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Dotcom gets assets back

Cars, cash and property seized from Kim Dotcom by police in the 2012 raid at his Coatesville mansion could be returned to him within the next 14 days.

Updated 3 min ago

Shooting: 'I thought I was going to die'

A dying teenager fatally shot during a 14-shot police volley yelled "f..k the police" while lying in a pool of blood as he was cuffed and arrested, an inquest has heard…

Updated 51 min ago

Dotcom made 'direct threats' - MP

National MP Mark Mitchell has claimed Kim Dotcom was "intimidatory" and made "direct threats" towards the Prime Minister to Mr Mitchell at a barbecue late last year.

It's time to stop hating Google Glass

Ever since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has moved from "that's amazing" to "if you wear them, you deserve to be physically assaulted."…




Genesis shares scaled back to $5000

The Genesis Energy public share offer has been heavily scaled back, with a cap of $5000 worth of shares set on general applications, the Government said. Due to demand…

'Shoebox' apartment ban should go

A real estate agency boss has backed a call this week by finance minister Bill English to relax rules designed to stamp out so-called "shoebox apartments".


Deadly sinking off South Korean coast

South Korea have despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters to rescue about 450 passengers - mostly students - on a ferry sinking off the southern coast.




70 stitches needed after stomping

A Gisborne player is to appear in front of a rugby union judiciary on a charge of stamping after an incident which left an opponent needing 70 stitches to a head wound…

Rugby: Mealamu back for Blues

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu is set to make a long overdue return for the Blues this weekend in their crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium. Mealamu will…


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