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McCann suspect's NZ charges
McCann suspect's NZ charges

New information has emerged about a paedophile wanted for questioning in relation to the disappearance of British girl Madeleine…

Lodge owner faces new charges

Kaitaia backpack lodge owner Michael Harris facing multiple charges of offending against male guests.

Charity quilt fetches $26k

Sheryl Farrow has always dreamed of having one of her quilts put on public display.

Modern tech helps solve 'puzzle' of search and rescue

Searchers can now locate and rescue missing people from a staggeringly large area in as little as 40 minutes thanks to advancing…

Man denied bail after boat ramp ramming
Man denied bail after boat ramp ramming

A man has been denied bail and will remain in custody for at least six days after a whitebaiter Troy Hughes critically injured…

Rare young Kiwi chicks released into wild
Rare young Kiwi chicks released into wild

Rotoroa Island in the Haurakai Gulf will be the new home of three rare young Kiwi chicks. The three male kiwi named Tuatahi…

Ex-teacher jailed for molesting students
Ex-teacher jailed for molesting students

A Hawkes Bay teacher with a classroom career dating back 40 years has been sentenced to more than three years jail for…

Man found dead in Kelston named
Man found dead in Kelston named

The man who died after an incident in Kelston on Tuesday night has been named as 51-year-old Brett Fraser. A homicide investigation…

National

'Sizeable' scrub fire in Canterbury brought under control
'Sizeable' scrub fire in Canterbury brought under control

A "sizeable" scrub fire in Canterbury has been doused by firefighters. The rural blaze stretched across…

Two stabbed in Woodville fight

Two men have been stabbed in a fight in a house near Palmerston North. The men were injured at a property on Ormond St…

New guidelines for rentals after spate of tourist crashes

New guidelines for rental vehicles have been developed after a spate of deaths and a coroner's recommendation for foreign…

Spy advisory panel members named

A top lawyer, Chris Hodson QC, and former unionist Angela Foulkes have been appointed to the first advisory panel to the…

Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees
Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees

Former Justice Minister Judith Collins is on two parliamentary select committees as an ordinary MP…

PM should've answered Slater question

John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a Parliamentary question about his discussion with Cameron Slater about a car…

Fisher: OIA should bring no surprises

Herald reporter David Fisher outlined issues with the OIA at a speech last week to a Wellington conference of law experts…

Man who attacked police officer during mass brawl jailed

A man who attacked a police officer trying to protect women involved in a mass, late-night brawl has been jailed for a year. Abony…

'Tindallgate' bouncer granted appeal

"Tindallgate" bouncer Jonathan Dixon has been granted an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Queenstown man was found guilty…

Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter
Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter

Prime Minister John Key's office briefing notes have once again been accidentally sent to a reporter…

Departing MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending…

Risking it all for rarest of seeds

A head for heights helps when it comes to safeguarding the future of a glorious New Zealand native.

Child poverty: 'Substantial policy' needed

The Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key's goal of addressing the urgent needs of New Zealand's poorest…

Booze buses get tech revamp

Police have begun deploying advanced roadside technology including gathering biometric data to better identify drink-drivers…

NZ@Noon: Taking up chess a champion move
NZ@Noon: Taking up chess a champion move

Stories making headlines across the regions today include a schoolboy who has become a hero through…

Miracle on Queen Street

Santa has been saved, with a family-owned company pledging money to keep him on Auckland's main street.

Auckland rates: Valuation up 29pc

The average valuation increase for all Auckland properties is 29 per cent, but the new values won’t be used to help set…

Hard to pin down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the Prime Minister is under real pressure in Parliament, writes John Armstrong…

Largest ever investigation of Gallipoli battlefield completed

The largest ever investigation of the Gallipoli battlefield has just been completed by a team of archaeologists, historians…

Synthetic cannabis bust nets $900,000 in drugs and cash
Synthetic cannabis bust nets $900,000 in drugs and cash

Police have seized more than $150,000 in cash and illegal products with an estimated street value of…

NZ High Commission in lockdown

The New Zealand High Commission's building in Canada is in lock-down following a deadly shooting a couple of streets away…

Burn-off could land Morgan in court

A prosecution could be in the wind for TradeMe founder Sam Morgan, after a burn-off on his property on Tuesday blanketed…

Arrest for taking knife to Winz office

A 36-year-old Dunedin man may be charged after allegedly bringing a knife into the central Dunedin Work and Income New Zealand…

One dead, two injured in Feilding crash

A 19-year-old man is dead and two others hospitalised after the vehicle they were in crashed into a fence in Feilding overnight. The…

Get used to power cuts, Vector chairman
Get used to power cuts, Vector chairman

Power cuts are a part of life and Aucklanders should get used to it, says Vector chairman Michael Stiassny…

Speed tolerance low over long weekend

Speed limit tolerances will be lowered this Labour Weekend in a bid to avoid fatalities as traffic volumes increase. The…

Envoy due back for court case

A Malaysian envoy is due to appear before the courts on sexual assault charges this weekend, five months after he fled New…

Heroine 'raring to go home'

Good Samaritan bag snatch heroine Lucy Knight is moving home tomorrow with rugby headgear to protect her fractured skull…

Pilot gets drink-drive discharge

An Air New Zealand pilot caught riding a scooter without a helmet and more than two and a half times the alcohol limit has…

All Black shows off artistic side for Starship
All Black shows off artistic side for Starship

All Black Keven Mealamu is not only a star on the rugby field - he has also made his mark in the realm…

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Opinion

David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race

NZ Herald journalist David Fisher gave the following…

John Clements: City that's big but far from super John Clements: City that's big but far from super

What is Auckland Council's mandate? According to the…

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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

3pm distractions quiz: October 23 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: October 23

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: October 23 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 23

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Baking bread
Sideswipe: Baking bread

"Are people insane? Every day there's a queue from one end of Farro to the other, waiting for the midday delivery of Lewis…

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Element magazine

Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment
Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment

Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly-expanding fossil free divestment movement. Following…

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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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Labour Weekend forecast
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Labour Weekend is fast approaching and the weather looks drier rather than wetter;but it’s not perfect. Saturday looks mostly…

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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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