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Divers in second day of search for missing child

Toys and candles left on the beach after a vigil for the missing boy.

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)

Council to look at pay incentives

Lyttelton Port

Christchurch City Council will review incentives for executives of companies it owns following criticism of a pay rise for the Lyttelton Port boss. (AUDIO)

Warriors caught up in wananga breach

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Warriors players and staff were credited with a Maori tourism programme after attending only one day of an 18-week course, the head of the Tertiary Education Commission says. (AUDIO)

IPCA rules against car chase officer

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The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has ruled an officer should have abandoned a pursuit which ended with a 15-year-old passenger being killed.

NZ Muslims cool on SAS going to Iraq

A mosque in the Christchurch suburb of Riccarton.

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)

NZ screens travellers for Ebola

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A number of people have been screened at the border for Ebola and officials say all measures are in place to detect the deadly virus should it reach this country. (AUDIO)

Beleaguered secret service chief quits

Julia Pierson

The United States Secret Service director has resigned after a series of security lapses that showed holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. (AUDIO)

Robertson calls for honest debate

Grant Robertson.

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)

Fonterra denies role in buttermilk stink

An aerial view of Eltham.

Fonterra has denied charges laid against it in the butter milk stink in the Taranaki town of Eltham. The charges relate to an offensive smell caused by the disposal of byproduct.

Fiji man beaten over texts to Bainimarama: Amnesty

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The human rights watchdog Amnesty International says it has received credible information that soldiers in Fiji beat up a man after he sent a series of angry text messages to the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.

Loss of 'brute' a blow for Springboks

South African Duane Vermeulen during the Rugby Championship Test Match New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa. Wellington. 2014.

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.

Whakatane wananga to repay $5.9m

Cash in a kete

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 banking on profit jump

computer mouse and money

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.

Dairy prices plunge again

Anchor Milk. Fonterra products

Dairy prices dropped sharply by 7.3 percent and benchmark whole milk powder prices plunged 10 percent in the latest international auction overnight. (AUDIO)