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Govt starts paying for Auckland's rail link

The Government has begun paying for its share of Auckland's City Rail Link.

Millions to be spent to try cut burglary, youth offending

Almost $47 million will be spent on new services to try and cut burglary, youth offending.

Mental health, disability support boost

An extra $879 million will be pumped into health in the coming year.

School funding freeze over
School funding freeze over

Budget designed to largely keep pace with booming student numbers and demand

Audrey Young: Budget has something for everyone
Audrey Young: Budget has something for everyone

The Herald's political editor delivers her verdict on Steven Joyce's first Budget.

Budget 2017: Workers winners, tax cuts
Budget 2017: Workers winners, tax cuts

Workers are the winners in the Government's election year Budget.

Edgecumbe tradie army making progress
Edgecumbe tradie army making progress

Edgecumbe's tradie army has established up to 50 homeowners might need its help.

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ADHB working to eliminate bullying
ADHB working to eliminate bullying

Chairman of the ADHB has reminded staff to be kind to each other.

Justice system has 'gone septic'

'Defective law' stopped manslaughter being brought as an alternative charge in Moko case.

Fresh crow, squirrel legs found at border

Fresh crow and squirrel legs and feathers sniffed out at the border by biosecurity dog.

Gas leak in Hastings

The alarm was raised at 8.55am after a smell of gas was reported in Kelfield Pl.

Ngatata Love appeals jail sentence
Ngatata Love appeals jail sentence

Jailed man a knight of the realm who was 'unfit to stand trial', argues lawyer.

Cannabidiol effective in treatment of epilepsy

Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of epilepsy, according to a new study.

Five Orcas die after stranding

Volunteers rescue one stranded orca but five die on a remote Bay of Plenty beach.

Clear Kiwi night skies the envy of US astrophysicist

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has spoken ahead of his visit to New Zealand later this year.

Man who sparked major Armed Offenders callout appears in court

The man who sparked a major Armed Offenders callout yesterday has appeared in court.

Kids found cold, wet and barely clothed
Kids found cold, wet and barely clothed

DISTRESSING CONTENT: Neglect charges after tots found in filthy home.

Leg injuries after car crash

Car crashes into tree.

video Focus: 25 years of Shortland Street

Tonight the long lasting Kiwi drama premieres its 25th season at 7:00 pm.

Jail for fatal hit-and-run driver

Broc Kawhena jailed for four years over the death of 17-year-old Ocean Heke.

Lim trial: Patient felt 'ashamed'

Former patient testifies Dr Lim had put his hands down his pants.

Farmer urges better mental health care
Farmer urges better mental health care

Norsewood man begs health board for better care for those with mental health issues

Support for harsher punishments on medal cheats

Defence minister Mark Mitchell backs tougher punishments for medal cheats.

The Ombudsman, the minister and the curious OIA request

There is government tension over the Official Information Act.

Doctor 'enraged' after son 'attacked'

The family of a pro-immunisation doctor have been attacked by the anti-vax community.

Identity thief secures Kiwi birth records

Identity thief has Kiwi birth records

'Free food for people in need'
'Free food for people in need'

Auckland Indian takeaway shop praised for generosity towards needy.

Police blitz on Whangarei suburb

Two-pronged police blitz to catch offenders and reassure victims of crime.

Woman charged after outburst on flight

A 32-year-old faces court after allegedly spitting on someone on a flight.

Three-car crash in East Tamaki

Emergency services are at a crash in East Tamaki.

Bond oldest on luge at almost 101

John Bond - almost 101 - has become the oldest person to ride the luge at Skyline Rotorua.

Biggest welcome in 30 years for Lions
Biggest welcome in 30 years for Lions

More than 500 warriors are expected to give the Lions a welcome they won't forget

Fog returns to Auckland Airport

Passengers warned to check the status of their flights before going to the airport.

Wanted man arrested in Rotorua

A man wanted after a petrol station drive-off in Tokoroa yesterday has been arrested.

St Lukes carjacking: Man arrested

A man will appear in court today after yesterday's carjacking in St Lukes.

Rachel Smalley: Vaccination should be compulsory

COMMENT: "I don't know why we continue to question the science of this."

Fatal crash on busy Auckland street
Fatal crash on busy Auckland street

A person is dead and another injured after a smash on a busy South Auckland street.

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