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School scammers drop bid
School scammers drop bid

A former principal and her husband who scammed $30,000 from a decile one school have abandoned their appeal after a judge…

Air NZ flight: Passengers still stuck

Updated Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight from Honolulu have spent a second night in hotels after their flight was aborted…

Girl shot during Thames home invasion

A teenage girl suffered gunshot wounds during a home invasion in Thames last night.

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

WWl: Cyclist called up to the frontline
WWl: Cyclist called up to the frontline

James Thomson Steven was a tall farmer from Totara Valley at Pleasant Pt in South Canterbury when war broke out.

Tributes to teen who died in cathedral fall
Tributes to teen who died in cathedral fall

A school has paid tribute to a former student and popular Nelson teen who died after falling through the roof of a cathedral…

Man crushed between two trucks
Man crushed between two trucks

A man is in a critical condition after being crushed between two trucks near Auckland Airport this morning.

Star coach promises fight after sacking
Star coach promises fight after sacking

Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon says legal action is likely over his sacking from Mt Albert Grammar after 18 years…

National

Three seriously injured in SH16 crash
Three seriously injured in SH16 crash

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Helensville this morning. The crash occurred…

Expat Kiwi 'gutted' by death of only son

The only child of a New Zealander living in California has died in a motorcycle crash, about a kilometre away from the mechanics…

PM against any 'silly' legal action

Prime Minister John Key says Conservation Minister Nick Smith would be "silly" to take legal action against an environmental…

Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government.

Poor bank access stuns wheelchair user
Poor bank access stuns wheelchair user

Wheelchair users who can't get into a new bank branch in downtown Auckland say its inaccessible design…

Car surfing stunt 'stupid'

Video footage of what appears to be a man "car surfing" off the back of a moving car is being slammed by road safety authorities…

Parking giant bins $1k fines

Wilson Parking has been forced to cancel 14 infringement notices and apologise to vehicle owners after stinging them twice…

Ellis in clash over island getaway

Former All Black Marc Ellis has got offside with a neighbour at the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate on Waiheke…

Commonwealth Games: A medal haul to celebrate

It's party time for the victors - and our track cyclists are lapping it up.

John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson
John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson

Colin Craig might not realise it yet, but he and his Conservative Party colleagues have basically been…

Editorial: Craig may surprise

National Party election strategists have made a fateful call against an accommodation with the Conservative Party of Colin…

Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours

Phoebe Falconer answers our readers' questions about transport or any other Auckland issue.

Michael Barnett: Let's aim high to fund city rail loop

Michael Barnett writes: Two things stand out in arguments about how to fund Auckland's $2.6 billion City Rail Link, and…

video Car 'surfing' caught on camera
Car 'surfing' caught on camera

Eagle eyed YouTube/crikarika was driving in Tauranga with his friend and filmed this extraordinary and…

Teenager found with gunshot wound

A teenage woman has been taken to hospital following a shooting incident at a residential address in Thames.

One seriously injured after crash

One person has been seriously injured after a car left the road and crashed on train tracks south of Auckland this evening…

Parliamentary committee backs complete ban on global ivory trade

A Parliamentary committee has backed a complete ban on the international trade of ivory. The Foreign Affairs select committee…

Mt Tongariro lets off steam

A tall plume of white hot steam which towered above Mt Tongariro today sparked calls to GeoNet "seeking reassurance" the…

Hong Kong national jailed for 10 years for importing drugs
Hong Kong national jailed for 10 years for importing drugs

A Hong Kong national has been jailed for 10 years for importing methamphetamine worth an estimated $1…

Police seek man who may be holding woman against her will

Hutt Valley Police are searching for Jonathan Joshua Antipas, 24, who may be holding a woman against her will, along with…

Fallon leaves school job

Former All White and leading secondary school coach Kevin Fallon has left his job at Mt Albert Grammar School.

Farmer suffers chest injuries after being struck by bull

A farmer has been airlifted to hospital after being struck in the chest by a bull this afternoon. The 65-year-old man was…

Firefighters battle major scrub blaze

Volunteer firefighters are running out of breathing gear while dealing with a major scrub fire at Pukehina. The Pukehina…

Chip shop burglar sentenced
Chip shop burglar sentenced

A judge has apologised for chuckling during the sentencing of a chip shop burglar who was caught after…

Warmer winter weather this week

It could be time to peel off some of the winter layers this week as temperatures look set to rise - even topping 20C in…

Conservative Party's 'Vote' logo rejected

The Conservative Party has been blocked from using its new "Vote" logo on ballot papers after the Electoral Commission found…

Adventure company 'held to account'

An adventure company has been found guilty over the death of an Australian tourist two years ago.

Man dies after crashing motorised bicycle

A man has died after crashing while riding a motorised bicycle on Brooklyn Valley Rd near Motueka, police say. The man…

NZ@Noon: Parkour invasion
NZ@Noon: Parkour invasion

Stories making headlines around the regions today include an army of Parkour enthusiasts invade Wanganui…

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Opinion

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater…

Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan

Herald columnist Dita De Boni recently condemned Foreign…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: July 29 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 29

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

3pm distractions quiz: July 28 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 28

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Poor advertising
Sideswipe: Poor advertising

How not to advertise your business, spotted in Brisbane by Bruce Levy. 'Irish drunks' joke falls flat A pub in Montauk…

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Element magazine

Introducing the Blue Economy
Introducing the Blue Economy

It's the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2014. Well-dressed men and a handful of women clutch drinks under…

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Weather Watch

Warmer weather returns!
video Warmer weather returns!

We technically may be smack bang in the middle of winter, spring conditions have already started across New Zealand with…

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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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Crime

Invoice schemer appeals sentence
Invoice schemer appeals sentence

A woman who fleeced small businesses in a "sophisticated" fake invoicing scheme that used forged documents made in India…

NY's 'Elmo' bill for agitators
Booze factor in 40 per cent of arrests
Hammer attack on dad
Japanese schoolgirl accused of killing classmate
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