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Two dead in boat accident

Two people have died and three taken to hospital after a boat was swamped while crossing the Manukau Bar in Auckland this afternoon.

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'God willing, we can find it soon'

The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago has expanded with planes and ships from several countries taking part…

Flight attendant's haunting tweet

Flight attendant onboard missing AirAsia flight had tweeted a message of support to families of those lost in MH17 disaster just months before his own plane disappeared…

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Business

'Humdinger' rally but analysts wary

United States markets head into the last week of the year with a "Santa Claus rally" having lifted them to record highs, picking up momentum from outstanding GDP numbers…

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Monkey slur in bitter war of words

Even by the outrageous standards of North Korean propaganda chiefs, it was an unusually vulgar slur, a dramatic escalation in the two-week-long war of words between…

Life & Style

Four steps to quit smoking

The harmful effects of smoking are well-known, yet many people find it hard to give up. A doctor and expert in addiction…

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Entertainment

Thunderbirds are go

"Thunderbirds are go" will once again be heard on the small screen next year as the 1960s cult-classic is due for a remake - and to wet fan's appetites a teaser trailer…

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