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First bodies retrieved from inside sunken ferry

Rescue workers moving the body of one of the victims.

Divers have retrieved 16 bodies from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized bringing the confirmed death toll to 49, but more than 250 passengers are still missing.

Disabled care pay policy 'unworkable'

Yellow wheelchair symbol in parking space.

A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation is an unmitigated disaster.

Land slip at gold mine

Macraes gold mine in 2010.

A land slip on Saturday shut down production at Macraes gold mine in Otago. No one was hurt. There was a similar incident a year ago.

Man arrested after shooting

A 39-year-old man shot in the head in Gisborne early on Sunday morning remains in a critical condition in hospital. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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