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    Billionaire buys $24m NZ property


    New Zealand's richest man has splashed about $24 million on a Queenstown holiday home - the resort's first eight-figure residential property deal. Mountain Scene understands billionaire Graeme Hart...

    New Zealand's richest man has splashed about $24 million on a Queenstown holiday home - the resort's first eight-figure residential property deal. Mountain Scene understands billionaire Graeme Hart ...

    Trump 'wire-tapped' after all?


    Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy...

    Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy ...
    Adele live: The review - an experience like no other

    Adele live: The review - an experience like no other


    There was never any question it was going to be good. But no words or teaser video can really prepare you for just how great Adele is live. Or how funny. That voice. That cackle. Despite Auckland...

    There was never any question it was going to be good. But no words or teaser video can really prepare you for just how great Adele is live. Or how funny. That voice. That cackle. Despite Auckland ...
    Rescuers save pregnant woman

    Rescuers save pregnant woman


    Three good Samaritans risked their own safety to save a pregnant woman from drowning yesterday at a wild Waikato beach - but they don't want to be called heroes. A man and a woman, believed to be siblings...

    Three good Samaritans risked their own safety to save a pregnant woman from drowning yesterday at a wild Waikato beach - but they don't want to be called heroes. A man and a woman, believed to be siblings ...
    4.8 quake hits central New Zealand

    4.8 quake hits central New Zealand


    A 4.8 earthquake has hit in the lower North Island tonight. The 'moderate' quake, according to GeoNet, struck at 8:51pm at a depth of 54km and 10km south-west of Paraparaumu. More than 11,000 people...

    A 4.8 earthquake has hit in the lower North Island tonight. The 'moderate' quake, according to GeoNet, struck at 8:51pm at a depth of 54km and 10km south-west of Paraparaumu. More than 11,000 people ...
    London attack: Civilian victim named

    London attack: Civilian victim named


    One of the victims of today's London terror attack has been named by Spanish reports as Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old British woman of Galician origin. Frade was a married mother-of-two, according to Spanish...

    One of the victims of today's London terror attack has been named by Spanish reports as Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old British woman of Galician origin. Frade was a married mother-of-two, according to Spanish ...

    Adele fans stranded after flight cancelled


    Adele fans are fuming after a flight from New Plymouth to Auckland was cancelled at the last minute. Jetstar flight JQ364 from New Plymouth was scheduled to arrive in Auckland at 5.15pm todaybut was...

    Adele fans are fuming after a flight from New Plymouth to Auckland was cancelled at the last minute. Jetstar flight JQ364 from New Plymouth was scheduled to arrive in Auckland at 5.15pm todaybut was ...

    Arrests in raids hours after terror attack


    Seven people have been arrested and six properties have been searched by police investigating the Westminster attack. An update revised the death toll down to four, including the attacker, a police officer...

    Seven people have been arrested and six properties have been searched by police investigating the Westminster attack. An update revised the death toll down to four, including the attacker, a police officer ...

    71-year-old kicked, beaten at bus stop


    He was simply worried about the bus stop getting damaged but it resulted in a Hamilton great-grandfather getting brutally beaten and left bloodied on the ground. The 71-year-old, who was too frightened...

    He was simply worried about the bus stop getting damaged but it resulted in a Hamilton great-grandfather getting brutally beaten and left bloodied on the ground. The 71-year-old, who was too frightened ...

    One dead after train slams into car


    A fatal level crossing crash is the second at the site in as many years. An elderly man was killed this afternoon when the Toyota Corolla he was driving collided with a train near Morrinsville in the...

    A fatal level crossing crash is the second at the site in as many years. An elderly man was killed this afternoon when the Toyota Corolla he was driving collided with a train near Morrinsville in the ...

    TVNZ proposal would mean job losses


    TVNZ staff today learned of a new proposal that would mean job losses at the national television broadcaster. TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick would not reveal how many jobs were in the firing line...

    TVNZ staff today learned of a new proposal that would mean job losses at the national television broadcaster. TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick would not reveal how many jobs were in the firing line ...

    Cool feature iPhone can't match


    What if we told you there was a way to carry a desktop computer in your pocket? If you think this sounds like nonsense, you are in for a very big surprise when Samsung unveils its Galaxy S8 at its flagship...

    What if we told you there was a way to carry a desktop computer in your pocket? If you think this sounds like nonsense, you are in for a very big surprise when Samsung unveils its Galaxy S8 at its flagship ...

    Is this the beginning of the end for Uber?


    To put it mildly, Uber is going through a bit of a rough patch. The global ride-sharing giant lost its president earlier this week, days after chief executive Travis Kalanick said he would hire a chief...

    To put it mildly, Uber is going through a bit of a rough patch. The global ride-sharing giant lost its president earlier this week, days after chief executive Travis Kalanick said he would hire a chief ...

    Justin Bieber: 'I love New Zealand'


    He had a torrid time in Australia, but Justin Bieber has expressed his love for New Zealand after a week-long stay. Bieber played one stadium show at Mt Smart in Auckland on Saturday night to mixed...

    He had a torrid time in Australia, but Justin Bieber has expressed his love for New Zealand after a week-long stay. Bieber played one stadium show at Mt Smart in Auckland on Saturday night to mixed ...

    Avoiding England right for All Blacks


    The All Blacks won't play England in November this year and while it might seem like an opportunity lost, it's the right outcome. The right outcome because it always felt conflicted and contradictory...

    The All Blacks won't play England in November this year and while it might seem like an opportunity lost, it's the right outcome. The right outcome because it always felt conflicted and contradictory ...

    'Wife jumped in Thames to avoid killer'


    Terrified witnesses have described watching a terrorist use a 4x4 as a weapon to send pedestrians flying like skittles - including one thrown into the Thames in London - before plunging two 20cm knives...

    Terrified witnesses have described watching a terrorist use a 4x4 as a weapon to send pedestrians flying like skittles - including one thrown into the Thames in London - before plunging two 20cm knives ...

    'He's a fake': Scathing Trump takedown


    Donald Trump has been slammed in a stinging editorial which has accused him of eroding public trust and having a lack of respect for the truth. The editorial published overnight in the Wall Street Journal...

    Donald Trump has been slammed in a stinging editorial which has accused him of eroding public trust and having a lack of respect for the truth. The editorial published overnight in the Wall Street Journal ...

    Oracle drive more Cup rule changes


    America's Cup competitors have forced through another retrospective rule change, granting teams the ability to size up one another on the water, before official racing starts in May. The protocol amendment...

    America's Cup competitors have forced through another retrospective rule change, granting teams the ability to size up one another on the water, before official racing starts in May. The protocol amendment ...

    What Moana would look like in real life


    An artist has created a digital rendition of what Disney's Pacific princess Moana would look like in real life - and it's stunning. Finnish digital artist and illustrator Jirka Väätäinen has made a name...

    An artist has created a digital rendition of what Disney's Pacific princess Moana would look like in real life - and it's stunning. Finnish digital artist and illustrator Jirka Väätäinen has made a name ...

    Vanished waitress mystery continues


    Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes it's mindblowingly banal. The case of Toni Anderson falls somewhere in between. Two months ago, the 20-year-old strip club hostess and dancer...

    Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes it's mindblowingly banal. The case of Toni Anderson falls somewhere in between. Two months ago, the 20-year-old strip club hostess and dancer ...