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McCully headed to Egypt for talks

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will discuss New Zealand's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council when he meets Middle Eastern counterparts this week.

Rain not enough to help farmers

Much-needed rain in the North Island will not be enough to bring relief to parched farms after the driest February in 40 years.

Skin cancer risk rises

Skin cancer risk rises

The record-breaking sunny weather this summer has led to an increased risk of skin cancer, with a big increase in the amount of dangerous ultraviolet radiation.

Golf: Turner to mix business with business

Golf: Turner to mix business with business

Greg Turner's impending entry to the European Seniors Tour is about more than returning to competitive golf.

Two new Lotto millionaires

Two Lotto players who bought tickets at Auckland supermarkets have won $1 million each in last night's draw.

Woman rescued from Tararua Ranges

A rescue helicopter winched a woman out of dense forest in the Tararua Ranges after a medical emergency yesterday.

Fire at Kineith mill

Firefighters have contained a blaze at Carter Holt Harvey's largest pulp and paper mill in Waikato this morning.

Suspicious fire destroys Auckland house

Suspicious fire destroys Auckland house

A fire which ripped through three properties in the leafy Auckland suburb of Westmere last night is being treated as suspicious.

Fatal crash near Kaiapoi

Fatal crash near Kaiapoi

One person is dead after a car crash north of Christchurch early this morning.

Golf: Blizard's birdie blitz gives him edge

Golf: Blizard's birdie blitz gives him edge

Until today Rohan Blizard had never led a professional golf tournament heading in to the final round.

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