Commonwealth Games at which New Zealand has equalled its best medal haul at an overseas Games.

Waratahs win maiden title

Bernard Foley of the Waratahs celebrates his teams win at the Super Rugby Final, Waratahs v Crusaders, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Saturday 2 August 2014.

The NSW Waratahs buried the ghosts of seasons past to finally claim their maiden Super Rugby title with a heart-stopping 33-32 final triumph over the Crusaders in Sydney.

Staying safe on a dangerous job

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After 10 forestry workers were killed, and more than 150 injured, on the job last year an independent panel was set up to investigate the industry's safety record.

Making a tree change in Golden Bay

Debbie Campbell of Bay Subtropicals.

A jet-setting businesswoman swapped heels for gumboots when she bought Bay Subtropicals in Golden Bay. Country Life reports on a corporate tree change. (AUDIO)

Black Sticks push for final at Games

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The New Zealand women's hockey team face England in a Commonwealth Games semi-final, while bowls, boxing and athletics all offer chances to increase the medal tally in Glasgow.

Parliament adjourns ahead of election

The debating chamber at Parliament.

Parliament's 50th Parliament has adjourned as the electorate prepares for a general election on 20 September and will resume when a new Government is formed.

Valerie Adams wins gold at Glasgow

Valerie Adams celebrates winning gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Shotputter Valerie Adams has taken gold in the Commonwealth Games shot put event, and weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev has won silver. New Zealand also has three bronzes on day seven.