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Two bodies on Tasman Glacier

Two bodies have been discovered on the Tasman Glacier from two separate historical climbing incidents.

Damages in Facebook cake case

The Human Rights Review Tribunal has awarded record damages of $168,000 against NZCU Baywide after it accessed a private Facebook page.

Arrest after violent incident at WINZ office

An officer has been punched and bitten by a dog at a Work and Income office in Foxton near Levin.

Court hears from Yorkshire Ripper expert

Blood found on a window at the Lundy family home could have been the result of contamination, a British forensics expert has told the High Court at Wellington.

Kane Williamson key to NZ's hopes

Initially regarded by many as a test match specialist, Kane Williamson has shown just how key he is to New Zealand's Cricket World Cup campaign.

Police coming to a kura near you

The police are planning to dispatch fluent Maori speaking officers to Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa and secondary schools in south Auckland.

Man charged with cyclist's death

Police have charged a 50-year-old man with careless driving, causing the death of a cyclist touring from overseas, in Christchurch last year.

Large meth lab bust near Kaikohe

Police in Northland have made three arrests and seized drugs and firearms in a raid on a meth lab near Kaikohe.

Tenth fruit fly found in Auckland

Ten Queensland fruit flies have now been found in Auckland. They were found within a 200 metre radius of where the first fly was found a week ago.

Man burnt alive for money - Crown

Crown lawyers say a man accused of killing Shalvin Prasad tried to book an immediate flight to South Africa the day after the body was found.

Girl seriously injured in Pukekohe crash

A three-year-old girl has been seriously injured after two cars crashed near Pukekohe, south of Auckland this morning.

Harawira tops election donation list

Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira raised the most in donations of any candidate at last year's election but spent only a fraction of it on advertising.

Samoa court can't hear case of man imprisoned with child

A lawyer in Samoa has criticised the court system after another adjournment in the case against a man who was imprisoned by police with his three-year-old son.

Netanyahu in US over Iran deal

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US to argue against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

Ko unsure of NZ Open return

The New Zealand Open golf champion Lydia Ko remains coy over whether or not she'll be back to defend her title next year.

Featured

On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover

Following an award-winning yet failed plan to save Labour from defeat in the 2008 election, Richard Meros is back with an even bigger dream. In 2015, he wants to save the world. (video)

New Zealand, Iraq, and Islamic State

Following the official announcement last week that the government will send soldiers to Iraq, here is a selection of discussions, opinions and analysis about New Zealand, Iraq, and Islamic State.

Tattoo removal

One in five people with a tattoo end up regretting it, leading to a flourishing business in removing unwanted ink.

New music: Pops Staples

Nick Bollinger reviews the last collection of bluesy gospel songs from the late Roebuck "Pops" Staples.

Unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis

Learning the complex secrets of photosynthesis could lead to improved solar panels and more productive plants.

Dealing with girl bullying

Social exclusion, silent treatment, gossip, and put downs. What are the best ways to help girls deal with cruelty disguised as friendship?

At The Movies

Simon Morris on the Oscars and the future of Hollywood films, reviewing Jupiter Ascending and The Interview, and some plays being screened at our cinemas.

Sister city collaboration

Two huge dragons weave serpentine shapes to the sound of 'Pokarekare Ana', then Chinese and New Zealand dancers enter and seamlessly weave the whole piece into a dream-like fusion.

Islamic State: Implications for NZ

A discussion about the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and whether New Zealand's decision this week to send troops to Iraq can help to address their extremism.

More Features

Nurse censured for assessment failure

A nurse has been censured for failing to assess a patient who arrived at an after-hours clinic vomiting blood.

Pressure on property bubble

An analyst says it will need a major outside event to reduce the property bubble pushing Auckland house prices ever higher. (AUDIO)

Govt watchlist number grows

The number of people on a Government watchlist has increased, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

Facebook feud ends in US teenager's death

A feud between teenage girls on Facebook has boiled over in the US state of Alabama, ending with one of the girls dead and two injured.

NBL shuts down Breakers' finals request

The Australian National Basketball League has denied the Breakers' request to change the date for game two of the grand final series in order to avoid a scheduling clash at Vector Arena.

Treaty deal 'landlocks' bach

Bach owner Jim Harre says planned Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation would 'landlock' his holiday home and his access to it would be short-lived.

Terms of trade fall in December quarter

Falling dairy prices and a lower dollar has weighed on the country's purchasing power with the rest of the world.

Couple take out top farming award

A Rotorua couple who run a hill country farm have taken out the top award in this year's Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.