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Nigella eligible for NZ visa

Immigration NZ says Nigella Lawson was eligible for a visa to visit New Zealand after all, and it has been unable to confirm she had been excluded from the United States…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he does not have control over his emotions.

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Man admits $155k sports club theft

The fraud committed by an Auckland man who stole money from the sports club he chaired was only discovered when cheques he wrote to cover up his offending bounced.

Assault may be key to McCann case

A 10-year-old British girl was sexually assaulted in Praia da Luz in 2005 - possibly by a man who is now a key suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance, the Metropolitan…

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12 Questions: George Ward

George Ward was a tank gunner in Italy in WWII. The Anzac veteran, who still lives in the house he built in Henderson after the war, raised three daughters alone after…

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Broken boat dock threatens sea life

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: Polystyrene threatening Northland marine life and a man is charged over a sawn-off shotgun he said he found…




Kiwi firm strikes Telstra deal

NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

Russia's Zuckerberg flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of Vladimir Putin circle the company.

Safety app for dark city streets

A former Victoria University student who felt unsafe on city streets has developed a smartphone app that keeps tabs on its user in dangerous situations.


Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones, but says people needn't expect him to take over…

PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Napier man following the incident…


100 Greatest All Blacks: Cory Jane

The 1080 pest control doubles as the All Black number for Cory Jane. There is a wry connection there as Jane has become more of a nuisance to his opponents and his…


100 best All Blacks - Day 4

NZ Herald senior rugby writer Wynne Gray begins his naming on the 100 Great All Blacks. Day four features four players.

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