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Chopper crash victims escape unhurt

A pilot and a crew member had a lucky escape when their rescue helicopter plummeted to the ground after striking tall trees while trying to land at Taupo Hospital yesterday…

Craig's family in 'seat swizzle'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig's family has succeeded in having electorate boundaries redrawn to get his parents and about 120 neighbouring voters shifted into…

Kiwis lose Everest expedition mates

Four Kiwis were among a climbing group on Mt Everest when a deadly avalanche struck on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese advance party guides and leaving four others…

Easter rain back for Anzac Day

North Islanders can look forward to more settled weather for their short working week, but may want to keep their raincoats handy for Anzac weekend.

Couple's success secret

It was the most fleeting of moments, but it said everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's relationship and the reason their tour Downunder has been such…

Let's go to the chapel, bro

200 years after NZ's first service, some churches are riding a resurgence in which theology and pastoral care merge with pragmatic acceptance of sex, booze and rock'n'roll…


Who are your 50 coolest Kiwis?

From pop stars and artists to inventors and war heroes, the New Zealand Herald compiled a list of the past and present New Zealanders who stood out from the crowd. "What…



NZ milk push in the Middle East

Alan Fitzsimmons still gets a buzz out of opening up new markets for Fonterra after more than two decades selling New Zealand dairy products to the world.


Prayers for the suffering

Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday…


Meet Honda's latest humanoid


It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…


Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is not happy about a cash bonus for unionised parliamentary staff, but…

MP to the rescue

Wild weather couldn't dampen the spirit of Kiwi kindness over Easter weekend.


Rugby: Bundee jump is causing ire

When he was coach of Wales, Graham Henry caused outrage across the valleys when he proposed importing South African schoolboys as a genuine development strategy for…


Soccer: EPL clash nailed

The Wellington Phoenix will face a Premier League team in July - and there is a possibility of a second English team also visiting these shores.

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Soccer: Sunderland stun Chelsea

Chelsea suffered a major setback to its Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 loss against last-placed Sunderland on Sunday, ending Jose Mourinho's 77-match unbeaten…

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