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NZ First promises 75pc govt funding for rail loop
NZ First promises 75pc govt funding for rail loop

Would-be kingmaker New Zealand First upped the stakes for an underground railway through central Auckland last night by…

Person believed dead in port incident

A person is believed to have died in a workplace incident at Port Lyttelton today.

Say a little prayer for me

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he may pray before tonight's election debate while the Prime Minister says his opponent…

Key sticks with Collins, despite polls

Prime Minister John Key is sticking by his decision to keep Judith Collins on his team, despite polls showing the majority…

People-trafficking charges laid in NZ
People-trafficking charges laid in NZ

People-trafficking charges have been laid in New Zealand for the first time.

Elderly woman beaten with her own walking sticks
Elderly woman beaten with her own walking sticks

An elderly woman was beaten with her own walking sticks during a home invasion in Whangarei last night.

Police commissioner visits shot officer
Police commissioner visits shot officer

Police commissioner Mike Bush has visited the officer shot in the foot while tackling a gunman in Hamilton earlier this…

White Island quakes typical - GeoNet
White Island quakes typical - GeoNet

A spate of small earthquakes around White Island today is not unusual and is nothing to worry about, seismologist John Ristau…

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$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National
$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National

National has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment and $50 million…

Vineyard benefits from ferry decision

A decision not to move the interisland ferry terminal from Picton to Clifford Bay has resulted in KiwiRail land being sold…

Truckie tried to leap clear of train

A truckie tried to leap from his vehicle moments before it was hit by a train in Waikato, an inquest has been told.

Girl considers legal case against police

The family of a teenage girl who lost two teeth after being shoved by a police officer at a party is "considering the options"…

Google, Facebook and Twitter to be quizzed in hacking investigation - Slater
Google, Facebook and Twitter to be quizzed in hacking investigation - Slater

WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater says police will soon be obtaining data from Google, Facebook and Twitter…

Poll: Labour sinks lower

The minor parties are surging in the latest Herald Digipoll but David Cunliffe is on a slippery slope, unwelcome news as…

NZ@noon: Long-lost turtle returns

Stories making headlines around the regions today include celebrations after a missing pet turtle returns home and a mysterious…

Woman choked unconscious in conveyer belt accident

A 24-year-old woman was choked unconscious when her hair and scarf were caught in a vegetable conveyor belt in Canterbury. The…

Leaders' Debate: Touch that dial

The NZ Herald Rate the Debate dial lets you react live to the Leaders Debate and shows you how everyone is feeling about…

Live blog preview: Leaders' debate
Live blog preview: Leaders' debate

The NZ Herald Rate the Debate dial lets you react live to the Leaders' Debate and shows you how everyone…

Antarctic sea level rise could be more dramatic than earlier thought - expert

The collapse of Antarctica's ice sheets and resulting sea level rise could happen more swiftly and dramatically than previously…

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

A Queenstown man says he is subjected to taunts over his sexuality, which he likens to racism, every time he goes out in…

Jewel thieves hampered by broken, prosthetic legs

A pair of would-be jewellery thieves were hampered in their getaway last night, as one had a broken leg and the other a…

Dirty Politics hacker a 'decent' person

A leak is a safety valve in society - and the Whaleoil hacker is a "decent and ethical person", Dirty Politics author Nicky…

Pride of NZ: Soup saviours
Pride of NZ: Soup saviours

Julie King Community Spirit It is a Monday, and 100 people are gathered at Tokoroa East Bowling Club…

Mystery artist finally acknowledged

It didn't take a historian to know the painting was of Gallipoli, but it did take a gallery director turned art detective…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

Women's attacker jailed for 21 years

A man who murdered a woman, then went on to attack two female hitch-hikers, spat on the floor today as he was jailed for…

'Perfect' home buyers not looking to buy

David Cunliffe is backing the party's choice of a couple used as a case study for Labour's housing policy, after the pair…

Human bones at Whangaparaoa century old
Human bones at Whangaparaoa century old

Human skeletal remains found at an historical site at Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa are estimated to be…

Oceans' health being adversely affected

The ocean regulates our climate while generating half of the oxygen we breathe. More than three billion people worldwide…

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils…

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign…

Super blow for Auckland ratepayers

The Super City's been costly for residents of the former Auckland City Council who have been hammered by a new single rating…

Why today is D-Day for David Cunliffe
Why today is D-Day for David Cunliffe

Today is D-Day for David Cunliffe. Debate Day. The Labour leader must seize the opportunity provided…

Lightbox fuels online TV content wars

The battle of the box is heating up as Spark officially launched its online television service overnight, with 5000 hours…

Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours after publishing…

Hospitals struggle with flu surge

A hospital struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses is appealing to patients to see their GP early…

Support for NZ First, Conservatives rises

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics, while both National…

MP has last laugh on her sign vandals
MP has last laugh on her sign vandals

As some MPs take steps to counter the vandalism of their campaign billboards, Labour's Jacinda Ardern…

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Opinion

Which minor party do you want to hold the balance of power? Which minor party do you want to hold the balance of power?

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative…

Editorial: Air NZ flying high Editorial: Air NZ flying high

These are momentous times for Air New Zealand. Its…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Footage reveals a family's close call Footage reveals a family's close call

Beginning today, the Herald profiles the 24 Pride…

Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens video Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: August 28 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: August 28

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: August 28 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 28

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Separated at birth
Sideswipe: Separated at birth

Another look at twins, separated at birth. This time, Kim Dotcom and Sontaran from Dr Who.

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Element magazine

The Big Shift: New thinking from business leaders
The Big Shift: New thinking from business leaders

Collaboration to create practical solutions for business sustainability is at the heart of the Project NZ #theBIGshift conference…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly video Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly

osh and his friend Jamie had gone in for a dip near…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

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Weather Watch

Snow fun for terriers
video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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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