Labour is likely to head into its leadership contest within
6-8 weeks rather than wait for a review of the party's
performance to report back in December - and after an initial
flurry of snipes, new interim leader David Parker said he
expected it to be "seemly".
New Zealand's elite SAS personnel are not yet on standby for
deployment to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq or
Syria, Prime Minister John Key says, but he won't rule out
sending them if asked "as a last resort".