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$1m for this $495k home

The agent says the price demonstrates the fierce competition among investors and developers for properties with subdividable sections.

The woman who took on Fifa

It was this woman's decision to give the final go-ahead for the prosecutions and to request that Swiss police begin rounding up the most important men in football.

How to upstage the bride

Her smile says 'congratulations' but her eyes say something else. The wedding photo that went viral, for all the wrong reasons.


Holiday danger on black-ice roads

Holidaymakers hoping to avoid a right royal pain on the roads this Queen's Birthday weekend are urged to plan ahead and watch out for black ice.


Spy agencies' surveillance power to grow

Google, Facebook and other big internet companies will be forced to hand over encrypted conversations of suspected terrorists and criminals under plans to bolster surveillance…

Girls seek sisterhood in Isis

The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized…


KiwiSaver loses its buffer

KiwiSaver providers could introduce minimum amounts for opening new accounts or minimum saving requirements in the wake of the Government's snap decision to cut the…


New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

New Zealand will open its embassy in Baghdad, which will be located within the Australian embassy, says Foreign Minister Murray McCully. The new ambassador will be…

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Australia want Sepp Blatter out

Australia want Sepp Blatter ousted as FIFA president in the wake of the unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing football. Football Federation Australia will vote…


Long haul pays off for tenacious Canes

It's taken time but the Hurricanes are more than competitive and have led the charge in the competition this year with 12 wins from 13 games under new coach Chris Boyd…

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 the team's first match of the Rugby World…

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