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Winds tear up landscape

Parts of the West Coast landscape has been drastically altered, with whole forests flattened and the main tramping tracks rendered impassable by last week's huge storm…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he does not have control over his emotions.

Disabled children found dead in UK

A mother who provided round-the-clock care for her three severely disabled children was last night being questioned on suspicion of murdering them while they were alone…

Assault may be key to McCann case

A 10-year-old British girl was sexually assaulted in Praia da Luz in 2005 - possibly by a man who is now a key suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance, the Metropolitan…

Anzac Day

12 Questions: George Ward

George Ward was a tank gunner in Italy in WWII. The Anzac veteran, who still lives in the house he built in Henderson after the war, raised three daughters alone after…

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Broken boat dock threatens sea life

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: Polystyrene threatening Northland marine life and a man is charged over a sawn-off shotgun he said he found…

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Tech Universe: Thursday 24 April

A QUICK HIGH: If you find the lift to the 4th floor slow just think about how lifts work in skyscrapers. In Guangzhou, southern China, is a skyscraper due to be completed…

Kiwi firm strikes Telstra deal

NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

Russia's Zuckerberg flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of Vladimir Putin circle the company.

Politics

Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones, but says people needn't expect him to take over…

PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Napier man following the incident…

Rugby

Rugby: Dear John...

My admiration for John Kirwan remains. His rise from butcher boy to All Black demigod was the stuff of legend as were…

100 Greatest All Blacks: Jerome Kaino

There may be more to come in the test rugby career of Jerome Kaino but his rise to distinction was crowned by his try-saving tackle in the 2011 World Cup semifinal. Muscular…

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100 best All Blacks - Day 4

NZ Herald senior rugby writer Wynne Gray begins his naming on the 100 Great All Blacks. Day four features four players.

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