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Man sentenced for torture and rape

Man sentenced for torture and rape

A man who poured petrol over a woman, forced her to stand in a noose and raped her repeatedly will be kept in prison indefinitely.

Reaction to same-sex speech has 'gone a bit far' - MP

Reaction to same-sex speech has 'gone a bit far' - MP

National MP Maurice Williamson is coming to terms with his newfound status as the latest poster boy for gay rights.

Rugby: All Blacks' curly questions answered

Rugby: All Blacks' curly questions answered

The Super 15 is arguably providing as many headaches as answers for All Black head coach and selector Steve Hansen.  The New Zealand Herald rugby desk has been charged with putting themselves in Hansen's shoes and coming up with answers to some of the season's curliest questions.

Breakthrough in roadworker murder

Breakthrough in roadworker murder

Police say they have identified a "main suspect" in relation to the murder of George Taiaroa in Atiamuri last month.

John Banks facing court summons

John Banks facing court summons

Act Party leader John Banks will be summonsed to court to face a private prosecution over his alleged failure to record donations to his mayoralty campaign.

Teacher says atheism cost him job

A teacher claims he was forced out of Auckland's Tamaki College for being an atheist.

Minister's travel bill soars to $250,000

Trade Minister Tim Groser's international travel costs soared to almost $250,000 in the first three months of this year as he hit the international traps to lobby for support for his bid to be the director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

Dotcom demands return of cloned computers

Kim Dotcom wants the FBI to return the cloned computers illegally removed from New Zealand, the High Court at Auckland heard yesterday.

Australian couples line up for NZ gay marriages

Australian gay and lesbian couples are already lining up to marry in New Zealand, with marriage equality advocates estimating the transtasman ceremonies will pump tens of millions of dollars into the economy.

Ozzy bats away drug questions

Ozzy bats away drug questions

The Ozzman came to Auckland yesterday, but at a press conference with his Black Sabbath bandmates, the heavy metal legend was not taking questions on his rumoured split with wife Sharon or about being back on the booze and drugs.

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