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Lydia Ko scoops $1.2 million bonus

Lydia Ko

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has already claimed a $1.26 million bonus before heading into a three-way play-off in the season-ending LPGA Tour championship in Florida.

Toy shop sorry over adult costume

An adult costume on display in Toy World.

Adult Play Bunny costumes displayed at the Toy World retail chain, sparking a complaint from a Wellington father, had been delivered in error by its supplier, the retailer says.

Woman charged over baby in drain

The baby was found at the bottom of a 2.5 metre drain in Sydney.

A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn baby boy, found in a drain in Sydney yesterday morning.The baby is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Mayor wants half council to be Māori

Andrew Judd

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is calling on the Government to change the law so that half of all councillors are Māori, saying the Treaty of Waitangi should be reflected.

Prison death inquest gets underway

Outside the Otago Corrections Facility.

A major coroner's inquest begins this morning into the death of an Otago prisoner of a suspected drug overdose amid allegations prison staff failed in their duty of care.

PM backs Rennie despite mistake

John Key

Prime Minister John Key has rejected calls for the State Services Commissioner to step down over his handling of the resignation of Roger Sutton, despite a "significant miscalculation." (AUDIO)

Body found on Mt Maunganui

Mount Maunganui.

The body of a man has been found in thick bush on Mount Maunganui in Tauranga. Police were called by a member of the public.

Labour to give IS bill initial support

Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

The Labour Party will give initial support for new anti-terror legislation, even though it considers it rushed and has reservations about some of the specifics. (AUDIO)

Dozens killed in Afghanistan

Afghan policemen in the capital, Kabul.

A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say the bomber walked into a crowd of spectators.

85% turnout for Solomons elections

Vote counting underway in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says preliminary estimates indicate a average voter turn out of 80 to 85 percent across the country.

Hamilton wins F1 title

British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Maori not grabbing opportunities: Sanford

Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch.

A fishing firm says its Maori partners have failed to grasp opportunities to break into the sector. Sanford's Volker Kuntzsch says tribes need to move into management development.

Netflix facing crowded market

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Even though it is a global leader, Netflix will be very much a Johnny-come-lately when it launches its internet based movie and television subscription service here in March.

Dairy deal latest in Chinese investment

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Chinese dairy giant Yili's plan to spend a further $400 million on developments at its South Canterbury processing site has capped a flurry of investment announcements.