Baby in a critical condition
Baby in a critical condition

A baby is in a critical condition following a house fire in Mount Wellington this morning.

Investigation in to Girls' High dispute

An independent review will be carried out at Rotorua Girls' High School to investigate an incident in which a large group…

Body found in chilly bin

A Napier man has been found "cut into pieces" and stuffed into a chilly bin in rural Australia.

Sausages save man's sliced finger

A slab of frozen sausages and a mercy dash through peak-hour traffic on Auckland's motorways in a police car saved the day…

Sutton accuser not alone
Sutton accuser not alone

The woman who filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment against her boss Roger Sutton was driven to take a stand because…

Drive tragedy claims 'little sunshine'
Drive tragedy claims 'little sunshine'

A toddler who died yesterday after she was hit by a car driven by a relative in her West Auckland driveway was "a little…

America's Cup 'poor value' for taxpayer
America's Cup 'poor value' for taxpayer

Treasury has advised against taxpayer backing for Team New Zealand in the next America's Cup, labelling it "poor value for…

Drunks, fights, arrests at fire gatherings
Drunks, fights, arrests at fire gatherings

Police are urging the mourners of three fatal house fire victims to curb violent and drunken behaviour which has marred…


Chain pulls 'toy' lighters off shelf
Chain pulls 'toy' lighters off shelf

A leading hardware retailer has pulled novelty lighters off its shelves after inquiries by NZME. News…

A friend in high places

Abseiling down a 30m-high Northland cliff put Steva Rumsey at the heart of her deepest fear - yet she managed to complete…

Freebies on offer at new charter schools

Free uniforms and stationery are on offer to those who enrol at a new charter school.

NZ on edge of phone revolution

New Zealand is on the edge of a smartphone revolution being led from an epicentre in Asia.

Manhunt for major drugs kingpin heads south
Manhunt for major drugs kingpin heads south

A methamphetamine kingpin who fled authorities in Auckland is being hunted in Dunedin.

Enclave of 12 homes worth $90m

Nestled in an exclusive Herne Bay cul-de-sac are 12 luxury homes which can collectively lay claim to New Zealand's most…

Verity Johnson: Band Aid can more than cover a festering wound

You know when a song keeps popping into your mind? Like when you're in the supermarket thinking, ooh, I need to get some…

Xi jaunt 'my kind of visit': Key

When they closed the door on President Xi Jinping's Boeing 747 at Auckland Airport yesterday, John Key turned to his wife…

Fast visas and longer job stays for Chinese

More wealthy Chinese visitors will have their New Zealand visas fast-tracked as part of a new joint agreement signed between…

Apps use taking over from calls, texts
Apps use taking over from calls, texts

Mobile phone users are increasingly turning to messaging apps and shunning traditional calling and texting…

Facebook slur costs ex-worker $2500

Employees are being warned not to air dirty laundry about their bosses on social media after a former oil company employee…

Readers beat Starship target by extra $84,000

Thanks to the generosity of Herald readers, the Help Our Kids campaign for the Starship has ended on a high note, bringing…

Brazilian legal hitch delays Smith's return

Efforts to return Phillip Smith to New Zealand are mired in legal delays as the convicted murderer and child sex offender…

Connection signals exciting times to come

Xi Jinping has gone out of his way to forge a strong personal relationship with John Key on his visit.

More funds for some in rejig
More funds for some in rejig

Some Auckland schools will get a boost in funding after being given lower decile ratings - despite booming…

Super getting harder: report

New Zealand's fiscal outlook is not dire, but threatens to become so if the issues of an ageing population and poor-quality…

Editorial: Museum's live animals best left to zoos

A living creature is just about the last thing you would expect to be on display in a museum, which is probably why children…

Possum blitz key to rescue of birdlife

From his office window Mick Clout can see the outline of Hauraki Gulf islands in the hazy distance.

Compo for golf cart driver sacked after crash
Compo for golf cart driver sacked after crash

An aviation worker who was caught on camera driving a golf cart from the passenger's side and crashing…

Superman? No, just an admiration-seeker

There is really no defence to a complaint of sexual harassment.

John Armstrong: Even four days in, leader looks in promising shape

Can Andrew Little pull Labour out of the mire in which it is stuck so deeply - and from which it is going to find it immensely…

Secretary still keeper of secrets

The term "secretary" comes from the Latin for secret. Back in the day, a secretarius was someone who worked for someone…

20 new China-NZ partnerships signed

Almost 20 partnerships between New Zealand and Chinese firms have been signed following President Xi Jinping's visit to…

Air Force P3 Orion has mission extended in Gulf of Arabia
Air Force P3 Orion has mission extended in Gulf of Arabia

The Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft which has been supporting counter-piracy operations…

Man 'whacked' AB's wife

A man accused of punching an All Black's heavily pregnant wife says he 'whacked' her because she ran over his daughter.

Gull issues warning over docked wages

Gull has issued a warning to its petrol stations not to dock workers' pay when customers drive off without paying.

Vicious cat killer 'nasty and sadistic'

The actions of a Cobden man who set a cat on fire, beat another to death and cut off their paws has been described as "nasty…

Restaurant to pay $22K in lost wages

An Auckland restaurant has been ordered to pay $22,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay to migrant workers, in the…

'Horror' at Hamilton fire vigil violence
'Horror' at Hamilton fire vigil violence

The families of three house fire victims are "horrified" that gatherings intended to pay respects to…

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Sideswipe: Number problem
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Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths
Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths

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Anger at beauty's killing
Anger at beauty's killing

Tears and anger poured out for Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, who was to have flown to London yesterday to represent Honduras…

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