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$150m cost to Fonterra

The head of the country's largest company, Fonterra, says the growing Ebola epidemic could cost the company $150 million.

Villa a hit overseas

A coastal Northland property purchased for just $9000 in 1974 is commanding a price tag around $1.6 million.

Rizalman appears in court

The former Malaysian defence attache who left the country while facing criminal charges five months ago has been remanded in custody following a court appearance today…

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery and vodka distillery.

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…



From Russia with promises

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

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…


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…


Key misses opportunity

Watching John Key tell Parliament he had not spoken to blogger Cameron Slater "in my capacity as Prime Minister" immediately brought to mind the famous words uttered…

Life & Style

Book extract: A walk on the wild side

A new book exploring New Zealand's long history of bush walking is published this week. In this Exclusive extract, writers Shaun Barnett and Chris MacLean discuss the…

Your Money


Google serious about robots

Google has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people. Oxford professors behind Dark…



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