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Backtrack on Epsom boundary
Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt…

Fears over inmates' court food

Female inmates will be cooking food and serving staff at New Zealand's busiest court in a plan being worked on by justice…

Storm wreaks havoc through south

The worst of the miserable weather that caused havoc through parts of the country is over but some will be spending the…

Anguish after crash horror
Anguish after crash horror

The husband of a woman killed in a four-car crash begged her to wake up and get off the road as their young son screamed…

Few parents paid for care of disabled children
Few parents paid for care of disabled children

A 13-year legal battle by parents seeking the right to be paid caregivers for their disabled adult children has ended in…

'Mindset change' cuts benefit roll
'Mindset change' cuts benefit roll

A single parents' group says "a complete change of mindset" has helped reduce the number of people on the sole parent benefit…

Marshall ditches fern logo
Marshall ditches fern logo

Former All Black Justin Marshall has backed down on using a silver fern in the logo of his new business venture after "discussions"…

National

Countdown customer's toilet trip a $50 shock
Countdown customer's toilet trip a $50 shock

A Countdown customer who briefly ducked away to find a toilet was fined $50 for not being a "bona fide…

The rites of Easter

New Zealanders celebrated Good Friday in their own different ways, with churchgoers taking part in traditional processions…

Editorial: Transport plan insufficient to win voters over

It is conceivable that one day, the Labour Party's plan to ban trucks from the fast lane on three- and four-lane motorways…

Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence
Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence

The reluctance of her fellow National MPs to come to her aid no doubt in part reflects their annoyance…

Collins: I do recall ambassador talks

Justice Minister Judith Collins has recovered her memory after telling Parliament she could not recall whether she had briefed…

Traffic will jam if zippers brake

John Roughan asks; "Why is that so many car drivers haven't figured out how to use a merging lane? You see them every morning…

Paul Thomas: Love and loathing on the royal roadshow

I think we can all agree the royal tour went rather well. A Herald editorialist had to de-mothball the words "glorious"…

War and the peacemaker

In 1942, at the age of 49, World War One hero Ormond Burton went on trial in the Supreme Court at Wellington.

The fisherman's despair
The fisherman's despair

Shattered, gutted and shocked beyond words, the despondent group of men and women clung to each other…

Anzac Day: 74 events for Aucklanders

Friday 25 April is a time to honour the men and women who served our country in wars past and present. Returned Services…

The 50 coolest Kiwis ever

America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has... mainly people they stole from us. So who…

South Island cleans up after storm

The sodden South Island is mopping up after a damaging storm caused flooding and slips across the island.

Easter road toll at six

Six people have died on the roads in a 36-hour period this Easter Weekend. Two Opotiki men who died after the tow truck…

Man attacked on shortcut home
Man attacked on shortcut home

A man was attacked while taking a shortcut home last night, and is now in a serious condition in hospital…

Lengthy delays for Easter holidaymakers

Highways in and out of main centres around the country suffered heavy congestion today as holidaymakers attempted to make…

video Floods, slips in Christchurch

Residents in Christchurch react to the rising waters flooding the streets surrounding their homes as slips and floods continue…

Body found in Napier

Police have cordoned off an area between the port of Napier Brass Band Hall and Napier YMCA after receiving multiple calls…

Elderly man dies after car crash in heavy rain

An elderly man who crashed his car into a tree while driving in heavy rain near Pukekohe yesterday has died, police said. The…

86-year-old grows his own tobacco (+video)
86-year-old grows his own tobacco (+video)

It's an unusual hobby, but Wouter van Dijk loves nothing more than watching his tobacco plants flourish. The…

Easter road toll rises to four

Two people have died in separate crashes on Canterbury roads in the past 24 hours, taking the Easter Weekend road toll to…

Party flat goes up in flames

An occupant of a Leith Valley flat in Dunedin that has been the scene of recent controversy was treated for smoke inhalation…

Swept away tourist 'got churned around'

A French tourist swept away after slipping into a raging Woolshed Creek late on Wednesday was washed over a terrifying two…

Daring river rescue

A woman had to be saved from raging floodwaters in north Otago as a wild Easter storm ripped through the South Island, blowing…

Senior officer cleared over man's death
Senior officer cleared over man's death

A senior police officer who arrested an intoxicated man at a Hamilton home half-an-hour before he died…

Fruit fly search to be wrapped up

The search for more Queensland fruit flies will be wrapped up by Easter Sunday providing no more of the pests are found…

British Army Gurkhas invade the south

Some of the most fearless warriors in military history have been taking part in a biennial exercise with the NZ Army in…

Easter is near, Christ will be ignored

Easter is coming with eggs and other trivia; Christ will be ignored, writes Bruce Logan.

How are NZers celebrating Easter?

Only fifty percent of Kiwis reported themselves as 'Christian' in the 2013 census, writes Paul Morris. But what does Easter…

What's Good Friday about?
What's Good Friday about?

Shattered, gutted and shocked beyond words, the despondent group of men and women clung to each other…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 19 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 19

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Maori

Museums unite to buy back taonga
Museums unite to buy back taonga

A medal gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 feared to be lost to his descendants forever, is on its way back to NZ after Te…

Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums
Ngapuhi fear medal lost for good
photos A Royal hongi
PM: No strings attached to dinner
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Sideswipe

Inappropriate undies
Inappropriate undies

These undies spotted at The Warehouse are not really appropriate for 10-year-old girls, dontcha think? F&P exports float…

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Element magazine

Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott
Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott

Hillary, Rutherford, Batten, Hackett... Here in New Zealand, we tend to get stuck-in instead of waiting for someone else…

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Weather Watch

Floods hit Auckland
video Floods hit Auckland

Flooding has forced transport officials to close Tamaki Drive in east Auckland as gales and torrential rain batter the upper…

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Infographics

First-home buys fall (+infographic) First-home buys fall (+infographic)

The number of first-home buyers in the market has…

Red light-runners in the gun Red light-runners in the gun

Police are launching a month-long blitz on red light…

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