Leading Headlines

'Rewa must go on trial'

Malcolm Rewa murdered Susan Burdett. No other conclusion is possible, writes NZ Herald journalist Phil Taylor, who has reported on Teina Pora's case for three years.

Budget 2015

Robin Hood Budget a surprise

Budget 2015 is one of the most counter-intuitive of the seven that Bill English has delivered as Finance Minister, writes…

National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.



Now you are five - stay home

Primary schools are looking to adopt new policies that will see children begin at preset dates throughout the school year - meaning some will wait up to five weeks after…


Aussies take on Eurovision

Guy Sebastian will become the first Australian to represent his country in the finals of Eurovision Song this morning. Sebastian, the first winner of Australian Idol…

Solomons shaken, not stirred

Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands yesterday but there were no initial reports of damage or tsunami warnings.

Life & Style


Warm and fuzzy visit

St John and SPCA run a therapy session at Northridge Rest Home hospital wing. Photography by Herald on Sunday Photographer, Michael Craig.



Empire hits all the right notes

First things first: that conspicuous item in the Empire costume department that deserves its own Instagram account. Terrence Howard's character, Lucious Lyon, wore it…


Day one at Vivid Sydney

Rachel Bache takes on the excitement of Vivid Sydney, here are today's highlights from the festival.




Rugby: Grafting pack deliver goods

Those Hurricanes supporters wondering whether their team have the complete game to go deep into this competition, if not win it, can rest assured.

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