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Tour operators count toll from avalanche
Tour operators count toll from avalanche

At least 17 people, including five working for a New Zealand company, were killed at the Mt Everest base camp in Nepal by…

Epitaphs reveal Anzac spirit to pilgrims

At Walker's Ridge cemetery there is a grave that many stop beside. It catches your breath and gives you a sharp jolt of…

Council vetoes living wage plan

Auckland Council staff have told a local board that it cannot pay the "living wage" to its swimming pool attendants because…

Schools fail on foreign languages

Nearly half of Kiwis who want schoolchildren to learn a foreign language pick Chinese as the language to learn, according…

Hunt for inspiring Kiwis on again
Hunt for inspiring Kiwis on again

When Wade Kelly charged into the Hawkes Bay surf to rescue four people in trouble, earning hero status was the last thing…

Baby at odds with older tots' learning
Baby at odds with older tots' learning

Our investigation of early childhood education last week found a problem that invites an obvious solution.

Day to honour Korean War vets
Day to honour Korean War vets

AKorean business leader is planning to turn May 8, observed by Koreans as "Parents' Day", into a day to honour Korean War…

Confucius is top with St Peter's students
Confucius is top with St Peter's students

Confucius is being credited for the growth in popularity of Mandarin learning at a top Auckland Catholic boys' school.

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Fewer pupils learning languages
Fewer pupils learning languages

The percentage of students learning a second language in New Zealand secondary schools has dropped to…

Govt pledges $1m to aid agencies

The Government is promising at least $1 million in aid to help Nepal following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake…

Rants & Raves: Water-blasting neighbours

Ward 14 at North Shore Hospital is staffed by patient angels and our family would like to thank them for their wonderful…

Kiwi team on standby

Despite aftershocks and lack of power and water, rescuers have turned their attention to saving those who remain buried…

Geological scrum caused Nepal quake
Geological scrum caused Nepal quake

The big earthquake that rocked Nepal was another violent by-product of an ancient, geological scrum…

Five injured in bike accidents

Five people have been injured in bike accidents today, including two young boys who were seriously injured in a motocross…

Tramper missing after becoming separated from group

A 20-year-old tramper is missing after becoming separated from her group near Wanaka. Acting Senior Sergeant Ian Temple…

Woman struck by train in Tauranga

Updated 10.00pm A woman has been transferred to hospital with critical injuries after she was hit by a train near Ngatai…

'Massive blast' of snow on Everest

Kiwis in Nepal have spoken of yesterday's terrifying earthquake and say the country needs help urgently.

Plane crash-lands at Whenuapai Airport
Plane crash-lands at Whenuapai Airport

A plane has crash landed at Whenuapai Airport in Auckland tonight after its landing gear would not come…

Three pedestrians killed

Three pedestrians have died after five separate fatal crashes this Anzac weekend, prompting police to lament drivers failing…

Remnants of Aussie storm head this way

Batten down the hatches for a windy and wet day tomorrow as the remnants of the deadly storm that crossed New South Wales…

Green contenders talk on four key issues

The four Green Party candidates who are in a contest to replace Russel Norman as the party's male co-leader presented their…

Teen has severe allergic reaction to wasp sting

A 13-year-old boy stung by a wasp had to be airlifted to Waikato Hospital after having a severe allergic reaction today. The…

Homemade boats spark call-out (+video)
Homemade boats spark call-out (+video)

Boaties who put on a homemade boat event featuring a floating car and couch, prompting a Coastguard…

video Population boost for the black petrel

New Zealand’s biggest iwi-owned fisheries company has signed a pledge with Southern Seabird Solution Trust and is adding…

Men killed in New Plymouth crash named

A Nepalese driver and a local man were killed when a car collided with a pedestrian in New Plymouth yesterday. The local…

video Competitors in the Homemade Boat Race

A homemade boat race featuring a floating car and a couch on a tyre stack in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf this afternoon has…

Man suffers burns after adding petrol to fire

A 20-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition after sustaining burns while adding petrol to a fire last night…

Nepal earthquake: NZ pledges to help
Nepal earthquake: NZ pledges to help

The Government is promising at least $1 million in aid to help Nepal following the devastating 7.8 magnitude…

Key says he has lessons to learn

Prime Minister admits he completely misread the situation where he repeatedly pulled the ponytail of a waitress.

Quake's 'massive long roar'

Kiwi hikers trekking down from Mount Everest base camp have described their panic when the devastating quake - which has…

'A big, black hole in our hearts'

Family of slain New Zealand tourist Nick Heyward have spoken of the "hole in their hearts" a year after his death in South…

Great white shark attacks film crew

Footage has emerged of the terrifying moment a 6m great white shark lunged at a dinghy carrying an international film crew…

Call for free chicken pox jabs
Call for free chicken pox jabs

Vaccinations for chicken pox, meningococcal C and HPV for boys must be added to NZ's free immunisation…

Cambodian girl studies under Kiwi ‘mums’

A Cambodian girl who grew up in an orphanage supported by a NZ school is now spending a year at the college that helped…

Islamic school monitors pupils' Internet use

New Zealand’s largest Islamic school moves to protect young from extremism amid concerns over how terror groups are using…

Fears for whales in port plan

Proposed Auckland port developments could be a killer blow for the harbour's already endangered New Zealand orca population…

Cops eye up escaper in Aussie

New Zealand police have gone to Sydney to interview Simone Wright in a bid to persuade her to return here to face outstanding…

Warriors fight stadium shuffle
Warriors fight stadium shuffle

The Warriors are on the warpath, launching a last-minute bid to stop the Auckland Council forcing it…

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Education

Right care isn't child's play
Right care isn't child's play

It's 11am on a Thursday at Mt Albert Playcentre and a toddler has just covered most of herself in red…

Parents, place trust in ECE
Boy got sick to avoid daycare
Radical reform at Auckland schools
Selling NZ as uni destination
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Opinion

Sideswipe: Hay 'porn' Sideswipe: Hay 'porn'

An Australian cattle farmer who has erected a hay…

Graham Lowe: Warriors' problems can't be measured Graham Lowe: Warriors' problems can't be measured

The NRL is now obsessed with statistics, most of them…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 27 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 27

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Herald daily quiz: April 26 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 26

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Alter your altitude
Sideswipe: Alter your altitude

"When moving into a new block of classrooms at St Peter's College, many students were slightly puzzled as to what the small…

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Element magazine

Encouraging the right kind of picky eating
Encouraging the right kind of picky eating

With three children-ages two, five and seven-Anna Bordignon lives a chaotic life; but not too hectic to send her kids off…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast

Weatherwatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip Duncan reports on the upcoming weekend weather.

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