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A 'major infringement of liberty'
A 'major infringement of liberty'

Making people on bail wear alcohol or drug-detecting bracelets is a "major infringement of liberty", the Law Society says…

Man's lucky escape after jetboat accident

A Paringa man whose jetboat struck a log on Monday evening had a lucky escape despite being “shot forward” into the bow…

Schools challenge new decile ratings

More than 150 schools nationwide have challenged their new decile ratings - controversially announced by the Government…

Alleged car jacker faces 11 charges

Updated A man appeared in the North Shore District Court today to face a series of serious charges after a dramatic police chase…

Arm broken after bouncy-castle 'shove'
Arm broken after bouncy-castle 'shove'

"His arm was distorted - bent like a banana" - Mother claims her five-year-old boy was bullied by older child who pushed…

Machete used in vigilante threat
Machete used in vigilante threat

A Westport man is alleged to have threatened to cut off a man's fingers with a machete in a vigilante-style in response…

Moa bones uncovered on farm
Moa bones uncovered on farm

The bones, believed to be around 2000 years old, were the result of the first archaeological expedition for moa bones in…

Seven-car crash on Harbour bridge
Seven-car crash on Harbour bridge

Vehicles attempting to avoid a plank of wood on Auckland's Harbour Bridge has resulted in a seven-vehicle nose-to-tail crash…

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Woman sentenced over kidnapping of baby
Woman sentenced over kidnapping of baby

A South Auckland beneficiary who kidnapped a sleeping 8-week-old baby has been sentenced to four-and-half…

Missing boy: Chopper recovers vehicle

The vehicle linked to missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge has been extracted from the sea and loaded on to a…

Men sentenced over Ryder assault

Two men have been sentenced for assaulting cricketer Jesse Ryder in a Christchurch bar.

Abandoned puppies found starving

A Masterton man was surprised to discover three starving puppies dumped in the bushes near the river at Hood Aerodrome while…

Torrential rain closes highway
Torrential rain closes highway

Updated Torrential rain has closed a highway in the South Island and is showing no signs of letting up today…

IPCA investigates John Banks donation inquiry

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has investigated how the police handled the inquiry into John Banks’ donation returns…

NZ@Noon: Abandoned puppies found starving

Making headlines around the regions today include three puppies found starving and a mysterious white foam takes over a…

Chen murder: Accused written out of will

Minutes before Cissy Chen was allegedly murdered by her partner, she called her brother to tell him she was moving out and…

'You could think he's a sleazeball...'

Jury has been told it needs to put aside their emotions when deciding the guilt or innocence of a man who ripped out women's…

Dog handler devastated over lost dog
Dog handler devastated over lost dog

A devastated police dog handler returned to the rugged Tararua Ranges amid heavy weather warnings yesterday…

War medals stolen for drug money

A Christchurch woman has today admitted stealing her grandfather's war medals and pawning them off to fund her drug habit…

McCully criticised over Falun Gong warning

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is facing more criticism after his office sent instructions telling MPs not to attend an…

War veterans awarded highest honour

Two New Zealand World War II veterans are set to be awarded France’s highest decoration in recognition of their war-time…

Blazing object 'probably the moon'

A mystery object sighted in the Auckland night sky is probably... the moon, says the Stardome Observatory astronomer.

Hot-car death: Woman pleads guilty
Hot-car death: Woman pleads guilty

A woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a toddler died in a hot car in Whanganui has been referred…

Dog bite injuries a problem for NZ

Research has found injuries from dog bites are an escalating problem for New Zealand.

No foul play in Nelson car fire

Police say there was no foul play to a car fire near Nelson in which a person was dead.

Investigation into baby's injuries

Dunedin police are investigating after a Palmerston baby was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Trade agreement 'bad news' for teachers

A teachers' organisation says a leaked document shows New Zealand has joined a group of countries pushing for education…

Clash over affordable homes
Clash over affordable homes

Cracks have emerged between the Government and Auckland Council over an agreement to build thousands…

Crash obstructs traffic in Auckland

A two-car crash near a busy interchange has obstructed traffic this morning.

Drowning on North Shore

A woman has been found dead in a swimming pool on Auckland’s North Shore last night.

Third night in open for missing dog

Missing police dog Thames spent a second night in the open last night after he became separated from his handler during…

Helping prisoners to come out of the mist

From the moment the first prisoner walks into New Zealand's newest jail at Wiri this month, prison staff will start planning…

Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%
Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's…

Injured boy, 2, ran on to road twice

A 2-year-old hit by a car after he ran out onto Mt Eden Rd yesterday remains in a critical condition at Starship Hospital…

video George Moala fronts up at court

Blues rugby player George Moala was discharged without conviction at the Auckland District Court this afternoon, after facing…

$33.5m for harbour path

Council officers are backing a cycling and walking SkyPath attached to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, but it has to be grey…

Carjacking: Mum drags tot out of way

Laura Jaxson had to pull the pram holding her 1-year-old son out of the path of a fleeing driver during a dramatic police…

Rain warning for parts of South Island
Rain warning for parts of South Island

Heavy rain and strong gales are expected to blast parts of central and southern New Zealand today.

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Opinion

Why I think there's no housing bubble Why I think there's no housing bubble

Andrew King of the NZ Property Investors Federation…

A national identity crisis A national identity crisis

With another three and a half years of wallowing in…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz May 6 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz May 6

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: May 6 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 6

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Plenty of warning
Sideswipe: Plenty of warning

Diane from Hillsborough would like her children to try and get her something she would like this Mother's Day.

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Element magazine

TEDxAuckland 2015: The road less travelled
TEDxAuckland 2015: The road less travelled

On Sunday night, at the TEDxAuckland speaker dinner, I took a few steps back and quietly observed the people in the room…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MAY 06) Rough weather next 10 days
video WeatherWatch: (MAY 06) Rough weather next 10 days

The West Coast is in for another week and half of rain, sometimes heavy, while many other central and eastern areas are…

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