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Recidivist fraudster sent to jail
Recidivist fraudster sent to jail

A man who once threatened to kill himself while live on air with Sir Paul Holmes has been sent to jail today in the Palmerston…

Pike River had 'worst of everything'

The Pike River Mine tragedy will go down as a lesson in "what can go wrong when everything's wrong", according to one of…

Secrets behind NZ's discovery

Two scientific papers have shed new light on how Polynesian explorers may have arrived in New Zealand, but the authors have…

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for…

Kiwi expat risks arrest after weapons cache found
Kiwi expat risks arrest after weapons cache found

A Kiwi living on a tropical Southeast Asian island risks arrest if he returns after at least 15 rifles and 1500 rounds of…

Dunne unwittingly pays tribute to serial killer
Dunne unwittingly pays tribute to serial killer

United Future leader Peter Dunne has unwittingly paid tribute to a notorious serial killer after he fell for an online prank…

Hero mum doesn't remember attack
Hero mum doesn't remember attack

Husband of mother left with severe head injuries after she tried to stop a bag snatch says: "She is very sore and extremely…

Labour candidate's stinging open letter
Labour candidate's stinging open letter

One of Labour's 2014 election candidates has written a stinging open letter to David Cunliffe, saying he would leave the…

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Security council impotent
Security council impotent

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today described the United Nations Security Council as “largely impotent”…

Timber company fined $69k after employee loses part of finger

A timber milling company must pay $69,000 after an employee lost a chunk of his finger in machinery. Juken New Zealand…

Almond spread recalled after peanut traces found

Countdown has issued a product recall after peanut traces were found in an almond spread. The recall is for Macro Almond…

Kiwi shot by Brisbane police - reports

A 42-year-old man shot dead by police officers in a lengthy stand-off in Brisbane is believed to be a New Zealander.

Missing man's family speak out
Missing man's family speak out

The family of missing Mount Maunganui man Stephen Michael Tracey, 37, has today released a statement…

Man leaps to rescue of dog attack victim

A passer-by is being hailed a hero after he jumped over a fence and repeatedly whacked a dog with a broom stick to stop…

Man who set himself alight dies

The man who set himself alight outside a Tauranga petrol station 10 days ago has died.

Cyclist assaults elderly woman

Police are hunting a man who punched an 83-year-old woman to the ground, during a "distressing" assault in Napier.

Three-car smash outside Waikuku service station

A mother and young child were involved in a crash in North Canterbury this afternoon which left a 19-year-old man in a critical…

Body found in London park believed to be missing Kiwi
Body found in London park believed to be missing Kiwi

London police believe a body found in a southwest London park is that of missing New Zealand man Malcolm…

Overdose contributed to hospice patient's death - coroner

A Christchurch hospice has been told to review its practices after a coroner found a patient in its care was administered…

Aircraft used to find car going 186kmh

Police enlisted air support to track a car allegedly travelling at speeds of up to 186km/h during the weekend after officers…

Dog rescued after five days in hole

A golden retriever has been rescued after being trapped down a hole on the West Coast for five days.

Wellington lawyer fights to keep his name suppressed

A Wellington lawyer facing drugs charges continued his legal fight to keep his name suppressed today. Arguments by lawyers…

13 bizarre things David Cunliffe has said in the past 24 hours
13 bizarre things David Cunliffe has said in the past 24 hours

Under pressure ahead of his resignation and his pending fight to regain the Labour leadership, David…

Anti-drilling hikoi arrives in Auckland

About 600 anti-oil drilling protesters gathered in Auckland's QEII square in the central city following a hikoi from Cape…

Tourist killed in head-on crash

A female tourist has been killed in a head-on crash in Canterbury today following a spate of crashes in the region.

Lamb born with two heads

A lamb born with two heads is healthy and thriving - something its owners were not expecting when it was born four days…

NZ@Noon: World's strongest nana?

Stories making headlines around the regions today include emergency text alerts fail to hit their mark and a Northland nana…

David Parker: 'We'll keep it seemly'
David Parker: 'We'll keep it seemly'

After an initial flurry of snipes, Labour's new interim leader David Parker said he expected the forthcoming…

Squatter not an employee

A man squatting at a property since the owner moved back in has been unsuccessful in asking the ERA to acknowledge his status…

Man accused of Tasering woman

A Christchurch man has appeared in court today accused of illegally bringing Tasers into New Zealand, and using one of the…

Cat comes back (4 years later)

The amazing story of a cat that travelled more than 200 kilometres and turned up at the Gisborne SPCA after going missing…

Home detention for partner's blackmail

A man who tried to blackmail his partner into cleaning his flat and paying a $1400 phone bill has been sentenced to home…

McCully states case for NZ UN seat
McCully states case for NZ UN seat

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, in a bid to secure…

Solo parents' benefits cut due to travel

New figures show 9 per cent of solo parents in Auckland had their benefits cut for travelling overseas, but advocates say…

Enough support in caucus? 'I don't know'

David Cunliffe officially resigns from his role as leader of the Labour Party today, and says he doesn't know whether he…

Bag snatch victim walks again

Auckland mum Lucy Knight has walked unaided for the first time since being seriously hurt after intervening in an attempted…

Students say uni's porn ban 'draconian'

The University of Otago's ban on pornography in residential colleges is being slammed as an attack on student freedom.

Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble
Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble

Prime Minister John Key signed two insurance agreements yesterday in the form of confidence and supply…

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Opinion

Bruce Morris: Nimbyism shows Kiwis won't accept their fate Bruce Morris: Nimbyism shows Kiwis won't accept their fate

We want hospitals, power stations, rubbish dumps and…

Housing crisis? Cheap labour Housing crisis? Cheap labour

The solution to Auckland's serious housing shortage…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz: September 30 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz: September 30

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 30 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 30

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: When pics go bad?
Sideswipe: When pics go bad?

Just in case a phone camera situation turns dangerous?

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Element magazine

Gardening: What to plant in September
Gardening: What to plant in September

Daylight hours are getting longer, and there is a hint of warmth in the air. Spring is here. This time of the year can…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (SEP 26) Spring low moving in
video WeatherWatch: (SEP 26) Spring low moving in

Daylight saving starts this weekend, don’t forget to spring your clocks forward one hour. The weather looks unsettled as…

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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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Crime

Sex trafficker may face life in jail
Sex trafficker may face life in jail

Violent pimp Damion Baston should spend the rest of his life in jail for forcing Australian, New Zealand and US women into…

Key confident accused envoy will return
Liquor outlet held up at gunpoint
Mother extradited to US
Meth lab found in garage
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