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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 day leave to work…

Anti-booze 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'
'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 Malaysian MP says.

Case against Airbus fails
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
Beef up security, NZ told

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

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Get Botox jabs while you shop
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 goes for $195k

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

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
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…

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

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

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 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

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

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
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

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

Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively cheap device…

Moves to protect student apps
Moves to protect student apps

An Auckland school is seeking legal advice on how to best protect the intellectual property of students…

Cracking the code

On a rainy lunchtime at West Auckland's Marina View School students hold their breath as a robot enters the shade beneath…

Big yellow ferry for Auckland

A new company will ferry passengers to Waiheke, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands from today.

Art dealer posed as top artist, court hears

They say life imitates art. But sometimes, it appears, it imitates artists.

Holiday weekends expensive for ACC

She has stood on a rake, fallen down stairs, cut her finger cooking and smashed her head on the corner of a window, but…

Mona wants ... $23m
Mona wants ... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the fortune of her estranged husband, Kim Dotcom, saying…

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery…

Parents to unite in memory of lost climbers

The parents of an Auckland woman who died with her partner on a climbing trip to Mt Taranaki have spoken for the first time…

'Child snatcher' not short of work

Lock up your children, The Retriever is in town.

Wanted diplomat escorted on to flight

NZ police and Malaysian armed forces accompany Muhammad Rizalman Ismail on flight to Auckland. He is due to face charges…

Road death casts shadow over weekend
Road death casts shadow over weekend

One person has died after a a car and truck collided north of Auckland. It is the first road death of…

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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

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

Herald daily quiz: October 26 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 26

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

Driven Motoring Quiz quiz Driven Motoring Quiz

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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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Weather Watch

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

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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Crime

Fears raised of lone-wolf extremists
Fears raised of lone-wolf extremists

Canada was already on edge after a radical Muslim convert killed a soldier and injured a second on Tuesday, ahead of yesterday's…

Purge in North Korea
Mayor linked to drug gangs
Man denied bail after boat ramp ramming
McCann suspect's NZ charges
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