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Wet weather ruins rugby field
Wet weather ruins rugby field

Cass Square took a hammering from two recent big events in the rain.

Hastings man ready to face Debbie

A Hastings man is sitting tight in Queensland as Cyclone Debbie rages outside.

Report on Havelock North water contamination delayed

Havelock North water inquiry findings due out on March 31, delayed until May 12.

Ihaka trial: Accused says 'He was my son'

Murder accused Troy Taylor testifies to deny murdering baby Ihaka Stokes

Underground drugs: What's in city sewers
Underground drugs: What's in city sewers

Cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA have been found in Auckland and Christchurch wastewater.

Focus on cliff area in search for Kim
Focus on cliff area in search for Kim

Police say information from the days before her disappearance led them to the cliffs.

Fleeing driver goes wrong way down motorway
Fleeing driver goes wrong way down motorway

A car drove the wrong way on the Northwestern Motorway for about a minute.

Alleged abuse victim 'trusted' coach
Alleged abuse victim 'trusted' coach

Teen who says his rugby coach abused him was told to keep it their 'little secret'.

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Talks to cover search for alien life
Talks to cover search for alien life

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will give presentations on the big issues facing humans.

Man found dead at Tolaga Bay house named

Police are awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination.

Killer to his family: 'I love you'

A Waikato man has been found guilty of murdering his partner in a savage beating.

video Watch NZH Focus: FTA upgrade on the cards

NZ Herald Head of Business talks with Tristram Clayton about the Chinese Premier's visit to Auckland.

NZDF destroyed evidence on report
NZDF destroyed evidence on report

Evidence was destroyed supporting Defence Force claims a damning report was inaccurate.

Wobbly Welly buildings make workers ill

Researchers found wind-induced motion sickness was reported at nine storeys and above.

Life experiences boost quake preparation

People who have experienced accidents are better prepared for disaster, a new study finds.

Witness saw horrific baseball bat attack

Mourners in Palmerston North set upon man and son in ute with gang signage, witnesses say.

Ihaka trial: Toddler told to 'shut up'

Neighbour of man accused of murdering the Christchurch infant speaks in court.

Fiery crash: German tourists killed on NZ adventure
Fiery crash: German tourists killed on NZ adventure

They had been in NZ for about two weeks when their holiday came to a tragic end.

video Watch NZH Focus: Watercare Mangere Treatment Plant

Tristram Clayton takes a look into how much extra water the Mangere Treatment plant can handle.

SAS soldiers should front inquiry: Little

SAS soldiers should give evidence to an inquiry, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

Truckies won't drive white-knuckle route

The inland route between Christchurch and Picton a scary road to drive, say truckies.

Police working out how many in wrecked car

A car is left so badly mangled in a crash police don't know how many were inside it.

Donations left outside Salvation Army ruined
Donations left outside Salvation Army ruined

The Salvation Army are calling for people to only donate items during store hours.

Gloriavale hits back at sex abuse claims

Gloriavale has labelled claims of sexual abuse within the community as "just nonsense".

Photos sought for book on 28th Maori Battalion

The author of a book on the 28th Maori Battalion is looking for photographs.

video Watch NZH Focus: Updates from Cyclone Debbie

The Mayor of Whitsundays Andrew Willcox talks to Brigitte Purcell about Cyclone Debbie.

Drugged driver's sentence 'an insult'

Grieving families outraged at drugged driver's three-and-half years' jail sentence.

Horsewoman's talent shines in rough ride
Horsewoman's talent shines in rough ride

Horsewoman puts on amazing display with wild colt to win $142,278 at show in America.

One dead in West Coast chopper crash

Crashed helicopter already on accident commission's watchlist.

Mangatawhiri truck crash claims life

A person is dead after a truck crash at Mangatawhiri.

Staff mourning killed colleague

Community mourns loss of regional council staffer Michael Taylor after farm mishap.

Rare sea lion found dead in trawler net

Squid-fishing net's escape hatch appears to have failed, trapping female sea lion.

Mission to raise flood-hit marae
Mission to raise flood-hit marae

A marae hit by floods eight times since 2003 is to be rebuilt out of reach of floodwaters

Herald daily quiz: March 28

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Zoning dispute: Scrap between schools

Auckland's population growth has sparked a school zoning row in Mt Albert.

Afghanistan: 'I wish he had never gone over'

Mother of soldier says she wishes NZ troops were brought home before her son died in 2012.

Duff: Shattering a generational mindset

COMMENT: Achievement an inspiration that shatters generational mindset, writes Alan Duff.

12 Questions with Elizabeth Somervell
12 Questions with Elizabeth Somervell

Jennifer Dann puts 12 questions to NIWA air quality scientist Elizabeth Somervell.

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