Motorcyclist killed in crash with tourists
Motorcyclist killed in crash with tourists

A motorcyclist is dead after the driver of a rental vehicle apparently crossed double yellow lines causing a horrific four-vehicle…

Blast victim handed parking fine

A double-amputee got a ticket for parking his specialist van across two parks because he needed room to exit the vehicle…

Sallies brace for needy Christmas

Salvation Army volunteers are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas - of assistance to families facing a struggle to…

In trouble again

A number of Kiwis deported from Australia for past crimes have since offended here, and one man is known to be wanted by…

Humid start to summer
Humid start to summer

Kiwis are in for a warm and wet first week of summer as a humid weather system hangs over the country.

Little rings in changes for Labour
Little rings in changes for Labour

Labour MP Kelvin Davis is set to replace Nanaia Mahuta as Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson and move up the rankings in…

Vote on flag design really does matter
Vote on flag design really does matter

Admit it, the ballot paper is still sitting on the sideboard while you wonder what to do.

Rants & Raves: Queue jumping
Rants & Raves: Queue jumping

The ever increasing scourge in Auckland traffic is queue jumping - those who come from the back down to the front and expect…


Battered old car was much loved
Battered old car was much loved

The 1959 Humber Hawk belonged to one P. McRae, but everything else about its original owner is a mystery…

video Wheelbreakers smash playing record

The Auckland Wheelbreakers have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest game of wheelchair basketball.

Motorcyclist killed in multi-car crash

A motorcyclist has died after a crash involving a number of cars.

Aggravated robbery at Ngaruawahia store

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a grocery store.

Calves 'beaten to death', says Farmwatch
Calves 'beaten to death', says Farmwatch

Cruelty in New Zealand's dairy industry has been uncovered by a Farmwatch NZ investigation, with some…

Japan's whaling decision 'appalling'

John Key has described Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean as a show of "bad faith".

Four injured in Arthur's Pass crash

Four people have been rushed to hospital after the vehicle they were in hit a tree near Arthur's Pass this afternoon. Emergency…

Santa parade delights young and old

From 3 to 83, the Farmers Santa Parade delighted everyone who turned out on a sunny day in Auckland.

Giving Te Reo a social media kick

Maori youth are not speaking in Te Reo Maori because it lacks the "cool" factor and expressions for social media, a Massey…

Still no luck in search for teen's body
Still no luck in search for teen's body

The family of Cory Edgecombe Lilley continue to search for his body, but so far there have been no signs…

'It's a crime to sell it for what I sold it for'

The owner of a house auctioned with no reserve missed out on $450,000 after turning down a pre-auction offer.

Horses throw riders to the ground

Two women were taken to hospital after their horses were spooked at the same time and threw them to the ground.

Man stabbed by three others in Pukekohe

A man attacked by three assailants is recovering in hospital from the brutal late-night incident.

Crews battling forest fire catch a break

A change in the weather has given firefighters battling a blaze in rural Marlborough a slight reprieve today.

Climate of Hope: Q&A with Dr Andy Reisinger
Climate of Hope: Q&A with Dr Andy Reisinger

Ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris, the Herald's science reporter Jamie Morton is talking…

Suspicious fire at holiday home

A blaze that ripped through a holiday home in Turangi overnight is being treated as suspicious.

No need to cry over spilt milk

A Waikato road was doused with milk when a tanker trailer rolled this morning.

What are our prisoners reading?

Heroic fantasy books, Jack Reacher novels and crime thrillers top the reading list inside our prisons.

Teen 'groped' at Auckland concert

Police are investigating allegations a teenage concert-goer was indecently assaulted by a group of men at a sold-out dance…

France honours the fallen
France honours the fallen

A subdued France yesterday paid homage to the 130 killed in the Paris terror attacks.

Flu claimed the lives of five this winter

Three Aucklanders died of the flu this year, including two children. Two others are believed to have died in Wellington…

Motorcyclist dies in collision with car

A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car in the Waikato.

Grand house with a history

A grand historic mansion built in the 1860s and moved to its Epsom location by horse and cart is on the market.

Man in hospital after house fire

A man was hospitalised after being rescued from a house fire in Whanganui.

Key: 'It could have been nasty'
Key: 'It could have been nasty'

The Prime Minister says he has spoken to his son after it emerged Max Key was among hundreds of Kiwis…

'No sign' of climber, search on hold

The distraught wife of missing climber Steve Dowall faces a longer wait as the search for her husband is put on hold due…

'She'd want us to live life to the fullest'

Friday was the anniversary of the day Heidi Welaman died on a quiet street in Albany after allegedly being stabbed by her…

'Critical lack of local teachers'

Secondary schools are forced to look overseas for maths and physics teaching staff as minimal numbers of students are qualifying…

Santa nets a helper at Starship

Christmas has come early for sick kids at Starship as Maria Tutaia delivered a special supply of New World's "Little Christmas"…

Editorial: Teachers need Auckland pay rate
Editorial: Teachers need Auckland pay rate

One of the many unfortunate consequences of Auckland's grossly over-priced housing is the barrier it…

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Thousands gather for People's Climate March

Fifteen thousand New Zealanders turned out in Auckland today for the People's Climate March, urging the government to take…

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A burst of rain is moving into the North Island for Saturday with a mix of drizzle and isolated heavy downpours – with a…

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