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Woman remains missing

The search for a woman missing in Waitangi River floodwaters since early this morning has been suspended. It will resume tomorrow morning.

Kayaker adjusts to life on land

Long-distance kayaker Scott Donaldson has never appreciated having a shave or a hot pie so much, but it's being able to move around in more than a metre of space that…

Storm causes chaos

Torrential rain caused flooding and closed roads in Auckland and Waiheke this afternoon, with a number of people having to be rescued from rising floodwaters.

Casino's rule bars cancer patient

A woman undergoing chemotherapy says she felt humiliated after being turned away from a Hamilton casino because she didn't have a doctor's note saying she needed to…

Chickenpox: The parties to avoid

Parents are being warned against "chickenpox parties" because the highly infectious disease can be fatal, or lead to severe complications and permanent disabilities. Medical…

Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch's February 22 earthquake will be built on the banks of the Avon River.



Fonterra's deal targets China

Fonterra's alliance with the American healthcare giant, Abbott, will allow the cooperative to accelerate its expansion in…

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.

Guidance for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can tap the business secrets of experienced directors and mentors through a new fund kicked off by the University of Auckland Business School.


Cunliffe's wife frank about priorities

Karen Price could be NZ's next "First Lady" but says she will always be a mother and lawyer before she is a politician's wife, and people will "take me as they find…


Lab mixes up potent flu strain

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab.

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Rugby: Brumbies seal playoff spot

First-five Matt Toomua scored a hat-trick in a man-of-the-match performance to spark the Brumbies to a 47-25 win over the Force on Friday, sealing their place in the…


Football: Looking forward to the final

The air seems to have gone out of the World Cup. Except when you are German or Argentinian of course. But even the supporters of Monday's finalists will admit that…

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