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Pora in line for $2m compo

Teina Pora could be in line for compensation of around $2 million after his convictions for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett were quashed.

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Cake 'bully' boss now out of a job

HR manager Louise Alexandra, who was criticised for bullying an employee in offensive cake case, no longer working for NZCU after disappearing from company website.

They had an 'amazing' sleepover

Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish backpacker Sarah Milne broke their silence today after their big date involving "cheap beers".

Westfest band burns crowd

A heavy metal fan says he and his friends were burned after a band hurled hot liquid at them during yesterday's Westfest festival.

Kids smash 134 school windows

A Taupo secondary school has been left reeling after discovering primary school-aged children had shattered more than 100 windows around its premises.

Live updates: Pakistan v UAE

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Forbidden driver blamed victim

A forbidden driver who killed his friend after crashing an unwarranted car during a high-speed police chase blamed the victim for encouraging him to speed off.

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House prices: Are they up or down?

A day after QV released stats showing yet another increase in property values, Auckland realtor Barfoot & Thompson says last month saw a fall in prices, as more properties…

Mexicali-style cool for Burger Wisconsin

Burger Wisconsin's newly appointed 'brand dude' believes his experience establishing the successful Mexicali Fresh chain can be applied to the faltering burger franchise. Mariposa…

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Trial of Boston Marathon bomber to start

Boston will revisit the horror of the 2013 Marathon bombings tomorrow when the 21-year-old accused of carrying out the worst attack on US soil since the September 11…

Indian cops block rape doco

New Delhi police are are trying to block the airing of a documentary that includes remarks by one of the men involved in a fatal gang-rape in 2012.

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McCullum cleared to face Afghanistan

Captain Brendon McCullum has been given the all clear to lead New Zealand in their fifth World Cup group A game against Afghanistan at McLean Park on Sunday.

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