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Gallipoli bond enduring, says Governor-General

Australian and New Zealand Defence Force members at Gallipoli.

New Zealand's Governor-General has told those gathered for the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove in Turkey that the bonds formed 99 years ago between New Zealand and Australia still endure today.

Pilot reports hijack attempt

The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali has reported a hijacking attempt after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, a transport official says.

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Race to recover bodies from ferry

Relatives of passengers visited the ferry site on Thursday.

Dive teams are racing to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loom and the victims' families press officials to wrap up the recovery effort.

Housing NZ not cash cow - minister

Nick Smith.

The Government is denying claims by Labour that it intended to cream off millions of dollars in Canterbury quake insurance payouts to Housing New Zealand as Crown dividends.

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