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Police divers have joined the search for a boy swept away by a large wave at a Mount Maunganui beach. Local people held a candle-lit vigil at Shelly Beach. (AUDIO)
A review has found significant problems with one of the main services for schoolchildren who are struggling to read. Literacy resource teachers, it says, are used ineffectively.
Dairy prices dropped sharply by 7.3 percent and benchmark whole milk powder prices plunged 10 percent in the latest international auction overnight.
Students spearheading mass protests in Hong Kong have vowed to occupy more government buildings unless the territory's chief executive steps down.
England's players are "treated like complete babies" in comparison to those of major international teams, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.
Members of New Zealand's Muslim community have told Radio New Zealand sending troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq would be a mistake. (AUDIO)
California has become the first American state to introduce a law allowing family members to get a court order to impound firearms if they believe a close relative might commit a gun crime.
As the Labour Party sets out its timeframe to elect a new leader, candidate Grant Robertson calls for a frank and honest conversation about the future of the party. (AUDIO)
A honey factory near Whangarei has been badly damaged by fire. The Tahi Honey building at Pataua housed a packing facility and offices.
Australia's Senate has ordered the government to table a year's worth of incident reports and complaints of sexual abuse in the asylum seeker detention centre on Nauru.
The Springboks are sweating on the fitness of number 8 Duane Vermeulen, who's been bracketed alongside Schalk Burger for Sunday morning's clash with the All Blacks.
A wananga has been forced to repay $5.9 million and the Serious Fraud Office called in after a Tertiary Education Commission and Qualifications Authority investigation. (AUDIO)
Finzsoft shares jumped almost 25 percent yesterday after the software company said it expects at least a four-fold increase in this year's annual profit.
Jazz-bassist Nick Tipping investigates the monster virtuosos of the deep, foot-stomping bass lines
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Last summer's drought meant Mike Moss couldn't feed his cows and he was forced to re-evaluate the way he'd been farming.
The Māori word of the week is: kaiko - teacher. He kaiako tērā wahine. That woman is a teacher.
Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of what it means to be happy.
Hugh Robertson and Simon Morton go bush in search of a delightful wee fluffy bird that looks a bit like a robin.
Writer Kennedy Warne and photographer Arno Gasteiger recount a road trip through heartland NZ documenting State Highway One.
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