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Two trucks crash on southern motorway
Two trucks crash on southern motorway

Two trucks have crashed on Auckland's southern motorway near the Bombay Hills.

Pharmac considers funding women's hygiene products

Pharmac is considering funding women's hygiene products as the cost leaves some resorting to rags and old clothing as an…

Drug trial 'was like a horror movie'

A new documentary explores the lives of the victims of the 'Elephant Man' drugs trial, in London which left six men including…

Freedom campers make themselves at home

Police are cracking down on freedom campers who are parking their caravans at holiday homes while the owners are out of…

Watch NZH Focus: New Zealand housing market cooling
video Watch NZH Focus: New Zealand housing market cooling

Tristram Clayton talks to Anne Gibson about the steadying house prices across New Zealand.

Cows enjoy a 'high tea' in Waikato
Cows enjoy a 'high tea' in Waikato

Police have begun a high-steaks competition, asking social media users to caption a photo of cows munching on a slightly…

Opportunities Party: 'Free early childhood education and less NCEA exams'
Opportunities Party: 'Free early childhood education and less NCEA exams'

Free full-time early childhood education and no NCEA exams until a student's final year of school.

Assange talks cats and other tame topics
Assange talks cats and other tame topics

The Australian, who is holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, spoke and answered questions via live video link to Auckland…

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Drop in fire related incidents by students
Drop in fire related incidents by students

The stereotype of the couch-burning student is becoming a thing of the past as University of Otago's…

Hearing set for backpackers forfeiture

A hearing on whether a backpackers' accommodation in Kaitaia should be forfeited to the Crown will take place in the High…

video Watch NZH Focus: Herald Heroes - Wheels in Motion

Here is the story of an absolutely extraordinary kiwi with a big heart. Aaron Ure is a beloved member of the Cambridge community…

Dog owner fights council

A High Court judge has questioned why a Whangarei man is appealing the destruction of his dog which attacked a postie -…

Councillor's $100 offer still up for grabs
Councillor's $100 offer still up for grabs

Aaron Keown still has the $100 he promised to give to the person who could identify a worse intersection…

Risk of rockfall keeps residents out

Experts fear homes on the devastated Port Hills fire may be a risk of a new threat.

Horsing around: Mare pops into pub

When a horse walked into the Outram Hotel bar yesterday, the barman didn't ask, "Why the long face?"

Politicians making pig's ear of the job

COMMENT: I'd like to moot a nationwide expert and practical authority to come up with a 50-year infrastructure plan that…

Mana and Maori parties to sign agreement

The Maori Party and the Mana Party are about to sign an agreement that's expected to involve electorate deals designed to…

Four-car crash injures three, closes road
Four-car crash injures three, closes road

Two people are in a serious condition after a four-car pile-up which has closed State Highway 1 north…

Surfer rides flooded reserve

Torrential rain on Saturday created the perfect conditions for water sports on a Papamoa reserve - but the council has warned…

Tongan queen mother dies, aged 90

Tonga is in mourning after the queen mother dies in hospital, aged 90.

Investigation after home damaged by fire

Police and fire investigators will be working out what caused a blaze that damaged a Hawke's Bay home.

Marae rushes in clean water

A marae set to host at least 60 people from a leading Te Matatini kapa haka festival prospect is undaunted by the challenge…

Sick parents can't visit kids in NZ
Sick parents can't visit kids in NZ

Chinese immigrant and only-child Chen Wang's biggest wish is to see his 60-year-old mother, Jie Qu…

Hero family: 'We will sing, we will pray'

The family of the helicopter pilot killed while fighting the Port Hills' fires have given him a final gift.

Swimming lessons urged to stop deaths

As preventable summer drownings hit a six-year high, Labour are calling for greater swimming education at schools to keep…

Playground to give sick dogs new life

Living the dog's life just got a whole lot cooler with a doggie playground complete with a swing bridge, see-saws and tunnels…

'Pay teachers based on student progress'

Teachers' pay rates should be based on how much progress their students make in their learning, a report says.

Mt Albert candidates in their own words
Mt Albert candidates in their own words

There are 13 candidates running for Parliament in Mt Albert. Here they say why you should vote for them…

Barry Soper: NZ and Oz unhappy family

COMMENT: Perhaps it's time we treated Australians in this country the way they treat us there, showing us for what we really…

Wings grounded by wild, wild wet

Plane buffs are devastated after bad weather forced the cancellation of Wings Over Wairarapa, but none more so than the…

Waterfront touch of Americana

Ryder Beard was the latest Aucklander to take a swing in the pop-up batting cage.

photos Cartoons: February 20th - February 26th
Cartoons: February 20th - February 26th

Our cartoonists Rod Emmerson, Guy Body and Peter Bromhead share their views of events from around the…

Mussel plunderers sentenced

Three men caught with the largest ever illegal haul of mussels in Northland - if not New Zealand - have been sentenced to…

video Watch: Shelford backs online rugby network

Source: International Rugby Club

Missing elderly woman found dead

Kebai Liu's body was found in a bush area in Woodridge on Sunday night.

Child passenger in 'stolen' car pursuit
Child passenger in 'stolen' car pursuit

Police weren't able to confirm the age of the child.

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