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Police search for bodies of 2degrees CEO and his wife

2degrees CEO Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy Hertz are missing, believed dead, following a plane crash near Kawhia harbour yesterday.
The police said on Sunday the focus is on recovering the bodies of the occupants of the plane that crashed. Search and Rescue Mission Controller John Dickson told the Sunday Star Times the Auckland Westpac rescue helicopter, a Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft, and a Raglan Coastguard vessel intensively searched the area, but the operation has now moved from a search and rescue to a police recovery of bodies.

Trans-Tasman cable looks towards Asia

Update Wednesday
The Commerce Commission says it will consider whether Telecom, Vodafone and Telstra's plan to build a new fibre-optic communications cable between Australia and New Zealand raises "potential competition concerns".