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Kim Dotcom: I'm broke

Details Kim Dotcom: I'm brokeKim Dotcom: I'm broke Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says he is officially broke. The German entrepreneur and failed politician has revealed this week that his three-year, $10 million legal fight against extradition to the US ......

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New school decile ratings released

Details File photo / NZ HeraldNew school decile ratings released HOW HAVE THE NEW RATINGS AFFECTED YOU? CONTACT THE HERALD WITH YOUR STORY HERE New decile ratings for schools across the country have been released by the Ministry of Education today. More than 2400 ......

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One minute laundry, the next - sinkhole

Details One minute laundry, the next - sinkholeOne minute laundry, the next - sinkhole A woman in Australia was swallowed by a watery sinkhole that opened up beneath her feet - as she was hanging out her washing. The 45-year-old was in her garden in Melbourne when the 9ft deep, 2ft wide ......

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'Get back or I'm going to shoot you'

Details 'Get back or I'm going to shoot you''Get back or I'm going to shoot you' It's a scene that plays out thousands of times every year all over America: A white cop stops a black teen he thinks is up to no good. The teen resists; there's an exchange of profanities and maybe an ......

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Hospital spends $73k - on a fish tank

Details Hospital spends $73k - on a fish tank A fish tank in Dunedin Hospital cost $73,000 to install and more than $1000 a week to run in its first year. However, the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board says the maintenance bill will be ......

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'Name and shame' exploitative bosses

Details 'Name and shame' exploitative bosses The labour watchdog says it's time for communities to take a stand against migrant workers being exploited by their bosses, as 11 Auckland restaurants have been fined for failing to provide employment ......

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Opinion: John Key defends indefensible

Details Opinion: John Key defends indefensible What is so hard about offering an apology, Prime Minister? John Key would do himself and National a power of good if he dropped the feeble charade which sees him in denial of the dirty tricks operation ......

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AC/DC's Phil Rudd back in court

Details AC/DC's Phil Rudd back in court A warrant to arrest former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was briefly issued when he failed to arrive on time for his High Court appearance today. Rudd, 60, arrived to appear before Justice Timothy Brewer at ......

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Why US unis are dumping fraternities

Details Why US unis are dumping fraternities An alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is propelling the school to the centre of a growing national debate in the United States over sexual assault, drinking and hazing. Clemson ......

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Hours before passenger reported lost

Details Hours before passenger reported lost The Sun Princess arrived in Sydney this morning after returning to sea in an attempt to find a man lost overboard. The ship arrived at White Bay Cruise Terminal at 8.08am NZT, according to the Port Authority ......

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Mobility scooter rider dies after crash

Details Shirley O'Connor An elderly woman who was critically injured when she was hit by a truck in Katikati on Monday has died. Shirley Vivian O'Connor, 88, from Katikati, was injured when her mobility scooter and a truck collided ......

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Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat

Details Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat John Key must be reading Alice in Wonderland on his bedside Kindle. Only in the topsy-turvy, make-believe world of that childhood classic, would it be seen as rational to bring a posse of out-of-control ......

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River crash: 'I owe you my life'

Details River crash: 'I owe you my life' ''I owe my life to you.'' With those words, Elaine Carberry thanked three heroes honoured this week for their bravery. Ms Carberry and her boss Kelly Hodder had faced death in a submerged car that crashed ......

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Hours before man reported

Details Hours before man reportedHours before man reported The elderly Australian man presumed dead after falling 25m into rough seas from a cruise ship was missing for more than four hours before his disappearance was reported. The 84-year-old's fall into the ......

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City cleans up as nation stays on edge

Details City cleans up as nation stays on edgeCity cleans up as nation stays on edge The US town of Ferguson has awoken to scenes of destruction after a night of rioting triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman for the death of a teenage black suspect. Police ......

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Aussie batsman critical after surgery

Details Aussie batsman critical after surgeryAussie batsman critical after surgery Friends and family of Phillip Hughes continue to wait for an improvement in his condition after he was left fighting for his life after being hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. Hughes was rushed ......

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Kiwis live the American dream

Details Kiwis live the American dream Hundreds of tertiary students and graduates are taking advantage of an exchange programme visa encouraging New Zealanders to get a taste of living the American dream. Figures released by the United States ......

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Kate's touching note to bereaved mum

Details Kate's touching note to bereaved mum A bereaved mother says the Duchess of Cambridge wrote personally to console her following the death of her baby daughter. Kate was attending a fundraising campaign launch for East Anglia's Children's ......

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Facebook cops blame in soldier's murder

Details Facebook cops blame in soldier's murder MI5 'would have been able to prevent' the brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby if Facebook had alerted authorities to online murder threats made by one of the killers, it was claimed today. A long-awaited ......

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Teen girls blow themselves up, kill 45

Details Teen girls blow themselves up, kill 45 Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 45 people, according to witnesses and a security official. Boko ......

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Wall St fluctuates as US consumers lose confidence

Details Wall St fluctuates as US consumers lose confidence Wall Street fluctuated overnight, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index touching a record high, as a report showing the US economy grew more than initially forecast in the third quarter offset ......

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Apple pushes past $700b milestone

Details Apple pushes past $700b milestone A rise in Apple shares overnight has pushed the market value of the trend-setting US tech icon above $US700 billion, becoming the first company to hit that milestone. Apple shares rose nearly one ......

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Ferguson: Parents plead for calm

Details Ferguson: Parents plead for calm Michael Brown's parents called for protesters to work peacefully for positive change after a grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of their son. "We are profoundly disappointed ......

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Bus lanes given green light

Details Photo / Brett Phibbs Auckland's web of bus and high-occupancy vehicle lanes is to be expanded, after years of zero growth. Council-controlled Auckland Transport wants to get cracking in the new year on a plan to add 15km ......

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Tough road to year's end

Details Tough road to year's end Pumpkin Patch has hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser on its capital and funding requirements and says a share issue is an option for the children's clothing retailer, which has warned it could breach banking ......

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Kids' flying fox irks residents

Details Kids' flying fox irks residents The days of children screaming in delight as they whiz along a flying fox might be numbered at one housing development. Signs are about to be put up and a noise assessment is under way after complaints ......

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Gem salutes her Top Gun

Details Gem salutes her Top Gun It's a week of big achievements for Richie McCaw, who celebrated his 100th cap as All Black skipper with a flight in a Eurofighter Typhoon jet yesterday with fighter pilot and Operations Wing Commander ......

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Sideswipe: Stubborn stacker

Details Sideswipe: Stubborn stacker It's my warehouse and I'll stack if I want to, stack if I want to ... That's hysterical ... Scott Finlay writes: "While cleaning out our office we found an old first aid kit, probably put together ......

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Big boost in teaching kids to read

Details Big boost in teaching kids to read Reading big books to schoolchildren while also sounding out words in the story has been labelled a "breakthrough" to improving literacy. Newly published research from Massey University and Auckland University ......

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Texting tops driver distraction list

Details Texting tops driver distraction list Texting, reading and ogling at good-looking pedestrians are among the biggest driver distractions, an AA Insurance survey shows. The Drivers Index survey asked 1000 regular Kiwi drivers aged 18 and older ......

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