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Facebook, Google dip their toes in sale of physical goods

Google and Facebook made their names by helping people find information or friends online. But in recent weeks the two rivals have made some surprising moves in a different direction - the business of selling and delivering goods.

Cricket: Australia on top despite Sangakkara's milestone

Cricket: Australia on top despite Sangakkara's milestone

Australia reached 150-3 at the close of the opening day of the second test, punishing Sri Lanka after the visitors had failed to build on Kumar Sangakkara's landmark half century and were dismissed for just 156.

Body found in Alexandra

Body found in Alexandra

A body has been found at Clock Hill, in Alexandra.

One guilty of manslaughter in Cottrell trial

One guilty of manslaughter in Cottrell trial

One man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a Wellington journalist, but not guilty of murder.

Twister strikes in Cromwell

Twister strikes in Cromwell

A mother hid in her bathroom with her two young daughters when a twister struck in Cromwell this afternoon, damaging two houses.

Queenstown loses sevens

Queenstown loses sevens

Queenstown has lost the rights to host the national sevens tournament, with Rotorua  to host the event in 2014 and 2015.

Man sentenced for graffiti on Aussie jet

Man sentenced for graffiti on Aussie jet

The man who tagged a swastika and lewd pictures of body parts on a visiting Australian Air Force plane before spitting on it has brought ''considerable shame'' on the defence force and the wider community, a court has been told.

Waitaki Boys' High School junior prizes

Waitaki Boys' High School held its junior prizegiving recently. The prize list is.-

John McGlashan College junior prizes

John McGlashan College held its junior prizegiving recently. The prize list is. -

Paper publishing obituaries for pampered pets

Paper publishing obituaries for pampered pets

Grieving pet owners in Singapore, known for lavishing care in life on their animals, can soon share their feelings about furred family members after they pad off to the great beyond - via obituaries in the city-state's largest newspaper.