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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 dropped sharply by 7.3 percent and benchmark whole milk powder prices plunged 10 percent in the latest international auction overnight.
Students spearheading mass protests in Hong Kong have vowed to occupy more government buildings unless the territory's chief executive steps down.
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's players are "treated like complete babies" in comparison to those of major international teams, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.
Members of New Zealand's Muslim community have told Radio New Zealand sending troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq would be a mistake.
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.
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)
A honey factory near Whangarei has been badly damaged by fire. The Tahi Honey building at Pataua housed a packing facility and offices.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Artist Simon Denny talks to Lynn Freeman about his exhibition, The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom.
The Māori word of the week is: kaiko - teacher. He kaiako tērā wahine. That woman is a teacher.
Hugh Robertson and Simon Morton go bush in search of a delightful wee fluffy bird that looks a bit like a robin.
Paul Sorrell introduces a town where you can find glorious stone buildings, a vast array of steampunk paraphernalia and the ubiquitous cheese roll.
A bad reaction to anti-malarial medication while travelling in India wiped David Stuart MacLean's memory. It's taken 12 years to recover.
Writer Kennedy Warne and photographer Arno Gasteiger recount a road trip through heartland NZ documenting State Highway One.
Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan helped break down barriers for both Maori and women. Her fashion sense was also ground breaking.
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