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Police 'confident' body found in New Zealand is UK hiker

Mountain rescuers searching for a British hiker in New Zealand have said they are "confident" the body they recovered at the bottom of a 100 metre cliff is him.

Andrew Ian Wyatt was last seen leaving a lodge in Nelson Lakes National Park near the city of Nelson in the country's south island on December 15.

Nelson Lakes National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. Credit: Google Maps

Search co-ordinator Constable Dave Cogger said Mr Wyatt, from Penryn, Cornwall, had an "unsurvivable" fall from Lake Constance Bluff.

"Police say they are confident the body recovered from Nelson Lakes National Park on Friday afternoon is that of missing British man Andrew Ian Wyatt," a New Zealand police spokesman said.

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British hiker missing since December 15

Andrew Ian Wyatt was last seen leaving a lodge in Nelson Lakes National Park near the city of Nelson in the country's south island on December 15.

Mountain rescuers have recovered a body from below Lake Constance Bluff - part of Mr Wyatt's intended path.

Missing hiker Andrew Ian Wyatt was last seen leaving a lodge in New Zealand on December 15. Credit: Police handout

Wyatt arrived in New Zealand on November 21 with the intention of walking the Te Araroa Trail, a 1,860 mile tramping trail which links routes from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

On the day he went missing he left the Blue Lake Hut about 6am local time to walk to Waiau Pass.

The search coordinator Constable Dave Cogger said authorities were in daily contact with Mr Wyatt's parents in the UK who are extremely concerned for their son's welfare.

Rescuers find body in search for missing British hiker

Mountain rescuers searching for a British hiker in New Zealand have recovered a body at the bottom of a 110 yard cliff, police have said.

Andrew Ian Wyatt, reportedly from Cornwall, was last seen leaving a lodge in Nelson Lakes National Park near the city of Nelson in the country's south island on December 15.

The body, which has yet to be formally identified, was found below Lake Constance Bluff - part of Mr Wyatt's intended tramping trail.

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New Zealand beating England 20-16 at half-time

The New Zealand All Blacks were leading England 20-16 at half-time in their epic clash at Twickenham.

England second row Joe Launchbury scores a try against the All Blacks at Twickenham.
England second row Joe Launchbury scores a try against the All Blacks at Twickenham. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

England are playing the All Blacks in their third autumn international, having beaten Australia and Argentina in the past two weeks, and are hoping to repeat their shock win over New Zealand this time last year.

The All Blacks remain unbeaten in 2013, and have not lost a match since succumbing to England last year.

England centre Billy Twelvetrees charges into the All Blacks back-line.
England centre Billy Twelvetrees charges into the All Blacks back-line. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A win for England would take them to number two in the world rankings, one behind New Zealand, an aim that coach Stuart Lancaster has set for the team ahead of their run into the World Cup, which takes place on home turf in 2015.

The All Blacks' fly-half Dan Carter wins his 100th cap for New Zealand today, but went off injured during the first half.

England round on a kick from the All Blacks in the first half of their Twickenham clash.
England round on a kick from the All Blacks in the first half of their Twickenham clash. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Elsewhere, Wales were beating Argentina 26-3 at half-time, although Argentina pulled back after the break with a penalty, bringing the score to 26-6.

Go to the ITV Wales website for the latest on the game

Philippines says it needs 'all kinds of assistance'

One of the two US C130 helicopters delivering aid in Iloilo province Credit: Reuters

A spokesman for the Philippines president has told ITV News his country needs "all kinds of assistance" from the international community.

He told Mark Austin: "Anything that could help facilitate or expedite and also add to the compliment of relief goods would be appreciated by our country."

Mr Lacierda said that New Zealand was sending two field hospitals and two C130 transport relief planes had been sent by the US.

Watch Mark's interview with the Philippines spokesman

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Scottish cancer campaign pics banned in New Zealand

Images from a ground-breaking TV advertising campaign created in Scotland and designed to raise awareness of breast cancer have been banned from screens in New Zealand.

The hard-hitting advert, featuring Rab C Nesbitt star Elaine C Smith, was the first in the UK to show real pictures of women's breasts affected by cancer.

Actress and comedienne Elaine C Smith featured in the hard-hitting advert.
Actress and comedienne Elaine C Smith featured in the hard-hitting advert. Credit: Scottish Government/PA Wire

The campaign, which had to be shown after the 9pm watershed in Scotland, resulted in a 50% rise in the number of women contacting their GP about the disease.

New Zealand's Commercial Approval Bureau advised health campaigners that nipples were not permitted in TV adverts - as a result, they were forced to use strategically placed pot plants, balloons and cupcakes in its Naked Truth campaign.

Kim Dotcom offers to sponsor Team NZ in America's Cup

Millionaire internet mogul Kim Dotcom has said he will sponsor New Zealand's next entry into the America's Cup yacht race.

It follows uncertainty over whether the New Zealand government will continue to sponsor the nation's entry into the race, which was won by US sailing team Oracle.

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Prime Minister John Key says no more funding for Team NZ? I say #Mega will become a Team NZ sponsor & we will win next time. #AmericasCup

Kim Dotcom told New Zealand's One News he would be able to make a "significant contribution", although he has not yet talked to Team New Zealand.

Read more: Ainslie's US team celebrate America's Cup triumph

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