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Bridges to withdraw from deputy PM race
Bridges to withdraw from deputy PM race

Simon Bridges is expected to withdraw from the contest to be National's deputy leader today - handing it to Paula Bennett…

Kettle recalled over electric shock risk

The Warehouse is urging customers to stop using a kettle recalled due to the risk of "severe electric shock".

Christchurch man missing for week

A Christchurch man has gone missing for a week, sparking fears for his safety.

Hundreds without power after crash

Updated A car has hit a power pole and broken it in two in South Auckland this morning.

Family violence: My fear-free Christmas
Family violence: My fear-free Christmas

A woman who left her violent and abusive partner earlier this year after reading the Herald's series We're Better Than This…

Police hunting three men over death
Police hunting three men over death

Police are hunting three men over a suspicious death in Upper Hutt, which has sparked a homicide investigation.

Steve Braunias: Secret Diary of John Key
Steve Braunias: Secret Diary of John Key

COMMENT: I opened the window of my ninth floor office and let my head float out. I wanted to look over the country I've…

Bennett on cusp of becoming Deputy PM
Bennett on cusp of becoming Deputy PM

Paula Bennett is a handful of votes away from becoming New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister.

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Young builder 'sacked by text message'
Young builder 'sacked by text message'

A young Christchurch builder allegedly sacked via text didn't tell his family and for a week pretended…

Samoa set for tourism boost after fight

Samoa is hoping for a knock-out result from one of its favourite sons tonight. But it's already guaranteed a winning outcome…

Bill English - Man on a mission

The advantage Bill English has when he forms his new Government next week is that he won't be burdened by high expectations…

Tropical storms could hit on Christmas

Don't make too many plans for that Christmas Day barbie as stormy weather could put a dampener on outdoor celebrations.

video Family violence: Kate's story of survival
Family violence: Kate's story of survival

Kate is a survivor of family violence and spoke out about her experience in a bid to help other women…

Dotcom's mansion heads Top 10 sales list

The top 10 sales in the country this year went for a combined total of $148.1 million - $47.23m above their collective capital…

Bill English's long road to redemption

Reputation studiously rebuilt after a political mauling 14 years ago, the new PM now has chance to right the record, writes…

Key - No vision, no legacy, no problem

John Key won't leave much of a political legacy but to voters that doesn't matter, says political editor Audrey Young.

Family violence - 'Christmas was hell'

A survivor of domestic violence speaks out about her horrendous 15-year marriage and how the misery, fear and harm got worse…

Refresh at the top chance for new ideas
Refresh at the top chance for new ideas

The contest for the National Party leadership and the job of Prime Minister lasted barely 72 hours.

Roughan: Fighter lurks beneath English's dry surface

COMMENT: As we farewell a gifted PM we are about to get a more combative one. John Key's politics have been emollient, Bill…

video Watch: Sir Colin Meads speaks openly about his health

Sir Colin Meads talks to Tony Veitch about his health.

Editorial: NZ whitebait a delicacy worth saving

New Zealand whitebait are one of the few dining pleasures to escape the culinary assault of reality chefs.

video Family violence over the festive season: the facts

New Zealand has the worst rate of family violence in the developed world. It gets worse every year over the festive season…

video Family violence: Kate’s story
Family violence: Kate’s story

Kate escaped a violent marriage after 15 years of harm, hurt and abuse. She speaks out about her horrible…

video Watch NZH Focus: Why does family violence increase over Xmas?

New Zealand has the worst rate of family violence in the developed world with police attending more than a hundred thousand…

Christmas violence: We're Better Than This

In May the Herald launched a campaign focusing on family violence in NZ. We are revisiting the issue with a spotlight on…

video Watch: Smith & Caughey's Santa Room and Enchanted Forest

Mrs Claus shows us around the Santa Room and Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey's.

Mayhem as teens smash train windows

A group of teenagers caused mayhem when they smashed windows on a train in South Auckland last night.

'Globes of fire' spotted in Waimauku skies
'Globes of fire' spotted in Waimauku skies

"They were glowing balls flying through the air."

Dead climbers' beacon activated a year after deaths

An emergency beacon has mysteriously gone off a year after search teams recovered the bodies of its owners from Aoraki/Mt…

Fears for boy after bike crashes into tree

A young boy suffered a potentially serious head injury when his motorcycle crashed into a tree in rural Waikato tonight.

Family: 'Police framed innocent man'

The family of convicted killer Quinton Winders have vowed to fight to free an "innocent man" who they believe was framed…

School rallies around kids of Kaipara dad

Givealittle page raises over $10,000 in less than a day in support of family who lost a husband and father killed in the…

Three people hurt in Dairy Flat crash
Three people hurt in Dairy Flat crash

Police are at a serious car crash on Dairy Flat Highway where three people have been hurt.

Scuffle outside court after case put off

WATCH: Family members of elderly man assaulted at a retirement home show frustration after court sentencing put off.

Incident at Whenuapai Airport resolved

A Defence Force spokesman said the incident involved an aircraft on the ground.

Cancer unit to boost access to trial drugs

Melanoma patient's life saved by trial drug

Outages prompt Far North outrage

There are calls to make the Far North self-sufficient for power, after the whole region blacked out for 12 hours yesterday…

3D footage shows earthquake damage
3D footage shows earthquake damage

New 3D fly-through footage of the Kaikoura coastline is being used to assess key areas of damage.

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What to consider as stocks break records What to consider as stocks break records

The post-election rally has taken stock markets to…

Fran O'Sullivan: From Brand Key to Brand Bill Fran O'Sullivan: From Brand Key to Brand Bill

COMMENT: Can Finance Minister become National's front-man?…

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WeatherWatch: Spring Returns
video WeatherWatch: Spring Returns

A surge of wind, rain then showers and sun are on the way for the country this weekend and into next week. It's an unsettled…

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