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Positive change from sex scandal
Positive change from sex scandal

A positive change could emerge from the Roast Busters scandal, a victim advocate says, as the Ministry of Education plans…

NZ's world-class beauty spot targeted

Fresh plans have been lodged for a subdivision near a world-renowned Coromandel beach, reigniting opposition by a group…

Rates: What's in it for you?

Updated About 116,000 Auckland households face a rates increase of more than 10 per cent under a rating formula released by Mayor…

454 major incidents at health boards

A baby died in a water-birth, a mother bled to death after giving birth, and a mental health patient with motor-skills trouble…

Dotcom's NZ status hits speed bump
Dotcom's NZ status hits speed bump

Immigration NZ says Kim Dotcom might be deported if he has failed to disclose a dangerous driving conviction. So where could…

Feedback douses council fireplace ban
Feedback douses council fireplace ban

A controversial plan to ban domestic open fires and old woodburners in Auckland has been kicked to touch until at least…

MS funding promises normality
MS funding promises normality

Thousands of New Zealand multiple sclerosis sufferers will gain a greater sense of normality with the funding of two revolutionary…

$80k pay bump for KiwiRail boss
$80k pay bump for KiwiRail boss

Departing KiwiRail chief executive Jim Quinn received an $80,000 pay bump during a year his company lost almost a quarter…

National

Legal aid to fund murderer's appeal
Legal aid to fund murderer's appeal

Convicted murderer and rapist Liam Reid has been granted legal aid to again appeal his conviction -…

Trippers win in long-haul bus wars

Budget travellers will soon have three major long-distance bus operators to choose from, offering fares from as little as…

Former cop admits meth charges

Former Detective Sergeant Michael Blowers changed his plea to admit two methamphetamine charges after his lawyer was informed…

Kiwi kids' Halloween chill out

Ghosts and witches are out, Disney princesses and snowmen are in for Halloween in New Zealand.

D-day today for King's 'hazing' pupils
D-day today for King's 'hazing' pupils

Six Year 12 students and one from Year 13 will today find out their futures at one of the country's…

Deputy thrust into limelight

He has been called "a scaly old dude" by former US President George W Bush and derided as a "sick old man" by Zambia's opposition…

Muslim leaders to discuss new terror law

Muslim leaders will meet with police tomorrow to discuss the terror law overhaul and safety concerns following Sunday's…

Editorial: Unimpressive start

It is a pity that almost the first legislative act of the Government's new term is an act abolishing mandatory "tea breaks"…

Shrek makes sheepish debut at Te Papa

A new incarnation of Shrek the Sheep goes on public display today. The male merino gained global fame after evading capture…

100 feared buried after mudslide crashes into plantation
100 feared buried after mudslide crashes into plantation

Hundreds of rescue workers and soldiers using heavy diggers are clawing through tonnes of mud that washed…

Made in Mexico

A years-long exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of…

Hanover delay on the cards

Financial Markets Authority action against six former men linked to Hanover could be delayed if Mark Hotchin wins a case…

Sideswipe: Dying to win

Bit of a win/lose situation really.

Special week for 'treasures'

Conservation Week, which runs from tomorrow until November 9, will highlight "treasures on the back doorstep".

Conservation Week focuses on 'treasures on the back doorstep'
Conservation Week focuses on 'treasures on the back doorstep'

Conservation Week, which runs from tomorrow till November 9, will highlight "treasures on the back doorstep". DOC…

Changeable weather set to continue into weekend

Changeable weather is set to continue for the weekend, with rain and strong winds expected for the South Island and some…

Key won't reveal Rawshark's name

The Prime Minister John Key says he won't reveal the name given to him as the identity of the hacker known as Rawshark…

Hundreds of 'serious events' at hospitals

A newborn died in a waterbirth and another mother died from blood loss after the delivery of her baby, according to a new…

Roast Busters: Social media role 'worrying' - PM

Prime Minister John Key says the role social media played in the Roast Busters case was worrying. Both he and Justice Minister…

PM to discuss Ebola, Islamic State with Abbott
PM to discuss Ebola, Islamic State with Abbott

The Islamic State and Ebola are the two big issues Prime Minister John Key will be discussing with Australia's…

Companies hit with more hefty fines over criminal sanctions

Hefty fines on companies of up to $10 million are are being used much more frequently as an alternative to criminal sanctions. The…

$300,000 found buried on farm

More than $300,000 in buried cash and $175,000 in methamphetamine was found at a police search of a property in Napier last…

Boxing champ jailed for manufacturing P

A champion New Zealand boxer has been sentenced to more than two years' imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Maori Party almost votes against Government

The Government has survived the first confidence motion of the new Parliament -- but not without a hair raising moment after…

Bomb threat sentencing over 'ruckus'
Bomb threat sentencing over 'ruckus'

When an Auckland midwife turned up to the airport 19 minutes before her flight and was told she could…

Catcalling video: The hidden issue

A video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours also reveals…

Pledge signed to protect threatened NZ bird

Commercial and recreational fishers from the Hauraki Gulf have joined conservationists in a landmark effort to save a threatened…

Police still seeking alleged gunman

A Motueka man who allegedly presented a firearm at a group of people has still not been caught by police. Jahdai Kennard…

Papamoa hall fire confirmed as arson

A fire at the former Papamoa community hall has been confirmed as arson by investigators who spent yesterday at the scene…

Arrest made after Greerton bank robbery
Arrest made after Greerton bank robbery

The person wanted for robbing the Greerton ANZ bank earlier this month has been found and arrested for…

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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 31 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 31

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

3pm distractions quiz: October 30 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: October 30

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: People movers
Sideswipe: People movers

Can't get no satisfaction from people mover

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Element magazine

Fossil fuel divestment not 'big issue' for NZ universities
Fossil fuel divestment not 'big issue' for NZ universities

Internationally, there are hundreds of active fossil fuel divestment campaigns on university and college campuses, whereby…

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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

WeatherWatch: (OCT 29) Thunder turns to gales
video WeatherWatch: (OCT 29) Thunder turns to gales

Thunderstorms greeted many across northern New Zealand on Wednesday but they are quickly being blown out to sea by an incoming…

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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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