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McCully: 'We absolutely cannot allow this'
McCully: 'We absolutely cannot allow this'

A long-range rocket launch by North Korea has been condemned by New Zealand.

Pedestrian hit by car in Auckland

A pedestrian is in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Auckland's main street tonight.

'He has left a huge hole in our family'

Deputy health and disability commissioner Rose Wall survived a horror crash which claimed the life of her husband and a…

Armed man sparked major callout

An armed man roaming residential streets Napier sparked a major police callout.

11-year-old girl struck by jetski
11-year-old girl struck by jetski

Paramedics in at Tuakau were attending to the girl, who was said to be conscious and breathing.

Ngapuhi leader wants artefacts back
Ngapuhi leader wants artefacts back

A museum at Waitangi that opened to the public today has already been hit with a demand for the return of objects including…

Woman attacked in Dunedin
Woman attacked in Dunedin

A 40-year-old woman was seriously assaulted about 6am today in a residential street in Dunedin.

Police take keys, car off tourists
Police take keys, car off tourists

Police in the Mackenzie Country removed the car keys from a tourist couple after they nearly caused a crash.

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Six injured in two-car smash
Six injured in two-car smash

Six people have received minor to moderate injuries after a two-car crash north of Christchurch this…

Long weekend road toll rises to five

Motorists not driving to conditions - and impatience - appear to be the themes of crashes which have killed five people…

Family escape 'massive' fire on Waiheke

A man and his young daughter escaped a "massive" fire which destroyed their family home on Auckland's Waiheke Island early…

The man who saved a bride-to-be

A couple who travelled to New Zealand to be married almost missed out on their dream day after the bride-to-be almost drowned…

'I didn't know if she was alive or not'
'I didn't know if she was alive or not'

A North Shore liquor store owner whose mother was assaulted in his shop has described the moment he…

School outraged driver not stood down

An Auckland high school principal has slammed a bus company's actions as "totally inappropriate" after it let a driver transport…

Fire engulfs West Auckland house

Emergency services are currently at a large fire in the suburb of New Lynn, West Auckland.

70 reasons why we love NZ

Waitangi weekend includes so much protesting that it's easy to forget that this little country at the bottom of the world…

Pilot killed in glider crash

The wreckage of a glider reported missing from Omarama last night has been found, and its pilot is dead, Maritime NZ says…

Motorcyclist killed in crash named
Motorcyclist killed in crash named

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist killed after a crash in New Plymouth on Friday night. He…

Waitangi weekend: Weather to settle

Most of the country is in for mild weather for the remainder of the holiday weekend, MetService says.

Search to resume for missing swimmer

Searchers will return to the Waikato River at Taupo this morning after a man disappeared while swimming last night.

Gondola operator hopes passengers not deterred

Christchurch Gondola hopes passengers trapped for two hours yesterday afternoon won't be deterred from using it again.

Fatal collision closes road

One person is dead after a crash between a car and a motorbike.

Kiwi revellers celebrate Waitangi Day in London
Kiwi revellers celebrate Waitangi Day in London

Thousands of revellers have gathered in London for annual Waitangi Day celebrations.

Pair arrested after police pursuit

Two people were arrested after a police pursuit in Auckland last night. Police began pursuing a vehicle which was being…

Shark watch: Sightings at the Mount

There are reports of a large shark swimming off the coast of Mount Maunganui today.

Burning car described as 'crime scene'

Police and fire crews are at the scene of what is believed to be a body in a burning car in Marlborough this morning.

NZ boat captain 'grossly negligent'

A New Zealand boat captain linked to the deaths of two passengers on a Caribbean boat incident was "grossly negligent"…

Group rescued after 4WD gets stuck
Group rescued after 4WD gets stuck

A group had to be rescued by police after their 4WD vehicle got stuck in the Rock and Pillar Range of…

Kiwi teen may have Zika after holiday

A teenager is anxiously awaiting the results of medical tests amid fears she contracted the Zika virus during a holiday…

House destroyed in scrub fire on Waiheke

A house has been destroyed in a scrub fire that is still burning on Waiheke Island this morning.

PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look

His right-hand man was the target of a hurled dildo at Waitangi but Prime Minister John Key says he will consider making…

Mark Lundy: New quest for evidence

What can Geoff Levick possibly hope to achieve in his campaign to prove the innocence of Mark Lundy? Steve Braunias reports…

Crackdown on Kiwi OE
Crackdown on Kiwi OE

Another British law change has just made it harder for Kiwis to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Kiwis get royal summons

The New Zealand Army Band will perform at the Queen's 90th birthday party - at the request of the monarch herself.

Sun comes back for Nines

Footy fans heading to the NRL Nines today can break out the Jandals and singlets -- the sun's set to make a welcome return…

Du Plessis-Allan: An infuriating protest

The opposition to the TPP was ugly. Worse than that, it backfired, writes Heather du Plessis-Allan.

Heartbreak as four killed on roads

Four people died and six were critically injured in the first 24 hours of Waitangi weekend.

Support for plight
Support for plight

Support has flooded in for an advocate for people with disabilities who risks being booted out of New…

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Opinion

Alex Casey: Paper's shining lights Alex Casey: Paper's shining lights

Of all the films creating buzz during awards season…

Your health: Managing teenage stress Your health: Managing teenage stress

Hi Sandra, our daughter is going into her last year…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: February 7 quiz Herald daily quiz: February 7

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Two cups, one fan
Sideswipe: Two cups, one fan

"Funny thing happened at the cricket on Wednesday," writes Dave. "Halfway through the match the limit of beers you could…

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Element magazine

11 Things to Know About Splore
11 Things to Know About Splore

Splore Festival, which will be held from 19-21 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland, is an annual event embodying…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend
video WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend

Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain is this coming waitangi weekend.

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Crime

Fire at Paritutu Rock deemed suspicious
Fire at Paritutu Rock deemed suspicious

Witnesses told police that a group of people on the rock were setting off fireworks about the time the blaze started.

Man jailed for PAYE fraud
Woman drink driving with two kids in car
The single email that let Rizalman out
Blakie killer denied parole
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