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Report slams SIS over information release

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn.

The SIS released inaccurate and misleading information on former Labour Party leader Phil Goff but there is no evidence it was playing politics, an inquiry by the Inspector-General has found. (VIDEO)

Goff calls on PM to apologise or resign

Phil Goff

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is demanding the Prime Minister apologise or resign for his role in what he calls a smear campaign being run from his office. (VIDEO)

Collins cleared of smear campaign

National MP Judith Collins during question time at the debating chamber, Parliament.

The Government inquiry into the former Justice Minister, Judith Collins, has cleared her of undermining the head of the Serious Fraud Office in 2011.

Elderly man missing from cruise ship

The Sun Princess

A search is underway off the coast of Sydney for an elderly man who's thought to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship on its way from New Zealand.

Smith 'should not have been released'

CCTV footage of  Phillip Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport.

A Corrections Department review has found convicted paedophile and murderer Phillip John Smith should have never been considered for temporary release.

Prisoner smuggled drugs 'ten times'

Jai Davis died in prison in February 2011.

A gang associate of an Otago prisoner, Jai Davis, who died in 2011 has told a coroner's inquest he had brought drugs into prison for the gang 10 times before. (AUDIO)

Man who slashed woman's throat jailed

coat of arms - wellington high court -

A man who slashed the throat of a pregnant woman and was shot by police after a Taser failed to stop him, has been jailed for 6 years and 6 months.

Parliament to consider anti-terror bill

Prime Minister John Key

Parliament will consider legislation under urgency this afternoon aimed at protecting New Zealand from the threat of foreign fighters. The Prime Minister wants cross party support.

Swiss museum accepts Nazi art trove

Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum.

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-dollar collection which includes masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.

Solomons police keeping up presence

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Solomon Islands police are stepping up operations in Honiara as MPs prepare for the often turbulent period surrounding the formation of the new government.

Vettori joins up with Black Caps

New Zealand Cricket's Bruce Edgar and Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

The veteran New Zealand spin bowler Dan Vettori has joined up with the Black Caps in Sharjah and is a possibility to play in the third Test against Pakistan starting tomorrow night.

Mason Clinic to build new Maori unit

brain - jigsaw puzzle - mental illness

New Zealand's largest forensic mental health unit, the Mason Clinic, has been given the go-ahead to build a new kaupapa Maori driven unit.

Queen St property sells for $97m

Precinct Properties has sold a building in Auckland's Queen Street to Robert Jones Holdings.

Precinct Properties has sold a building in Auckland's Queen Street to Robert Jones Holdings for $97 million - nearly $1.5 million more than its June book value. (AUDIO)

Too dry in north, too wet down south

farmer in dry paddock

Long spells of warm, dry weather in parts of the country have prompted a call to save water, while in the lower South Island farmers are having to cope with a 'green drought'.