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SFO alerted to irregularities at tertiary institute
SFO alerted to irregularities at tertiary institute

The Serious Fraud Office has been alerted after an investigation uncovered irregularities at a Whakatane tertiary institute…

Canterbury police urge caution on roads

Three fatal crashes in three days, along with several major pile-ups over recent weeks, have prompted Canterbury police…

Waikato man found dead in backyard

A man has been found dead in the backyard of a residential property in Waikato following reports of disorder.

Breaking down the latest crime stats

Recorded crime dropped by 3.2 per cent in the past year, according to new police figures. Click here to see infographics…

St John's cardiac arrest record outstrips global counterparts
St John's cardiac arrest record outstrips global counterparts

A new report has revealed that cardiac arrest patients treated by St John Ambulance have a better rate of survival than…

Body found inside burning house
Body found inside burning house

A woman's body has been found inside a burning house in Waikato this afternoon. The body was discovered shortly after the…

School principal elected president of NZEI Te Riu Roa
School principal elected president of NZEI Te Riu Roa

A school principal from Wellington has been elected as the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa's national president…

Lucky charm helps win $2m
Lucky charm helps win $2m

A Hokitika woman who struck it rich by winning $2 million in Lotto at the weekend has credited her good fortune to a lucky…

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Northland fire
Northland fire

Firefighters were battling a blaze at a honey factory near Whangarei overnight.

Girl suffers head injuries after fall from horse

An 11-year-old girl suffered head injuries when she fell from a horse in Ohakune this afternoon. The Palmerston North Rescue…

Changes at Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

Changes to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre's messages come into effect from today, but Civil Defence says it remains…

19-year-old who died after Waikuku crash named

A 19-year-old man who died following a crash in North Canterbury yesterday afternoon has been named. He was Aaron Thomson-Clark…

Naval rating's assault charge dealt with 'particularly leniently'
Naval rating's assault charge dealt with 'particularly leniently'

A budding naval star's drunken assault has been dealt with "particularly leniently" by the court to…

October to be cool and dry after a rough start

The weather will get off to a rough start this month, but will quickly settle into a relatively cool and dry October, the…

Whitebait season picks up as bait start to run

Whitebait lovers will be pleased to hear the bait is starting to run, with improving catches on the Hokitika and Grey rivers…

Girl seriously hurt in dog attack

A 13-year-old girl is in a stable condition with serious facial and head wounds after being attacked by her family dog in…

West Auckland man accused of setting 'Mr Chompers' on another man

A West Auckland man appeared in court today accused of setting his dog - known as "Mr Chompers" - on another man. The case…

Modern barn scoops design award
Modern barn scoops design award

An architect who designed a stylish new house on an extremely steep Hibiscus Coast hill site on Red…

Christchurch prison crime scene treatment raises concerns

The sudden death of a convicted rapist inside his jail cell has prompted a Christchurch prison to give staff training sessions…

Elderly driver sentenced for killing cyclist

An elderly truck driver who admitted he did not see a cyclist that he fatally ran over has been ordered to pay $10,000 in…

Binge drinking claims 16-year-old

A 16-year-old boy from Wellington drank himself to death after a binge drinking session with friends at a river bank, a…

Kiwi threatened with beheading

A Kiwi living in Australia says he was mistaken for a Muslim and threatened with decapitation because he had a beard.

'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed

Proposed changes to food regulations that could see sports drinks marketed as healthy are being opposed…

'You saved Theo and gave us a family'

HELP OUR KIDS: Read this incredibly moving letter of thanks to Starship. It will show you why the hospital matters to families…

NZ cops to police G20 summit

New Zealand is preparing to send more than 200 police officers to Brisbane for a high-level summit of world leaders as Australia…

10 awesome spring snow pics

Much of New Zealand will be happy to see the last of the winter weather but not those on Mt Ruapehu.

Drink driver dumped dead dog

A man who delivered a dead dog to his estranged partner was caught drink driving for the 11th time shortly afterwards, court…

Two seriously injured in Canterbury crash
Two seriously injured in Canterbury crash

Two people were hurt, one critically, after two vehicles collided in Canterbury today. The crash happened…

Tourist to be charged over head-on crash

The tourist driver who is believed to have crossed the centre line and caused a head-on smash that killed one of his passengers…

'Freakish' wave claims boy

The search for a 5-year-old boy who was swept offshore just before midday has been called off and will resume at first light…

NZ@Noon: Miracle recovery for Diane

Stories making headlines around the regions today includes a miraculous recovery for a woman injured in a car crash and…

$1m state house bid ends in convictions

A $1 million bid to buy an upmarket state home has ended in an Auckland woman receiving three criminal convictions.

Not comfortable being a politician's wife
Not comfortable being a politician's wife

Karen Price is a successful environmental lawyer who until now has largely stayed out of the spotlight…

Police seeking witnesses after Tauranga dairy robbed

Police are seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery of a dairy in Tauranga last night.

video Missing boy at Mt Maunganui

A 5-year-old boy is missing after being swept offshore at Mt Maunganui in Tauranga.

Kiwi dad shot dead by Brisbane police

A New Zealand father pleaded for his daughter before he was shot dead by police in Brisbane.

Missing tramper in Queenstown area located

A teenage girl has been located after she went missing while tramping near Queenstown earlier this week.

Quake rattles North Canterbury early this morning
Quake rattles North Canterbury early this morning

A quake rattled North Canterbury early this morning.

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Opinion

Editorial: NZ troops vs Isis? Editorial: NZ troops vs Isis?

If ground forces can rid Iraq of the murderers known…

John Armstrong: Party's way out of leadership quagmire unclear John Armstrong: Party's way out of leadership quagmire unclear

Two questions ought to be uppermost in the minds of…

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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: October 1 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz: October 1

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: October 1 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 1

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Slice a piece of this
Sideswipe: Slice a piece of this

Canadian chain Boston Pizza held a contest inviting customers to vote on an outrageous pizza innovation it could introduce…

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Element magazine

Call to turn farm effluent into energy
Call to turn farm effluent into energy

Dairy effluent is a liability. It's degrading the nation's waterways, and the pressure is on to clean it up. The Bioenergy…

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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

WeatherWatch: (SEP 24) Spring winds arrive
video WeatherWatch: (SEP 24) Spring winds arrive

The spring equinox has been and gone and that is the green light for truly spring weather to arrive. We normally see a…

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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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Crime

Child abduction accused appears in court
Child abduction accused appears in court

A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter in the US in 1994 and living a secret life in New Zealand and Australia…

Insanity plea in body parts case
Spurned doctor poisoned lover's coffee
Sex trafficker jailed for 27 years
Man accused of Tasering woman
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