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Body found

A body has reportedly been discovered in the search for a woman swept away in flooded waters in Northland.

Updated 15 min ago

Thousands face clean-up

Thousands of Northland residents are facing a huge clean-up operation in the wake of some of the worst stormy weather to hit the region in years.

School girls trapped

A group of school girls and their two instructors have spent a night in the Waikato bush after becoming 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.

Dramatic rescues from floods

At least a dozen families were in a welfare centre last night after one of the longest and most damaging storms in years lashed the country.

Updated 34 min ago

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…

Updated 45 min ago

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…


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.


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.



Gaza casualties rise to 121

Sixteen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 121, medics say.

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