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Maori Party co-leader well ahead in Waiariki electorate
Maori Party co-leader well ahead in Waiariki electorate

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is well ahead of his chief rival Mana's Annette Sykes in the Waiariki electorate…

'Huge relief' after shooting arrest

Ashburton residents can sleep easy tonight after a suspected gunman who allegedly shot dead two Work and Income workers…

Coroner calls for stronger mine safety standards after boy's death

A coroner is calling for better safety standards at gold mining sites following the death of a 9-year-old boy. In August…

Labour's $100m plan for Christchurch urban rail system

Labour has unveiled a $100 million plan for an urban rail system for Christchurch with Leader David Cunliffe earmarking…

Fatal fire after negotiations
Fatal fire after negotiations

A specialist police squad negotiated with a man in a rural Far North home for about four hours before he was found dead…

Man arrested over threats to Hastings Work and Income staff
Man arrested over threats to Hastings Work and Income staff

A 38-year-old Hastings man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened an employee at the Hastings Work and Income office…

Fatal microlight crash blamed on pilot
Fatal microlight crash blamed on pilot

A fatal microlight crash near Westport has been blamed on the pilot breaking Civil Aviation rules.

Maori King discharged from hospital
Maori King discharged from hospital

The Maori King has been discharged from hospital and is under strict orders to rest at home, his spokesman says. Tukoroirangi…

National

Subway robber on the run
Subway robber on the run

A man who held up a worker at a Subway sandwich shop in Taranaki this evening is yet to be caught by…

Teen dies from crash injuries

A woman involved in a crash near Owen River in Nelson last month died today at Wellington Hospital. She was 18-year-old…

Young woman fatally hit by car named

A young woman who was hit by a car and killed in Wellington yesterday morning has been named by police. Alix Rae Robinson…

Man found dead next to jet boat named

A man who was found dead in a Southland river next to his jet boat has been named. He was 54-year-old Patrick Michael Trebes…

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police
Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police

A 23-year-old man who allegedly fled police in a stolen car in Wellington this afternoon has been arrested. Police…

Inquiry 'won't cut corners'

An inquiry into the release of a sensitive security document to Cameron Slater within days of requesting it will include…

Woman hit and killed by a train near Napier

A woman who was walking her dog has been hit and killed by a train near Napier today. Police are currently at the scene…

PM 'shocked and disturbed'

Prime Minister says security at Work and Income offices will be reviewed as he offers his "sincere condolences" to family…

Witnesses speak: 'I could feel the air whoosh past my head'

A witness to today's shooting tragedy in Ashburton said he saw a staff member from Work and Income run after the shooter…

Winston Peters: Emails to suspect kept bouncing back
Winston Peters: Emails to suspect kept bouncing back

Suspect in shooting had said he wanted Winston Peters to investigate town's treatment of him.

Hacker releases more data

The hacker known as Rawshark has released information purporting to be social media conversations and emails between Judith…

Ashburton shooting: Sue Bradford's politicising 'a total disgrace'

Former Green MP Sue Bradford has drawn an outraged response after saying the Government's "brutal policies" led to today's…

Feeley hopes for criminal investigation

Former SFO boss Adam Feeley says he hopes the police are considering a criminal investigation into claims Judith Collins…

Leap in attacks on Work & Income

Serious assaults and threats against Work and Income staff jumped 43 per cent in the two years before today’s Ashburton…

Cunliffe expects consultation on Dirty Politics inquiry
Cunliffe expects consultation on Dirty Politics inquiry

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he expects to be consulted on an inquiry into Judith Collins' alleged…

Interview shows suspect's state of mind

Last month the Ashburton Guardian interviewed John Henry Tully, the man police are seeking over today's fatal shootings…

Ashburton shooting: Latest Updates

Follow here for live updates from the hunt for the gunman after two people were shot dead in the Work and Income office…

Bikers protest outside Parliament

A horde of motorcyclists revved up to Parliament today to protest against ACC fees.

NZ@Noon: Teen's medical marijuana project

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a severed finger tip, a drunk tui, and a school project which…

Ashburton shooting: Suspect arrested
Ashburton shooting: Suspect arrested

Armed police have apprehended the man sought over the fatal shooting of two people at a Work and Income…

Are we there yet? Bus trip from hell

An overnight bus trip has turned into a night from hell for 37 passengers on a Naked Bus trip from Wellington to Auckland…

Students assess risk of carparking building fires

If you've ever wondered about the risk of a fire in a crowded carparking building, three New Zealand engineering students…

Heavy rain takes its toll on Northland

Heavy rain has lashed Northland overnight, leaving residents worried they could be facing another flooding event.

Key: Campaign still on track

Prime Minister John Key said he believed his campaign was still on track, despite the "bomb" that has been thrown since…

Armed callout before fatal house fire
Armed callout before fatal house fire

Police were negotiating with a man later found dead in a house fire in Northland early this morning…

Builders on urgent hunt for apprentices

New Zealand's expanding building industry has signed up its 9000th apprentice - but says it is running out of young people…

What chronic conditions really cost ACC

People with chronic health conditions cost the accident compensation system 59 per cent more than healthy people without…

Grieving family to call on watchdog

Alzheimer's sufferer Jie Rong Luo had a habit of wandering off on her own - so when her family put her in a rest home they…

Farmer's close call as car crashes

Peter Larmer's quiet Sunday at home on his Levin farm was shattered when a car crashed through two fences and a verandah…

Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission
Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission

Greg Brownson has worked for Auckland's rescue helicopter services for 31 years, and says that one thing…

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Opinion

Liam Dann: APN listing makes sense Liam Dann: APN listing makes sense

The NZ stock market has this year seen IPO's by power…

Opinion: All of Key's skill needed now Opinion: All of Key's skill needed now

It is not so much death by a thousand cuts; it is…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson

When the Kaingaroa Forest Volunteer Fire Brigade membership…

Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens got involved in Land Search and Rescue…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Move those dogs
Sideswipe: Move those dogs

Hobsonville Point wants all dogs to move to West Yorkshire, England, says Deborah Samson.

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Element magazine

Meridian Energy: Blowing in the wind
Meridian Energy: Blowing in the wind

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Meridian Energy's latest wind farm Mill Creek, near Wellington, will increase New Zealand wind generation…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ: Operation Sugar

Seeing the 'wee smiles' on their faces is what motivates…

Pride of NZ: Soup saviours Pride of NZ: Soup saviours

Julie King Community Spirit It is a Monday, and…

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Weather Watch

Snow fun for terriers
video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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…

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A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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Property

Tired house pulls big price
Tired house pulls big price

An original-condition two-bedroom Blockhouse Bay home has stunned its vendor and agent by selling at auction for well over…

Bernard Hickey: Subsidies fuel heated market
Dream penthouse sells for a bargain
Rise of the 30-year home loans
Escape to peace and relaxation
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Crime

Shooting: Police apprehend suspect
video Shooting: Police apprehend suspect

Police have arrested the man suspected of shooting dead two Work and Income workers and a third critically injured. Homeless…

video Police storm house looking for killer
video Police hunt for killer gunman
video Two people shot dead in Ashburton Winz
Teenager jailed for manslaughter
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