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Andrew Stone

News Editor, NZ Herald

  • 12 Oct, 2016 5:00am
  • 6 minutes to read
A garden made for contemplation on a World War One battlefield where New Zealand soldiers faced "hell on earth" will be built here and shipped to Europe.

A match made in NZ

  • 12 Mar, 2016 5:00am
  • 7 minutes to read
This little-known episode in New Zealand's political history has been unearthed by American historian Seth Koven.

Battling her way to the very top

  • 9 Jan, 2016 5:00am
  • 11 minutes to read
Mountaineer Pat Deavoll is gearing up to go back to the high peaks of Asia - on a titanium knee and an ankle fused by metal pins.

Hunt narrows for long-lost sub

  • 18 Nov, 2015 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
The fate of a NZ submariner who vanished with his vessel 101 years ago could finally be settled by a mission in the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea.

Do we still love rugby?

  • 7 Nov, 2015 5:00am
  • 9 minutes to read
On the eve of last weekend's RWC final, university academic Toni Bruce dared to suggest that not everyone in New Zealand was terribly interested.

Mansfield and the shadow of WWI

  • 26 Sep, 2015 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read
On the afternoon of October 6, 1915, Leslie Beauchamp, a New Zealander in the British Army, gave a class in grenade throwing. He didn't survive it.
  • 10 Sep, 2015 12:00pm
  • 10 minutes to read
Tribal rituals, war relics and the legendary 'Queen of lovemaking and drinking' are just the tip of Rabaul's iceberg, finds Andrew Stone.
  • 24 Aug, 2015 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
War sacrifice will feature on a memorial wall in Waihi honouring soldiers who belonged to the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, a First World War unit of tough miners.

100 Kiwi Stories: Teen killed on his way home

  • 22 Jun, 2015 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
98: The war was over and Alexander Burns Ferguson was heading home on the Veronica, a 1200-tonne sloop used for minesweeping and escort duties.

100 Kiwi Stories: Pupil's life cut short by sniper's bullet

  • 1 Jun, 2015 5:00am
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92: On the honours board at Dilworth School the name of one pupil - Eric Guest Ancell - is inescapable.

1080: Letters 'irresponsible', 'stupid'

  • 11 Mar, 2015 5:00am
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1080 opponents have condemned those behind the baby formula threat letters, branding them "irresponsible" and their actions "total stupidity".

1080: Pesticide's toxic history

  • 10 Mar, 2015 3:58pm
  • 4 minutes to read
Few pesticides arouse as much intense feelings between users of 1080 and opponents of the toxic substance.

Tennis great killed by 'Ypres express'

  • 2 Mar, 2015 5:00am
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72: An illustrious New Zealand sportsman, winner of four Wimbledon singles titles, a dashing figure who was dating an American silent screen star, killed by a hit from a "Jack Johnson".
  • 4 Feb, 2015 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
One hundred years after a Tauranga mill-hand was cut down by machine-gun fire high on Gallipoli Peninsula, his war medals have been reunited with his descendants.

100 Kiwi Stories: Kiwi part of 'hush-hush brigade'

  • 22 Jan, 2015 5:00am
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61: Today we might call them special forces. When Robert Kenneth Nicol joined a top secret British Army unit in 1918, it was known as the "hush-hush brigade".
  • 3 Jan, 2015 8:37am
  • 9 minutes to read
What game-changing ideas and innovations are going to make a difference or a lift in the lives of a lot of the planet in 2015? Here are some that could get traction:
  • 26 Nov, 2014 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
Two military heroes - former spy Pippa Doyle and Willie Apiata - rubbed shoulders last night as France bestowed its highest honour on the 93-year-old Mrs Doyle.

A spy called Genevieve

  • 15 Nov, 2014 5:00am
  • 9 minutes to read
An agent who evaded the Nazis to send coded messages to Britain is to be honoured by France. Andrew Stone writes about a modest war hero who lives quietly in Auckland.
  • 13 Nov, 2014 5:00am
  • 2 minutes to read
Turkey's Foreign Minister says Ankara has no hard feelings towards New Zealand after its defeat in its bid to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council.