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Missing South Otago man found dead
Missing South Otago man found dead

A farmer noticed the 79-year-old's car stuck in the mud in one of his paddocks, with footprints leading away from the car…

She was screaming, 'I can't get out'

Smoke was billowing out of the Remuera house with metre-high flames coming from the side.

Does City of Sails need a new brand?

Auckland is developing a new global brand to attract visitors, events, skilled migrants and investment.

Driver gives CPR to dying girl

A driver involved in a Dunedin crash rushed to give CPR to a dying teenager who lay unconscious in the back seat of the…

'I'm really sorry that my son did this'
'I'm really sorry that my son did this'

The mother of the man who murdered Blessie Gotingco, says she is "devastated" with what he did and has apologised for his…

Driver gets credit note instead of change
Driver gets credit note instead of change

Faulty software has been blamed for a pay machine in Auckland's Downtown parking building gobbling up a motorist's $50 note…

The fraudster with many last names
The fraudster with many last names

He told his would-be victim he was off to the Caribbean, but there were no cocktails or bikini-clad women where Michael…

$4k missing from schools
$4k missing from schools

Staff who withdrew thousands in cash from a school's account and failed to explain what they spent it on will not be investigated…

National

At risk visitors barred from entering NZ
At risk visitors barred from entering NZ

More than 1300 at-risk or ineligible passengers flew to New Zealand in the past financial year, Immigration…

Landlord tax belies PM's housing claim

Figures showing bank loans to investors outnumbering first-home buyers by three to one are hard evidence of what has undoubtedly…

Red-letter day for kid writers

Eight young Kiwi authors will be bubbling with inspiration after meeting their sporting heroes and getting a story published…

School opens door to te reo early

Year 2 students at Glenfield's Mānuka Primary School are still learning to read and write in English - but they are…

Ask Phoebe: Metal motorway ramp supports temporary
Ask Phoebe: Metal motorway ramp supports temporary

The Transport Agency says the props, or supports, are only a temporary part of the planned construction…

Rants & Raves: Merge like a zip

To the man in the vehicle who aggressively tried to push in front of me on the on-ramp, it's called merging like a zip and…

Māori words and phrases of the day: School (Kura)

The NZ Herald, with Māori Television, is marking New Zealand's 40th Māori Language Week with Māori words…

Let's fly a flag that really says NZ

Let's get serious - this is an opportunity to say something about New Zealand's place in the world, writes Mike Hosking…

Tuehu Harris: Historic image helps sustain the Māori language journey

Forty years ago, in April 1975, a high profile protest march from the Far North to Wellington was being planned to co-ordinate…

Paora Maxwell: Protect precious taonga by giving te reo a go
Paora Maxwell: Protect precious taonga by giving te reo a go

Everyday use of Maori language in Aotearoa is accepted in many areas of society but we still have a…

Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise

Winston Peters clearly got some momentum from the Northland win. The question is whether he's made the most of it, writes…

video People hauled from burning house

Four people were hauled from a burning house in Remuera.

video Labour: Changing NZ flag 'just not justified'

Another rowdy debate in parliament has marked a further step for the bill that allows the flag referendum process to take…

Man in custody after false firearm claims

Police were called by a member of the public to Victoria Ave just after 8pm tonight.

'I never want another mother to go through what I have'
'I never want another mother to go through what I have'

Watered down health and safety proposals will cost lives, family members of those killed in the Pike…

Peters backs Little over national anthem

Labour leader Andrew Little has found a surprising ally for his call to change the national anthem in NZ First leader Winston…

Witch doctors 'liable for deportation'

Immigration authorities say they've now identified nine witch doctors following allegations of unethical or extortionate…

Praise for pulling victims from wreckage

Police said the 25-year-old driver of the second ute went straight in and pulled a 35-year-old woman and four-year-old boy…

Court hears of how murder accused shot another man

Just a year before he allegedly shot Douglas Witeri between the eyes and killed him, Troy Vincent McHugh shot another man…

Taxi driver jailed over sexual attack
Taxi driver jailed over sexual attack

A taxi driver who sexually attacked an intoxicated and sleeping passenger has been jailed for eight…

Model sentenced for careless driving

A Kiwi male model in court on driving charges will pay $900 to a woman who suffered serious leg and back injuries in a crash…

Jade Bayliss' killer: Appeal thrown out

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Jeremy McLaughlin, who was found guilty of killing the 13 year-old at her…

Farmer surprised flying fox went viral

The story of Harry Meijer and his flying fox has been viewed more than 164,000 times on the New Zealand Herald's Facebook…

Wellington freeway to close for construction

Transport authorities say an urban freeway will close completely for the first time in recent memory to allow for construction…

High levels of drug use in West Coast workforce
High levels of drug use in West Coast workforce

Illicit drug use is rampant in the West Coast workforce, with methamphetamine the drug of choice, according…

Accountant convicted over violent tiff

A Wellington chartered accountant's bid to avoid conviction over a violent tiff with her ex has failed.

Sir John Walker quits council role

The 63-year-old councillor, who was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in the early 1990s, has resigned as chair of Auckland…

Woman in court on attempted murder charge

The 34-year-old woman was arrested this afternoon in connection with an incident at a Hawera address on Monday night, police…

Harbour bridge crash: Expect delays

Traffic is backed up on Auckland's on north-bound lane.

Identity of mystery pooper may never be known
Identity of mystery pooper may never be known

An Invercargill aquatic centre targeted by a serial pooper earlier this year is now "incident free"…

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Opinion

Does a man's height matter? Does a man's height matter?

Jonathan Wells tackles the last dating taboo.

Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles

"Free market" theory has a lot to answer for, writes…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Tanked on vodka
Sideswipe: Tanked on vodka

A warm engine a great place for a cat nap...

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Element magazine

What do you think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands?
What do you think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands?

Element wants to know what you, our readers, think are the most ethical food and beverage drink brands in New Zealand…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled
video WeatherWatch: (July 29) August looking unsettled

August kicks off this weekend and it is looking typically unsettled. July ends with a high over the next couple of days…

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Property

Ryman sets 70% growth target
Ryman sets 70% growth target

Ryman Healthcare plans to increase resident numbers by 70 per cent in the next five years in New Zealand and Australia as…

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