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Mourners gather to farewell friends
Mourners gather to farewell friends

Mourners are today gathering to farewell two of the three young people who died in a fierce Hamilton house fire last week…

Laila Harre steps down as leader

Laila Harre has announced she will be stepping down as the leader of the internet Party by the end of the year.

Car collides with motorbike

The driver of a grey hatchback is being sought following a collision with a motorbike in Rotorua this morning.

Strong wind and rain to move north

Weather warnings for strong wind and rain are in place as a front bringing foul weather makes its way up the country.

Smith to return within 10 days
Smith to return within 10 days

Phillip John Smith will be returned to New Zealand within ten days. A judge in Brazil has ordered authorities to deport…

Black Widow put a 'hit' on me - son
Black Widow put a 'hit' on me - son

Black widow Helen Milner has hired a hitman to kill her son from her jail cell, a court has heard this morning.

Attempted kidnap: Police investigating
Attempted kidnap: Police investigating

A man who allegedly tried to entice a nine-year-old girl into his ute as she walked home from school in Hamilton on Thursday…

'It all happened so fast'
'It all happened so fast'

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

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Investigation in to Girls' High dispute
Investigation in to Girls' High dispute

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

Tip-off led to grisly find

Updated An innocuous tip-off from a member of the public has led to a bloody crime scene, a body found stuffed in a chilly bin and…

video Auckland Zoo help save Urangutan

Auckland Zoo is well known for it's efforts in the preservation and the Sumatran Urangutan. Palm oil plantations are the…

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…

Driveway tragedy: Toddler named

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

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

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

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

A friend in high places
A friend in high places

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

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

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

video Mount Wellington House Fire

Emergency services were called to the house in Malone Road Mount Wellington and found it "well ablaze".

Enclave of 12 homes worth $90m
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…

Can Band Aid cure more?

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

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

Facebook slur costs ex-worker $2500
Facebook slur costs ex-worker $2500

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

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

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

Super getting harder: report
Super getting harder: report

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

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

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

Superman? No, just an admiration-seeker
Superman? No, just an admiration-seeker

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

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Opinion

Brian Gaynor: Backdoor lister's huge fall from grace Brian Gaynor: Backdoor lister's huge fall from grace

Ken Wikeley's bankruptcy is a massive fall from grace…

'Tis the season for cheer - within reason 'Tis the season for cheer - within reason

Ho ho ho. It's five weeks to go. We're about to spend…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: November 22 quiz Herald daily quiz: November 22

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

Canvas quiz: November 22 quiz Canvas quiz: November 22

Test your knowledge with this week's Canvas quiz.

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Number problem
Sideswipe: Number problem

The difference between 8 and 6? Well, eight is all curly, six is not. It's like you never left A US cremation service…

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Element magazine

Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths
Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths

The headline statements of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new Synthesis Report - unequivocal climate change…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend
video WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend

Spring is still very much in the air but there are some signs it’s starting to fade as higher pressure and drier weather…

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Crime

Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty
Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty

Former Malaysian High Commission staffer has been charged with burglary and assault with intent to commit sexual violation…

Appeal for urgency in Brazil case
Anger at beauty's killing
Seven dead at Chinese resort town
Resignation at Cera 'insensitive'
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