Luke Appleby

Most read: Police warn against vigilante justice after angry club cricketers take law into their own hands after clubrooms burgled

Locals went to claim back their possessions, but police say they've done the wrong thing.

No notice is given for privately-organised fireworks displays from barges in Auckland except for a warning to boaties from the Harbourmaster.

Lock up your pets, midweek fireworks to light up Auckland CBD - again: SPCA asks those holding lavish private displays to consider animals

No notice is given for privately-organised fireworks displays from barges in Auckland except for a warning to boaties from the Harbourmaster.

Hannah Tamaki and a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA180 SUV.

Destiny Church co-founder Hannah Tamaki swaps the black Mercedes-Benz convertible for a second flash SUV

Ms Tamaki, 57, says she and her "elderly" husband Brian are getting to old and need something more practical for herself and her "elderly" husband Brian.

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Auckland University's Associate Professor of Pacific Studies Damon Salesa says Aucklands will never admit to it, but they do judge neighbourhoods based on race.

Property websites offering ethnicity statistics show Kiwis' unspoken prejudice, professor says - 'Using it to steer clear of those areas'

QV has been offering buyers statistics on the racial makeup of an area for some time and NZME's new property website OneRoof, launched last year, has followed suit.

A Sea of Thieves promotional image.

Opinion: Kiwis are paying a third more for video games and that's not OK anymore

A game released today costs 32 per cent more from the New Zealand Microsoft site than the US site.

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Eskdale Holiday Park's owners say they were lucky, and that all of the guests on site at the time were happy to get out of there as the water rose.

Watch: Breathtaking drone footage shows Napier holiday park's 'muddy mess' after flooded river rose by 7m in one-in-50-year event

Eskdale Holiday Park owner Ashlee Gale said she and her husband could only watch out the window as the river rose and rose - 30 years since Cyclone Bola last did the same thing.

Peeni Henarewith Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

'Comprehensive' review of Charities Act now underway, minister Peeni Henare says, as calls to change tax treatment of religious charities grow

The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector has publicly confirmed the review, as new calls from the public emerge for religious charities to be taxed.

Luke Appleby became an Ordained Minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for just US$25.

Opinion: The Flying Spaghetti Monster speaks - time to review our religious charity laws

In 2018, does it make sense that a person adhering to a satirical anti-religion could legally get tax breaks by registering as a charity? 1 NEWS NOW's Luke Appleby ponders.

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Watch: Police release distressing footage of aggressive dogs being tasered

Exclusive: Increase in police tasering of dogs prompts concern from SPCA, SAFE as new disturbing footage is released

Police still have no aftercare rules after tasering dogs, like they do for humans - and the SPCA thinks that needs to change.

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Watch: Police release distressing footage of aggressive dogs being tasered

Videos: Police release confronting videos of dogs being Tasered - and reveal the context

Police have released videos of dogs being shocked by the 50,000-volt weapons, and explain why it was necessary to do so.

A screenshot of the Denizen website featuring an item promoting the wine pong drinking game

Auckland's Denizen magazine removes 'wine pong' post expert says could encourage women to binge drink

The post labeled the drinking game as "beer pong's slightly classier and more feminine counterpart".

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The video has had nearly 2 million views online already.

Marketing expert praises police's viral recruitment video as total cost revealed

The hugely-popular video, which has been viewed millions of times, cost nearly a third of police's recruitment budget.

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Two paintings by the Austrian artist were stolen in a ram raid at a gallery in Parnell on Saturday morning.

Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake

The seller wants almost a million dollars worth of Bitcoin - but the seller's image has almost-certainly been Photoshopped.

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Brian and Hannah Tamaki's church could now face a substantial tax bill as a result of the deregistration.

Destiny Church says it will fight 'incompetent' and 'wrong' decision to strip their tax-free status

The church says it was not given a chance to tell its side of the story.

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Reverend Dr Helen Jacobi of Auckland's St Matthew-in-the-City hits out at Mr Tamaki over his latest anti-LGBT rhetoric.

'He needs to keep his mouth shut' - Auckland Vicar claps back after Brian Tamaki's latest anti-gay sermon

Reverend Dr Helen Jacobi says gay and lesbian clergy make valuable contributions alongside clergy of other sexualities.

Watch: Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki labels NZ's gay clergy 'contamination in churches', in new sermon

This is the second time the minister - who is head of several charitable entities - has spoken against the LGBT community.

Watch: Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki tells attendees during Christchurch sermon that big cash donations 'should be normal'

Destiny was forced to move the sermon to a secret location after activists threatened to hold a "big gay party" at the event.

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Four of Australia’s biggest banks have done it, should New Zealand follow suit?

ANZ and Westpac won't drop 'other bank' ATM fees in NZ like Aussie despite billions in profits

The banks say their $1 fee for using another bank's ATM is reasonable.

'It's ridiculous' - Consumer NZ says Kiwi banks should follow their Aussie parents and abolish ATM fees

The four big Aussie banks yesterday dropped 'other bank' fees amid political pressure - but ANZ says it has no plans to do so in New Zealand.

Matthew Kyte

'He was taken before his time' - wife of Napier crash victim with six kids gives touching tribute

Matthew Kyte was a "funny, intelligent and very sociable person", his wife said.

Destiny Church co-leader Hannah Tamaki, with a Mercedes-Benz 2017 AMG GLE 63 S.

Destiny Church's Hannah Tamaki again splashes out on flash Mercedes - and this one's a 577hp beast

The $208,000 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 S is an upgrade on the last SUV Ms Tamaki bought about a year ago.

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Users receive a message through Facebook Messenger with a dodgy link.

Warning: NZ Facebook users cautioned as new malware attack targets passwords

The attack infects your computer through a message before stealing private information.

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Brian Tamaki is given a fair chance to respond to the request over his 'sin' causing earthquakes comments.

Call for gay hate speech to be illegal after Destiny leader's 'human sin' quake sermon

Human Rights Commission received flurry of complaints but says Brian Tamaki didn't breach NZ law.

Exclusive: Auckland prison gang photos appear online, Labour alleges guards are smuggling phones

Tiny "beat the boss" camera phones are increasingly being sought, with prices as low as NZ$50.

Tickets to one of Lorde's New Zealand concerts being offered for sale on Ticketmaster at a hugely-inflated price - the face value was $95 each.

Ministers say scalping not their problem - but Ladyhawke says it's 'definitely unfair'

Tickets to some Lorde gigs were available for resale minutes after they sold out yesterday - for more than four times what they were bought for.

Watch: 'Exceptionally bad form' - Bill English slammed for talking through Maori kids' haka at netball game

The PM is accused of ignoring a group of Porirua Maori school kids performing a haka right in front of him, during halftime at a national netball match.

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The mural, which faces a cemetary, depicts the rock star, who was known as the voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

Artist paints incredible Chris Cornell tribute mural on Auckland Rockshop's wall

Cornell joins David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Prince who have all been depicted by Paul Walsh.

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