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de Malmanche will not appeal sentence
de Malmanche will not appeal sentence

Kiwi's lawyers initially said they would appeal 15-year prison sentence. Bali's district court says it didn't receive notice…

Big Latch On proves to be big catch on

Outrageous Fortune actress Nicole Whippy "felt like crying" when she saw the large turnout at an event celebrating breastfeeding…

Man killed in crash near gorge named

Steven John Perry, a father of two young boys, was travelling between Paeroa and Waihi when his vehicle collided with another…

Patients awoken in 'disturbing' burglary

But the would-be thief, who was only able to find loose change, left behind a bloody calling card in the building's reception…

Girl slapped during attempted abduction
Girl slapped during attempted abduction

The 13 year-old girl suffered scratches to her face and arm and a sore neck during the incident in West Auckland yesterday…

Weather warning: El Nino for summer
Weather warning: El Nino for summer

An El Nino hitting New Zealand this summer is now "extremely likely", climate scientists say.

Chimney fire highlights need for smoke alarms
Chimney fire highlights need for smoke alarms

A chimney fire attended in Westport last night has highlighted the danger of people taking batteries out of smoke alarms…

Hunter injured after 10m fall
Hunter injured after 10m fall

A 70-year-old pig hunter was knocked unconscious after tumbling 10m down a waterfall in the upper Buller Gorge yesterday…

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(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger
(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger

Not so Dirty Politics after all. That's the message from police over a blogger accessing Labour Party…

Police name motorcycle crash victim

Police have named the who died after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Whanganui Beach yesterday evening.

Four jailed following meth bust

Four people have been handed lengthy jail terms following a million dollar methamphetamine bust in central Wellington last…

Man critically injured in tractor accident

A Warkworth man is in a critical condition after being run over by his tractor this morning.

Hunt on for Northland kiwi killer
Hunt on for Northland kiwi killer

Department of Conservation rangers are hoping DNA testing will lead them to a canine kiwi killer on…

Rich celebrated or condemned?

Should we celebrate the super rich in New Zealand or see their growing wealth as a cause of inequality and division?

Auckland motorway to close overnight

The North Western Motorway will be closed from 10pm tonight while NZTA carry out highway improvement work.

'Little support' for young offenders

The lawyer of a 14-year-old sentenced to six years imprisonment for the manslaughter of a shopkeeper has called for the…

Preschoolers escape from daycare

Two children unlatched a gate at an early childhood centre in Palmerston North and wandered across a four-lane road.

Q&A with Foreign Minister Murray McCully
Q&A with Foreign Minister Murray McCully

NZ Herald Political editor Audrey Young sits down with Foreign Minister Murray McCully in New York to…

Crash inquiry in 'very early' stages

Police are still in the ''very early'' stages of the investigation into the crash that killed 18-year-old Nakita May Strange…

Teen stable after falling from bolting horse

A 16-year-old girl is in a stable condition after being flown to hospital following a "heavy fall" from a horse.

TPP: Hone Harawira's letter to Obama

Former MP Hone Harawira has written a tongue-in-cheek open letter to President Barack Obama with his thoughts on the Trans-Pacific…

More changes as NZ First looks to future

More changes in New Zealand First are on the way after the recent tussle for the deputy leadership and as many in the party…

Graphic: Knife pulled on shop owner
Graphic: Knife pulled on shop owner

North Shore police have released CCTV footage of the moment a man armed with a long knife threatened…

Car nearly plunges into harbour

A car was in danger of plunging in to the harbour near the Auckland Harbour Bridge today.

Pubs to open for RWC under Act plan

All Blacks fans will be able to watch early morning Rugby World Cup matches in pubs and bars if a move by the Act Party…

Charges against Wellington bus company

A Wellington bus company has been charged with failing to pass details to authorities about one of its drivers accused of…

Former police car turned into drug lab?

A former police patrol car sold off a fortnight ago returned to its old home at Hamilton police station - as an exhibit…

NZ@Noon: Heavy metal first and parking woes
NZ@Noon: Heavy metal first and parking woes

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a heavy metal band with a New Zealand first…

Kiwi scientists imagine NZ's future

Want to know what the weather's going to be doing in Christmas next year?

Auckland councillors have to accept pay rises

Auckland councillors have been told they have to accept a 2.3 per cent pay rise, but can go through a bureaucratic money-go-round…

Labour apologises for plagiarism

MP Clare Curran has apologised for lifting paragraphs from business magazine 'The Economist' for an issues paper on the…

Men to fight pokie fraud charges

Four men allegedly behind a $30 million pokie fraud will fight the charges.

Frontline police to carry Tasers
Frontline police to carry Tasers

Police chiefs say taser is a "less lethal option" than a firearm.

Watch: Kiwi's driving shame

Australians rated the worst but video taken in Auckland shows New Zealanders are catching on.

Police seek public's help over indecent assault

The public has been urged to help find a man accused of a sexually-motivated attack on a woman.

Teen jailed for killing dairy owner

A teen found guilty of killing West Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar will be eligible to be released from prison before he…

Woman dies a week after crash

A female passenger of a speeding vehicle which crashed near Taumaranui a week ago has died in hospital.

Police name drowning victim
Police name drowning victim

A man who drowned after being thrown from a boat on the Waitara River mouth in Taranaki yesterday has…

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Opinion

Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what? Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what?

In simple terms it appears that NZ will need to pay…

Rockstar economy? The star isn't well Rockstar economy? The star isn't well

The rock star is not well. Probably it's nothing to…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe: Ugliest Auckland footpath
Sideswipe: Ugliest Auckland footpath

Terrible Auckland footpaths and equally horrifying Wellington toilets...

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Element magazine

Global water scarcity and how to deal with it
Global water scarcity and how to deal with it

For Kiwis concerns about water scarcity often fall on deaf ears. For the most part, and in most areas, we have rain, and…

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WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update
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WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan updates us on the weekend weather.

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