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Cannabidiol effective in treatment of epilepsy
Cannabidiol effective in treatment of epilepsy

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

Gas leak in Hastings

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

Whales die after stranding on eastern Bay of Plenty beach

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

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
Leg injuries after car crash

Car crashes into tree.

Focus: 25 years of Shortland Street
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
Jail for fatal hit-and-run driver

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

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Lim trial: Patient felt 'ashamed'
Lim trial: Patient felt 'ashamed'

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

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 disabled son 'attacked' by group
Doctor 'enraged' after disabled son 'attacked' by group

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'

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
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

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

Travel chaos as heavy fog blankets city

Thousands of passengers have had travel plans disrupted.

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
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

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

Chopper called in to douse fire

Fire believed to be on land owned by former tennis star dubbed "the King of Clay".

Herald daily quiz: May 25

Current events, geography, history, trivia ... Test your knowledge with our daily quiz.

Boys could mean more cash for schools
Boys could mean more cash for schools

Documents released to the Herald reveal details of a proposed "disadvantage index"

Emotional reunion: 'She's made it home'

Crash victim Joanne Harris meets the doctor who saved her life.

Crack code-making Kiwi off to Oxford

A code-making young Kiwi has landed a coveted spot in an Oxford University programme.

Mike Hosking: Dude, where's my tax cut?

Mike Hosking wants to know why the Government can't give us a tax cut.

Kan: Don't get me started on tipping

COMMENT: Why tipping is a bad idea, says Raybon Kan.

Many spending demands on the same surplus
Many spending demands on the same surplus

Steven Joyce says throwing money at a problem is not necessarily the answer.

1950 Lions match for ABs' injured pride

The New Zealand Herald is counting down to the Lions series, looking back at past tours.

Barry Soper: Whistleblowing falls on deaf ears

COMMENT: This is a bizarre case of public service fraud.

Masters Games a 'countdown to disaster'

A Whanganui Events trustee says council needs to take back Masters Games

Kiwis' Tesla strategy re-shapes industry

Young NZ company uses electric vehicles to "do an Uber" on rental car industry.

Elderly man's dog attacked again
Elderly man's dog attacked again

Jim Morgan, 93, and his pet were attacked by a dog last year - now it's happened again

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