Four dead, one missing as boat sinks off New Zealand coast

Four people have been confirmed dead and one missing after a boat carrying 10 people sank in stormy weather off the New Zealand coast.

Five people were rescued after the boat got into trouble and set off a distress signal on Sunday night off North Cape on the northern coast, triggering a major search and rescue operation.

Two bodies had been located in the water and were recovered by helicopter on Monday morning, a police statement said.

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