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'Covering face cowards' steal from Price
'Covering face cowards' steal from Price

Two offenders have raised the ire of Steve Price, one of New Zealand's most loved rugby league players.

Driver escapes fiery crash in Northland

A driver escaped unhurt after the logging truck he was driving caught fire in Northland.

Key talks tough on Auckland housing

Councils in growing regions which refuse to free up land for housing will soon be breaking the law, Prime Minister John…

Logging truck catches fire

A driver escaped unhurt after the logging truck he was driving caught fire in Northland this morning.

Kiwi scientist receives coveted honour
Kiwi scientist receives coveted honour

An internationally-renowned Kiwi professor has been presented one of science's most coveted honours by the King of Sweden. In…

Legislation to up ciggies price passes
Legislation to up ciggies price passes

Legislation to hike the price of cigarettes to about $30 a pack by 2020 has passed with support from all parties except…

Lights add extra lane during peak times
Lights add extra lane during peak times

An innovative way to manage traffic flow with LED lights is to be trialled on the Hibiscus Coast and it could be implemented…

'Like putting a fox next to chickens'
'Like putting a fox next to chickens'

Criticism mounts after Corrections placed one of New Zealand's worst sex offenders just metres from a school and failed…

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NZ@Noon: $10,000 ticket remains unclaimed
NZ@Noon: $10,000 ticket remains unclaimed

A $10,000-winning Lotto ticket bought on January 2 remains unclaimed by a Whanganui resident, and three…

NZH Focus: 27 years for Tully

Today on NZ Herald Focus - Russell Tully has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non parole period of 27 years…

'Evil man' who refused to admit crimes

Double-killer Russell John Tully has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 27 years, the…

Measles jab rates too low to stop spread

The low immunisation rate of Northland teenagers could help a measles outbreak spread across the region, health officials…

Bomb threat at Victoria University
Bomb threat at Victoria University

A bomb threat has shut down part of Victoria University's Kelburn campus in Wellington.

Reporoa farmers box for charity

Three Reporoa farmers are trading their gumboots for boxing gloves to fight for charity this weekend.

Man who threatened police in P-fuelled fury jailed

Police and criminal roles were reversed as a man chased officers, wielding a sawn-off shotgun in a sock, screaming that…

The text that sent school into lockdown

Parents were told a person with a gun was loose at their child's school - only to find out it was a false alarm sent by…

video Watch: Russell John Tully sentenced to life imprisonment

Work and Income double-killer Russell John Tully has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period…

Duckmanton family: 'Everyone's broken'
Duckmanton family: 'Everyone's broken'

Updated Relative of murdered sex worker Renee Duckmanton says death has "broken my family", as other family…

video WeatherWatch: Stormy weekend weather

Another big low pressure system will affect the country this weekend with heavy downpours, gusty winds and sunny spells…

Duckling saviours recognised as heroes

Titirangi Volunteer Fire Brigade firefighters who rescued eight ducklings trapped in a Green Bay drain will receive a Hero…

Teacher's intense emails to girl, 13

Teacher told a 13-year-old student he "so badly want[s] to climb in your window right now", according to emails and letters…

Wills: What about poverty and homeless?

The Government's big-spend on "social investment" is being treated with scepticism by some of those battling issues such…

Plea for return of stolen laptop
Plea for return of stolen laptop

A Napier woman with terminal cancer and in a wheelchair is desperate for the return of a laptop stolen…

Op shop told wheelchair user to leave

A woman who was told she couldn't be inside Whanganui's SPCA op shop because she was on a motorised wheelchair has accepted…

Spies and soldiers big Budget winners

Military and intelligence agencies will get a combined $479 million in extra operational funding over the next four years…

Thomas: Send copyright pirates down gangplank

COMMENT: Appropriately the internet has plenty of material devoted to the proposition that the best things in life are free…

Woman driving with knees while on phone

The distracted driver is one of more than 20 people fined on one of the Western Bay of Plenty's worst blackspots.

Accused manhandled victim: Witness
Accused manhandled victim: Witness

Paul Harris is on trial in the High Court at Whangarei having pleaded not guilty to the murder of Joseph…

Driver crashes after medical event

A driver who suffered a medical event this morning, crashed his car into a building.

Heavy rain to return with a vengeance

MetService has a heavy rain warning in place for parts of central New Zealand from this evening to tomorrow morning.

The mum who fought for more time

Air NZ hostess Amanda Ferreira made headlines last year when she went public with her cancer fight. She died this week…

Winz shooter awaits his fate

Russell John Tully continues to say he is innocent. But the evidence at trial was overwhelming.

NZ Herald Focus: Trump closer to White House
NZ Herald Focus: Trump closer to White House

Today on NZ Herald Focus - Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates he needed to secure the Republican…

Key hints at big tax cuts

The Government's "boring" Budget could pave the way for National to take big tax cuts to next year's election, Prime Minister…

Couple no closer to buying first home

New parents Mike Alsweiler and Gemma Mann saw nothing in the Budget to get them closer to buying their first home.

AKL mayoral candidates give their views

Victoria Crone says the council needs to do more, while Phil Goff argues the Government is not doing enough.

Couple welcome 'at-risk' spending

More school spending for the most "at-risk" children is welcomed by West Auckland couple Mathew and Tuhe Tauia.

Survivor lauds screening funding
Survivor lauds screening funding

Bowel cancer survivor Peter Krijger is relieved that NZ will at last get a national screening programme…

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Opinion

Why are 'perfectly eligible' people single? Why are 'perfectly eligible' people single?

OPINION: If we know someone is a perfectly good person…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Lashings of gluten-free laughs
Sideswipe: Lashings of gluten-free laughs

A series of four books called Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups - a parody of the Famous Five as adults - are to be published. The…

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Element magazine

Splore to bring 100 acts to Tapapakanga Regional Park
Splore to bring 100 acts to Tapapakanga Regional Park

Splore is New Zealand's longest running music, art and performance festival and this year will feature over 100 acts at…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: More stormy weather incoming
video WeatherWatch: More stormy weather incoming

A low bigger than the size of Australia is currently engulfing New Zealand and will linger for another 24 hours before finally…

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Property

Figures raise buyer questions
Figures raise buyer questions

The latest QV figures show home values are rising again across Auckland despite many areas seeing a brief drop in values…

Auckland housing as bad as Chch: Joyce
Tax cuts dependent on surplus
State housing sell-off: Buyer pulls out
Influx higher than thought
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