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Kiwi jihadist wants to leave Syria
Kiwi jihadist wants to leave Syria

A Kiwi jihadist who has links with al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria wants to come home -- but first needs a fresh…

Secret document danger

Secret documents which John Key made public threatened massive damage to NZ's wellbeing if made public without permission…

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday…

Woman jailed for life over grisly murder

An Auckland woman smashed a 77-year-old man in the head and set his legs on fire, before closing the door to his bedroom…

$7.2m win: 'We've nailed it'
$7.2m win: 'We've nailed it'

A Feilding couple were stunned to learn they'd won $7.2 million after checking their Lotto ticket during Saturday night's…

Body of missing boatie recovered
Body of missing boatie recovered

Police have confirmed the body recovered from Lake Lyndon in Canterbury today has been formally identified as Bradley Richard…

Petrol station car theft case adjourned
Petrol station car theft case adjourned

Sentencing for a Tauranga man who stole cars from the forecourts of petrol stations has been adjourned while the court waits…

Toi moko to be returned to its NZ ancestors
Toi moko to be returned to its NZ ancestors

A toi moko will be returned to its ancestors in New Zealand at a symbolic ceremony in the United States today. The toi…

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MH370 author travels to UK to discuss book
MH370 author travels to UK to discuss book

The former boss of a failed New Zealand airline has travelled to Britain to discuss a book which suggests…

Man killed in quad bike accident named

Police have named a man who died in a quad-bike crash on a farm in Timaru. Simon Halsey, 38, died when he fell from the…

Auditor-General quizzed on city rail link

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is holding off commenting on the $2.4b city rail link until details of the project appear in…

Cause of fatal fire still a mystery

Police and fire investigators have completed a scene examination but have still not revealed what sparked the early morning…

Dairy stabbing: Teen accused seeks bail
Dairy stabbing: Teen accused seeks bail

A 13-year-old charged with the murder of a West Auckland shopkeeper faces a wait to find out whether…

Harawira complains to Speaker about Key's Dotcom connection

internet-Mana co-leader Hone Harawira has complained to Parliament's Speaker that Prime Minister John Key may have misled…

Driver sexually assaulted girls on bus

An elderly bus driver was jailed today after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting girls on his bus.

Blenheim priest admits indecent assault

A Blenheim priest has pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault.

Wellington's whale of an issue

A nearly seven-metre long whale washed up in with the tide overnight on a Porirua beach but DoC has yet to decide how to…

Dumped 'puppy' was dead hare
Dumped 'puppy' was dead hare

The "puppy" a Christchurch man saw being dumped in a Christchurch creek was actually a dead hare, and…

Scientists uncover monster squid's secrets

New Zealand scientists hope to discover what makes 350kg deep sea beast tick. Watch a live stream of the examination.

NZ@Noon: Top cop new Police Ten 7 host

Stories making headlines around the regions include $100k of stolen goods found in a Northland home and a Tauranga cop finds…

PM: Claims are 'nothing but rhetoric'

Prime Minister John Key has challenged Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald to front up with evidence of their claims of mass…

Arrests over service station ram-raids

Four people have been arrested after two service stations were ram-raided in South Auckland overnight.

photos Out on the campaign trail
Out on the campaign trail

A look back at politicians out on the hustings in the closing days of the 2014 election campaign.

Hostel sex attack claims: More help sought

Police are continuing to call for more information relating to a string of suspected indecent assaults allegedly carried…

Trampers' deaths could've been prevented

The deaths of three trampers have highlighted the need for better equipment and planning, a coroner has found.

Harre: 'No doubt' of truth

Laila Harre says she has no doubt Kim Dotcom is telling the truth over an email dismissed as fake, which the Internet Party…

Opinion: Guest leaves it all out there

Laila Harre first hinted at problems when she alluded to "a special guest" who may or may not show up for The Moment of…

Two US spy bases in NZ?
Two US spy bases in NZ?

'You are being watched,' said renegade former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, as he went on to…

Cameras target speed sneaks

Cutting edge speed cameras that can catch out drivers who slow down for traditional cameras then speed up again are being…

The next Government: Finding a match

What would Winston Peters want? That is one of the issues being discussed in the National and Labour camps.

Council's 'fixer' to leave over health

Watercare chief executive Mark Ford - who is known as "The Fixer" - is expected to step down shortly for health reasons.

Neck and neck in race for North

The race for the crucial Te Tai Tokerau electorate took a dramatic turn last night when a Maori Television poll revealed…

Teen hailed hero found dead in bed
Teen hailed hero found dead in bed

The teenager who perished in Saturday morning's ferocious house blaze in Christchurch was found dead…

Old allies at odds in crucial seat for Maori

The two front-runners for the Waiariki seat say there are no hard feelings as they battle for the crucial electorate that…

Charity comes full circle with Japha award

A Colombian couple have started a social enterprise with disadvantaged New Zealanders as a way to thank this country for…

Police go undercover to catch car raiders

Police are going undercover and may start using a bait car in a bid to catch thieves who have been breaking into vehicles…

Greens: newborns to get 'welcome pack'

Greens want every newborn child to get a free "welcome pack" at birth including a bed, clothes and other essentials, co-leader…

Red Nose Day trademark battle re-ignites
Red Nose Day trademark battle re-ignites

A long-running battle over the trademark of Red Nose Day is back in court today.

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Opinion

Fisher: Dotbomb's disaster Fisher: Dotbomb's disaster

Kim Dotcom had his time to shine and did not. He…

John Armstrong: Pre-election posturing will count for little John Armstrong: Pre-election posturing will count for little

In its final few days, the 2014 election campaign…

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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: September 16 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: September 16

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 16 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 16

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Sick birthday card
Sideswipe: Sick birthday card

An unusual birthday card, very small small print, Boris the robot and munching out marathon runners.

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Element magazine

Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf
Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf

Millions of mussels rejected from supermarket supply are being used to help boost water quality and marine life in Auckland's…

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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

Weather: Unsettled week ahead
video Weather: Unsettled week ahead

Spring is certainly here with a mix of windy, warm days and wet, cooler ones. The week ahead sees two low pressure systems…

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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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