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Search resuming for child swept out to sea

Surf Life Savers return to shore after searching for a five-year-old boy swept out to sea off Mount Maunganui.

At least seven surfers had to be rescued yesterday in the same area at Mount Maunganui's Shelly Beach where a five-year-old was swept away. The search for the boy is resuming this morning.

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.

Protest leader issues ultimatum

Crowds in the Admiralty district heard speeches from protest leaders.

Students spearheading mass protests in Hong Kong have vowed to occupy more government buildings unless the territory's chief executive steps down.

Call for port boss to turn down pay rise

Lyttelton Port chief executive Peter Davie.

Friends of some of the men killed recently while working at the Port of Lyttelton are calling on chief executive Peter Davie to decline his $200,000 pay rise.

England players 'treated like babies'

Rio Ferdinand.

England's players are "treated like complete babies" in comparison to those of major international teams, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.

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.

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.

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)

Northland honey factory hit by fire

fire engine close crop

A honey factory near Whangarei has been badly damaged by fire. The Tahi Honey building at Pataua housed a packing facility and offices.

Australian Govt ordered to table Nauru complaints

Asylum seekers on Nauru

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.

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)

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.

Ex-kiwifruit leader joins lawsuit

kiwifruit vines

A former president of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated says new evidence has emerged which shows border officials were at fault for the Psa outbreak in 2010.