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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…

Updated 33 min ago

Attack on NY police a 'terrorist act'

A hatchet attack on New York rookie police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalised, 32-year-old loner who recently converted to Islam, police…

Updated 25 min ago

Texas Ebola nurses meet Obama

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

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.

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.



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…

Talks over move for Maori TV

Te Arawa kaumatua Sir Toby Curtis has confirmed there have been talks between Maori TV and the Rotorua District Council and other iwi on a plan for studios in Rotorua…


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…


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League: Eastwood ready to ride again

Kiwis forward Greg Eastwood is happy to be back in black after a frustrating 2013 season finished with him being relegated to a bit part player throughout the World…

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