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video Watch: 'There was a mushroom cloud'
Watch: 'There was a mushroom cloud'

Eyewitness account of a major blaze in West Auckland tonight

Man killed in crash aftermath

A driver who survived an accident south of Te Kuiti tonight has apparently been killed in the aftermath of the crash. Police…

video Watch: Major fire erupts

A West Auckland plastics factory explodes into fire

video Watch: Fire in a plastics factory

A fire has broken out in a plastics factory in Henderson

Major blaze at plastics factory is suspicious
Major blaze at plastics factory is suspicious

Updated 100+ firefighters dealing with fallen powerlines, explosive debris, wather runoff, dense smoke and unknown chemicals at…

Watch: Mayoral debate descends into chaos
video Watch: Mayoral debate descends into chaos

An Auckland University Mayoral debate brought out the worst in candidates tonight

Emergency landing at Nelson Airport
Emergency landing at Nelson Airport

Passengers and crew have walked away safely from an Air New Zealand plane, after an emergency at Nelson Airport tonight.

Watch: Filipo's victims speak out
video Watch: Filipo's victims speak out

Losi Filipo assaulted four Wellington friends and didn't receive his just desserts, in their eyes

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How not to run for Auckland mayor
How not to run for Auckland mayor

A fracas erupted at an "Anti Debate" meeting for mayoral candidates held by the Auckland University…

Jail for violent offender

A knife-wielding man who paraded around in public with his shirt off, challenging people to fight him, has been jailed for…

Social media spurs Swarbrick's success

If the race for Auckland's mayor was won on social media, Chloe Swarbrick would leave everyone else in her digital dust.

Motorcyclist killed in Ngakuru crash

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Ngakuru. In a statement, police said they were are at the scene of the crash…

video Watch: Slamming Australia
Watch: Slamming Australia

Four Marist College students are off to a poetry competition in Australia

Mystery of bus shelter solved

The Granity bus shelter reported missing last week was never stolen.

New name and board and permission to fly

Civil Aviation has given grounded South Westland helicopter company Alpine Adventures the green light to fly again.

Poets crossing ditch for transtasman slam

Four Auckland schoolgirls determined to make a difference are on their way to Sydney to compete in the first ever transtasman…

Struggling family find temporary home

For one family, their leaky home presents a life or death situation for their 10-year-old.

Mural for surf clubhouse before rebuild
Mural for surf clubhouse before rebuild

Lyall Bay Surf and Lifesaving Club house has been jazzed up with a mural - less than a week before it's…

NZ air among world's 'cleanest, safest'

New Zealand has some of the cleanest and safest air on the planet, a new World Health Organisation report suggests.

Losing home 'can happen to all of us'

The NZ Herald is today raising awareness of the struggles of thousands of homeless Kiwis.

Political Roundup: What's wrong with local government?

In today's political roundup, Bryce Edwards asks "What's wrong with local government, and can it be fixed?"

$50,000 paid into lawyer's personal account

A "reckless" Auckland lawyer who instructed a client to pay $50,000 in fees into his personal account and earned interest…

Girl Guiding members want heritage protection
Girl Guiding members want heritage protection

A faction of GirlGuiding NZ desperate to save its historic 3.145ha Oratia camp from being sold is asking…

Crown 'looking into' Losi Filipo case

The Solicitor General is "looking into" a judge's decision to issue a young rugby player a discharge without conviction…

video Watch: Rocket Lab ready for lift off

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab's founder, launches NZ's entry into the space race

Oil spill in South Auckland

Police are warning motorists to avoid roads in South Auckland following a significant oil spill.

Greens-Labour deal for Mt Roskill

Green Party has decided not to stand in a Mt Roskill byelection in the first 'deal' under the cooperation agreement between…

Northland petrol station robbed
Northland petrol station robbed

Cash and cigarettes were taken in an armed robbery of a Northland petrol station this morning and police…

Phil Goff all talk, no action on Maori seats for Auckland Council, says rival

Phil Goff supports dedicated Maori seats as part of Auckland Council but won't take action if elected mayor to deliver this…

Cop chase ends in tackle

Fleeing driver tosses loaded rifle out of car window.

video Watch NZH Focus: Anne Gibson on Mood of the Boardroom

Tristram Clayton talks to Anne Gibson about the Herald's 15th annual Mood of the Boardroom.

Trump v Clinton: Bigger than Super Bowl

Those who think Donald Trump will blow today's Presidential debate should think again, Prime Minister John Key says.

NZ@Noon: Harleys' rally together for CanTeen
NZ@Noon: Harleys' rally together for CanTeen

Around 400 bikes arrived at the Angus Hotel in Hastings on Saturday to go on a ride for children with…

Pokemon to go to Rotorua Tulip Festival

A Pokemon 'battle' is set to attract a new audience to this year's Rotorua Tulip Festival. According to a press release…

Rugby star's victim: 'He's not remorseful'

One of the women felled by a punch from a Wellington representative rugby player says her face is permanently scarred by…

Man stabbed in Lower Hutt

A man is in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital's ICU after a stabbing last night.

video Watch NZH Focus: Presidential debate with Barry Soper

Tristram Clayton talks to Barry Soper ahead of this afternoon’s first US Presidential debate.

Double crash tragedy for family
Double crash tragedy for family

The man who died in a crash between a car and truck in Waikanae on Friday was the father of a boy who…

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Hillary Clinton won the debate inasmuch as she represented…

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Today is Social Workers' Day. Along with teachers…

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Watch NZH Focus: Philip Duncan on Wild Weather
video Watch NZH Focus: Philip Duncan on Wild Weather

Tristram Clayton talks to Philip Duncan from WeatherWatch about the turmoil across the country for the start of the school…

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