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Man injured after getting stuck in rubbish truck
Man injured after getting stuck in rubbish truck

Updated A man is in a critical condition after getting stuck in a rubbish truck in Wellington. Emergency services were called to…

178km/h tourist a police driving instructor

Updated A British holidaymaker who has been fined for ''grossly excessive speeding'', at a time when tourist drivers are under scrutiny…

NZ@Noon: Internet scammers and a heroic save

An internet scam in Rotorua and a heroic rescue in the Far North are just two of the stories making headlines around the…

Grey Power joins Generation Zero

Auckland Grey Power has joined youth lobby group Generation Zero's push to cut major road projects and prioritise public…

'Dam Busters' veteran to auction medals
'Dam Busters' veteran to auction medals

One of only two Kiwis to take part in the famous "Dam Busters" air attack during World War II is to auction his medals to…

*555 calls not connected
*555 calls not connected

Unconnected calls to *555 on Saturday night were because of ''unprecedented demand'', police say.

'Shove that down ya cake hole' - sister
'Shove that down ya cake hole' - sister

A company has been told to "shove that down ya cake hole" after being forced to pay a humiliated former employee more than…

Man charged after cop savaged by dog
Man charged after cop savaged by dog

A man will appear in court today after a police officer suffered numerous bite wounds to his head and cuts from a pitbull…

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Lyttelton Port worker injured in fall from ship
Lyttelton Port worker injured in fall from ship

A Lyttelton Port worker's been hospitalised after falling several metres on a ship.

Yorkshire Ripper scientist cross-examined

A British forensic scientist who has criticised aspects of the way the Lundy double-murder case was investigated will continue…

Teina Pora appeal: Decision due today

Convicted rapist and murderer Teina Pora is due to learn today whether his appeal to the Privy Council in London is successful…

Cairns murder: Teen appears in court

A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a New Zealand hospitality worked in Cairns.

PSA warning over MPs' pay increases
PSA warning over MPs' pay increases

A move to rein in politicians' pay doesn't give moral authority to the Government in upcoming pay negotiations…

Running fan's 200th-marathon

Ingrid Frost is about to achieve a big feat. She will be the first woman in Australasia to officially run 200 marathons…

Child support: 'Gobsmacking' blowout

The cost of implementing a new child support system has rocketed to $163 million - a blowout that dwarfs the bill for fixing…

Redwoods: cycling heaven

Rotorua's Redwoods mountain-bike trail network through Whakarewarewa Forest has been voted New Zealand's cycling heaven…

Tourist keys taken, again

An incensed Dunedin man took car keys from a tourist who had stopped to take photos on Otago Peninsula, causing eight vehicles…

Prasad murder: Accused pair's spend-up
Prasad murder: Accused pair's spend-up

Only days after allegedly burning his friend to death for his life savings, an Auckland man used the…

Police officer savaged by pitbull

A policeman suffered numerous bite wounds to his head and cuts to his face in an "appalling" unprovoked attack by a man's…

Rants & Rave: Dont' worry, be happy

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand - and what needs to change.

Crews converge as flames engulf yacht

Police could only stand back and watch as fire destroyed a 10m yacht south of Auckland yesterday.

War criminal claim checked

Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand but…

Potters Park sculpture removed
Potters Park sculpture removed

Can you inquire to see what's happened to the little brass gable house that was situated on the edge…

Winz shooting: payouts on cards

Victims of the Ashburton Winz shooting and their families could be in line to receive payouts after one Crown agency prosecuted…

NZ looks at jet trials

New Zealand is keeping a close watch on an initiative that will allow planes to be more easily found if they disappear like…

Motorway toll would go on road-widening

A $2 motorway toll in Auckland will largely go to widen roads, not build better public transport and cycleways, a debate…

Lundy video silent and terrifying

The film lasted about six minutes. It was badly lit and badly edited, and the camera shook, and all that just made it terrifying…

Five questions to save sealife
Five questions to save sealife

Nearly 10 per cent of our coastal marine area is now safeguarded by reserves. But are we really doing…

David Rutherford: Kiwis lead world in human rights protection

New Zealand is among the best in the world at expanding human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue, writes…

Autumn starts with a sizzle

Summer may officially be over but forecasters are predicting average to above average temperatures for most of the country…

Truck driver facing charges after crash

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a dramatic crash on an Auckland motorway this year.

Bryan Leyland: Council must get up to speed with future transport needs

The railway tunnel will serve only a very small fraction of Auckland's population and at a huge cost.

Auckland Cup: Stars given second life
Auckland Cup: Stars given second life

Thanks to people like Gina Schick, visions of former champion horses being trucked off to pet food factories…

One dead after car veers off road near Westport

A 19-year-old man has died after a car driven by another teenager veered off the road and crashed down a steep bank near…

Zoggs v Sexwax dispute ends at Supreme Court

A long-standing trademark dispute between surfing wax company Sex Wax and swimwear company Zoggs has ended at the Supreme…

Pedestrians sought over fatal crash in Tokoroa

Two pedestrians could hold the key for police investigating the death of a 72-year-old Tokoroa man who died when struck…

Ten fruit flies found in Auckland

A total of 10 Queensland fruit flies have now been caught in central Auckland.

Tourist driver charged with careless driving causing death
Tourist driver charged with careless driving causing death

The tourist driver of a rented people mover that crashed and killed one person has been charged with…

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Opinion

Network prices - what's rotten? Network prices - what's rotten?

Something is very rotten in our Commerce Commission…

Vigilantism points to problem Vigilantism points to problem

A spate of accidents involving tourist drivers this…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: March 3 quiz Herald daily quiz: March 3

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Leave your hat on
Sideswipe: Leave your hat on

New meaning to the phrase 'wherever I lay my hat...', smug South Islanders, and a schoolboy who Dared to Zlatan is told…

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Element magazine

Video: Africa's poaching crisis - the game changers
Video: Africa's poaching crisis - the game changers

This World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2015) it's important to acknowledge that the war on poaching is a war on greed, but what…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week
video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week

: A number of fronts move in to the country this week – with the North Island furthest away from them it’s likely to be…

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