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Boy buried by pile of dirt 'hasn't stopped fighting yet'
Boy buried by pile of dirt 'hasn't stopped fighting yet'

Two investigations have been launched to examine how a 3m dirt pile collapsed on top of a boy, almost suffocating him, in…

Doctor unaware of refusal

Updated A surgeon who operated on a former Jehovah's Witness who later died in hospital from blood loss was unaware she had signed…

Site of NZ's worst maritime disaster still perilous

Despite education campaigns and improved technology, the site of New Zealand's worst maritime disaster is still a perilous…

$70,000 worth of Civil Defence gear stolen

About $70,000 worth of civil defence equipment has been stolen in Christchurch. Several large aluminium tool boxes, 20…

Twist on ceremony as new MPs sworn in
Twist on ceremony as new MPs sworn in

Parliament has been sworn in during a ceremony historic for the fact all three of the branches of the New Zealand judiciary…

Women bare all for charity
Women bare all for charity

Women are bravely showing their bodies in a calendar being made to raise funds for the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust.

Police fight proposed drinking hours
Police fight proposed drinking hours

Police and health authorities are fighting a move to extend drinking hours at Wellington's inner city bars and clubs for…

'Shock and grief' over loss of daughter
'Shock and grief' over loss of daughter

The father of a Christchurch woman killed in a car crash on Friday night says the family are working through their "shock…

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Schoolboy rower recovers after powerboat collision
Schoolboy rower recovers after powerboat collision

A schoolboy who was injured when his rowing team's skiff collided with a powerboat driven by their coach…

Four-year-old hit by car in Waihi Beach

A 4-year-old boy has been hit by a car in Waihi Beach this afternoon. The child suffered serious head injuries when he…

Hospital policies improved after fatal falls

Hospital policies have been improved following the deaths of three people at South Island hospitals over a three-year period…

Young killer denied parole due to 'conduct issues'

A young man convicted of stabbing a teenager when he was just 16 years old has been denied parole because he still needed…

Beer thief caught on CCTV camera
Beer thief caught on CCTV camera

Police investigating two incidents of beer theft in Christchurch are trying to identify a person seen…

Queenstown body believed to be Hong Kong woman

A body has been found by a member of the public in Queenstown.

Karaoke bar killing: Accused faces other charges

A man has appeared in court following the hit and run death of an east Auckland father of three. Sports coach Richard Samuels…

Dotcom must reveal assets

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has lost an appeal against a court decision that has forced him to reveal all his assets.

NZ@Noon: Spontaneous sky dive - at 90

Making headlines around the regions today are: a 90-year-old man takes the ultimate plunge and a rare New Zealand bird is…

Man 'shanked' fellow inmate 18 times
Man 'shanked' fellow inmate 18 times

A prisoner who stabbed a fellow inmate 18 times and left him for dead did a "victory parade" of the…

Crash victims were 'very strong members' of community

Two people have been killed in a crash in Southland.

Puppy stabber jailed for four years

An Auckland teenager who stabbed a puppy to death during a violent home invasion has been jailed for four years.

Meat processor's third fine for serious injury

A meat works company has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay $15,000 to an employee whose hand was crushed in a machine. It…

Tracks reopened as search called off

Tracks at Mount Maunganui have been re-opened as police wind down a search operation for two missing people, including five-year-old…

Pair killed at home - police
Pair killed at home - police

Police believe a mother and her young daughter were killed at the Howick property where they were living…

EPMU backs Little in leadership contest

The EPMU executive will this morning endorse Andrew Little in the four-way Labour leadership contest. Mr Little is a former…

Blaze at Blenheim's Wither Hills 'suspicious'

Fire crews have stayed overnight at the scene of a suspicious fire on Blenheim's Wither Hills.

video Decision on Isis commitment soon - Key

Prime Minister John Key says there are ongoing discussions with other political leaders regarding New Zealand's commitment…

video WeatherWatch: (OCT 20) Countdown to Labour weekend

The first national holiday in almost half a year is approaching and the weather this week – and for the upcoming weekend…

Crewe 'witness': Police wrong
Crewe 'witness': Police wrong

The brother-in-law of Arthur Thomas has been described as a "potentially significant witness" by police…

Schoolboy rowers injured in collision

Senior students went to the rescue of an Otago Boys' High School rowing eight when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven…

Family birthday ends in tragedy

An East Auckland father of three killed in a hit-and-run in a carpark outside a karaoke bar was out celebrating his wife’s…

'Flavourless' NZ apples defended

Award-winning Cromwell grower Simon Webb says the sun is still shining on New Zealand's apples, despite the criticism of…

Nats' strategic voting vital for Act

Nearly two-thirds of National supporters voted for the Act Party's David Seymour in Epsom, newly released election data…

What we love about Auckland
What we love about Auckland

Today marks the start of a new series showcasing the best Auckland has to offer. We talk to people from…

Sinkhole accident: Mining not to blame

Council officials have yet to start investigating a sinkhole in Waihi in which a cyclist came close to dying last week…

Unitary Plan: Hearings 'David v Goliath'

Mary Barry is a tiny voice in a battle over the future of Auckland, fought between powerful developers with expensive lawyers…

New chapter for libraries

Libraries of the future could become community go-to places where you can hire a car, cut out a neat-fitting dress on a…

WWl: Teen Kiwis had little survival chance

The teenage New Zealand boys never knew what hit them. The torpedo struck in the dead of night and shook its target - a…

Rants&Raves: Not so green
Rants&Raves: Not so green

Tell us what you love about life in New Zealand — or what needs to change.

National Archives

Opinion

Can Gracinda save Labour? Can Gracinda save Labour?

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern - now termed 'Gracinda'…

Your Money: Is a mortgage affordable? Your Money: Is a mortgage affordable?

It's a dilemma Auckland financial adviser Hannah McQueen…

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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

3pm distractions quiz: October 20 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: October 20

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: October 20 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 20

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Buckets in a hurry
Sideswipe: Buckets in a hurry

Spotted at Mitre 10 Mega, Henderson, some buckets that just can't wait.

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Element magazine

'New Zealand proposal' wins approval in the US
'New Zealand proposal' wins approval in the US

A New Zealand proposal for how to navigate a new international agreement on climate change has won support from a leading…

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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

Your weekend forecast
video Your weekend forecast

Snow fell in Australia this week, tropical storms in Bermuda & India – but the weather here in New Zealand, despite being…

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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

Karaoke bar killing: Victim named
Karaoke bar killing: Victim named

The 41-year-old man who died after being hit by a vehicle outside an east Auckland Karaoke bar on Saturday has been named…

Honeymoon hitman dies in Sth African jail
Probe into karaoke killing
Stop-go murder suspect moves
Diplomat case: Charges could be laid next week
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