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Classmates pay tribute

Classmates of the woman thought to be the victim of the stabbing at an international school in central Auckland yesterday have paid tribute online.

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.

Cold and wet weekend ahead

Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to lash the top of the North Island this weekend.

Budget 2015

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive.

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the…


Generation debt can benefit from advice

A student loan is a loaded financial gun. Only just out of short pants, thousands of teenagers Pass Go by turning 18 and stepping straight into generation debt, Diana…


Driver flees from crash

A driver has ditched his crashed car and fled from the scene after an accident in Silverdale this afternoon.


Yes or no? Ireland votes on gay marriage

Ireland's voters were deciding whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum…

Life & Style



Getting back to Basie basics

Although the great jazz composer and band leader Count Basie died in April 1984, his band plays on. The Count Basie Orchestra, an 18-piece recording and touring ensemble…




Three key moments from Lord's

Herald cricket writer Andrew Alderson provides three observations from the second day of the first test between New Zealand and England.


Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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