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Lydia Ko scoops LPGA champs and top payday

Lydia Ko in Mexico City earlier this month.

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has won the season-ending LPGA Tour championship in Florida and scooped the biggest payday in womens' golf history of nearly $1.9 million.

Annette King named new Labour deputy

Labour Party leader Andrew Little (left) and new deputy Annette King.

Long-serving Labour MP Annette King, is the new Labour Party deputy leader, but only for the coming year. The announcement this morning was delayed by a fire alarm.

Economy lures work-seekers to NZ

auckland airport arrivals

The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all time high for the third month in a row, as a fast-growing economy attracts people looking for work.

Toy shop sorry over adult costume

An adult costume on display in Toy World.

A Wellington toy shop whose adult play bunny costumes sparked a complaint from a Wellington father has blamed the mix up on its supplier delivering the wrong item.

Pixar founder to visit New Zealand

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith

Alvy Ray Smith helped kickstart the digital film revolution, making his first computer graphic in 1965 and going on to found Pixar. He talks to Nine to Noon's Kathryn Ryan. (AUDIO)

Kim Dotcom bail hearing adjourned

Kim Dotcom leaving court.

Kim Dotcom has avoided being sent back to jail for the time being after a hearing to revoke his bail this morning was adjourned, but will still have to obey travel restrictions.

Motorway toll protest case thrown out

Overbridge SH1 between Auckland and Orewa, Northern Gateway Toll Rd

The High Court has thrown out a man's legal fight over his refusal to pay tolls on Auckland's Northern Gateway motorway.

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)

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.

One woman elected in Solomons

Voters take to the streets in Solomon Islands.

The third woman ever to be elected to Parliament in Solomon Islands has won a seat Temotu province, holding out the country's Foreign Minister, Clay Forau, by 22 votes.

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.

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.

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.