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Search for missing child to resume at dawn

Search headquarters at Mount Maunganui.

The search for a boy swept into the sea at Mount Maunganui will resume at dawn. The five-year-old was playing with his cousins when a rogue wave took him. (AUDIO)

Whakatane wananga to repay $5.9m

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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)

AC/DC guitarist suffering dementia

AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young

Legendary Australian rock band AC/DC's founding guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the line-up for its new record, Rock or Bust, because he's suffering from dementia.

Cunliffe didn't know of wife's actions

Karen Price and David Cunliffe.

Labour leadership candidate David Cunliffe had no knowledge of a Twitter account set up by wife Karen Price in which she criticised members of his caucus, he says. (AUDIO)

Delays in teen death inquiry - coroner

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A coroner says there were significant delays in a police investigation into the death of a teenage boy from Lower Hutt. Michael Lafou died of alcohol poisoning in August 2012. (AUDIO)

Violent, sex crimes up in two regions

Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird.

Waikato and Waitemata have experienced a jump in violent and sexual crime in the past year. Nationwide, crime has dropped 3.2 percent this year but fewer crimes are resolved. (AUDIO)

US introduces gun law as mayor shot


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.

Labour leadership contest hots up

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson.

Any chance of a clean fight for the Labour leadership is looking slim after David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson yesterday took pot-shots at each other. (VIDEO)

Union angry at port CEO's pay rise

Lyttelton Port chief executive Peter Davie.

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is angry Lyttelton Port's chief executive is to get a pay rise of nearly $200,000 despite three deaths occurring on site since December.

Release of unaccompanied minors on Nauru said to be result of protests

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Australia's Refugee Action Coalition says the recent release of unaccompanied minors from the Nauru detention centre indicates that protests there are having some effect.

Bracewell back for Black Caps

NZ pace bowler Doug Bracewell

The pace bowler Doug Bracewell has done his penance and is back in favour with New Zealand cricket selectors for the upcoming Pakistan series in the UAE.

Maori TV confirms job changes

Paora Maxwell.

Maori Television has confirmed two jobs will be axed in a restructuring proposal. Chief executive Paora Maxwell says the company is adjusting to the digital environment.

Businesses paying bills faster

The ANZ says chequebook use by its customers has dropped by 10 per cent over the past year.

New Zealand businesses are paying their bills faster, reflecting the strength of the economy, an economics adviser says. All up, 66 percent of invoices were paid within 30 days.

Sharemilking clause no longer in effect


Today marks the end of what was dubbed a draconian clause in the dairy industry's standard sharemilking contract - the 'set-off' clause - allowing farmers to withhold payment.