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NZ@Noon: 'Crazy' hitchhiker and ambulance hit-and-run
NZ@Noon: 'Crazy' hitchhiker and ambulance hit-and-run

A rock-throwing hitchhiker in Northland and an unfortunate ambulance incident in Wanganui are just two of the stories making…

Suffocated at home after leaving car running

An elderly woman who accidentally left her car engine running in the garage died after being overcome by carbon monoxide…

Prisoner in court over attack on inmate

A prisoner at a Christchurch jail has appeared in court today accused of assaulting a fellow inmate, just days after fatal…

Sentence 'psychologically devastating' for Lundy

Mark Lundy will be psychologically "devastated" in being sent back to prison, a criminologist says.

New Zealand slipping in human rights
New Zealand slipping in human rights

New Zealand's image as a global human rights leader is not backed up by performance at home, a new report says.

'They've been through enough'
'They've been through enough'

A friend of murdered woman Christine Lundy says she hopes there will be no appeal of yesterday's guilty verdict.

Keeping the lid on legal highs
Keeping the lid on legal highs

Police say an Auckland Council response to a new law for selling legal highs does not go far enough to protect vulnerable…

'I'd sleep through the trial'
'I'd sleep through the trial'

An 88-year-old man called up for jury service said he would probably have slept through most of the trial.

National

Easter weekend: Crack down on drivers
Easter weekend: Crack down on drivers

Police are vowing to focus on preventing "risk-taking" behaviour from motorists on the roads this Easter…

Retailer defies Easter trading laws

Retailers are calling for a revamp of Easter trading laws, as one rebellious garden centre vows to again defy the ban.

Driver dies after car smashes in tree

A man who died after crashing his car into a tree in the Waikato was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

His mission: Save sovereignty

At the moment, the only thing standing between New Zealand and its total loss of sovereignty is Winston Peters, writes Dita…

Sam Judd: Magic mushroom miracles
Sam Judd: Magic mushroom miracles

It is hard not to despair, as we watch the world pump out hundreds of millions of tonnes of single use…

The retrial: Four changes to the case

Certain aspects of the Crown case that convicted Mark Lundy in 2002 were markedly different from the 2015 trial, Jared Savage…

St Bede's loses board member, coaches

Updated A St Bede’s Board of Trustees member has quit in the wake of a rowing controversy involving two pupils.

Push for three strikes extension

A woman whose daughter was murdered after breaches of a protection order wants the controversial three strikes law extended…

Stop wharf extensions or else

Auckland Council has told Ports of Auckland to stop work on two wharf extensions or face the "thermonuclear" option.

Plenty of sunshine for holiday weekend
Plenty of sunshine for holiday weekend

Kiwis have more than chocolate eggs to look forward to this long Easter weekend, with mostly fine weather…

New evidence fails to bring acquittal

Thirteen years since his first trial, a host of new evidence did not change the result - Mark Lundy was guilty of the grisly…

Only trams on Queen St

Cars may be squeezed out of Auckland's main street as the city's transport authority looks to modern trams to move growing…

Lundy retrial: The end.

The end. The end of any doubt in the eyes of the law that he was the killer, the end of any hope that he was going to be…

$1 reserve home goes for $125,000

An Auckland couple paid just $125,000 for a $1.57 million four-bedroom Grammar zone character Greenlane house yesterday.

Aucklanders can keep home fires
Aucklanders can keep home fires

Aucklanders can still use older home open fires and wood-burners this winter while the authorities rethink…

Poor start for young families

How soon is it okay to put a baby in daycare? The answer seems to be, not nearly as soon as most new parents need to go…

Patients urged to book flu jab early

People eligible for state-paid influenza vaccinations are being urged to book their pre-winter jab immediately.

Lundy house of horrors sits empty

Nearly 15 years after their gruesome deaths, the house where Amber and Christine Lundy were murdered stands empty.

Twelve Questions: Andrew Cameron
Twelve Questions: Andrew Cameron

Red Cross nurse and midwife Andrew Cameron works in war zones around the world. Now he has become a…

Wildlife joins war tribute

Nature hadn't been placed on the guest list for an Anzac service in the Auckland Islands on Sunday, but she turned up anyway…

Michael Hewat: Good God - the debate rages on

One of the most watched YouTube clips this year is from Gay Byrne's interview with Stephen Fry for an Irish TV series, The…

video April Fool's bluff ends in $50k BMW

A double-bluff on April Fool's Day was no match for a woman who cashed in on a seemingly ridiculous luxury car trade-in…

Woman seriously injured after being kicked by horse

A woman suffered multiple injuries when was kicked by a horse in the central North Island this evening.

Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims
Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims

An advertisement for "ionised alkaline water" has been found to have made unproven claims about health…

Lundy's supporter 'more than a little angry' with verdict

Mark Lundy's most loyal supporter fell out with the defence legal team in the lead up to the retrial and is "extremely disappointed…

Four arrested over stolen cars

Four people have been arrested following two separate incidents involving stolen cars in the North Shore overnight. In…

Charity seeks crash victims to pass on road safety messages

A charity is seeking crash victims to help pass on road safety messages to communities. Road safety charity Brake is particularly…

Lundy murders: A girl and her mum

As Mark Lundy is found guilty for the second time of murdering his family, the victims have been given wretchedly sad immortality…

Serial public masturbator avoids jail
Serial public masturbator avoids jail

A serial public masturbater undergoing treatment to suppress his libido has avoided jail time so he…

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Opinion

Black Caps need to harden up Black Caps need to harden up

Updated The New Zealand cricketers need to harden up before…

Labour first to court King of Northland Labour first to court King of Northland

The member of Parliament-elect for Northland, Winston…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 2

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

3pm Distractions Quiz April 1 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz April 1

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: King of jorts
Sideswipe: King of jorts

New style for Willy Moon to appropriate? Also: Walkie-talkie hijinks, and an incredible life-improving tip to help avoid…

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Element magazine

Oil executives ambushed by climate change activists
Oil executives ambushed by climate change activists

The austere entrance to SKYCITY's conference centre was this morning transformed by apocalyptic images of burning forests…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers
video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers

A large low is set to cross New Zealand this weekend bringing a mix of warm, sunny, weather but also some solid downpours…

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