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Scribe's troubled past catches up with him - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:08
Scribe was born three months after his dad Fa'amoana Luafutu was jailed.

Property magnates Chow brothers selling brothel in Wellington - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:03
A building housing a Wellington brothel owned by the Chow brothers is up for grabs in the city's "traditional red light district".

There's plenty of legroom on the Boeing 777 that costs $62,000 per trip - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:58
On commercial airlines today, travelling in economy is a pain, while the wealthy are well looked after in first class. But for the ultrawealthy, there's a whole other level available.

Hawera students rush to rescue of elderly woman collapsed on verge - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:58
A walk home from school turned into a rescue mission for three Taranaki youngsters when an elderly woman collapsed on the footpath in front of them.

When there are only a few single friends left, it's tempting to turn on one another - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:53
I am always the last of my friends to hit milestones.

Dude, where's my beach? It was there on Sunday, gone by Monday - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:40
One day it was there: a wide sandy beach firm enough to reverse a boat into sea. The next it was gone.

Domino's pizzas get smaller, more expensive as share price plummets - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:39
Domino's pizzas may be getting smaller and more expensive as the pizza chain struggles.

Man led police on high speed chase under Sky City - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:33
A man who led police on a high speed car chase through the car park under the Sky City casino in central Auckland made his getaway by smashing through a $5000 barrier arm.

Wellington Phoenix will need expert coaching to make the top six this season - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:57
OPINION: So here they are, the 23 men tasked with lifting the Wellington Phoenix out of Hyundai A-League obscurity.

Taylor Swift groper protests his innocence, claiming he didn't do it - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:56
David Mueller, the ex-radio DJ convicted of groping Taylor Swift is fighting back in his first interview after the court case which saw him convicted.

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:56
Researchers at a top US laboratory have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilised tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays, resulting in new clues that could help paleontologists piece together the evolutionary puzzle of the monstrous tyrannosaurus rex.

Government data shows Auckland property is still out of reach for most renters - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:53
Close to two thirds of Auckland renters would have less than $220 left over each week if they were to buy a house, government research shows.

Minimalist 'iPhone' house is all about 'slipping and sliding' forms - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:52
It looks simple, but this is one of the most complex and interesting houses we have ever featured in Homed.

'Spicy King' crowned in legendary Chinese chilli-eating competition - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:51
Half-naked and grimacing, some of China's most daring eaters have taken on a chilli-eating competition for the ages. 

At my place: Prime Minister Bill English - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:48
Plenty is known about New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English's political preferences, but where does he stand when it comes to home comforts? Much has been made of his favoured pasta-based pizza topping, but what's his interior style like? 

Violent Hamilton man rated kick to woman's head 'a seven or eight out of 10' - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:43
A Hamilton man who beat and kicked a woman to her head told police he estimated the force of his kick at about 'a seven or eight out of 10'.

Ex-Fletcher Building boss got $2.9m in severance payout - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:42
Former Fletcher Building chief executive Mark Adamson was paid an exit package of $2.9 million, according to the company's annual results.

Families of Manchester bombing victims to receive big payout - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:37
The families of the music fans killed in the Manchester bombing attack in May have each been granted $445,000 (£250,000) from a charitable fund established in the wake of the tragedy.

After her affair with Seven boss, Amber Harrison crowdfunds to pay legal bill - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:34
Australia's Amber Harrison is not ready to disappear into anonymity just yet, despite the fact that the nasty legal brawl with Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media has come to the same ugly end as her affair with Seven boss Tim Worner. 

Harrison, a former executive assistant at Seven, went public with embarrassing details of her affair with Worner. She was later found to have breached the confidentiality conditions of her agreement with Seven about the relationship with Worner, and was forced to pay costs.

She has massive bills to pay from the battle, and what would you do in her shoes? That's right, ask the public. 

It could not get enough of the salacious battle, and can now show its appreciation by funding her legal costs on worldwide social fundraiser gofundme

Fairfax's NZ arm has 'very strong base' with or without merger, says CEO - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:29
Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood went off script to stress the opportunities in its New Zealand business while answering analysts' questions on an improved full-year result for the trans-Tasman publisher that slightly beat guidance.
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