National

RSS
Bashed police officer helped by public
Bashed police officer helped by public

Members of the public came to the aid of an Auckland police officer who was knocked unconscious while he was investigating…

Swept away tourist lucky to be alive

A French tourist who was washed over two waterfalls after being swept away in a swollen creek last night is lucky to be…

Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me

Opposition attacks on Judith Collins and her husband over the Oravida affair have "humanised" her, the notoriously combative…

Wild weather hits NZ

Localised thunderstorms and rain will continue to make driving hazardous this evening, as ugly weather continues to crash…

Politics

Electoral boundary changes announced Electoral boundary changes announced

A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed…

Genesis shares end first day up 17pc Genesis shares end first day up 17pc

Shares in Genesis Energy closed up 26c to $1.81 after…

More Politics
Storm: Ferry crossings cancelled
Storm: Ferry crossings cancelled

Travellers hoping to take a ferry between the North and South Island over the next couple of days could be disappointed…

Haka law passes in Parliament
Haka law passes in Parliament

A law setting out legal rights of Ngati Toa Rangatira over the haka Ka Mate Ka Mate was passed in Parliament today but nothing…

'Sadistic' offender jailed for 14 years
'Sadistic' offender jailed for 14 years

A man has been jailed for 14 years for a raft of sexual and violent offending described by a judge as "sadistic". Kainui…

Top 10 stories to read today
Top 10 stories to read today

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

National

Elderly man fighting for life after crash in heavy rain
Elderly man fighting for life after crash in heavy rain

An elderly man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a tree while he was driving in heavy…

Concerns for safety of missing teen

Police are concerned for the safety of a 14-year-old intellectually disabled boy who has not been seen for nearly a month. Demetrius…

Police out in force over Easter break

Police are hoping more people will say "yeah, nah'' to booze over the Easter break, when officers will be out in force to…

A 'damaging psychological relationship'

A Hawke's Bay volleyball coach has been sentenced to home detention after she admitted engaging in a "damaging psychological…

Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists
Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists

Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found.

Woman's body linked to fatal crash

Two shocked teenagers are being helped by victim support following the launch of two homicide investigations in North Otago…

Shooting was 'just a silly thing'

Stephen Dudley's grieving mother - who shot her husband while threatening to shoot herself - has today avoided penalty over…

Defence Minister to volunteer for Poppy Day appeal

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman is joining hundreds of volunteers collecting for the annual Poppy Day appeal today. Dr…

Confusion over truck ban plan

Labour's truck ban could cover 0.7 per cent or 7 per cent of New Zealand's motorways - depending on who you listen to.

Meth traces in state house for sale
Meth traces in state house for sale

Housing New Zealand has tested 19 of its houses in Wanganui for the presence of methamphetamine after…

Mei Fan murder: Husband charged

The man charged with the murder of Wellington mother Mei Fan, 37, is her estranged husband Michael Preston. Preston, 59…

Convicted murderer denied parole

A convicted murderer described by one judge as a "psychopath", has been denied parole while he continues his lengthy rehabilitation…

NZ@Noon: Sewage truck driver banned after crashing into police

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: A Northland man banned from driving after crashing his sewage…

Miracle escape for tourist

Searchers couldn't believe their eyes when a woman who had been swept away in Woolshed Creek late yesterday afternoon walked…

Cigarette started fatal fire
Cigarette started fatal fire

Eunice Fraser, 79, died when one of her cigarettes fell onto a chair. Her family believes she may have…

Driver banned after crashing into police

A Far North man has been banned from driving for six months after a head-on crash with a police car.

The bad smell of politics and money

Business, money and politics are always drawn towards each other as natural bedfellows, but leaves behind a bad smell, writes…

Horrific dog attack: Owners named

The owners of four dogs that attacked a 7-year-old girl in Murupara can finally be named.

'I wanted him to look me in the eye'

The sister of a murdered south Auckland man knew she had to face her brother's killer to see what his features revealed.

video Weather deteriorates in Nelson
Weather deteriorates in Nelson

Weather conditions continue to deteriorate in the Nelson Area with gale force winds & torrential rains…

video Wild weather sweeps across the country

Ugly weather is continuing to crash into the country. The atrocious conditions are being fuelled by ex-cyclone Ita, which…

Kiwi drone victim linked to al-Qaeda

A Kiwi killed in a drone strike in Yemen had attended a terrorist training camp and may have been a foot soldier for al-Qaeda…

Sunny send-off to royals

The sun finally shone on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the last public appearance of their 10-day visit to New Zealand…

Karam wins $535k defamation payout

Joe Karam has been awarded $535,000 in a defamation case against two men who launched an "all-out assault" on his reputation…

ACC passes on jobseekers' details
ACC passes on jobseekers' details

ACC gives details of tens of thousands of people's injury claims every year to recruitment agencies…

Murder-case arrest after five months

A man has been charged with the murder of Wellington mother-of-two Mei Fan.

Woman and kids plunge 15m into gorge

A 26-year-old Gisborne woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car plunged 15m off the road into a Bay of…

App helps shave insurance premiums

We all know the benefits of driving safely - and now an insurance company is offering the incentive of reduced premiums.

Museums unite to buy back taonga

A medal gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 feared to be lost to his descendants forever, is on its way back to NZ after Te…

Jones' claims unfounded, says Lotto
Jones' claims unfounded, says Lotto

There is "no substance" to Labour MP Shane Jones' claims that Countdown squeezed thousands of dollars…

National Archives

Opinion

JK making a hash of running Blues JK making a hash of running Blues

John Kirwan's deep into his second season and still…

Greg Fraser: Genesis floats amid volatile market Greg Fraser: Genesis floats amid volatile market

For the Govt calmer international waters would have…

More Opinion

Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 17 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 17

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

Herald daily quiz: April 16 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 16

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

More Quizzes

Maori

Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums
Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums

A taonga gifted to a Ngapuhi chief that was auctioned off in Sydney for more than $300,000 will return to New Zealand after…

Ngapuhi fear medal lost for good
photos A Royal hongi
PM: No strings attached to dinner
PM: Native Affairs ban 'not sensible'
More Maori

Sideswipe

Inappropriate undies
Inappropriate undies

These undies spotted at The Warehouse are not really appropriate for 10-year-old girls, dontcha think? F&P exports float…

More Sideswipe

Element magazine

Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott
Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott

Hillary, Rutherford, Batten, Hackett... Here in New Zealand, we tend to get stuck-in instead of waiting for someone else…

More Element magazine
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

Weather Watch

Floods hit Auckland
video Floods hit Auckland

Flooding has forced transport officials to close Tamaki Drive in east Auckland as gales and torrential rain batter the upper…

More Weather Watch

Infographics

First-home buys fall (+infographic) First-home buys fall (+infographic)

The number of first-home buyers in the market has…

Red light-runners in the gun Red light-runners in the gun

Police are launching a month-long blitz on red light…

More Infographics

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a4 at 17 Apr 2014 22:20:02 Processing Time: 6143ms