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Damages in Facebook cake case

The Human Rights Review Tribunal has awarded record damages of $168,000 against New Zealand's biggest credit union after it accessed a private Facebook page.

Pair accused of burning death in court

Crown lawyers say an Auckland man doused in petrol and burnt alive two years ago was killed for money.

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.

Yorkshire Ripper expert gives evidence

A forensics expert who was involved in the investigation into the British serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper is giving evidence in the Lundy murder trial.

Taylor needs to pick up run rate

If New Zealand is to win the Cricket World Cup one thing needs to start happening pretty soon - Ross Taylor has to score runs again.

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.

Keys taken from another tourist driver

A tourist filmed driving dangerously through the Lindis Pass has had his rental car contract cancelled after a member of the public took the keys off him.

The X Factor NZ: The big stage

In a thrilling and somewhat unexpected twist, the first of the X Factor Boot Camp episodes revealed some strong contenders. The Wireless reports.

How much do fundraising firms keep?

How much of the money you give to fundraisers who approach you on the street or come to your door actually goes to the charities they are collecting for? (AUDIO)

Islamic organisation has not heard from PM

The organisation representing Islamic associations has not heard from John Key despite him saying he was happy to talk to them about sending troops to Iraq.

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.

Govt watchlist number grows

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

Fiji reaches agreement with Jakarta as MSG bid looms

The Foreign Ministers of Indonesia and Fiji have agreed to intensify consultations together within the Melanesian Spearhead Group framework.

MH370 mystery prompts jet tracking tests

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are to trial a new method of tracking planes, almost a year after a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared.

Nadal back in winning form

The former world tennis number one Rafael Nadal has won his first title since Roland Garros last year in beating Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, in Buenos Aires.


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.

Remembering the Mazengarb Report

In 1954 bodgies and widgies who congregated in milk-bars were seen as driving down teenage moral standards, not to mention leather-clad motor bike gangs.

More Features

$500,000 to research Antarctic ice warming

A major research project will try and figure out what warming weather means for Antarctic ice, and what effect it will have on New Zealand's climate.

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)

Australia, NZ to share info on criminals

Justice Minister Amy Adams says exchanging information on violent criminals with the Australian government is a work in progress. (AUDIO)

One Cook Islands to stand candidate

One Cook Islands party in the Cook Islands has announced it will put forward its own candidate in this month's re-scheduled Vaipae-Tautu by-election.

Ice just right for emperor penguins - study

Not too cold, just perfectly freezing, is how emperor penguins like conditions in Antarctica, researchers say.

Hesson likely to rotate XI for Afghanistan

The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson says he is likely to rotate his playing XI for Sunday's World Cup group match against Afghanistan in Napier. (AUDIO)

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.

Dry conditions prompt stress warning

Farmers have been warned to watch out for their health as the stress of coping with another dry summer starts to wear them down.