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Updated 33 min ago

Three charged with murder

Three people have been charged with the murder of Hutt Valley man whose body was found near his Toyota Corolla in thick bush off Paekakariki Hill Road.

Updated 26 min ago

Rena grounding: Failures revealed

NZ's maritime authority is investigating how shipping around our coasts can be made safer, as a high-level report into the grounding of the Rena reveals a catalogue…

Updated 36 min ago

Auckland City FC: What we learned

Auckland City's march through the Fifa Club World Cup has come to an end, losing 2-1 to San Lorenzo this morning. What have we learned from the team's fairy tale run?…

Updated 18 min ago

Fisherman's lucky escape

A fisherman who was swept 200m out to sea after he slipped and his waders filled up with water, had a lucky escape, says a man who helped get him on to dry land.

Updated 30 min ago

Slain teacher: 'You must kill me first'

The wounded children of Peshawar Army Public School paid tribute to the teachers who died saving their lives as Pakistan woke to the full horror of the Taliban massacre…

National

Companies fined $75k for water pollution

Two Tauranga development companies have been fined $75,000 in Tauranga District Court for six offences of discharging sediment-contaminated water from the Tauriko Business…

Business

Economy grows faster than expected

New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity. Gross…

Dan Carter rings in sharemarket debut

He might have kicked a few balls on the rugby field, but ringing the bell at a sharemarket listing ceremony was a first for Dan Carter today. The All Black first-five…

Spark and Vodafone partner with Telstra

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building…

World

Politics

Hager gets hearing

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's application for a judicial review into the police search of his Wellington home following…

Council wins back accreditation

Christchurch City Council has won back its accreditation as a building consent authority almost 18 months after it was stripped for holding up the earthquake-hit region's…

Life & Style

Video

Video

Sights 'n sounds of the Herald

nzherald.co.nz covered the news during 2014, Royals, rock stars and the normal kiwis who are the backbone of New Zealand. This is notthe most viewed videos, it is our…

Entertainment

Hollywood stars slam Interview axing

Director Judd Apatow, actor Rob Lowe and other Hollywood identities are outraged Sony has bowed to pressure from hackers and pulled The Interview from cinemas.

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Auckland City FC go down fighting

The dream is over - but what a way to go out. Auckland City's march through the FIFA Club World Cup ended with a 2-1 loss to San Lorenzo this morning.

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