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Jail for son's lethal methadone dose
Jail for son's lethal methadone dose

A woman who gave her son a lethal dose of her methadone to cure a sore stomach been jailed for four years and 11 months. Claudine…

Christchurch council's $900m black hole

Christchurch City Council has revealed it faces a funding black hole of up to $900 million to help rebuild the earthquake-wrecked…

Community work for Banks

Updated John Banks will spend two months on community detention and have to complete 100 hours of community work after he was convicted…

Warnings to drivers over Auckland fog

Motorists are being advised to drive with caution as thick fog covers parts of Auckland.

TV wars: Telecom fuels channel battle
TV wars: Telecom fuels channel battle

New Zealanders now have more television viewing options at lower prices, as internet TV services start and existing platforms…

Crewe murders: Profile of the killer
Crewe murders: Profile of the killer

An elite police criminal profiler built a psychological model of the murderer who killed the Crewes - and ruled out the…

No joke, Hamilton's 150 years old
No joke, Hamilton's 150 years old

It's been labelled a bogan town, a cow town, even the "chlamydia capital of NZ". But from today the city will celebrate…

How to inspire a World Cup defence
How to inspire a World Cup defence

Director Taika Waititi is taking the helm of a short film featuring everyday New Zealanders that aims to support and inspire…

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Pedestrian hit and killed near Feilding
Pedestrian hit and killed near Feilding

A pedestrian has been killed near Feilding this morning. Central police communications Shift Inspector…

Minister dines on protected fish

Fine wines, controversial French delicacies and a protected species of fish have all been slapped on the taxpayers' tab…

The great escape - from mud

A motorist fleeing police got trapped when he tried to escape by driving over Auckland harbour's tidal sands.

Kiwi help in historic space hook-up

Kiwi-developed technology will assist a historic hook-up when a spacecraft makes its long-awaited date with a comet next…

Poppie goal on track for toll
Poppie goal on track for toll

Craft groups, the RSA and crochet enthusiasts are getting behind an ambitious goal of making 5000 poppies…

WW1: Tunnellers first on Western Front

They were the first New Zealanders on the Western Front, arriving in France in the cold spring of 1916.

Honey guidelines out to sting 'cowboys'

Honey manufacturers are praising a new set of guidelines aimed at distinguishing the genuine manuka article from the knock-offs…

Sione's Wedding actor's drink-drive ban

A Sione's Wedding star has been banned from driving after crashing into two cars while drunk.

Two sides to Anzac story

New Zealand and Australia have very different takes on the Anzac legend, a prominent historian says.

Pillar shock prompts apartment dispute
Pillar shock prompts apartment dispute

A new apartment buyer faces the possibility of a legal row with a developer after finding window and…

Study finds sleep issues start young

Nearly 40 per cent of Auckland University students in a survey had significant sleep problems, with depression and anxiety…

Editorial: Govt too slow

Why, Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins asked, had it taken the Government so long to take action over the troubled…

Lucy Lawless: Seeing the world differently

I once read a news article where a young boy was beaten by his harried mother for lying when he claimed, "Grandma scares…

OceanaGold posts profit

The mining company achieved a profit of US$58.9 million in the first three months of the year as production from Didipio…

Brian Rudman: Mission impossible in Helensville
Brian Rudman: Mission impossible in Helensville

The icing on the cake for Mr Dotcom is that the stand-off will occur in his home electorate of Helensville…

Mai Chen: Leaders best take notice of changing NZ

Why is race always an election issue? At the Act Party conference over the weekend, leader Jamie Whyte said that after the…

video Glasgow: Gold for Villumsen

Villumsen, for so long the unlucky lady of Kiwi cycling, overcome a significant deficit in the final stages of last night's…

Stabbed in the back

Sina Solomona regarded 15-year old Bronson Kelekolio as a little brother, but the young mother died after he plunged a boning…

Twister hits West Coast

A petrified Greymouth woman hit the floor when she saw a tornado barrel down on her South Beach property yesterday. Christine…

Duck shooter who shot friend in the elbow avoids jail
Duck shooter who shot friend in the elbow avoids jail

A man who shot his friend in the elbow on the first day of duck shooting season has avoided prison time. Cameron…

Armed man forces his way into Levin home

Elderly residents were robbed of a wallet, mobile phone and their BMW after an armed man forced his way into their Levin…

Warmer, windier winter weather

The last month of winter could be more like spring, with warmer, windier weather, forecasters say.

Elderly couple lose everything in house fire

An elderly couple have lost all their possessions in a fire that destroyed their Christchurch home today. The fire service…

Two accused of skimming half a million dollars in ATM withdrawals

Two men have been arrested in relation to more than half a million dollars of illegal ATM withdrawals in the Auckland region. The…

School counsellor charged with indecent assault
School counsellor charged with indecent assault

A school counsellor at a Northland school has appeared in court charged with indecent assault after…

Auckland road closed after young pedestrian seriously injured

An 11-year-old pedestrian was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a car in South Auckland. The…

Man robs tavern with baseball bat

Rotorua police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Westend Tavern today. About 12.30pm today a male armed with…

Radio NZ head of news steps down

The head of news at Radio New Zealand has stepped down. Don Rood said that his head of news position had been disestablished. He…

Wife's role in crimes revealed

The wife of a former accountant, convicted of stealing millions from a family to fund a lavish lifestyle, played a role…

Sex pest GP fights to keep name secret
Sex pest GP fights to keep name secret

A GP who visited a female patient at her work, pulled down his pants and asked for oral sex is fighting…

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Opinion

Dita De Boni: Government by intimidation Dita De Boni: Government by intimidation

Whatever the truth about what Nick Smith said, his…

Mike Hosking: Bias? Not me  I just call it as I see it Mike Hosking: Bias? Not me I just call it as I see it

Last time I wrote in this esteemed organ, I proffered…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: August 1 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 1

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3pm distractions quiz: July 31 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 31

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Did it shrink?
Sideswipe: Did it shrink?

Making up the difference: 15ml of renourishing eye cream - so why the 30ml box?

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Element magazine

Blue Economy: Siemens CEO Paul Ravlich
Blue Economy: Siemens CEO Paul Ravlich

Siemens NZ CEO Paul Ravlich explains that 40% of his company's revenue is now connected to environment and sustainability…

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Weather Watch

 Windier, warmer weather
video Windier, warmer weather

West to north west winds will build this week as our early start to spring moves in. Temperatures will surge into the late…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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