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'It gets worse and worse'

Customs' chief legal counsel prosecutions said Operation Hyper marked another "step up" in the online world of depraved sexual offending.

DIY lawyers derail trials

More people are choosing to represent themselves in court, possibly because of the digital self-help phenomenon, the secretary for justice says.

Will Lydia Ko return?

The world women's golf No1 survived a few mid-round tremors to steady and add a second national crown, by four shots, to her success last week at the Australian Open…

Taking keys not advised

Police are urging motorists not to take matters into their own hands, following the latest removal of car keys from drivers allegedly driving dangerously.

Court rules on Hubbard payout

The biggest investor in one of Allan Hubbard's shambolic businesses has come out on top after a High Court hearing over how much money he is entitled to.

Air strikes make sense - Little

Labour leader Andrew Little told Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in their private meeting that Australia's air strikes against Isis in Iraq make sense.

Students study culture over science

Students beginning university this week are most likely to take a degree focused on human society or culture, despite the ongoing push towards science and technology…

Special moment for Kiwi crewmen

Auckland - the home of some spectacular finishes in the Volvo Ocean Race - again delivered a memorable welcome for the fleet at the weekend, but for two Kiwis at the…


'Cut roads budget by $2b'

Youth lobby group Generation Zero says Auckland Council's planned spending on new roads in its 10-year budget should be cut by $2 billion.


MyFarm launches $5m kiwifruit orchard

New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm, which up until now has specialised in the pastoral sector, has weighed into kiwifruit with the launch of a $5 million orchard…


Offsiders deflect leadership challenge

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull have steered clear of increasing speculation that their Prime Minister could face another…

Cool landings at ice airport

Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, aeroplanes.

Jihadi John linked to UK bombing plot

"Jihadi John" was able to flee the scrutiny of the security services despite being a member of a terrorist cell known to have links to the failed 21/7 attacks on London…

Life & Style



Film was almost gorillas of the missed

It is the most famous sequence ever captured on a natural history film - the unforgettable moment when Sir David Attenborough becomes the plaything of a baby gorilla…


Oratia: Strange, wondrous things

It happens every Saturday and, rain or shine, it's always a great start to the weekend. The quaint Oratia Farmers' Market is well worth the drive. We park on the road…



Rugby: Blues' win over Lions vital

A victory over the Lions will open the release valve a little, but there will be little respite because the Blues' assignments to follow are extremely tough ones.

Cricket World Cup

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