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Hikers 'totally unprepared'

Up to $10,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on a rescue in Northland over the weekend for a group of Aucklanders "who were not in real danger", police say.

National

Business

APN buys Perth radio station from Fairfax

Australia's APN News and Media said it had bought Perth radio station 96FM from rival publisher, Fairfax Media, for A$78 million. APN, which recently put its New Zealand…

$3b spent in Xmas lead-up

Kiwis have already spent more than $3 billion in the lead-up to Christmas. Paymark yesterday revealed it had processed more than 59 million electronic transactions..…

Judge rejects $250,000 bid

Auckland businessman William Yan has been denied access to seized assets to pay private school fees for his children and to service the mortgage on his luxury apartment…

World

Politics

US gives North Korea warning

President Barack Obama declared yesterday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

Phelps admits drink-driving

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, almost three months after he was arrested on leaving a Baltimore casino.

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UK Christmas ad a viral hit

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a UK tradition, and the 2014 version is called #MontyThePenguin. It has clocked up over 16 million views in a couple of weeks. The…

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