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Couple didn't declare $1m

A couple who did not declare more than $1 million in cash sales at their Auckland restaurant have been sentenced to eight months' home detention.

Fifa officials stonewall media

Fifa officials refused to answer any questions about the latest bribery and corruption scandal at a press conference to mark the U20 world cup's official opening today…

Car surfer: 'Nobody else at risk'

A wannabe stuntman who surfed atop a taxi as it went over the Harbour Bridge has argued his case should be thrown out because he did not endanger anyone other than himself…

Man found dead in stream named

Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead in a Rotorua stream on Tuesday, but are seeking any sightings of him in the week before his death.




ANZ's rate swap breach

ANZ breached the Fair Trading Act for misleadingly representing interest rate swaps to some customers.

Fonterra cuts payout forecast

Fonterra's cut its payout forecast by 10c to $4.40 a kilo of milk solids and says it expects to pay out $5.25 a kilo for next season.

Pie-stuffed crust pizza

Pizza Hut has taken fusion cuisine to an all new level, stuffing eight miniature pies into the crust of a pizza.


Green MP rejects metrosexual criticism

Green Party leadership hopeful James Shaw has rejected criticism from his main rival that he is a metrosexual, non-driving MP who would be out of place on a farm.

Life & Style

Sex ed classes add consent, coercion

The ministry released updated guidelines on sexuality education today, for the first time focusing on decision-making around sex and cultural differences.



Tomorrowland 'a tribute to Disney'

There's a lot of action, unanswered questions and convoluted science in Disney's Tomorrowland, a film inspired by Walt's namesake futuristic theme park, mostly to flesh…




U20 Cup bid was clean - Ex-NZF boss

The man who personally presented New Zealand's bid to host the 2015 U20 World Cup to Fifa officials in Zurich says the process was corruption free.


Four-week ban for head-butt

England hooker Dylan Hartley has been banned for four weeks for head-butting an opponent, ruling him out of contention for…

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