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Apple boss makes US$2 million pledge to fight hate - Top Stories - 56 min 30 sec ago
Apple is donating US$2 million to two human rights groups as part of chief executive Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fuelled the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white-nationalist rally.

Government faces High Court proceedings over alleged civilian deaths in Afghanistan - Top Stories - 56 min 41 sec ago
A human rights lawyer has filed proceedings against the government over the decision not to hold an inquiry into a military operation that allegedly killed civilians in Afghanistan.

Waikato embrace 'tough start' in bid for Mitre 10 Cup finals after five-year absence - Top Stories - 58 min 41 sec ago
Waikato coach Sean Botherway knows they must embrace their challenging start to the season or they'll miss out on finals footy again.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern unveils new election hoardings - Top Stories - 1 hour 2 sec ago
Labour's new election hoardings have been unveiled, and new leader Jacinda Ardern is front and centre.

Facebook, Airbnb show anti-Nazi stance with user clear out - Top Stories - 1 hour 1 min ago
When white supremacists plan rallies like the one a few days ago in Charlottesville, United States, they often organise their events on Facebook, pay for supplies with PayPal​, book their lodging with Airbnb​ and ride with Uber.

6 Days: Kiwi-shot thriller receiving lukewarm reception from US critics - Top Stories - 1 hour 4 min ago
A partly Kiwi-shot and financed thriller has opened to less-than-stellar reviews in the US.

Queenstown, it's has more to do than just skiing - Top Stories - 1 hour 4 min ago
It should speak volumes that the best run I've had all day – and this, at the early stages of a ski holiday – is a chauffeured lift from cutesy Brennan Wines to the swank of Chard Farm Vineyard, deep-etched between calico-coloured hills and snowcapped escarpments, beside the world's first bungy jump.

Man dies in logging accident in Marlborough - Top Stories - 1 hour 11 min ago
A man has died after a log hauler rolled off a forestry track in Marlborough.

13 dead, scores injured in Spain terror attacks - Top Stories - 1 hour 17 min ago
At least 13 people have died and 100 are injured after a van ploughed into a crowd in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. 

A mild touch of the cancer: In which David discovers a love for r-ice & platinum - Top Stories - 1 hour 18 min ago
Author and comedian David Downs shares his experience with cancer in this series 'A mild touch of the cancer'.

Bledisloe hot topics: Can the All Blacks shut out the distractions in Sydney? - Top Stories - 1 hour 22 min ago
Noise, noise, noise. The All Blacks have been surrounded by it ahead of Bledisloe I in Sydney on Saturday night, and not a lot of it has been about the 80 minutes that will unfold at the Olympic stadium.

Just like love at first sight, friendship at first sight has spark of attraction - Top Stories - 1 hour 23 min ago
When their eyes locked, Andi Lew felt an instant connection. She knew this was someone she wanted to meet. As the stranger walked towards her, they exchanged smiles and it was obvious the attraction was mutual. When they struck up a conversation, both instinctively knew a bond was about to form. Three years later, this stranger is now Andi's best friend.

Plumptre fined, O'Shea guilty in Godolphin strangles case - Top Stories - 1 hour 28 min ago
Ex-Godolphin trainer John O'Shea will face a penalty hearing after being found guilty of giving false evidence in an investigation into a case of strangles in the stable and also not reporting it to stewards.

Arsonist tried to burn ex while she held their three-month old baby - Top Stories - 1 hour 32 min ago
A man who poured petrol on his former-partner and set her alight - while she was holding their three-month old baby - has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.

Dive squads search Tongariro rivers on sixth day of search for missing men - Top Stories - 1 hour 32 min ago
Police dive squad have joined the sixth day of the search for two men missing in Tongariro National Park.

The discovery of two bodies found in Mamaku Forest shocks township - Top Stories - 1 hour 35 min ago
A small township, west of Rotorua, is struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance and suspected deaths of two of their neighbours.

Live: Van ploughs through crowds in Barcelona terror attack - Top Stories - 1 hour 50 min ago
Police kill suspected perpetrators of a second Spanish terror strike after the deadly Barcelona van terrorist attack.

New slip closes Ngaio Gorge Rd yet again - Top Stories - 1 hour 59 min ago
Abseilers will return to Wellington's Ngaio Gorge after another slip closed the road.

Baby flamingo in Singapore's Jurong Bird Park is too hot to trot - Top Stories - 2 hours 46 sec ago
A baby flamingo took a stroll through the grounds of Singapore's Jurong Bird Park on Thursday wearing a pair of booties to protect its feet.

Very Successful Company calls in liquidators - Top Stories - 2 hours 4 min ago
It would seem what you decide to name your company may have very little impact on its future success.
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