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Clement takes on Chachi over Trump
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Clement takes on Chachi over Trump

Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement took on Happy Days actor Scott Baio, an early and unwavering Trump supporter, in an explosive Twitter row.

Is your name endangered?
Lifestyle

Is your name endangered?

Christopher and Robert are on the brink of extinction as children's names. But other old standards such as Brian, Kevin, Peter, Paul and Stephen are even rarer, having all but died out since last century.

Reality TV queen offloads sports bar
Business

Reality TV queen offloads sports bar

TV mogul Julie Christie has placed her Auckland Viaduct-based sports bar on the market, along with her extensive personal collection of sports memorabilia.

Puppy love thaws Dotcom rift
Lifestyle

Puppy love thaws Dotcom rift

Kim Dotcom's estranged wife Mona celebrated her birthday dog-sledding with the Megaupload founder and their children yesterday.

Bought for £100, now $900k
New Zealand

Bought for £100, now $900k

A tiny, almost untouched 100-year-old cottage with its original toilet and bath still under the house will likely sell for close to $1 million, despite needing a major renovation.

Peru: Mountains of food
Travel

Peru: Mountains of food

Alanah Eriksen reaches dizzy heights and has a few low moments on a culinary safari through Peru.

Where house prices go - so do rates
Business

Where house prices go - so do rates

If you live in Auckland and neighbouring houses have sold for unheard-of prices in the past two months, you can expect your home's official value to shoot up.

Great divide: Auckland v provinces
New Zealand

Great divide: Auckland v provinces

Auckland house prices have surged so much that the cost of just one bedroom in the suburb of Remuera is more than four times the price of an entire house in Tokoroa.

Memory Lane's cheap houses
Business

Memory Lane's cheap houses

Areal estate brochure dug out from 1996 features a seven-bedroom villa in Herne Bay - now the country's most expensive suburb. The asking price? Just $190,000.

Tale of two cities: $1m v $71k
New Zealand

Tale of two cities: $1m v $71k

A two-bedroom home with its original 1950s bathroom and kitchen and not in one of Auckland's hottest suburbs has sold for $1.08 million.

Low-deposit home loan numbers rebounding
Business

Low-deposit home loan numbers rebounding

The number of people buying homes with a deposit of less than 20 per cent is rising for the first time since the new mortgage-lending limits were introduced.

State house still empty
New Zealand

State house still empty

The country's most expensive state home has sat empty for 18 months while neighbours in the same driveway endure rowdy trespassers - sparking a government-ordered review.

From $4.2m hostel to mansion
Business

From $4.2m hostel to mansion

An old backpacker hostel, worth $4.21m, has been bought by a company boss who plans to knock it down and build a mansion in its place.

'We’re going to get shot at'
New Zealand

'We’re going to get shot at'

When Acting Sergeant Steve Pike was shielding himself from a gunman who’d just shot another officer four times, he was expecting ‘‘bullets to go flying’’.

Remember, it's all about potential
New Zealand

Remember, it's all about potential

Real estate agent Jason Trowbridge didn't bother tidying up the rooms for the photos of the Grey Lynn villa he's trying to sell - he says any likely buyers will see past the mess.

Floating luxury - for $2.65m
New Zealand

Floating luxury - for $2.65m

It won't matter if you spill red wine on the shag-pile carpet and white sofas in this $2.65 million luxury launch — it just slides right off the specially made fabric.

15-hour house deal stuns
New Zealand

15-hour house deal stuns

Denise Halloran's Avondale home went on the market on Friday morning and she had a winning offer on it by the time she watched Coronation Street that night.