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'Drive safely' plea from teen's family
'Drive safely' plea from teen's family

Last Labour Weekend one person was killed on the roads - 16-year-old Ricky Pettigrew. Today, his family have a message for…

Rates: What you face

Rate rises will hit double digits in Auckland's hottest suburbs unless the council takes action on other fronts, says the…

Santa claws his way into town

Some call him creepy, others call him a piece of cultural history - either way Auckland's giant Santa has been saved from…

5 Auckland Airport staff on $1m

Auckland Airport, where profits are forecast to be flat after increasing by more than 10 per cent last year, now pays five…

Camera left in UK seeks Kiwi owner
Camera left in UK seeks Kiwi owner

When Rina Crawford and her family arrived in Northern Ireland after a long flight, they were handed a camera to return to…

Monaco date for winner
Monaco date for winner

Daniel Radcliffe has been to plenty of countries over the years, but Monaco isn't among them. That will change next year…

High tech lets searchers zoom in
High tech lets searchers zoom in

Searchers can now locate and rescue people missing somewhere in a staggeringly large area in as little as 40 minutes thanks…

Small wins in battle to save the Kiwi
Small wins in battle to save the Kiwi

New Zealand is winning the battle to save our national icon, a Department of Conservation expert says, though an average…

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Coastguard urges care on water
Coastguard urges care on water

Labour Weekend marks the enforcement of a new bylaw making it compulsory to wear a lifejacket when on…

NZ among best places to move to

NZ has ranked sixth in a global survey on the best places to live abroad, with scenery, landscape and weather listed among…

Lawyer, former unionist on advisory panel

A top lawyer, Chris Hodson QC, and former unionist Angela Foulkes have been appointed to the first advisory panel to the…

Cyclist facing a life changed forever, says friend

Paralysed cyclist David Keys has resigned himself to the fact life as he knew it has ended, days after crashing his bike…

Friends plan climb in memory of couple
Friends plan climb in memory of couple

Friends of an Auckland couple who died on Mt Taranaki after getting stranded last Labour weekend are…

Grammar leadership in shake-up plan

A management shake-up at one of the country's most conservative state schools is being considered.

Granny flats the new hot sellers

Single-level Auckland brick-and-tile units are fetching record sums, often double the capital values assessed three years…

VTNZ on top of workers' ratings

The best workplaces have been named - and employees at the winning companies say communication, teamwork and a strong sense…

Kiwi chicks set for island idyll

Three lucky kiwi chicks will kick back for the summer on one of the Hauraki Gulf's most idyllic islands.

Smoke-free at Camel HQ
Smoke-free at Camel HQ

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American is stubbing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

FedEx expects Christmas cheer

FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries in the United States. The company forecast yesterday that deliveries…

Editorial: Speaker gives PM, ministers a licence to duck for cover

The Prime Minister began his third term by warning National MPs and ministers that he did not want to see any hint of arrogance…

I Love AKL

Completing our series showcasing the best the city has to offer, high-profile Aucklanders share their favourite places.

'Sizeable' scrub fire in Canterbury brought under control

A "sizeable" scrub fire in Canterbury has been doused by firefighters. The rural blaze stretched across 5000sq m near Grange…

Two stabbed in Woodville fight
Two stabbed in Woodville fight

Two men have been stabbed in a fight in a house near Palmerston North. The men were injured at a property…

New guidelines for rentals after spate of tourist crashes

New guidelines for rental vehicles have been developed after a spate of deaths and a coroner's recommendation for foreign…

Spy advisory panel members named

A top lawyer, Chris Hodson QC, and former unionist Angela Foulkes have been appointed to the first advisory panel to the…

McCann suspect's NZ charges

New information has emerged about a paedophile wanted for questioning in relation to the disappearance of British girl Madeleine…

Lodge owner faces new charges

Kaitaia backpack lodge owner Michael Harris facing multiple charges of offending against male guests.

Charity quilt fetches $26k
Charity quilt fetches $26k

Sheryl Farrow has always dreamed of having one of her quilts put on public display.

Modern tech helps solve 'puzzle' of search and rescue

Searchers can now locate and rescue missing people from a staggeringly large area in as little as 40 minutes thanks to advancing…

Man denied bail after boat ramp ramming

A man has been denied bail and will remain in custody for at least six days after a whitebaiter Troy Hughes critically injured…

Rare young Kiwi chicks released into wild

Rotoroa Island in the Haurakai Gulf will be the new home of three rare young Kiwi chicks. The three male kiwi named Tuatahi…

Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees

Former Justice Minister Judith Collins is on two parliamentary select committees as an ordinary MP, as is former Building…

Ex-teacher jailed for molesting students
Ex-teacher jailed for molesting students

A Hawkes Bay teacher with a classroom career dating back 40 years has been sentenced to more than three…

Man found dead in Kelston named

The man who died after an incident in Kelston on Tuesday night has been named as 51-year-old Brett Fraser. A homicide investigation…

PM should've answered Slater question

John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a Parliamentary question about his discussion with Cameron Slater about a car…

Fisher: OIA should bring no surprises

Herald reporter David Fisher outlined issues with the OIA at a speech last week to a Wellington conference of law experts…

Man who attacked police officer during mass brawl jailed

A man who attacked a police officer trying to protect women involved in a mass, late-night brawl has been jailed for a year. Abony…

'Tindallgate' bouncer granted appeal
'Tindallgate' bouncer granted appeal

"Tindallgate" bouncer Jonathan Dixon has been granted an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Queenstown…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: October 23 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: October 23

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: October 23 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 23

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Dads are welcome
Sideswipe: Dads are welcome

Hey, Dad ... You know you're a parent when ... "During a particularly tough round of meetings where we were trying to solve…

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Element magazine

Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment
Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment

Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly-expanding fossil free divestment movement. Following…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

Labour Weekend forecast
video Labour Weekend forecast

Labour Weekend is fast approaching and the weather looks drier rather than wetter;but it’s not perfect. Saturday looks mostly…

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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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