Sacked cafe worked paid $10,000

A popular Auckland cafe has been ordered to pay a former employee more than $10,000 after firing him for 'stealing' a $15 tip.

Waikato meatworker's fingers reattached

A 20-strong surgical team has reattached the fingers of a Waikato meatworker in a 20-hour operation.

Woman cut from vehicle after crash

A woman with serious injuries was cut from a vehicle after a crash between two cars in Christchurch this morning.

Rugby World Cup spurred 'risky' sex

"Rugby World Cup-related sex" was mostly drunken and risky, new research shows.

Cricket: Auckland Aces start with a win

The Auckland Aces have made a winning start to their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with a seven wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders this morning.

Spring storms set to batter country again

Another round of stormy spring weather is moving in tomorrow and Thursday, bringing heavy rain and gales to parts of the country.

Key to face grilling over Dotcom

Prime Minister John Key is expected to face a grilling in Parliament today when he corrects his statements about when he was first told about illegal spying on Megaupload millionaire Kim Dotcom.

Dangerous cargo sent on Air NZ plane

An illegal error by the air force seriously endangered the lives of all on board an Air New Zealand international flight, says a report which expressed doubts over the RNZAF's ability to operate safely.

Rejected student fools med school

Rejected student fools med school

A man rejected by Auckland University's medical programme in 2010 allegedly pretended to be a student, attending classes and labs, interacting with patients and using a forged student doctor ID while on practical hospital placements.

Firms and schools in student scam probe

Up to 65 businesses and four private training establishments are being investigated for their involvement in an illegal labour scam involving international students.

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