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The search for a five-year-old boy swept out to sea off Mount Maunganui by a large wave is being hampered by rough seas and big swells, a helicopter rescue pilot says. (AUDIO)
The body of a woman has been found in a burning house in Waikato this afternoon. The body was found soon after the Fire Service arrived at the house in Springvale.
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)
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)
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)
An energy industry conference has heard a robust defence of fracking from oil company Halliburton. Delegates have been told it can actually improve the environment. (AUDIO)
United States health officials have confirmed the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in the country - a man who had become infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas. (AUDIO)
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)
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)
The head of Papua New Guinea's tuberculosis programme says the disease may be spreading because people stop taking their medicines too early.
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 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.
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.
The Māori word of the week is: kaiko - teacher. He kaiako tērā wahine. That woman is a teacher.
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