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Robust economy fuels migration boom

New Zealand had a net gain of more than 3800 people in March.

A faster-growing economy is continuing to keep New Zealanders home and attract foreigners, with a net gain of more than 3800 people - the second highest monthly level on record.

Kidnap suspect on run again

Brett Makiri.

A man arrested in Auckland over a kidnapping and assault has escaped police custody.

Updated 37 minutes ago

Obama embarks on Asian tour

Japanese farmers porotest against the TPP trade deal at a rally the day before US President Barack Obama visits.

US President Obama is due to arrive in Japan on Wednesday for the start of a week-long tour of Asian countries.

Body discovered in creek

A body has been found in a creek at Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore.

Updated 8 minutes ago

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