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Search for swamped boat

Police are still looking for a boat which was swamped while crossing the Manukau Bar in Auckland this afternoon, causing the deaths of two people.


TAB fights back against cyber-attack

A three-day cyber-attack against the TAB website has been thwarted by specialist IT staff. TAB executive general manager Glenn Patrick said the company's website suffered…


'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…


Bushfire: 'It's too late to leave'

Firefighters are battling dangerous conditions as they try to stop a fast moving, out-of-control grassfire in northern Victoria. The Department of Environment and Primary…


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…



The Big Read: Miley Cyrus

The Miley Cyrus circus is heading to New Zealand. But there's more to this pop princess than tweeting, twerking and giant tongue slides, as Chris Schulz discovers. If…




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