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Williamson to Labour: Blame me
Williamson to Labour: Blame me

Watered down health and safety laws are a step closer - with opposition efforts to ensure all small businesses have health…

PM's office: Mystery Irish taxi ride

John Key's office racked up a $87 taxi fare in Dublin. The bill came as a surprise to officials, because its cardholder…

Immigration NZ website scam pops up

A scam website has popped up and looks identical to the official Immigration New Zealand website.

Teacher barred over student relationship

A teacher has been censured, and told to pay costs after he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Revealed: Baby Leo's father on assault charge
Revealed: Baby Leo's father on assault charge

Samuel Forrest is accused of attacking trustee he asked to look after the money raised to help his Down syndrome son.

Robertson inquiry may lead to tougher laws
Robertson inquiry may lead to tougher laws

Kiwis would be "aghast" and "deeply frustrated" that Tony Douglas Robertson raped and murdered Blessie Gotingco shortly…

Man on the run arrested over assault on fishermen
Man on the run arrested over assault on fishermen

A wanted man on the run from police since early April has been arrested and charged over the serious assault of two Korean…

Red flags over psychiatrist's work led to fraud allegations
Red flags over psychiatrist's work led to fraud allegations

The medical worker who allegedly stole a US doctor's identity and became registered as a psychiatrist in the Waikato was…

National

Boat issues Mayday call after run of bad luck
Boat issues Mayday call after run of bad luck

A boat issued a Mayday call after this afternoon after one man broke his leg and the boat began taking…

Fishing trip ends in tragedy

A man is dead after he was thrown from an inflatable boat on the Waitara River mouth in Taranaki earlier today.

One injured after truck hits power pole

A truck has smashed into a pole at an intersection, leaving one person injured and delaying traffic.

Police await forensic results over toddler's death

The inquiry into the sudden death of Cobden toddler Leith Hutchison, who died in April, is ongoing as police await forensic…

Hawkes Bay police seize over a kilo of meth
Hawkes Bay police seize over a kilo of meth

A string of police seizures has seen over a kilo of methamphetamine taken off the streets in Hawkes…

Disabled protest advisor job cuts

Members of Auckland's disabled groups have handed a petition signed by 500 asking Mayor Len Brown for a rethink of an Auckland…

Firefighters called to Auckland house blaze

Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at a house in West Auckland.

Dunedin crash victim named

The 18-year-old girl who died in a crash in central Dunedin yesterday morning was Nakita May Strange.

National keen to limit advance voting

The National Party wants to place limits on advance voting before an election, saying it was making it more difficult to…

Hit-and-run victim farewelled
Hit-and-run victim farewelled

People mourning the loss of 14-year-old Rangimaria White, who was killed in a hit-and-run in Opotiki…

Tolley scraps 'lab rat' study on children

The Social Development Minister said that infants would not be treated as "lab rats" under her watch.

Face to face with 190kg of hairy muscle

Breath from his flared nostrils moistened condensation on the thick glass as he stared me down.

Cat cuts power to 10,000 Kiwi houses

A wayward pussycat has been blamed for a power outage which affected nearly 10,000 households in Tauranga.

Crown now able to make offers for Red Zone properties

A newly-approved plan will enable the Crown to make offers for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the…

Schoolgirl knees attacker in the genitals
Schoolgirl knees attacker in the genitals

Police are looking for a man who indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Thames on Tuesday.

NZ@Noon: Pound puppies and dangerous dairies

A dairy owner in Rotorua is undeterred despite dangerous attacks and pound puppies get a new leash on life - just two of…

Drug bust arrest: Bail denied

Bail has been denied for a 56-year-old man arrested after a drug bust linked to the Head Hunters gang.

Woman robbed at gunpoint

A woman was threatened with a firearm during a "violent and unacceptable" aggravated robbery at a bar last night.

Boulder may have caused fatal crash

A man was killed he crossed the centre line on State Highway 2 near Paeroa and collided with a car this morning.

Police treatment of women and children 'unlawful'
Police treatment of women and children 'unlawful'

The police treatment of women and children who were ordered from a Mangere home at gunpoint was in breach…

Man in court over week-long crime spree

The 38-year-old was caught after allegedly stealing a woman's handbag, fleeing police and crashing a stolen car before taking…

Refunding donations 'right thing to do'

The woman who created a Givealittle page for Leon Jayet-Cole, set up after the 5-year-old was allegedly murdered, says refunding…

Cop who caught him: 'He's dangerous'

Detective who arrested Tony Robertson for indecently assaulting five-year-old girl says killer is in denial about his crimes…

Missing South Otago man found dead

A farmer noticed the 79-year-old's car stuck in the mud in one of his paddocks, with footprints leading away from the car…

House fire: 'We are lucky we're still alive'
House fire: 'We are lucky we're still alive'

A woman trapped inside a burning Remuera home this morning said the four people sleeping in the house…

Brand new Auckland?

Auckland is developing a new global brand to attract visitors, events, skilled migrants and investment.

Driver gives CPR to dying girl

A driver involved in a Dunedin crash rushed to give CPR to a dying teenager who lay unconscious in the back seat of the…

'I'm really sorry that my son did this'

The mother of the man who murdered Blessie Gotingco, says she is "devastated" with what he did and has apologised for his…

Driver gets credit note instead of change

Faulty software has been blamed for a pay machine in Auckland's Downtown parking building gobbling up a motorist's $50 note…

The fraudster with many last names
The fraudster with many last names

He told his would-be victim he was off to the Caribbean, but there were no cocktails or bikini-clad…

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Opinion

Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles

"Free market" theory has a lot to answer for, writes…

Geoff Simmons: Ban junk food marketing to kids Geoff Simmons: Ban junk food marketing to kids

Junk food advertising aimed at kids plays a part in…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz July 30 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz July 30

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: July 30 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 30

Current events, geography, history, trivia ... Test…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Tanked on vodka
Sideswipe: Tanked on vodka

A warm engine a great place for a cat nap...

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Element magazine

What do you think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands?
What do you think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands?

Element wants to know what you, our readers, think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands in New Zealand…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled
video WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled

August kicks off this weekend and it is looking typically unsettled. July ends with a high over the next couple of days…

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Property

Wellington property has redevelopment potential
Wellington property has redevelopment potential

Two adjoining former residential properties along Evans Bay Parade that have been converted to a childcare facility are…

Andrew King: Property investor or trader?
Building consents dip in June
Ryman sets 70% growth target
Landlord tax belies PM's housing claim
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