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Tourists attacked by group 'looking for trouble'
Tourists attacked by group 'looking for trouble'

Two tourists who were attacked by a group of people outside a Christchurch backpackers were victims of "random bad luck"…

Tensions boil over at troubled school

Updated The principal at Northcote's Hato Petera College has been suspended from his role as chief executive of the school's hostel…

Police question mystery car in river

The owner of a car which crashed into the Avon River in Christchurch this morning is being interviewed by police.

Elderly man found dead

A elderly man has been found dead with "unexplained injuries" at a Christchurch address.

Queenstown crash victim named
Queenstown crash victim named

The woman who died in a two-car crash in Queenstown on Friday was Jennifer Claire Scott, 76.

Police hunt armed robber
Police hunt armed robber

Police hunting a man responsible for three armed robberies on Auckland's North Shore want to speak to Slovakian national…

Emotional farewell for Madill's family
Emotional farewell for Madill's family

Family and friends gathered to say their final farewells to Alana Madill at a poignant service held in Canada overnight.

Four injured in Waikato blaze
Four injured in Waikato blaze

Four people from Waikato suffered from smoke inhalation after they moved an outdoor fire brazier indoors early this morning…

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Chaotic police chase rolls car
Chaotic police chase rolls car

A police car slid off a gravel road and rolled on its side following a car chase in Dargaville overnight…

Recovered yacht towed back to harbour

A yacht which came into trouble in seas outside Wellington this morning is being towed into Wellington Harbour.

'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once…

Early morning house fire in Wellington

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in Wellington early this morning.

Let's condemn real racism
Let's condemn real racism

A rare thing happened in our house this week because of Art Green. My husband was doing that thing he…

Baby Ayla's silver lining

She's captured hearts around the world, and now baby Ayla Collins is showing the signs of diplomacy of a seasoned citizen…

Security on high alert for Morris trial

Security at the High Court in Auckland will be beefed up when the man accused of murdering Head Hunters gang associate Connor…

CYF staffer had sex with teenager

A staffer working for Child, Youth and Family started a sexual relationship with a boy in the teen unit where she worked…

Sexist lessons at Gloriavale

Politicians will demand answers from education bosses over what the extreme fundamentalist school is teaching girls - besides…

Driver inches away from train crash
Driver inches away from train crash

A motorist last night spoke of cheating death after his ute accidently rolled into the path of a 900-tonne…

Auckland boy, 8, flees attacker

An 8-year-old boy kicked and screamed as he fought off a stranger's tight grip on his wrist in an attempted daylight abduction…

Millionaires' driveway spat ends in court

An Auckland multi-millionaire has won year-long legal fight over a driveway gate with his rich-list neighbour.

A country of 'casual racists'?

As a young nation undergoing a rapidly changing demography, NZ is learning to grapple with the rise of 'casual' or 'everyday'…

10 Auckland suburbs under $500,000

The latest QV statistics show only 10 of Auckland's 167 suburbs have homes with a median value under $500,000.

Mils Muliaina to appear in UK court
Mils Muliaina to appear in UK court

Former All Black Mils Muliaina is expected in a UK courtroom on Friday to face a charge of sexual assault…

Twins snug and warm in new winter jammies

A pair of wriggly, giggly boys were this week clad in snuggly warm pyjamas thanks to you.

It's crucial to get the whole process right

Donation should be discussed compassionately and respectfully, recognising that donation comes out of human tragedy, writes…

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Gloriavale kids need a broader education

Green MP Catherine Delahunty will get plenty of support for her attempt to find out what sort of education is being provided…

Transplanted to a new world

Of all the places to perform dialysis, the back seat of a car in the South Island's Lewis Pass must be one of the strangest. Former…

Mum looking for 'angel' who saved son
Mum looking for 'angel' who saved son

Auckland mum Tracey Kaminski is looking for an "angel" who saved the life of her 3-year-old son.

Sunshine hints at warm spring

Warmer weather and longer days are on the way - but we're not out of the winter woods just yet.

Block's buddy for sale

It could be the best house on The Block but it hasn't been touched by contestants on the popular home renovation show.

Generous Kiwi public fund new ambos

Twelve new state-of-the-art ambulances will soon hit New Zealand roads, thanks to the generosity of Kiwis.

Rodney Hide: Sure beats Friday night bingo

We live in a beautiful, peaceful country. The Prime Minister has us designing a new flag. Labour leader Andrew Little wants…

Jack Tame: Cuba, McDonald's and cheap sex
Jack Tame: Cuba, McDonald's and cheap sex

We were liquored up and keen to dance and they saw us straight away. An unattached white male? Boom.

A country of two halves

I'm sure I speak for many when I say the best present a young boy or girl can receive is that first bike. It's not just…

Police on hunt for missing woman

Police are tonight looking for a young woman who is believed to have gone missing in bush north of Auckland.

Police seize keys off tourist driver

"We had multiple calls of a rental car driving on the incorrect side of the road and straddling the centre of the road,"…

Train hits ute in near miss accident
Train hits ute in near miss accident

A man had a near miss after a freight train clipped the side of his ute this morning.

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Opinion

Paul Little: Can't afford meds? Don't get sick Paul Little: Can't afford meds? Don't get sick

Can't afford medicine? Don't get sick, losers. That's…

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The Minnesota dentist is the target of worldwide odium…

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Sideswipe: Ugliest Auckland footpath
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Terrible Auckland footpaths and equally horrifying Wellington toilets...

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Element magazine

Global water scarcity and how to deal with it
Global water scarcity and how to deal with it

For Kiwis concerns about water scarcity often fall on deaf ears. For the most part, and in most areas, we have rain, and…

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WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update
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WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan updates us on the weekend weather.

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