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Search and rescue teams have ended their search for the day without finding any sign of five-year-old Jack Dixon, who was swept into the sea at Mount Maunganui yesterday. (VIDEO)
Nearly 50 workers at two manufacturing companies have been told their jobs may go as their employers propose to have their products made overseas, blaming the high NZ dollar. (AUDIO)
A young New Zealand fur seal has been found sunning itself on the boat steps at the Opera House on Sydney Harbour. The juvenile took occasional dips to cool off.
Shoppers are being told not to expect a price cut on their dairy products, despite another sharp fall in world prices of 7.3 percent in an international auction overnight. (AUDIO)
A technical glitch meant the officer involved in a fatal pursuit did not hear initial orders to abandon the chase, the Canterbury District police commander says. (AUDIO)
Name suppression has lapsed for a Wellington lawyer accused of drug offending. Keith Jeffries is facing four charges, including possession of LSD and methamphetamine.
Being unable to smell bacon frying could indicate an increased risk of death within five years for older adults, a study shows. Nearly 40 percent of those who could not smell it died.
As the Labour Party sets out its timeframe to elect a new leader, candidate Grant Robertson calls for a frank and honest conversation about the future of the party. (AUDIO)
A woman allegedly had her car taken at gunpoint in the Hamilton suburb of Chartwell this afternoon. Police eventually stopped it after a pursuit involving road spikes.
The police in Fiji have scotched allegations of assault in the case of a man allegedly beaten by soldiers in Fiji's military.
Lock Brodie Retallick and loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett have lost their race to be fit in time for the All Blacks' final Rugby Championship test of the year, against South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday.
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's commodity prices fell 1.3 percent in September - the seventh month in a row. Dairy led the fall with 14 percent lower but beef jumped 10 percent.
This week marks the start of the Antarctic research season and the opening of NZ Icefest, a two-week festival celebrating all things Antarctic.
Artist Simon Denny talks to Lynn Freeman about his exhibition, The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom.
The Percy Jackson stories were created to frame his own son's dyslexia and ADHD as qualities that made him special, rather than a failure.
The Māori word of the week is: kaiko - teacher. He kaiako tērā wahine. That woman is a teacher.
Chris Parker returns to Christchurch for his 24th birthday, and reflects on his hometown's identity, as well as who he is in relation to it.
From the discovery of DNA to the pavlova, Jon Bridges and David Downs have compiled a complete list of marvels when it comes to Kiwi ingenuity.
Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan helped break down barriers for both Maori and women. Her fashion sense was also ground breaking.
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