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Serious assault in Hamilton's CBD
Serious assault in Hamilton's CBD

One person has this afternoon been assaulted outside Hamilton City Council's Anglesea Street entrance. A Waikato Police…

Physio who had sex with patient breached standards

A physiotherapist who had sex with a woman he had been treating has been judged to have breached professional standards…

Fatal stabbing: Accused to be named

Updated A man accused of stabbing a woman to death and attempting to kill another man in central Auckland last week will lose name…

Search for missing Marlborough diver

A search will begin this afternoon for a diver who failed to surface at Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough. The police…

Ten-year passports to return this year
Ten-year passports to return this year

Ten year passports are due to return by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced.

Nine-year-old boy in critical condition
Nine-year-old boy in critical condition

Updated A schoolboy is being flown to Auckland's Starship Hospital after he was found hanging from a window.

Right to die case: 'Patient able to give consent'
Right to die case: 'Patient able to give consent'

The doctor of a lawyer fighting to be given the option of a doctor assisted death said her patient was competent to be able…

One dead after West Coast crash
One dead after West Coast crash

A man killed in a crash on State Highway 73 in Westland has been named. David John Daglish of Ashburton died in a head-on…

National

Biggest storm on Earth
Biggest storm on Earth

A storm blasting Antarctic weather over New Zealand is currently the biggest storm on Earth, according…

Empty lunchboxes filled for $5

The thought of children going to school without lunch was too much to bear for one Rotorua woman, so she decided to do something…

Missing man's body found after 29 years

Human remains found in the Wellington region earlier this year have been confirmed to be those of a man who went missing…

Act Party rejects Maurice Williamson

Former Act leader Don Brash has approached the party to ask whether National MP Maurice Williamson could join, but he has…

Busy intersection claims fifth victim
Busy intersection claims fifth victim

A bend in a busy Auckland road with a history of crashes has claimed its fifth victim in just two days…

Weekend fatalities bring road toll to 134

Two people were killed on the roads in separate incidents during the weekend.

Mistakes lead to assault retrial

A man who was convicted of banging his wife's head against a concrete wall and pushing her down a flight of stairs will…

Pot plant blamed for injury

A man accused of murdering his partner and dumping her body in a North Shore reserve told police an injury to his thumb…

Players make citizen's arrest

Two Whangarei football players performed a citizen's arrest after brazen thieves broke into their clubrooms three nights…

House blaze at Hamilton flats
House blaze at Hamilton flats

Fire services are currently at the scene of a house blaze in Hamilton. Officers were called out just…

Aucklanders pay respects to desecrated graves

Updated Families may finally find closure after the ruthless destruction of infant graves at the Papakura Cemetery. A service was…

Tutor fired for sending inmate postcard loses appeal bid

A prison tutor who lost her job after sending a prisoner a postcard has failed in a bid to take her case to the Court of…

NZ@Noon: $100k sting and a whale of a tale

Sting targets sticky fingers in Northland and a whale of a tale in Hawke's Bay - some of the stories making headlines around…

Home and 8-week-old pup lost in fire (+ video)

A Rotorua family have lost everything, including their 8-week-old puppy, after a fire ripped through their home on Saturday…

Christchurch Mayor: 'I'm sorry'
Christchurch Mayor: 'I'm sorry'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has issued a heartfelt apology to the earthquake-ravaged city's eastern…

Lawyer fights for right to end life

A lawyer dying of incurable brain cancer says she is determined to live her life well, while she is still able to.

video WeatherWatch: (May 25) Winter hammer falls on NZ

New Zealanders have been smashed by cold and wet weather with parts of the country blanketed in snow.

Pike River case heads back to court

The way a district court dealt with charges against a former Pike River mine chief executive has been called an abuse of…

Weather a factor in boating tragedy

More details have emerged about a boating tragedy on the Waikato River that left one man dead and his three mates clinging…

'Cowardly' attack on teen
'Cowardly' attack on teen

A 16-year-old boy was in Dunedin Hospital yesterday with serious injuries after a vicious assault outside…

'First time I’ve had a seal in my driveway'

Watch: DOC officers finally capture loose seal that caused chaos in South Auckland and "freaked out" morning commuters.

Weather: What you can expect this week

New Zealanders have been smashed by cold and wet weather with parts of the country blanketed in snow.

Lake Wakatipu search called off

Police have called off the search for a vessel believed to be missing on Lake Wakatipu, in the Otago region.

photos Icy winter blast hits NZ

New Zealanders across the country can expect cold and wet weather to welcome in the week.

Toddler's funeral to be held today
Toddler's funeral to be held today

The funeral for a 14-month-old toddler who was fatally hit by a car in Kamo last week will be held today…

Pora forgives but is still fighting fit

Teina Pora will make his boxing debut in an amateur bout in five weeks.

Glenn gives uni $5m boost

Sir Owen Glenn has called on the Government to change the way philanthropic donations are taxed to encourage more people…

Synthetic cannabis health scare

More than 30 people have been treated at hospitals for bad reactions to what is thought to be a potent synthetic cannabis…

In a spin over climate change

For most of us, it's a tough ask to draw a link between somewhere as warm as Bangladesh and as chilly as Antarctica.

No arrest for rowdy Jetstar passenger
No arrest for rowdy Jetstar passenger

The man who was evicted from a Jet Star flight for unruly behaviour on Friday evening has not been arrested…

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Opinion

Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super

Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30…

Wallabies will not lie down any longer Wallabies will not lie down any longer

The Waratahs - or make that big Will Skelton - fired…

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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz May 25 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz May 25

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: May 25 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 25

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: PM servin' up beats
Sideswipe: PM servin' up beats

Is the PM a DJ? Technicoloured memories and a lost head in St Heliers.

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Element magazine

KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel
KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel

KiwiRail has received nearly 4000 emails asking that it retain its electric locomotive fleet. This comes after its announcement…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges
video Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges

Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges. Snow fell overnight in Wairarapa down to 300m, with New Zealand Transport Agency…

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