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Boy, 12, taunted from stolen laptop

"Low-life" thieves stole a family's courtesy car then logged into a 12-year-old boy's Facebook page and taunted him, saying "Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread…

IRD hot on heels of tax dodgers

If the house always wins, then the taxman isn't far behind - at least not during the last year - when IRD won almost 85 per cent of the litigation it was involved in…

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Pregnant Kate goes back to work

The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.

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Business

Fletcher Building AGM + video

Fletcher Building has forecast an 11 per cent operating earnings uplift by as much as $66 million this financial year but some shareholders still expressed dissatisfaction…

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Technology

Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have gazed beyond our planet to solve a mystery phenomenon tampering with…

Online sexual predator denied parole

A Christchurch man who was found guilty of sexually exploiting young boys has been denied parole after expressing a desire to stay in contact with sex offenders he met…

Rugby

Deans backs Cheika as coach

Robbie Deans has backed Waratahs coach Michael Cheika to be the best option for the Wallabies' hotseat, saying today he has the singlemindedness required to bind a disparate…

Rugby: 11 new caps in Maori All Blacks

Eleven new caps have been named in the Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month while the scheduled match in Singapore has been axed due to pitch issues. The…

Sport

Black Caps' lack of preparation showed

Brendon McCullum's expression summed up the first ODI of a long summer about right: South Africa killed New Zealand softly at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui yesterday.

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