Latest FromCatherine Gaffaney

Catherine Gaffaney

Reporter, NZ Herald


  • 21 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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'We are stronger than this evil criminal act." That was the message delivered to shocked Victorians after a rampage that left four people dead in Melbourne.
  • 13 Jan, 2017 5:21am
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The suicide rate among young Kiwi men aged 20 to 24 in recent years was double the rate of Australian men of the same age group, a study has found.
  • 29 Dec, 2016 6:24pm
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Early last year, Ben Suisala was fit, healthy and hoping to play professional rugby. Now, the 25-year-old Auckland father-of-two has terminal brain cancer.
  • 21 Nov, 2016 11:52am
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A junior naval sailor allegedly left a trail of blood, his wallet including Navy ID, and a Chicago Bulls hat when he broke into a US Navy house while stationed in Pearl Harbour.
  • 15 Nov, 2016 7:15am
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Prime Minister John Key said several world leaders had contacted him about the earthquakes, including an attempt by US President-elect Donald Trump.
  • 27 Sep, 2016 12:21pm
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News of rugby player Losi Filipo being discharged without conviction for the assault of four people has left victims horrified.
  • 20 Sep, 2016 11:31am
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A victim of the horrific crash at Huntly was First Violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
  • 27 Aug, 2016 10:51am
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The Czech tourist who watched her partner fall to his death on the Routeburn Track has been touched by tragedy in the mountains before.
  • 17 Aug, 2016 3:20pm
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WATCH: New Zealand distance runner Nikki Hamblin's show of sportsmanship at the Olympics overnight was of no surprise to those who know her.
  • 7 Aug, 2016 5:00am
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Knotting human and yak hair with a tiny crochet needle through holes almost invisible to the naked eye might sound like an odd job description.
  • 6 Aug, 2016 8:58am
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The Chiefs have called upon NZ Rugby to escalate the investigation into the team's stripper scandal after allegations a second stripper was mistreated by players.
  • 24 Jul, 2016 4:19pm
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A Maori warden who risked his own safety to assist a man who was shot at an Auckland train station credits a first aid course he did the day before the incident.
  • 16 Jul, 2016 5:00am
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Sam Olley, 21, didn't hesitate when her "young-at-heart" grandfather invited her on the Southeast Asia trip he'd hoped to share with his late wife.
  • 5 Jun, 2016 9:10pm
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When Samson Faulafo and his friends pointed out to a family they'd dropped a $10 note at Denny's, they didn't expect anything in return.

She tried to free friend from croc's grip

  • 31 May, 2016 5:00am
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Cindy Waldron was snatched by predator while she went for late-night swim at remote Queensland beach.
  • 29 May, 2016 8:45am
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The stormy weather which struck the bulk of the country yesterday should largely lift today but as the week progresses an icy blast will bring snow to both islands.
  • 28 May, 2016 5:00am
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An Air NZ hostess who went public about her courageous fight for international cancer treatment has been remembered as a devoted mother of three and beloved colleague.
  • 27 May, 2016 9:43am
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Air NZ hostess Amanda Ferreira made headlines last year when she went public with her cancer fight. She died this week, with her family saluting her bravery.
  • 25 May, 2016 11:31am
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Police are investigating whether there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the body found in a van in south Auckland this morning.
  • 22 May, 2016 6:03pm
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Prices have been slashed at Auckland's only downtown shopping mall as retailers try to get rid of their stock this week before the centre closes after 41 years.
  • 8 May, 2016 1:29pm
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When three Auckland teenagers saw a pale, grubby boy scavenging for food in a rubbish bin, they could have brushed past him, as hundreds did.

Awaroa beach campaigner gets first look at piece of paradise

  • 1 May, 2016 10:15pm
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When Awaroa beach campaigner Duane Major visited the piece of paradise bought by New Zealanders for the first time since the purchase, he paused in disbelief.

Should we ban texting while walking?

  • 1 May, 2016 5:00am
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Many of us are guilty of it: texting or using Facebook while crossing the road, but should we slap those that do with a fine or possible jail time?