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Man remanded in custody
Man remanded in custody

A man has appeared in court in relation to a serious assault on a police officer on Thursday.

How we remember them

They stare aimlessly into the distance, ignored, slightly sad, timeless, peculiarly inactive - Laurence Aberhart's Anzac…

Locals praised for retrieving bodies

Local residents who assisted in retrieving a stranded truck containing the bodies of two men in the Eastern Bay of Plenty…

The big clean-up

People around Christchurch are being advised to watch out for potholes, debris and surface water following yesterday's extreme…

Politics

Backtrack on Epsom boundary Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change…

Migrant vote an untapped poll winner Migrant vote an untapped poll winner

The migrant vote could "swing the political ballot"…

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Heavy rain crash victim named
Heavy rain crash victim named

An elderly man who died after crashing his car into a tree in Auckland two days ago has been identified as Robert Nikora…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished
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
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
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…

National

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…

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

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

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

Countdown toilet trip a $50 shock
Countdown 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…

photos Gallery: Auckland's Easter Show

After a destructive storm dampening the opening on Thursday, blue skies and sunshine greeted the thousands of happy visitors…

photos Laurence Aberhart's Anzac photographs

"Memorials became increasingly ignored and forgotten objects, presences in the landscapes that were taken for granted and…

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
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…

Fran O'Sullivan: Collins row a distraction from the real issue

Opposition politicians are sinking their fangs into Judith Collins over the Oravida affair, distracting attention from the…

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 that she was so silly…

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
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…

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

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

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…

video Rugby Highlights: Hurricanes 39 Blues 20
Rugby Highlights: Hurricanes 39 Blues 20

Winning on the road continues to be a problem for the Blues. Sir John Kirwan's side haven't tasted…

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

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

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
Floods, slips in Christchurch

Residents in Christchurch react to the rising waters flooding the streets surrounding their homes as…

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)

It's an unusual hobby, but Wouter van Dijk loves nothing more than watching his tobacco plants flourish. The 86-year-old…

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
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…

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Opinion

Powerful show of character Powerful show of character

Jessica Lange is so far more comical than disturbing. Witches…

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Quizzes

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

Current events, geography, history, trivia ... Test…

Politics quiz: April 19 quiz Politics quiz: April 19

Test your knowledge of all things politics with our…

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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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Property

Former power station site for sale
Former power station site for sale

Seven parcels of land holdings totalling 166ha and formerly occupied by Marsden A and Marsden B power stations at Marsden…

Strong demand pushes up East Tamaki values
Stonedon site corners market
Investment property to bank on in Otara
Demand still outstripping supply
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