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Opinion: The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball
Opinion: The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball

The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball keeps swinging and this time former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman is in its path, writes…

Labour plan to restore local levies

Labour plans to reinstate the power for local bodies to raise revenue through extra levies such as a 'pillow tax' on visitors…

Tick for 'holiday highway'

A Board of Inquiry has granted consent for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway north of Auckland, known as the "holiday highway"…

Greens unveil confronting billboards

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei was "extremely nervous" about the party's billboard campaign using pictures of hungry, barefoot…

A debate about a debate, and media bias
A debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

NZ @ Noon: Fight to keep pet bull
NZ @ Noon: Fight to keep pet bull

Stories making headlines around the regions today include an Engineer with a feacal answer to pollution and a Rotorua man…

Cunliffe's Hosking debate turn-around
Cunliffe's Hosking debate turn-around

Labour leader David Cunliffe was taped saying he'd debate Prime Minister John Key "anytime, any place, anywhere, I'll even…

Explosives found on Dunedin road
Explosives found on Dunedin road

The discovery "of what appears to be explosives'' has caused the closure of a popular Dunedin scenic drive.

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Airport shut down after plane's wheel malfunction
Airport shut down after plane's wheel malfunction

New Plymouth Airport has been shut down after a departing aircraft lost steering in its front wheel…

Adoptive mum's battle for parental leave

A woman who adopted a child has won the right to paid parental leave, after being told by the Ministry of Business, Innovation…

Money put into pub pokies dropping

The amount of money put into pokie machines outside of casinos is continuing to drop. Latest figures from the Department…

Political sign defacement 'work of idle vandals'

The fire engine used by Labour's Napier candidate, Stuart Nash, is the latest political prop to come under attack from vandals…

Series of quakes strike lower North Island
Series of quakes strike lower North Island

Feeling rattled? A series of earthquakes have shaken the lower North Island this morning.

Jail for selling firearms to crims

An unemployed Auckland man who purchased $50,000 worth of firearms then passed them to gang members and other criminals…

Crash victim out of hospital, two remain

A woman involved in yesterday's fatal crash near Whakamara has today been discharged from Tauranga Hospital. The woman…

Kids' charity worker accused of $15k theft

A former office worker at a high-profile charity has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 from it.

Quit offer should be taken

The PM should have accepted Gerry Brownlee's offer to resign his Transport portfolio for breaching airport security regulations…

Kiwis intimate data kept on file
Kiwis intimate data kept on file

New privacy research reveals the alarming reach of our digital footprint, with some companies' client…

Councillors keep travel perk

Agroup of Auckland councillors have managed to retain a business-class-travel perk, but a bid to give them free parking…

The fault in our trains: New power woes

Auckland's flash new electric trains have been grounded by power faults which are mystifying the region's transport authority…

Nats to offer fast-track tunnel: Labour

Labour says the Government is poised to offer Auckland motorists an election "bribe" by fast-forwarding motorway tunnels…

Brownlee hands over aviation duties

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee is giving up the aviation security share of his portfolio while the Civil Aviation Authority…

Ticks, crosses for school pass rates
Ticks, crosses for school pass rates

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading and writing…

After-school jobs harmless - study

School students can forget trying to wriggle out of a part-time job - new research says it isn't all that bad.

Sibling rivalry in news

Te reo has paved the way for careers in journalism for two sets of Kiwi siblings who work on opposing Maori news shows.

Tuhoe takes lead in homeland's future

The remote, misty, immense Te Urewera country is a treasured place that no one should own - to own it would be to enslave…

Find may solve 20-year-old cold case

A 20-year-old cold case may have been solved after forestry workers in the Brynderwyn Hills discovered the remains of missing…

FBI and Dotcom: Coleman told earlier
FBI and Dotcom: Coleman told earlier

Jonathan Coleman knew the FBI was interested in Kim Dotcom before his officials granted the tycoon residency…

Kiwis line up for airline's refund offer

After two tragic incidents within months involving Malaysia Airlines, hundreds of Kiwis have gained refunds for flights…

Judges can be nice as pie

The forks are out and the tasting has begun for the annual New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

Accused regrets harm to parking warden

The man accused of assaulting a parking warden says he's "deeply remorseful" the other man got hurt, but will contest the…

Surfing tackle goes viral

Dropping in on another surfer's wave is the sport's greatest crime. So when a Brazilian gatecrashed Kiwi Tim Thompson's…

$10,000 spent chasing $250 debt
$10,000 spent chasing $250 debt

A Government agency has spent $10,000 in legal costs pursuing a $250 debt from an outspoken opponent…

Cell to rescue after plunge

A young woman whose car crashed "head first" down a 60m bank before flipping managed to crawl out of the vehicle and phone…

Air NZ staffer on meth charge

A flight attendant who worked for Air New Zealand for 24 years has been charged with bringing 25 grams of methamphetamine…

Brian Rudman: Time for bus IT system to get real

In the "not before time" category, Auckland Transport is advertising for a new board director with "exposure to and understanding…

video Your weather for the weekend

A large high is finally rolling in towards the country and will bring settled weather to most places on Sunday. The showery…

video US Army Black Hawks give Kiwis a lift
US Army Black Hawks give Kiwis a lift

A 13 person detachment from New Zealand’s 16 Field Regiment are currently at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii…

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Opinion

Peter Bromhead: Cartoons raise issue of where to draw line Peter Bromhead: Cartoons raise issue of where to draw line

Recently, editorial cartoons have been the subject…

Beginner's guide to NZ politics Beginner's guide to NZ politics

As we draw closer to the election, again to be contested…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Super City

Parking warden bashed
Parking warden bashed

A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being attacked on duty in Auckland - and the assault was so bad, it kept…

Brian Rudman: Cement traps us in the bad old days
Proposal opens up Queens Wharf
Storm damage not material: Vector
Rules fight echoes across city
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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: July 25 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 25

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: July 25 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 25

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Te reo in Tawa
Sideswipe: Te reo in Tawa

Computer survives to live another day My brother, who lives near Whakatane, bought a new computer after the previous one…

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Element magazine

Creating Tomorrow: Food
Creating Tomorrow: Food

OPINION: The pressure on the global capacity for food production from oil costs and climate change would be a huge issue…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend
video Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend

The colder southerly flow continues this week but as we head into the weekend an incoming high pressure system will calm…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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