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Foreign fighter draft legislation released

John Key

The Prime Minister has released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. The final draft contains proposals previously announced by John Key.

Call for Rennie to quit over Sutton case

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

Labour leader Andrew Little says State Services Commissioner Ian Rennie should step down over his mishandling of the resignation of the CERA head Roger Sutton.

Racing robots at South Korean event

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South Korea hopes to lead the world in the production of robots. Simon Morton from This Way Up recently went to South Korea attending an event known as Robot World 2014. (AUDIO)

Kenyan bus gunman 'want religious war'

Family members and relatives outside the Nairobi morgue where the bodies of the victims were taken.

A senior adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country.

Auckland mayoral campaign fund complaint

Len Brown.

A complaint has been laid about a trust used to fund two of Auckland mayor Len Brown's election campaigns. The complainant says she laid the complaint with the council a year ago.

Vito leaves ABs as Smith returns

All Black Victor Vito in action.

Another two All Blacks are heading home early from their end of year tour, with loose forward Victor Vito and replacement lock Dominic Bird both returning to New Zealand.

Brazilian woman scared Smith will seek revenge

Phillip John Smith

The woman who spotted fugitive murderer Phillip Smith at a backpackers' hostel in Rio de Janiero is too scared to be identified because she fears he may one day seek revenge. Watch a video of his arrest here. (VIDEO)

PM raises possibility of Pike River civil case

John Key arrives at the Greymouth meeting.

The taxpayer will fund a civil case against parties involved in the Pike River mine disaster, if its advisors believe such a case could succeed, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

Key climate report to be released

Factory smoke in Germany

An expert panel on climate science will warn of severe and irreversible changes to the world's weather, unless emissions of greenhouse gases are virtually eliminated by the end of the century.

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.