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Phillip Smith to be deported within 10 days

CCTV footage of  Phillip Smith as he passed through Auckland Airport.

A Brazilian court has said that New Zealand murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith is considered to be dangerous and ordered that he be deported within 10 days. (VIDEO)

Adams is world athlete of the year

Val Adams named NZ flag bearer for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams has been named the female world athlete of the year at the IAAF gala event in Monaco and is the first New Zealander to win the award.

Warning of heavy rain and high winds

The weather changes from a northerly to a southerly in Wellington.

The Met Service has issued a severe weather warning and forecasted heavy rain and high winds for some areas of the country today.

Protection order for Northland wreck

The SS Ventnor sank in the Hokianga Heads in 1902.

A protection order has been placed on the wreck of the SS Ventnor, which has been found on the seafloor off the west coast of Northland where it sank carrying 500 coffins in 1902. (VIDEO)

Learning difficulties 'over-diagnosed'


The head of the Secondary Principals' Association says children are being over-diagnosed with learning difficulties and those who are not could be the ones who suffer.

A 'tragic reminder' for climbers

Hiroki Ogawa and Nicole Sutton.

The New Zealand Alpine Club says the death of two climbers on a trip to the summit of Mount Taranaki is a tragic reminder to people to be more aware of time and weather.

Police seek more info on Kihikihi rape

Police woman

Police in Waikato are appealing for information about four men, one of whom raped a woman and threatened the life of her daughter, in her Kihikihi home earlier this week.

Key elected chair of conservative union

John Key

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has been unanimously elected chair of the International Democrat Union, a global group of conservative and centre-right political parties.

Republicans savage immigration action

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has condemned US President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.

Third day of counting begins in Solomon Islands

Vote counting underway in Solomon Islands

More election results have come in overnight from Solomon Islands as counting enters its third and probably final full day.

Second test ends in a draw

Ross Taylor

The second cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Dubai has ended in a draw after the tourists set up a challenging target off the back of a brilliant Ross Taylor century.

WITT students could be reimbursed

Western Institute of Technology

A Taranaki polytechnic wants to talk to every student who enrolled in its failed Maori performing arts course so it can work out how to help them.

Multimillion-dollar deals with China

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan as they arrived at Auckland International Airport.

Millions of dollars of deals in dairying, telecommunications and food research have been announced during the Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to New Zealand.

Record prices paid for dairy farms

farm gate - sale sign

The slump in farm gate milk prices has not taken the wind out of the market for dairy farms, if the latest farm sales figures are anything to go by.