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Average Auckland rates rise revealed
Average Auckland rates rise revealed

Updated Auckland ratepayers are getting a clearer picture today on the impact on rates from the latest property valuations.

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

Updated 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 and Income New Zealand…

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 Heart of the City…

One dead, two injured in Feilding crash
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
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.

National

Speed tolerance low over long weekend
Speed tolerance low over long weekend

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

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'

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

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 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…

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

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

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…

Large Canterbury scrub fire 'suspicious'
Large Canterbury scrub fire 'suspicious'

Authorities are investigating a large suspicious scrub fire in Canterbury yesterday. Fire crews were…

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…

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
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…

Abuse claim oversight switch stuns providers

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

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…

Dita De Boni: State house poster boy callous to pull up ladder

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

12 Qs: Heather Hendrikson
12 Qs: Heather Hendrikson

1. Bacteria: friend or foe?

Sideswipe: Baking bread

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

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

What is Auckland Council's mandate? According to the royal commission on Auckland governance, amalgamation would provide…

David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win

Terrorism is an affront to our freedom, human dignity and right to life.

Robyn Yousef: TV depression storyline handled with care

Shortland Street you did it well. The writers, crew and cast - especially 15-year-old actor KJ Apa - and the advisers from…

video New Air NZ Hobbit video
New Air NZ Hobbit video

The cast of The Hobbit star in the latest Air New Zealand safety video. Dwarves, orcs and elves star…

Labour leaders hit the hustings

Labour's caucus did not communicate effectively and parts of the party did not talk to each other.

End of an era for Santa

Auckland's famous Santa will not be back in its usual place on the Whitcoull's corner on Queen Street this coming Christmas…

Growth in members of NZ armed forces

Uniformed members of the armed forces have grown in numbers by 6 per cent in a year, the Defence Force says. It brings…

Oil wells drilled without consent - Greens

Shell Todd Oil has drilled two wells off the coast of Taranaki without marine consent, the Green Party says.

Man sentenced for causing fatal head-on crash
Man sentenced for causing fatal head-on crash

A Queenstown man who admitted to causing a fatal head-on crash near Kaikoura has been sentenced to community…

National Archives

Opinion

Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past

What compelled a 20-year-old Irish youth last month…

Karl Puschmann: Del Toro's last chance Karl Puschmann: Del Toro's last chance

Will Guillermo Del Toro’s new TV show The Strain convince…

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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

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

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

3pm distractions quiz: October 22 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: October 22

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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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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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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