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Motel killing victim named

Police have named the victim who died in hospital after suffering injuries at a motel in Epsom yesterday, but are still hunting two men over the death.

Driver clocked at 240kmh

A driver has been clocked at 240 km/h on the Waikato Expressway and police say driving at that 'crazy' speed takes 450m to stop.

One dead in milk truck crash

Motorists have been urged to take extra care on the roads after a man died and three others were critically injured in a crash in the Bay of Plenty this morning.

News gets viewers riled the most

The most complained about television show in New Zealand this year was ... the news. Nine of the top 10 programmes targeted by disgruntled viewers were flagship news…

National

Business

Putin scraps holidays

Russia's economy will shrink by around 4 per cent next year as a result of falling oil prices and ongoing financial turmoil, its finance minister has warned.

Kiwis' $404m splurge

Shoppers spent a record-breaking amount on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, according to figures released by Paymark today.

World

Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims

Rescuers are struggling to get help to the tens of thousands of people affected by Malaysia's worst flooding in decades as angry victims accused the government of being…

Politics

Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms that could trap a child's neck.

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress, were confounded by several White House coups…

Life & Style

Out and about: Happy holidays

Today The New Zealand Herald Summer Race Day 11am, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland. It is free. ellerslie.co.nz Christmas is over but there's no…

Video

Entertainment

Sounds of summer: What not to miss

Tours Devilskin Summer Tour Tickets to a Devilskin gig are to raging rock fans what Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk is to discerning foodies. So get in fast if you…

Travel

Horses for courses in Cambridge

You can't visit Cambridge without noticing that the town is a thriving hub of horsiness. Clues are its slogan "Home of Champions" and that the properties surrounding…

Opinion

Sport

10 awesome sporting feats

Sports fans know about the phenomenal exploits of Brendon McCullum, Lydia Ko and the All Blacks this year. Michael Burgess looks back at 10 other feel-good sports stories…

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