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Squeeze on for parking close to city
Squeeze on for parking close to city

Auckland Transport is developing parking zones to appease frustrated city residents and is considering charging park-and-ride…

Special kiwi service for stranded tourist

A Japanese tourist who missed her bus outside a rural New Zealand cave attraction is overwhelmed by the kindness of local…

NZTA selling 31 state houses

31 former state houses bought for the Waterview motorway project are being sold on the open market because Housing New Zealand…

Co-leadership race: the Green choice

The Green Party's choice of a new co-leader on Saturday will come down to two contenders.

Under-fire Fifa puts focus on NZ games
Under-fire Fifa puts focus on NZ games

Six Fifa delegates were arrested at a luxury hotel in Zurich in early morning raids yesterday ahead of the Fifa congress…

Police quiz horror ride bus driver
Police quiz horror ride bus driver

A spokeswoman said yesterday police had taken a statement from the driver, and would speak to him again before making a…

Will we see more Uber drivers?
Will we see more Uber drivers?

More Uber drivers could soon be on the road after lobbying efforts that included a dinner with the Transport Minister hosted…

Auckland may join booze-ad ban
Auckland may join booze-ad ban

Auckland Council may follow the example of its transport arm and ban the advertising of alcohol on its land and buildings…

National

Accusations fly over Saudi farm
Accusations fly over Saudi farm

A threat of legal action being used to partly justify nearly $12 million spent on a Saudi businessman's…

Where there's no will, there's no way

The American Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, could not have been blunter in his assessment of the Iraqi Army.

Road tubes keep count of traffic

Here On Edmonton Rd in Te Atatu South, there is a standard double rubber tube across the road, presumably a traffic…

Brass band leader hits right note

John Sullivan's father could no longer stand the sound of his son's poor instrument playing, John jnr was signed up for…

Driving through car spaces
Driving through car spaces

Drivers who drive through car spaces to the next lane, thus parking in the wrong direction in supermarket…

Marae welcomes Fifa heads

Fifa was officially welcomed at Orakei Marae in Auckland yesterday, just three days out from the U-20 World Cup.

WWI: Foul end for battlefield hero

Southland surgeon-captain was tending wounded men when bayoneted by Germans.

video QEII National Trust celebrates 4000th covenant

The QEII National Trust celebrates the registration of its 4000th covenant. The trust has now been protecting New Zealand's…

5-year-old Chch boy fighting for his life
5-year-old Chch boy fighting for his life

A 5-year-old boy is fighting for his life in Christchurch Hospital after he suffered serious head injuries…

Convicted tomahawk killer loses case

A man who killed his wife with a tomahawk has lost a case after claiming he was being arbitrarily jailed.

Sharp rise in road deaths

New Zealand has recorded the sharpest increase in annual road deaths of a group of 28 countries in an international study…

Health and safety law overhaul delayed

A bill overhauling the health and safety laws in New Zealand in the wake of the Pike River disaster has been delayed because…

Armless man 'does things his own way'

A New Zealand man with no arms has set the world alight with demonstrations of his skills at shaving his face and igniting…

Teenager arrested over 'cowardly' assault
Teenager arrested over 'cowardly' assault

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over a "cowardly" attack on a fellow teenager outside a party in…

Knife-point robbery at Porirua petrol station

Police are seeking a man over an aggravated knife-point robbery of a Porirua petrol station. The robbery took place at…

Anti-euthanasia group speaks at right-to-die hearing

If doctor-assisted suicide was legalised disabled and vulnerable people would be placed in danger, an anti-euthanasia group…

Man runs off after being hit by train

Police are searching for a person who was hit by a train in Auckland tonight, but ran away afterwards, leaving shoe scuff…

Post-mortem on body found in Rotorua stream completed

Police say a post-mortem examination has now been completed on the body of a man found dead in a Rotorua stream yesterday. Police…

One person seriously injured in two car crash
One person seriously injured in two car crash

At least one person has been injured in a two-car crash today. Police said emergency services were…

'Cheers' as Jones ejected

Passengers applauded when millionaire businessman Sir Bob Jones was escorted off a flight in Auckland today.

Alleged hammer attacker held in custody

An alleged jewellery thief who hit a man in the face with a hammer in a desperate bid to escape will spend at least the…

Zoo welcomes 'cheeky' otters

Wellington Zoo has welcomed five 'otterly' cute new residents from Perth. The group of five Asian small-clawed otter brothers…

Bribery claims over Saudi farm

A controversy over the spending of millions of dollars on a overseas businessman’s farm in Saudi Arabia has boiled over…

Gisborne police seek man who removed bail bracelet
Gisborne police seek man who removed bail bracelet

Gisborne Police are looking for a man who removed his electronic monitoring bail bracelet and left the…

Auckland Transport's new parking zones

Auckland Transport is developing residential parking zones which will have a time limit, but allow residents to purchase…

Teacher found guilty of indecent act

A former teacher from a leading Auckland school has been found guilty of an indecent act, namely masturbating in a classroom…

Huge waves scatter debris on roads

Huge waves and powerful winds have scattered debris and stopped traffic on coastal roads in central parts of the country…

Man's forehead gashed in 'nasty' assault

A man has been left with a gash to his forehead, after what police are calling a "nasty" assault at the Waikanae Train Station…

Birds' beaks wired to 'make them quiet'
Birds' beaks wired to 'make them quiet'

A man who wired together the beaks of three chickens to "make them quiet" has been convicted in the…

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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: May 28 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 28

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Maori

Friday's new must-see TV
Friday's new must-see TV

Overshadowed by other seismic shifts in our TV landscape, Maori TV recently debuted local Friday-night comedies Brown Eye…

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy
The place desired by many
'Such a big heart for our communities'
Govt to start negotiations with Ngapuhi
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Give peas a chance
Sideswipe: Give peas a chance

This soup looked more ap-pea-ling on the packet... Also: an honest travel agent, and WTF have Merriam-Webster added to the…

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Element magazine

Ten ways to get great soil
Ten ways to get great soil

1.Balance the sweet and sour Test and adjust the pH of your soil. A $25 pH test kit is a prime investment. If the pH is…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast
video Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast

Our last long weekend in almost half a year is approaching – and typically Queens Birthday Weekend in New Zealand looks…

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Property

Award winning boat firm launched on the market
Award winning boat firm launched on the market

Kiwi-owned Fyran Boats, a home-grown East Tamaki-based marine industry company which won a design award for one of its boats…

Airport Oaks convention centre and car park
Houses on cemeteries 'nonsense'
Let experts check contract
Hidden enclave in suburban bush
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Crime

Call for change to victim notification
Call for change to victim notification

The Police Association is calling for cops to be told when forensic mental health patients are released back into the community…

Guilty verdict 'bittersweet'
Man charged over sex assault on teenage girl
Bike thief caught on camera
Hammer 'smashed' man
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