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Killers' 'spending spree'

Two men accused of burning their friend to death on a rural south Auckland road went on a 'spending spree' with his life savings just days later, the Crown says.

Woman awarded $168k over cake

A Napier woman who baked an offensive cake about her former employers has been awarded more than $168,000 in damages following a Facebook privacy and "loss of dignity"…

X Factor: Ratings plummet

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity but X Factor NZ suffered its lowest ratings to date last night, following a week of controversy.



TVNZ profit drops

Profits delivered by Government-owned broadcaster TVNZ are down year-on-year as the company failed to offset the impact…

Mexicali Fresh buys burger chain

New Zealand's oldest gourmet burger franchise chain Burger Wisconsin, has been bought by the parent company of Mexican food franchise Mexicali Fresh for an undisclosed…

No plastic for new Galaxy S6

Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also…


Offsiders deflect leadership challenge

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull have steered clear of increasing speculation that their Prime Minister could face another…

Cool landings at ice airport

Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, aeroplanes.

Life & Style



Visit by father of surfing marked

Dozens of surfers took to St Clair Beach yesterday to mark the centenary of Duke Kahanamoku's visit to Dunedin. Organiser Shay Dewey said the event was a celebration…


Drake bigger than the Beatles?

Drake has become the latest artist after more than five decades to secure the most amount of singles to top 100 chart positions at any one time.



Opinion: Inner peace is a drag

Deborah Hill Cone writes: I notice there is a disturbing polarity in our public discourse: Isis or Kim Kardashian? Putin or The Bachelor? Are things always this binary?…



McCullum shakes arm blow for golf

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum arrived in Hawke's Bay yesterday bandaged but full of smiles after his heroic innings in the thrilling Cricket World Cup victory…

Cricket World Cup

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