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Body at Muriwai identified

A decomposed body found at a dangerous west Auckland surf beach on Good Friday has been identified as Unitec student Rhyan Rego, 21, who went missing at Muriwai Beach earlier this month.

Arrest after dogs allegedly set on student

Two people have been arrested after an apparently racially motivated attack on a female Japanese student in Christchurch in which the pair allegedly set their dogs on to her, say police.

Basketball: Taipans win tight tussle with Breakers

Result of game two of the Australian National Basketball League grand final series between the Cairns Taipans and New Zealand Breakers at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Rider stupid for taking horse through crowd: Judge

A judge has criticised a teenager whose horse bolted as he walked it along a crowded Hawke's Bay beach, bowling over a four-year-girl.

Patients in west Auckland must wait for 24/7 care

New doctors who faced unexpected immigration visa delays and injuries have forced round-the-clock emergency services at Waitakere Hospital to be put back until mid-June.

IHC appeals costly court ruling over sleep-over wages

The IHC is appealing a court ruling requiring staff to be paid at least the minimum wage for sleep-over shifts.

400 Eftpos terminals axed from network

Hundreds of retailers across New Zealand were today disconnected from the computer network which linked their Eftpos terminals to banks, after the network operators said the out-of-date terminals posed risks to the safety and security of transactions.

Mining key to NZ economic recovery: ACT

Mining key to NZ economic recovery: ACT

ACT leader Rodney Hide believes mining is the solution to New Zealand's economic woes but says environmental activists are "killing off jobs".

Protesters throng capital supporting Jordan's king

Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets of the capital to voice allegiance to their king in the biggest protest there in weeks.

Telecom falls, Fletcher Building rises in sharemarket

The New Zealand sharemarket posted modest gains on a day in which the Government predicted a $20 billion cost of the Christchurch earthquake.