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Looking for a date to the Super Rugby Final?
Looking for a date to the Super Rugby Final?

A pair of women looking for love are using their spare tickets to snag themselves a blind date. The latest bid is at $171…

Kiwi sub goes for world record

A Kiwi-built, human-powered submarine has made a splash in an international race, falling just a knot short of a new world…

Boy's nightmare was real

A mother initially disbelieved her son’s midnight report of an intruder outside their house, but later came to realise the…

Weather: Wet start to school holidays expected

Forecasters are predicting a wet start to the school holidays for the top of the North Island as a band of rain makes its…

One dead, four hurt in stabbing spree
One dead, four hurt in stabbing spree

Several houses remain cordoned off this morning, as police investigate a fatal stabbing spree in Wellington.

Man tasered after neighbourly dispute
Man tasered after neighbourly dispute

A person with a rifle was tasered by police after he did not put the gun down after being called upon to do so.

Email error sparks school apology
Email error sparks school apology

A Waikato high school has gone into damage control after an email about an alleged case of family violence was accidentally…

Blues star's dad joins son on Big Sleepout
Blues star's dad joins son on Big Sleepout

When Blues player Joe Edwards decided to sleep rough for a night to raise money for the homeless, his dad put his hand up…

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Twin's heartbreak: crash kills sister
Twin's heartbreak: crash kills sister

More than $18,000 has been raised to help pay for the funeral of an Auckland woman killed in a car accident…

Bali trial a farce, says witness

"The things that I've heard people say online and to my face have astounded me," says pastor Nick Watt.

Twelve Questions: Rewi Spraggon

Maori TV chef Rewi Spraggon talks to Jennifer Dann about Matariki, traditional carving and being a leader.

AT to 'future proof' motorway project

Auckland Transport is having to stump of $21 million to “future-proof” a motorway project for trains or trams to the airport…

New Zealand's growing thirst for water
New Zealand's growing thirst for water

Newly published data shows New Zealand's weekly allocation for water has increased by a third in the…

Honey price blamed on manuka 'gold rush'

The New Zealand average retail price of a 500g jar of honey has risen to about $10 - when it should be around $6 under normal…

Ask Phoebe: 'Carpark theft' in city fringe

People from outer suburbs are parking in Grey Lynn and effectively 'stealing' carparks - what are residents rights and what…

Long-serving paramedic values empathy

Ian Ridley often walks into somebody's life right at the worst point.

Rants & Raves: A prompt passport

A promptly-renewed passport, an overloaded 0800 line, a community of volunteers, and motorway madness.

Dedicated man of the people
Dedicated man of the people

Despite being nominated for a Pride of NZ Lifetime Achievement Award by more than one person, he doesn't…

Hosking: Dangerous ideological territory

It's one thing to use our own money to bank with the Australians as most of us do, but taxpayer money on social services…

John Dybvig: Tempers fray because winning matters

Winning does and will continue to matter in children's sport so long as you keep score. That's just human nature, writes…

Student fears backlash at school

The 15-year-old schoolgirl at the centre of a fracas over a provocative speech says she will miss her last day of classes…

John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny end up failing miserably. Brownlee never disappoints, writes John Armstrong…

video New 10-year passports 'a world class service'
New 10-year passports 'a world class service'

Maria Robertson, Department of Internal Affairs deputy chief executive, talks about the 10-year passports…

Man tasered in West Auckland dispute

Police say the incident escalated rapidly with a variety of weapons - including bats, a machete and a rifle - being used…

One dead in Wellington stabbing

Three other people were transported to Wellington Hospital by ambulance, while one person was assisting police with inquiries…

Peter Dunne has no regret over decision

Approving the use of medicinal marijuana for a teenager who was locked in an induced coma was the right thing to do, Peter…

Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'
'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'

Lecretia Seales' husband Matt Vickers has posted his first blog since her death, saying the last few…

Man killed in Clevedon crash named

The man who died in a crash near Clevedon last Thursday was Shaan Singh.

Gang member on the run from police

Police say Ivan Carr, 34, has an extensive criminal history involving violence and is a patched member of the Rebel gang…

Would you buy an electric car?

New research has shown that most Kiwis feel "positive" about electric vehicles and are willing to drive one in the future…

Flood-striken regions brace for more rain

Heavy rain is expected to drench the South Island tomorrow and then make its way up the country - possibly hitting the Whanganui…

Bus passengers stranded for six hours
Bus passengers stranded for six hours

Passengers stranded at Waitomo by a broken-down bus are understood to be on their way to New Plymouth…

video Raw: One dead in Wellington stabbing

One person is dead and another three people are injured after a stabbing in Wellington last night. Police have one person…

Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'

ACC minister Nikki Kaye says the glitches that have plagued the system have the side-benefit of getting Kiwis talking about…

High number of police ambivalent about jobs

The number of New Zealand Police feeling “meh” about their jobs is alarming, says an employment expert.

Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand has to be ready for anything to happen as it assumes the chair of the…

New bill to give Govt control over state houses
New bill to give Govt control over state houses

New legislation, tabled in Parliament today, is designed to facilitate National's plan to sell up to…

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Opinion

Huge risks in loan-financed housing bubble Huge risks in loan-financed housing bubble

Auckland's credit-financed housing bubble is a grave…

Six ways Super City can pick up the pace Six ways Super City can pick up the pace

Barney Irvine urges the Government and Auckland Council…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: July 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 2

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

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Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Hand towel hang up
Hand towel hang up

Number of stuffs given when hanging up the bathroom hand towel? Zero.

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Element magazine

Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech
Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech

The launch of Greenhouse Capital - New Zealand's first and only dedicated clean tech investors - was announced at the New…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?
video WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?

A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright lights (Jupiter and…

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