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$150m cost to Fonterra

The head of the country's largest company, Fonterra, says the growing Ebola epidemic could cost the company $150 million.

Villa a hit overseas

A coastal Northland property purchased for just $9000 in 1974 is commanding a price tag around $1.6 million.

Rizalman appears in court

The former Malaysian defence attache who left the country while facing criminal charges five months ago has been remanded in custody following a court appearance today…

'It'll never last...'

The final social media postings of the teenage gunman had offered a chilling forewarning of the carnage he was preparing to unleash on his classmates.

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery and vodka distillery.

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…

Texas Ebola nurses meet Obama

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

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Business

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 fund 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.

Talks over move for Maori TV

Te Arawa kaumatua Sir Toby Curtis has confirmed there have been talks between Maori TV and the Rotorua District Council and other iwi on a plan for studios in Rotorua…

World

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…

Ebola hysteria nears fever pitch

Ebola is giving Americans - and others around the world - a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about…

Politics

Key misses opportunity

Watching John Key tell Parliament he had not spoken to blogger Cameron Slater "in my capacity as Prime Minister" immediately brought to mind the famous words uttered…

Life & Style

Book extract: A walk on the wild side

A new book exploring New Zealand's long history of bush walking is published this week. In this Exclusive extract, writers Shaun Barnett and Chris MacLean discuss the…

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