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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…

Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively cheap device, says its Kiwi inventor Sir Ray Avery.

Holiday weekends expensive for ACC

She has stood on a rake, fallen down stairs, cut her finger cooking and smashed her head on the corner of a window, but Janet Uttinger says she's not accident prone.

Big yellow ferry for Auckland

A new company will ferry passengers to Waiheke, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands from today - bringing two upmarket, though smaller, boats to Auckland's harbour.

Cracking the code

On a rainy lunchtime at West Auckland's Marina View School students hold their breath as a robot enters the shade beneath a chair.

From Russia with promises

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khimich's promises to transform sleepy Waiwera have so far come to nothing. The Herald investigates why his ventures have struggled.

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 was an undercover police officer. The Guardian…



The fight over Huka Lodge

They allegedly amassed at least $50 million in 15 years but have now spent even longer fighting over the spoils.

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 funded 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.


The devil is chasing me: gunman

The Muslim gunman who killed a soldier in the Canadian capital this week had confided to a friend and fellow worshipper that he believed the devil was chasing him. But…


Life & Style

Matt Holmes: Sole man

Nelson-bred Nike director Matt Holmes is doing today what he did as a kid - he's just doing it at a GLOBAL level, he tells…

Books: Elegant, cool vision of Earth

It is vital that you prevent anyone from telling you about William Gibson's new novel. Do not read the back cover. When an enthusiastic friend begins to enthuse about…

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