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Bizarre police chase ends in flames
Bizarre police chase ends in flames

A driver speeding at 150km/h dropped a hitch-hiker off on the side of the road before continuing to flee police until his…

Kiwis love sweet treats the most

The All Blacks are widely regarded as the ultimate Kiwi heroes — but a new survey shows New Zealand’s most adored brands…

Road toll stands at two

The holiday weekend road toll was at two today as the New Zealand Transport Agency urged motorists to be patient on the…

Park cafe fire 'deliberate'

Updated A fire that gutted a million-dollar cafe in one of the country's most popular parks is being treated as suspicious.

NZ top spot to raise tots
NZ top spot to raise tots

New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in an international study.

Mosque fire under investigation
Mosque fire under investigation

A fire at a mosque early this morning is under investigation.

Missing girl found safe and well
Missing girl found safe and well

An 11 year-old girl who ran away from her home late last night has been found.

St Heliers Bay bar robbed at gunpoint
St Heliers Bay bar robbed at gunpoint

Police are looking for two men who robbed a bar at St Heliers Bay in Auckland last night.

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Woman injured in lawnmower accident
Woman injured in lawnmower accident

A woman suffered hand injuries in a lawnmower incident yesterday. The woman, aged in her 60s, was injured…

Americans urged to learn the haka

The All Blacks take on the USA Eagles in Chicago next weekend, and American fans are being encouraged to welcome the world…

Lotto: Two winners split first division prize

It's a lucky long weekend for two Lotto players from Whangaparaoa and Napier after winning $500,000 each with Lotto First…

Female pedestrian seriously injured in central Dunedin

A woman has been seriously injured after being struck by a ute in central Dunedin. The 78-year-old woman suffered head…

Macdonald on jail leave
Macdonald on jail leave

The only suspect in the notorious slaying of father of two Scott Guy has been released from prison on…

Implant keeps jail at bay

A repeat drink-driver's radical bid to avoid jail by having an anti-booze drug implanted into himself has been successful…

Hitch hits televised Lotto draw

A technical snarl hit the Lotto Powerball machine live on air last night with $9m at stake. The televised draw turned to…

Flyers safe after crashes

Two men had lucky escapes after separate accidents in the skies.

'It was 20 seconds of madness'

A prominent New Zealander given name suppression over his alleged sexual offending has broken his silence.

Red faces over Malaysian diplomat
Red faces over Malaysian diplomat

The Malaysian diplomat charged with attempted rape is an embarrassment to his uniform and country, a…

Case against Airbus fails

A terrifying roller coaster ride in the sky turned Fuzzy Maiava's life upside down. Six years later, the ride goes on.

Beef up security, NZ told

International security experts have ordered NZ cricket bosses to beef up security ahead of next year's World Cup.

Get Botox jabs while you shop

A pharmacy at one of NZ's biggest malls is offering shoppers walk-in Botox treatments.

Working day victory a myth

Tomorrow is Labour Day. Once again we will endure the annual claptrap that unions are great and won for us the eight-hour…

Luxury apartment's $195k reserve
Luxury apartment's $195k reserve

Million-dollar views on a slim budget have sparked a flood of interest in a luxury apartment on Auckland's…

Hero mum's second chance

The hero mum-of-six who suffered serious head injuries as she came to the aid of a shopper being mugged says she has been…

A country girl and city boy

Wendyl Nissen My marriage is on a year-long countdown to certain hell. I'm not sure whether I should be running around…

Fun walk still growing

It started out with a few mates wanting to walk around the Manukau Harbour and raise cash for disadvantaged kids.

Air NZ plane forced to return

An Air New Zealand flight to Hawaii has been forced to return to Auckland this afternoon.

Pilot escapes crash with sore thumb
Pilot escapes crash with sore thumb

A pilot has escaped with a sore thumb after his plane crashed in a paddock at Dairy Flat north of Auckland…

Big events lead to Auckland traffic woes

Commuters in and around Auckland are being urged to show patience as traffic is hindered by several gridlocks.

Two motorcyclists injured in crash

Two motorcyclists are injured after their vehicles crashed in Taranaki today.

Mystery over twin's growth

Despite being born only two minutes apart, Axel is considerably smaller than his twin brother, and has a raft of significant…

Ali 'enjoying' motherhood

There is no indication how quickly baby Lucas might be able to scorch around a track - he still has a few balance issues…

Northland villa a hit overseas
Northland villa a hit overseas

A coastal Northland property purchased for just $9000 in 1974 is commanding a price tag around $1.6…

Bus crashes into Mangere Bridge house

A bus carrying seven people smashed into a south Auckland property last night after being struck by a car, police say. The…

Driver escapes after colliding with a tree

The driver of a car was lucky to escape alive after colliding with a tree this morning.

Dairy worker robbed at knifepoint

An man armed with a knife robbed a Lower Hutt dairy yesterday, police say.

Rizalman appears in court

The former Malaysian defence attache who left the country while facing criminal charges five months ago has been remanded…

From Russia with promises
From Russia with promises

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khimich's promises to transform sleepy Waiwera have so far come to nothing. The Herald…

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Opinion

Paul Little: Jail time buoys taggers' rebellion Paul Little: Jail time buoys taggers' rebellion

Tagging, it's easy to forget, is a form of theft…

Bernard Hickey: Prepare to pin on your nappies Bernard Hickey: Prepare to pin on your nappies

Adult nappies will soon outsell baby nappies in Japan…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

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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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Dads are welcome
Sideswipe: Dads are welcome

Hey, Dad ... You know you're a parent when ... "During a particularly tough round of meetings where we were trying to solve…

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Element magazine

Solar NZ 2040 conference for Auckland
Solar NZ 2040 conference for Auckland

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Solar NZ 2040 is being held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Events Centre, in the Auckland Domain…

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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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The long weekend is here and the weather will play it’s part. Saturday starts off with a large high for both islands, onn…

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Infographics

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Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

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