This morning on NZ Herald Focus - A New Zealand man's been stabbed while walking along a beach in Thailand. Christopher Smith, 52, was on Kata Beach on Phuket Island.

Protesters in South Africa burned more than 20 buses and trucks, looted shops and blocked roads with debris in townships outside Pretoria.

And, Fletcher Oxford was so heartbroken over the disappearance of his pet cat Sushi that he performed a song on national television imploring her to come home, eight years on he's overjoyed she has returned home.