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The second man on the moon was evacuated from the icy continent due to health reasons, but already looks on the road to recovery.

NZ Defence Force bring Antarctic aircraft up to scratch for busy summer season

A 24-member maintenance team work 12-hour shifts to maintain the skibird LC-130 aircraft.

NZ's yellow-eyed penguin numbers at their lowest in 27 years

They're thought to be one of the world's rarest penguin species and the most at-risk in New Zealand.

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Santa set to wow thousands in this weekend's Auckland and Wellington parades

Thousands are expected to turn out to see Santa parades in Auckland and Wellington.

Two dead in separate Northland and West Coast crashes

The South Island crash saw a car being struck by a train after it crashed onto the tracks.

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Person struck and killed by train in Hamilton

The person was struck in a rail tunnel on Ward Street in the early hours of the morning.

One person seriously injured in Auckland crash

All southbound lanes are now open from Silverdale on Auckland's Northern Motorway, following an earlier crash.

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Chloe Wright hopes this kind of nurturing will give mum and their babies the best start in life.

'Women need to be nurtured' – new luxury birthing centres hope to combat postnatal depression

Chloe Wright plans to expand the centres to Wellington and South Auckland next year.

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Carolyn Robinson lives a day in the life of a florist – 3am wake-up call included.

Floriculture industry calling for more people to join the $100 million flower business

Carolyn Robinson lives a day in the life of a florist – 3am wake-up call included.

Missing man Nigel Peterson

Search for missing autistic man continues in Rotorua

Nigel Peterson was last seen more than a week ago.

Fire crews extinguish blaze in Auckland CBD

8 crews continue to dampen the fire on Symonds Street, Eden Terrace.

Brooke Neal said everyone was willing to put their body on the line for the 2-1 win.

Vantage Black Sticks book place in World League final

The team took out England to book their place in the gold medal match.

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1 NEWS has obtained figures showing drug use by inmates is on the decline, but corrections says it still has plenty of work to do.

'We're finding more contraband' – corrections says it's winning the war on drugs in prisons

1 NEWS has obtained figures showing drug use by inmates is on the decline.

Destiny church leader Brian Tamaki

'Eggs, muppets and clowns' - Brian Tamaki hits out at the media over reporting on his march tomorrow

The Destiny Church leader is unhappy the White Ribbon charity has dis-endorsed the We Stand Because We Care event over homophobia fears.

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National says it's a bad look for the new minister, however.

Youth, social issues and Afghanistan controversy on the agenda for new defence minister

Ron Mark wants the Defence Force to be more involved in things like training young people.

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Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education were told today that they are out of a job, and students are also in limbo.

'We are shocked' – funding cut to Pasifika training provider forces it to close down

Staff at Best Pacific Institute of Education are out of a job, with students also in limbo.

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Hundreds of men were today moved out of the Australia-run centre in PNG.

Watch: 'We are broken, terrified' – Manus Island refugees plead for New Zealand's help

Hundreds of men were today moved out of the Australia-run centre in PNG.

The union representing staff says the tax department isn't being transparent about how many jobs will go.

IRD wins dubious award for taxing language

IRD took the 'worst brainstrain' title at the Plain English Awards for their impossible-to-read direct debit explanations.

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Two people miraculously survived being thrown into the water, but a 24-year-old hasn't been seen since.

Search for missing fisherman near Waihi called off

A boat overturned on Monday night and two other people survived.

Woman, 17, charged over shooting of Wellington taxi driver

She faces wounding and firearms charges after Dylan Nuku was charged earlier in the week.

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The party has been told to stump up with more than half a million dollars for breaching the rapper's copyright.

National Party appeals verdict in 'EminemEsque' music case

The High Court found the party breached copyright law.

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Orana Wildlife Park chief executive Lynn Anderson says the park will look after the orangutans while their Auckland Zoo home is upgraded.

Watch: Orangutans get into swing of new Christchurch home after arduous trip south

Orana Wildlife Park will look after the orangutans while a new home is built for them at Auckland Zoo.

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Privacy lawyer Kathryn Dalziel discusses a move by an Auckland school to warn parents not to post photos of other children taken at school events without permission.

New Zealand urgently needs privacy reforms, say commissioner

NZ is falling behind international privacy law standards.

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The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

Should Jesus be taken out of the parliamentary prayer?

The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy explains a new campaign to stamp out racism in NZ.

'We're not boring bigots, we're New Zealanders' - Dame Susan Devoy slams author of opinion piece on Te Reo Maori

An article published in the Otago Daily Times has railed against the recent Maori Language Week.

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The venture still has a few hurdles and challenges to overcome before zipliners can zig zag through Wellington bush.

Wellington zipline near dump land causes councillors to voice concern

It could be 2019 before zipliners are zig zagging through the area

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