1. US boy found 19 years after being abducted

"A boy who was abducted 19 years ago by his paternal grandparents has been found living in Minnesota under a different name."

2. Waihi stabbing arrest

"Police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a man in Waihi Beach on New Year's day."

3. Fires, flooding hit the South Island

"A busy night for emergency services in the South Island. Fire officers have been tending to flooding, caused by very heavy rain, in Gore and Lumsden."

4. Russian dies in shocking 'zorbing' accident

"Russia on Wednesday investigated the death of a 27-year-old man in a giant "zorb" ball that tumbled down a mountainside in a horrific accident that was caught on video."

5. Country mansion for William and Catherine

"Prince William and wife Catherine will receive a majestic country home as a gift from the Queen, British media reports."

6. Teen killed playing with airgun

"Counties-Manukau Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18 year old youth who died at a Manurewa address last night after being shot with an airgun."

7. Urgent investiture for Sir Paul Holmes

"Sir Paul Holmes' failing health has prompted family and friends to ask for his knighthood ceremony to be brought forward."

8. Deep earthquake felt in Nelson

"A deep earthquake has struck near Nelson."

9. Australia bracing for 'worst ever' fire danger

"Australians were bracing on Monday for what officials warned could be the worst fire danger day ever seen, as police searched for some 100 people still missing in ravaged Tasmania."

10. Flash flooding reported on Waimakariri River

"Police have received reports of a large surge of water moving down the Waimakariri River towards the sea."

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