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Plane crash family 'awakens from shock'

Plane crash family 'awakens from shock'

The families of 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy say they are slowly waking from their shock as efforts continue to retrieve the couple's bodies from a plane wreck on the ocean floor off the Waikato coast.

Hunter rescued in Fiordland

Hunter rescued in Fiordland

A hunter with hypothermia has been rescued after his campsite was washed away in Fiordland this morning.

Tennis: Erakovic to face Stosur in second round

Tennis: Erakovic to face Stosur in second round

Marina Erakovic made a strong start at the Family Circle Cup tournament when she beat Daniela Hantuchova in the opening round to set up second-round showdown with 2011 US Open Winner Sam Stosur.

Internet 'troll' admits assault

Internet 'troll' admits assault

A Rotorua 18-year-old described as an internet troll has admitted assaulting an Australian TV reporter.

Meridian waits on next Tiwai move

Prospects of keeping the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter open in the long-term are grim, with Meridian Energy saying it is still in the dark over what is needed to break the deadlock with resource giant Rio Tinto.

Body found outside hospital

Body found outside hospital

Police are investigating whether the discovery of a woman's body outside a Matamata hospital is linked to an earlier abduction and assault in Tauranga and the later arrest of a couple.

Fat passengers hit in the pocket

Fat passengers hit in the pocket

The world's first airline to charge passengers by their weight - rather than under a normal fare structure - says the policy is helping to raise obesity awareness and improve public health.

US military drones using NZ airspace

US military drones using NZ airspace

The United States has flown highly sophisticated Global Hawk drones through New Zealand airspace, official papers reveal.

Rain on the way for South

The first bite of autumn will be felt over much of the country in the next few days as rain sets in over the South Island.

Basketball: Breakers unconcerned by Perth dominance

Basketball: Breakers unconcerned by Perth dominance

For two sides so evenly matched, it seems anomalous the Breakers and Perth have played out four very one-sided games this season.

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