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Teina Pora finally free

Privy Council quashes convictions for rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992. The former star school league player had spent 20 years in prison for the crimes.

Hot property: Auckland values soar

Auckland house values are up by 43.8 per cent on the last boom in 2007 - but a valuer is warning that off-the-plan buyers are not always recovering their money if they…

A long history of going places

An exhibition about the Kiwi overseas experience shows New Zealanders have been exploring the world since the early 1900s, well before the term "the Big OE" was coined…

$163m blowout - and counting

The $163 million cost of changing the child support rules will increase further when the Inland Revenue Department implements a completely new computer system in the…

Ringing praise for Galaxy S6

Samsung Electronics has won early praise for its new high-end Galaxy S6 smartphones, with reviewers saying the devices featured premium materials and innovative design…

Bryers needs to get back on feet

Mark Bryers, bankrupted in 2009 owing $230 million, is running out of time to get back on his feet, his lawyer told a High Court hearing seeking to discharge the former…



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Dambuster's medals auction hits a snag

A protector of New Zealand heritage has stepped into the plans of Kiwi "Dambusters" veteran Les Munro to auction his war medals in London to raise money for an air-war…

From gangs to politics - mourners unite

About 150 mourners, including former National government ministers and gang leaders, attended the Auckland funeral yesterday of Dame Thea Muldoon, who died last week…


Net giants unveil growth plans

Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads.


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Taylor Swift becoming a godmother

Our social media scout Cam Mansel gives you the run down of things you might have missed in the weird and wonderful world of celebrity social media.




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