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Mother swept to her death

A woman who was swept to her death in a flood-swollen Bay of Islands river was a 28-year-old mother from Wellington.

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Fine weather finally breaks through

The big cleanup has begun in Northland after wild weather over the weekend caused rivers to overflow, cut off roads, and threatened the region's water supply.

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.

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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.

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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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