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21:07 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
A lively and laid-back John Key came out swinging in the second head-to-head leaders debate while David Cunliffe scored points in the last quarter.
20:52 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
A judge has found Queenstown Constable Jeanette McNee guilty of racially abusing a taxi driver last November.
17:27 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Once Were Warriors director Lee Tamahori is seeking $500,000 through the crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect for his new movie.
16:11 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
An Auckland-based Sri Lankan man arrested for a murder in Switzerland nearly 14 years ago has been allowed to continue to keep his identity a secret.
15:39 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Police say there may be more victims of 63-year-old teacher Charles Harter, who has admitted nine charges of indecent assault on children.
Peters 'bottom line' doesn't faze Key
15:24 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
John Key says Winston Peters has "lots of bottom lines" and he isn't fazed by the NZ First leader's demand for a royal commission of inquiry.
15:22 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
A Mighty River Power engineer has been jointly charged with fraudulently issuing invoices totalling $2 million.
Labour in multi-party bid to widen inquiry
15:06 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
John Key is accusing Labour of playing politics as the party seeks support for its bid to widen the inquiry into allegations against Judith Collins.
15:02 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
National's plans to wind back CERA and put it within the PM's department show it is admitting defeat with the Canterbury rebuild, says Labour.
14:28 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
The principal of Pamapuria School, where teacher James Parker abused boys for more than a decade, has been censured but not deregistered.
14:13 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
An Auckland park famed for its farm animals has become a target for sheep rustlers who are rounding up pregnant ewes to kill them.
Man arrested after Blenheim WINZ threat
14:01 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
A 38-year-old man has been arrested after a threatening call was received by staff at the Work and Income office in Blenheim.
Police advance CTV criminal probe
13:50 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Police say they have enough information to warrant further criminal investigation into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building in the 2011 earthquake.
13:49 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
The day on the campaign trail.
Labour commits to 10-year passports
13:33 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Returning to 10-year passports and a review of gambling laws are the main points of Labour's internal affairs policy.
13:14 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
National says the Green Party's commitment to a minimum wage of $18 an hour is "an unemployment policy" but unions back it.
13:09 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Police are making slow progress in an investigation into the death of a Far North man killed in a house fire during an armed offenders squad operation.
Ashburton shooting victims named
12:57 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
Police have named the two women killed in a shooting at the Work and Income office in Ashburton.
12:47 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
National has launched a new phase of its election advertising, contrasting the government's record to opposition spending promises of $28 billion.
12:26 NZST Tue Sep 2 2014
A mentally impaired woman who was allegedly raped in her own flat begged to see her mother during the attack, a court has heard.
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