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Pike River case heads back to court
Pike River case heads back to court

Families of the men killed in the Pike River mine blast say a $3.4 million payment does not equal justice.

NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman…

Choice to die 'a sound decision'

The woman fighting to have the option of dying on her own terms says she was not coerced into making the decision before…

Motorcycle crash at Taupo Motorsport Park

A 45-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in a motorcycle crash at Taupo Motorsport Park.

NZ Post rolls out new trikes
NZ Post rolls out new trikes

Three-wheeled vehicles designed to drive on the footpath are part of a New Zealand Post initiative being rolled out across…

Man who killed journalist loses appeal
Man who killed journalist loses appeal

The man convicted of murdering veteran reporter Derek Round in Whanganui three years ago has had his appeal dismissed.

Missing Marlborough diver's body found
Missing Marlborough diver's body found

The body of a diver who failed to surface at Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough this morning has been recovered by police…

Asian tourists caught with 12kg of meth
Asian tourists caught with 12kg of meth

Four Asian tourists are facing life in prison after being caught allegedly trying to smuggle over 12kg of methamphetamine…

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Woman's body found off Canterbury coast named
Woman's body found off Canterbury coast named

A Christchurch woman whose body was found off the Canterbury coast on Saturday night has been named…

Serious assault in Hamilton's CBD

One person has this afternoon been assaulted outside Hamilton City Council's Anglesea Street entrance. A Waikato Police…

NZ drinks maker's copyright fight

Global drinks giant Red Bull has launched legal action against a New Zealand energy drinks maker over an alleged copyright…

Rare 'upside down' jellyfish

An unusual "upside down jellyfish" has washed up on St Helier's Beach following this weekend's wild weather. Pauline Blackgrove…

Physio who had sex with patient breached standards
Physio who had sex with patient breached standards

A physiotherapist who had sex with a woman he had been treating has been judged to have breached professional…

Fatal stabbing: Accused to be named

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death and attempting to kill another man in central Auckland last week will lose name…

26,000 healthcare workers reject collective agreement

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants at 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) have rejected a proposed collective agreement…

Second Waterview motorway tunnel reaches quarter mark

The tunnel boring machine Alice is now a quarter of the way into drilling the second motorway tunnel of the Waterview Connection…

Ten-year passports to return this year

Ten year passports are due to return by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced.

Pensioner stunned by $1471 ambo bill
Pensioner stunned by $1471 ambo bill

A Greymouth pensioner is stunned after receiving a $1471 bill for an ambulance ride to transfer her…

Nine-year-old boy in critical condition

A schoolboy is being flown to Auckland's Starship Hospital after he was found hanging from a window.

Hunter rescued from Paringa bush after 40m fall

A visiting hunter from the United States had a cold night in the Paringa bush during a sleety south-westerly storm yesterday…

Right to die case heard in court

The doctor of a lawyer fighting to be given the option of a doctor assisted death said her patient was competent to be able…

One dead after West Coast crash

A man killed in a crash on State Highway 73 in Westland has been named. David John Daglish of Ashburton died in a head-on…

Biggest storm on Earth
Biggest storm on Earth

A storm blasting Antarctic weather over New Zealand is currently the biggest storm on Earth, according…

Empty lunchboxes filled for $5

The thought of children going to school without lunch was too much to bear for one Rotorua woman, so she decided to do something…

Missing man's body found after 29 years

Human remains found in the Wellington region earlier this year have been confirmed to be those of a man who went missing…

Act rejects Maurice Williamson

Former Act leader Don Brash has approached the party to ask whether National MP Maurice Williamson could join, but he has…

Busy intersection claims fifth victim

A bend in a busy Auckland road with a history of crashes has claimed its fifth victim in just two days.

Weekend fatalities bring road toll to 134
Weekend fatalities bring road toll to 134

Two people were killed on the roads in separate incidents during the weekend.

Mistakes lead to assault retrial

A man who was convicted of banging his wife's head against a concrete wall and pushing her down a flight of stairs will…

Pot plant blamed for injury

A man accused of murdering his partner and dumping her body in a North Shore reserve told police an injury to his thumb…

Players make citizen's arrest

Two Whangarei football players performed a citizen's arrest after brazen thieves broke into their clubrooms three nights…

House blaze at Hamilton flats

Fire services are currently at the scene of a house blaze in Hamilton. Officers were called out just before 4pm after reports…

Aucklanders pay respects to desecrated graves
Aucklanders pay respects to desecrated graves

Families may finally find closure after the ruthless destruction of infant graves at the Papakura Cemetery. A…

Tutor fired for sending inmate postcard loses appeal bid

A prison tutor who lost her job after sending a prisoner a postcard has failed in a bid to take her case to the Court of…

NZ@Noon: $100k sting and a whale of a tale

Sting targets sticky fingers in Northland and a whale of a tale in Hawke's Bay - some of the stories making headlines around…

Home and 8-week-old pup lost in fire (+ video)

A Rotorua family have lost everything, including their 8-week-old puppy, after a fire ripped through their home on Saturday…

Christchurch Mayor: 'I'm sorry'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has issued a heartfelt apology to the earthquake-ravaged city's eastern suburb residents…

Lawyer fights for right to end life
Lawyer fights for right to end life

A lawyer dying of incurable brain cancer says she is determined to live her life well, while she is…

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Opinion

Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super

Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30…

Wallabies will not lie down any longer Wallabies will not lie down any longer

The Waratahs - or make that big Will Skelton - fired…

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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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Quizzes

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Herald daily quiz: May 25 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 25

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: PM servin' up beats
Sideswipe: PM servin' up beats

Is the PM a DJ? Technicoloured memories and a lost head in St Heliers.

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Element magazine

KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel
KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel

KiwiRail has received nearly 4000 emails asking that it retain its electric locomotive fleet. This comes after its announcement…

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Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges
video Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges

Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges. Snow fell overnight in Wairarapa down to 300m, with New Zealand Transport Agency…

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