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Doctor's 'devastating' drug addiction
Doctor's 'devastating' drug addiction

A doctor lost her job for writing false prescriptions to sustain a “devastating” drug addiction.

Treasures returned to Tuhoe

A symbolic koikoi (sharpened stick) given to the Hon Michael Cullen by Tame Iti to help negotiations between Tuhoe and the…

Key: Education policy rejection 'sadly predictable'

The rejection of the Government's flagship education policy by primary school teachers and principals was "sadly predictable"…

Hundreds farewell 'man of faith'

Jerome Box was tragically killed when the helicopter he was in crashed into Mt Alta.

Liu's eleventh-hour plea change
Liu's eleventh-hour plea change

The Chinese businessman at the heart of a political scandal earlier this year has made an eleventh-hour plea change over…

Cissy Chen murder-accused granted bail
Cissy Chen murder-accused granted bail

A man accused of murdering his partner, after her body was found 14 months after she went missing, has been granted bail…

Key denies contradiction
Key denies contradiction

Prime Minister John Key says nothing has changed after a video emerged from 2011 appearing to contradict his claim he was…

Fluoride 'safe, effective' - review
Fluoride 'safe, effective' - review

A high-level panel has found “no adverse effects” of fluoridation of public water supplies, following a review of scientific…

National

Te Kuiti man sentenced for child abuse images
Te Kuiti man sentenced for child abuse images

A Te Kuiti man caught with pictures of children being sexually abused has been sentenced to 10 months’…

Kids at risk from concealed shotgun in car

Children may have been put at risk when they were transported in a car with a sawn-off shotgun concealed under a mat, police…

Colin Craig heading to court yet again

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is heading to court yet again, this time in an attempt to gain more state funding…

Woman fights off man during possible abduction attempt - police

Police say a woman managed to fight off a man who was possibly trying to abduct her in Hamilton.

Two elderly women killed in crash named
Two elderly women killed in crash named

Two elderly women who were killed when a car lost control and crashed into a ditch in Manawatu early…

Thirty-seven green-zoned homes at risk from landslides

The Christchurch City Council and the Government are looking to buy 16 green-zoned properties on the Port Hills that have…

Full size of alleged $1.5 million fraud revealed

Police have been called in and the Serious Fraud Office notified, after the Dunedin City Council this afternoon revealed…

Ski industry worker killed in fire near Wanaka named

A ski industry worker who died in a sleep-out fire near Wanaka in the early hours of yesterday morning has been named by…

Man arrested over hoax call sparked armed callout

A man has been arrested in relation over a hoax call that resulted in armed police searching a Wanganui school yesterday. Police…

Conservative Party confirms first five members on list
Conservative Party confirms first five members on list

The Conservative Party has confirmed the first five members on its list, which includes a mix of familiar…

NZ@Noon: Hoax call and a 'magic tea party'

Stories making headlines around the regions today include: a hoax call to police with grave consequences and three friends…

Driver found guilty of friend's death

A crash driver has been found guilty today of causing the death of his friend and leaving him to die on the side of the…

Road block death: Family thank public for support

The family of a grandmother who was hit and killed by a vehicle while she was removing road barriers from a busy Taranaki…

Kingpin smuggled drugs in Potter book

An international drug importer has had five years tacked onto his prison term after importing huge quantities of ecstasy…

Slater in trouble for breaching privacy
Slater in trouble for breaching privacy

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater is being prosecuted for the same thing he is complaining about — using…

Teen not told of chemo infertility risk

Hospital staff have been criticised after a 14-year-old cancer patient was not told about the risk of infertility or given…

Kiwi swims English Channel a second time

A New Zealand swimmer has completed a gruelling swim across the English Channel to France - for the second time.

Two dead, four injured in ditch crash

Two people are dead and four are injured after their vehicle lost control and ended up in a ditch in Manawatu overnight.

Key appears to contradict himself

New evidence appears to contradict John Key's claim he was never told about an SIS document release to Cameron Slater -…

Driver calls police after leaving accident scene
Driver calls police after leaving accident scene

A driver has contacted police after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash in which a teenage motorcyclist…

Greens up, National falls

National has taken a hit in the first poll since Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics was released but the Greens, not Labour, are…

Labour’s free GP scheme a flop

Labour's support among the elderly has slumped despite making free GP visits for pensioners the centrepiece of its election…

Book fallout not all bad, poll shows

More than half of voters surveyed believe the fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book will damage Prime Minister…

NZ rugby heroes honoured

New Zealand Rugby's annual reunion dinner will have added meaning tonight as some of the sport's biggest names are inducted…

The Wallabies' 9-year-old spy
The Wallabies' 9-year-old spy

A rugby-mad Auckland boy who won tickets to meet the All Blacks before tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup clash…

Cancer teen's dream is for history trip

Cancer patient Samantha France dreams of going to Europe on a school trip as part of her history studies.

Worker dragged by hook in face

A meat worker who took a hook through his head from behind was dragged with the chain, as his workmate rushed to stop the…

Real reason 1986 was awful

Lukewarm pie, cold chips and a beer shower - that was the Eden Park experience for many when Australia knocked off the All…

Look forward to seven days of sun

Auckland and the top of the North Island are in for a week of fine weather in the first prolonged sunny period since the…

Block-winning home rises $139,000
Block-winning home rises $139,000

The winning house from the first series of The Block NZ has sold for $1.1 million, an increase of $139,000…

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Opinion

Brian Rudman: Auckland volcanic cones settlement Brian Rudman: Auckland volcanic cones settlement

No doubt the Government was delighted the publicity…

Anders Crofoot: No place for politics in foreigner debate Anders Crofoot: No place for politics in foreigner debate

When it comes to the foreign ownership of farmland…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens video Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly video Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly

osh and his friend Jamie had gone in for a dip near…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Political support
Sideswipe: Political support

"Political parties supporting each other for once" says Laura Elderly targets for the unscrupulous A reader writes:…

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Element magazine

Trade Me bans ivory sales
Trade Me bans ivory sales

Trade Me has announced they will ban the sale of ivory and other animal parts of endangered species including rhinoceros…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse

Tony Howse, a sculptor and music teacher, convinced…

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Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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Infographics

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Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

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A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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Property

Assignee drops Peters bankruptcy bid
Assignee drops Peters bankruptcy bid

Authorities are giving up the fight to put former property developer Jamie Peters back into bankruptcy and will withdraw…

World's costliest apartment
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Trade Me profit growth slows
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