Leading Headlines

Manhunt after escape

A fugitive couple wanted on fraud and sex charges are believed to have fled the country using false passports.

Human chain rescues children

Heroic neighbours have told how a family formed a human chain to pass children to safety from a second-storey window at a house fire in Auckland yesterday morning.

We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we're bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success. We go behind the scenes of the Lewis Road Creamery campaign.

'Storm knife' blasts NY state

The death toll has risen to 13 from a killer snowstorm in western New York state, where rising temperatures and heavy rain will compound misery by causing severe flooding…

Mass killer working as art tutor

The boss of an art school that hired Raurimu massacre killer Stephen Anderson as a tutor is "seriously shocked" the school did so without knowing his history.

Rugby: Union hoping Shag stays put

The New Zealand Rugby Union are looking to lock up Steve Hansen for another two-year term as All Blacks coach before a ball is even kicked at next year's World Cup.

Jet ski road ride 'idiocy'

A woman snapped sitting on a jet ski as it was towed by a truck on Auckland's North-Western motorway has been slammed for putting innocent motorists at risk.

National

Business

Big landlords face squeeze

The Reserve Bank is working on new regulations for loans to big property investors which are likely to see them pay higher…

Rocky rental road to riches

My partner and I have our own home at the moment with a sizeable mortgage, and we're thinking of starting a property rental portfolio.

World

Hostage: Beheading death likely

British journalist and Islamic State (Isis) group hostage John Cantlie says in a newly released propaganda video he is likely to suffer the same fate as other US and…

Politics

Hide: Men who get things done don't hug

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) boss Roger Sutton should have been sacked. Not just for the unwanted hugs but for the wimpiness, writes Rodney Hide.

Life & Style

Wine: Beautifully made wines

All wines featured are available at heraldwine.co.nz for a limited time. 2013 Black Barn Barrel Fermented Chardonnay If you like a chardonnay with personality and punch…

Your Money

Technology

Rugby

ABs: Kieran can wait to be next captain

The best measure of Kieran Read's character and readiness to be the next All Blacks captain is the selflessness he has shown in sacrificing his own ambitions and buying…

ABs: Summer off before back to business

The All Blacks will be given 12 weeks off before they play their next game as management plot what they hope will be the first successful defence of the Rugby World…

Sport

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