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PM should've answered Slater question
PM should've answered Slater question

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

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…

Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter

Prime Minister John Key's office briefing notes have once again been accidentally sent to a reporter ahead of a media conference. Mr…

MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending…

Booze buses get tech revamp
Booze buses get tech revamp

Police have begun deploying advanced roadside technology including gathering biometric data to better identify drink-drivers…

NZ@Noon: Taking up chess a champion move
NZ@Noon: Taking up chess a champion move

Stories making headlines across the regions today include a schoolboy who has become a hero through chess and a bidding…

Santa's been saved
Santa's been saved

Updated Santa has been saved, with a family-owned company pledging money to keep him on Auckland's main street.

Auckland rates: Valuation up 29pc
Auckland rates: Valuation up 29pc

The average valuation increase for all Auckland properties is 29 per cent, but the new values won’t be used to help set…

National

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

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

Opinion: Hard to pin down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the Prime Minister is under real pressure in Parliament, writes John Armstrong…

NZ High Commission in lockdown

The New Zealand High Commission's building in Canada is in lock-down following a deadly shooting a couple of streets away…

Burn-off could land Morgan in court

A prosecution could be in the wind for TradeMe founder Sam Morgan, after a burn-off on his property on Tuesday blanketed…

Arrest for taking knife to Winz office
Arrest for taking knife to Winz office

A 36-year-old Dunedin man may be charged after allegedly bringing a knife into the central Dunedin Work…

One dead, two injured in Feilding crash

A 19-year-old man is dead and two others hospitalised after the vehicle they were in crashed into a fence in Feilding overnight. The…

Get used to power cuts, Vector chairman

Power cuts are a part of life and Aucklanders should get used to it, says Vector chairman Michael Stiassny.

Speed tolerance low over long weekend

Speed limit tolerances will be lowered this Labour Weekend in a bid to avoid fatalities as traffic volumes increase. The…

Envoy due back for court case

A Malaysian envoy is due to appear before the courts on sexual assault charges this weekend, five months after he fled New…

Bag snatch heroine 'raring to go home'
Bag snatch heroine 'raring to go home'

Good Samaritan bag snatch heroine Lucy Knight is moving home tomorrow with rugby headgear to protect…

Air NZ pilot gets drink-drive discharge

An Air New Zealand pilot caught riding a scooter without a helmet and more than two and a half times the alcohol limit has…

All Black shows off artistic side for Starship

All Black Keven Mealamu is not only a star on the rugby field - he has also made his mark in the realm of children's books…

Key spoke to blogger 'not as PM'

John Key's conversations with blogger Cameron Slater were not in his capacity as Prime Minister, he said yesterday as he…

Shooting drama shocks small town

Hours before he opened fire on police, the man at the centre of a shooting in a tiny Waikato village was going about life…

Loving Aucklands tourist life
Loving Aucklands tourist life

French tourists Caroline Claudon and Alexis Rebours chose Auckland to begin their working holiday but…

Drivers prefer tolls to rates rises- AA

Auckland drivers appear to strongly favour motorway tolls over rates rises - if they have to pay anything more to fill a…

Search underway after backpack found

A search is underway after a backpack containing clothes and a sleeping bag was found in a river in the Nelson Lakes area…

Large Canterbury scrub fire 'suspicious'

Authorities are investigating a large suspicious scrub fire in Canterbury yesterday. Fire crews were called to the 4000m…

Rants & Raves: Full bus

At 7.30am, two Dominion Rd buses going downtown passed me by as I waited at the bus stop. Signs on the front of the bus…

Dear Santa, so sorry you've been sacked
Dear Santa, so sorry you've been sacked

Aucklanders are facing Christmas without the city's larger-than-life Santa. The big man's banned after…

Maioro St interchange upgrade necessary

Q: Many millions were spent by NZTA building SH20, to the current run off at Maioro St. In the past few months the road…

E-bike firm fights for space

Fold-up electric bikes are joining hilly Waiheke Island's transport fleet, about to be made busier by a new ferry service…

Pay more, play longer at Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu will charge season pass holders $20 a day to ride the lifts following Labour Weekend after pushing out its projected…

WWl: Sallies brought comfort to hurt

In August 1915, an Anzac shot through the eyes recognised one comforting voice as he lay close to death in a Cairo hospital…

Abuse claim oversight switch stuns providers
Abuse claim oversight switch stuns providers

Australian health insurer Medibank has won a bid to manage sexual abuse claims for the Accident Compensation…

Editorial: Elderly, poor hardest hit by draconian council ban

According to the Auckland Council, a planned ban on domestic open fires and the use of old wood burners from 2018 will not…

Opinion: State house boy pulls up ladder

The market has proven itself absolutely useless at housing the poor, the mentally ill, and the elderly - and anyone else…

Sideswipe: Baking bread
Sideswipe: Baking bread

"Are people insane? Every day there's a queue from one end of Farro to the other, waiting for the midday…

National Archives

Opinion

David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race

NZ Herald journalist David Fisher gave the following…

John Clements: City that's big but far from super John Clements: City that's big but far from super

What is Auckland Council's mandate? According to the…

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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: Stretching the truth
Sideswipe: Stretching the truth

“Agent has worked out how to make a square table turn to a rectangle in this real estate listing,” says a reader.

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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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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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