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Long detours on SH1

Long detours will remain in place until further notice on State Highway 1 following a major road slip south of Kawakawa this morning.

Woman's body found

A woman's body has been found this morning in the search for the Northland female swept away by flood waters, police have confirmed.

Rugby: Playoff spots decided

The Crusaders, the Chiefs and the Highlanders have each earned spots in this year's Super Rugby playoffs. New Zealand conference winners the Crusaders finished in…

Croc blamed in plane crash

An inquest in Gloucester has heard how a plane crash that killed a British pilot in the Congo may have been caused by passengers panicking over an escaped crocodile.

Kids shun rugby for football

In the aftermath of the tragic death of Jordan Kemp, we examine the way parents are increasingly turning their back on rugby to keep their children safe.

Trapped school girls rescued

A group of school girls and their two instructors have been rescued after spending a night in the Waikato bush when they became trapped by a rising river.

Boy wakes from coma

An 11-year-old stabbed in the head with a pair of classroom scissors has woken from a coma - and his survival means the boy believed responsible will not be charged.

National

Business

Fonterra's deal targets China

Fonterra's alliance with the American healthcare giant, Abbott, will allow the cooperative to accelerate its expansion in China.

Banking boss helps migrants

BNZ's head of migrant banking, Frank Cui, reckons he has a pretty good grasp of the challenges immigrants face when building a new life in NZ.

Politics

World

Plane struck by lightning

A Frontier Airlines official says one of its planes was diverted to Salt Lake City after it was hit by lightning.

Life & Style

Your Money

Rugby

Chiefs can handle pressure of playoffs

They have wobbled and battled, scrambled and scraped their way to the final six without ever looking convincing and yet now they are in the playoffs, the Chiefs have…

Sport

Miserable end for Brazil

Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Sunday. With…

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