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Teacher under fire for negative comments
Teacher under fire for negative comments

The head of chemistry at a private boarding school who wrote "disparaging" comments on student testimonials has been reinstated…

Jerseys stolen from Leon MacDonald

Thieves broke into former All Black Leon MacDonald's Blenheim home over the weekend and stole up to 15 international rugby…

Tourist fighting for life after mountain bike crash

An English tourist was fighting for his life last night, after a mountain bike crash near Queenstown.

photos Photos: Top shots explained

Four of the best photographers at the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) discuss their favourite shots.

Pub shut down after brawls, burnout
Pub shut down after brawls, burnout

A Canterbury pub has been shut down for a litany of licence breaches, including a bikie doing a burnout inside the public…

Woman to pay $5k in bottom slap case
Woman to pay $5k in bottom slap case

A young woman whose bottom was slapped in "fun" by her boss has now been ordered to pay her former employer $5000 in costs…

Defence Force honoured for MH370 contribution
Defence Force honoured for MH370 contribution

The Defence Minister has paid tribute to the events the Defence Force has participated in this year, including the search…

Woman charged over 21st party death
Woman charged over 21st party death

A woman has been charged over the death of a man at a 21st party in Auckland at the weekend.

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NZH's biggest Facebook posts in 2014
NZH's biggest Facebook posts in 2014

Here are the 10 articles our readers engaged with the most on Facebook this year.

'See you in another lifetime'

Updated Police have formally identified the body of missing man Hayden Cossey, recovered in Christchurch's Port Hills yesterday.

'My heart just dropped'

Mike Rankin counts himself lucky, despite his new truck plummeting over a bank at his Caversham home.

Head girl's death shocks community

The Cromwell community is reeling in shock at the sudden death of a 17-year-old who was recognised as a young leader with…

Prison inmate is still on the run after escaping custody
Prison inmate is still on the run after escaping custody

A prison inmate is still on the run after escaping custody on Friday night, police say.

Poor water quality blights top beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more than 40 swimming…

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation…

Couples fight for $2.9 million home

A luxury Remuera home described as totally rebuilt and in the sought-after Grammar Zone has sold nearly twice its new Auckland…

Mystery riders deliver Christmas cards

Two good Samaritans buzzed into the Auckland Zoo carpark on a Vespa at the weekend, randomly handing out Christmas cards…

$1 loaves: bakers 'under siege'
$1 loaves: bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis'…

'Miracle' drug lifts teen's health

A teenager with a life-threatening illness has had a "miracle" response to a drug Pharmac said it wouldn't fund.

Cyclist: I just feel sorry for attacker

A cyclist who was assaulted during a motorist's fit of road rage has forgiven the man and says, in fact, he feels sorry…

Donation helps garden vision

Barnardos has always led the charge in putting children first. The Garden Project is their newest initiative to promote…

Fewer berths in new marina plan

As thousands of holidaymakers converge on Waiheke for the summer break, new details about a controversial proposal for the…

Memory of ruin still raw
Memory of ruin still raw

Mike Bush was in Bangkok when the Boxing Day earthquake struck and even though he was 1250km from the…

Ed: Nixon blazed detente trail

The most dire reaction to President Barack Obama's plan to thaw relations with Cuba has come from his Republican opponents..…

Rants & Raves: Bad customer service

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand — and what needs to change.

Man's body discovered in Port Hills

A man's body has been discovered in Christchurch's Port Hills, but police are not saying whether he is Hayden Cossey, who…

The day Pakeha called NZ home

More than 500 people gathered on a hilltop in the Bay of Islands yesterday to celebrate the bicentenary of Pakeha settlement…

Wild weather should settle before Xmas
Wild weather should settle before Xmas

The weekend's contrasting mix of downpours and sunshine should make way for more settled weather by…

'Disgusting' debris on Auckland public field

An athletics trainer says chicken bones and other disgusting debris strewn across a popular public field are an eyesore…

Man injured sliding down dunes

A man has been airlifted to hospital after hurting his back sliding down sand dunes at a West Auckland beach today.

National MP accused of assault

John Key’s office is refusing to comment on reports of an assault complaint against National’s Northland MP Mike Sabin…

New heritage park celebrates NZ's first sermon

A new heritage park near Kerikeri celebrating the site of New Zealand's first sermon was officially opened to the public…

Mum's heartbreak as gamer jailed
Mum's heartbreak as gamer jailed

A mother is heartbroken and feels punished after her video gaming partner bashed and critically injured…

Firefighters extinguish blaze near Christchurch speedway

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze near the Woodford Glen Speedway in Christchurch. The fire broke in a pit of pickled…

Peeved passengers grounded by Jetstar glitch

Peeved passengers were still grounded 22 hours after Jetstar's big computer breakdown. The budget airline says operations…

Police scour flat for clues of missing man

Police are today focusing attention on the flat 33 year-old Hayden Cossey was living in before he disappeared.

NZ beach water quality under spotlight

Fourteen per cent of monitored beaches in New Zealand are classified as "high risk" for water quality issues.

Divers searching for missing fisherman find body
Divers searching for missing fisherman find body

The search has resumed this morning for a fisherman missing since yesterday.

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Opinion

Cheers! Here's a toast to sobriety Cheers! Here's a toast to sobriety

Deborah Hill Cone writes: It is going to be one of…

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Super City

Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city
Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city

A prominent commercial real estate financier says land-bankers are ruining Auckland's central business district by leaving…

Britomart: From dull to hip
Big projects on back burner
Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: December 22 quiz Herald daily quiz: December 22

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

Herald daily quiz: December 21 quiz Herald daily quiz: December 21

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Jesus with abs
Sideswipe: Jesus with abs

Baby Jesus, prickly 'kiwi' and a daylight robbery/parking lesson in Auckland City.

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Element magazine

$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants
$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants

A pest eradication initiative, a river protection project, a leadership development programme and a digital education course…

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Your pre-Xmas weather
video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

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