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Mona wants... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the fortune of her estranged husband, Kim Dotcom, saying half of what was seized in the FBI-initiated raid belongs to her…

Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively cheap device, says its Kiwi inventor Sir Ray Avery.

Holiday weekends expensive for ACC

She has stood on a rake, fallen down stairs, cut her finger cooking and smashed her head on the corner of a window, but Janet Uttinger says she's not accident prone.

Ten things to do this weekend

Game boys and girls Armageddon is back. With massive gaming displays from all the big names, comics, sci-fi, anime and toys. There'll also be movie screenings, eating…

Big yellow ferry for Auckland

A new company will ferry passengers to Waiheke, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands from today - bringing two upmarket, though smaller, boats to Auckland's harbour.

Cracking the code

On a rainy lunchtime at West Auckland's Marina View School students hold their breath as a robot enters the shade beneath a chair.

The spy who loved me

British police are to pay compensation to a woman has been profoundly traumatised after discovering the father of her son was an undercover police officer. The Guardian…

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The fight over Huka Lodge

They allegedly amassed at least $50 million in 15 years but have now spent even longer fighting over the spoils.

Cloud business boosts Microsoft

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue has sailed past expectations, as chief executive Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices…

Hobbit earnings funded venture

Jessica Haden Walsh didn't hate her job at all. In fact, she thought herself rather lucky getting to work on the set of The Hobbit trilogy and other productions.

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The devil is chasing me: gunman

The Muslim gunman who killed a soldier in the Canadian capital this week had confided to a friend and fellow worshipper that he believed the devil was chasing him. But…

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