Leading Headlines

The last race of Amanda McCardle

Ski racers know this to be true: every run is an act of courage. There is you, the mountain, two thin planks of wood and gravity. The goal is terrifyingly simple.

Crash pilot veers from swimmers

Beachgoers watched in horror as a small plane carrying three people spluttered and crashed into Raglan harbour yesterday, narrowly avoiding hundreds of holidaymakers…

National

Business

A share of the action

You can not only find someone online willing to rent you a room in their house, but someone who will share their car, their desk, their power tools or their child's…

World

Parents 'wanted suicide bombing'

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl who was arrested with explosives strapped to her body told journalists that her parents volunteered her to take part in a suicide attack.

Politics

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress…

National, Labour both on the rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the election…

GCSB saga: Reporter receives apology

In a last minute year-end coda to the serpentine illegal GCSB spying saga, a political reporter has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her…

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

Portrait of the artist as flesh and blood

The opening three shots of Mike Leigh's enthralling study of the British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner contain all of the elements that make it such a masterly portrait…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Cricket: Smith steadies Aussies

Captain Steve Smith personified leadership as Australia reached 259-5 at stumps on day one of the Boxing Day test in Melbourne against India.

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