National

RSS
Woman crashes into concrete wall
Woman crashes into concrete wall

A woman was critically injured when she rode her bike into a concrete wall on a steep Wellington hill this morning.

'Justice has been done'

A heartbroken family whose girl now lives “in their hearts and minds” says justice was done when the last responsible person…

50 litres of diesel spills at service station

Fifty litres of diesel has spilled at Z Energy service station in Kumeu.

Board sacks principal

Kawakawa Primary School principal Peter Witana has been dismissed after an investigation raised financial management questions…

Disruptions irk commuters
Disruptions irk commuters

Half Moon Bay ferry commuters say they are sick of bearing the brunt of service disruptions

Fisherman in serious condition
Fisherman in serious condition

A fisherman missing on the Tauranga Harbour since midnight last night has been found after making his way to shore.

Fire breaks out at freezing works
Fire breaks out at freezing works

A fire has broken out at a freezing works operation in Mataura.

Where's the election coverage?
Where's the election coverage?

Publishing anything on election day that could potentially influence another voter is strictly prohibited in New Zealand…

National

20 million hacking tries
20 million hacking tries

Police are investigating after attempts were allegedly made to hack a nationwide patient database.

'Finished. Mission accomplished.'

"Finished. Mission accomplished. 101 days." Marcus Lush knocked off his own Everest walking all of Auckland's edges. He…

Killer missile 'came from passing car'

Mystery object that killed Rutger Hale while he was driving on State Highway 6 last year almost certainly came from an oncoming…

Elderly victims terrified after thefts

An elderly couple are "terrified" to be in their own home after thieves followed them from a supermarket and broke in while…

A yes for no and a no for yes
A yes for no and a no for yes

New Zealand-based Scots were last night hoping English political leaders would honour promises to treat…

Winz shootings: Survivor Lindy Curtis walking again

Almost three weeks after Lindy Curtis was shot in an attack that killed two of her colleagues, her family says she's recovering…

Man injured in fight at kids game

Two men involved in a fight outside a children's basketball game are blaming each other for the altercation - and police…

Privacy breach riles house-hunters

House-hunters attending open homes have had their personal details passed on to marketing companies without their permission…

Bob Jones joins fight over iwi approval

Property magnate Sir Bob Jones will be at a public meeting next month seeking abolition of an Auckland Council rule requiring…

Drug haul enough to make $172m of P
Drug haul enough to make $172m of P

More than 250kg of drugs was swapped with boxes of cornstarch inside an Auckland International Airport…

Seven-year ban after fixing race

David Walker's career as a jockey is virtually over after the 38-year-old yesterday copped a seven-year ban for not giving…

Locals fear HNZ plans for $8m site

Mt Albert residents are up in arms against a Housing New Zealand project, fearing a 34-unit site will soon have 80 apartments…

Teen mums key speakers for conference

Sera Lilly says being told she was going to have a baby at 16 was one of the scariest moments of her life.

Stormy election in store

North Island voters can expect to be lashed by rain and wind but there will be finer weather further south, the MetService…

Scammers target online dating
Scammers target online dating

Romance scammers are targeting members of a New Zealand online dating service and its founder admits…

Editorial: Speed-limit tweaks a welcome idea

It is well past time New Zealand recognised our open roads are not all safe enough to justify a 100km/h speed limit.

Greg Ansley - A life of making headlines

Greg Ansley, the Herald's man in Australia for more than 20 years, passed away this month.

Hackers' 12-hour assault on NZ medical database

Police are investigating after attempts were allegedly made to hack a nationwide patient database.

Aus to follow US on terrorism

Australians woke today with a sobering realisation of how close we came to one or more of our own, on our soil, being abducted…

Roughan: Scots lacked key plank
Roughan: Scots lacked key plank

We are making a decision today that will last for three years. Pity the voters of Scotland. They faced…

Reprieve on cards for city landmark

New Zealand's first skyscraper, the Civic Building on Aotea Square, may be saved from demolition to become a heritage feature…

James Griffin: How to make your vote count

Election Day is here. This is our day, the day the people get to speak with one voice, the voice of the orange Sharpie (unless…

Call to release inquiry reports

Public servant who says he was ordered to bury bad news wants the Government to release the reports it is relying on to…

Airline denies compensation dodge

Malaysia Airlines has said full compensation will be paid to families of the victims of the MH17 crash, after a news article…

'I've never had to reboot my dog'
'I've never had to reboot my dog'

Scientists in the UK have created an algorithm for herding sheep but Kiwi farmers remain unconvinced…

Paris Hilton's burger ad banned

Another advertisement for Carl’s Jr burger chain banned from New Zealand television for being pointlessly raunchy.

Six hospitalised after two crashes

Six people have been taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, after two separate four-vehicle crashes north of Christchurch…

Jail for drink driver who killed brother

A drink driver who killed his younger brother and only found out days later when he woke from an induced coma has been jailed…

One person dead after car crashes into parked vehicle

One person is dead after their car crashed into a parked vehicle on a rural road near Timaru today.

Suspected grenades in Christchurch ruled inert
Suspected grenades in Christchurch ruled inert

Two suspected grenades found at a central Christchurch city site today have been ruled inert by bomb…

National Archives

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…

More Pride of New Zealand Awards

Quizzes

Canvas quiz: September 20 quiz Canvas quiz: September 20

Test your knowledge with this week's Canvas quiz.

Herald daily quiz: September 20 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 20

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

More Quizzes

Sideswipe

Sideswipe: No wind? No probs
Sideswipe: No wind? No probs

No wind? No problem. "The Scottish flag was flying high in Glenfield, but there was no wind so look what they had to do…

More Sideswipe

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…

More Element magazine

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…

More Pride of New Zealand Awards
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast

The weather forecast for election day is far from perfect but there will still be plenty of opportunities to get out and…

More Weather Watch

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…

More Infographics

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a4 at 20 Sep 2014 14:18:59 Processing Time: 44ms