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Palmerston North kidnapping: CCTV footage combed
Palmerston North kidnapping: CCTV footage combed

Police are scouring CCTV footage in an effort to identify a man who snatched a 5-year-old girl from a Palmerston North street…

Miracle survival in paradise

A New Zealand nurse has cheated death by staying afloat for 30 hours off the African coast after a yachting tragedy that…

Cyclones no threat but rain is coming

New Zealand will escape the worst of twin cyclones in the Pacific - but you'd better get your brollies ready for some rain…

Death row notes for sale

Letters from a killer executed in the US for slaying his girlfriend two days before Christmas are for sale on Trade Me by…

Naked judge pics online
Naked judge pics online

Pictures of a naked judge apparently holidaying at a nudist camp were used to promote the resort without the judge's knowledge…

Tasty treat that says 'I love you'
Tasty treat that says 'I love you'

Dessert designer Giapo Grazioli from Giapo Haute Ice Cream on Auckland's Queen St has created an icecream especially for…

Family ties queried in $1.3m grant
Family ties queried in $1.3m grant

A new agency is under fire over a grant to a school whose board is chaired by the husband of the funding agency's chief…

Watch out for 'crazy-ass' alerts
Watch out for 'crazy-ass' alerts

A wacky new way to deliver the weather forecast is causing outbreaks of hilarity across some areas of New Zealand.

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Rodney Hide: Alas, poor picked on smokers
Rodney Hide: Alas, poor picked on smokers

I sometimes have an urge to take up smoking in solidarity and as an up-you to vicious, rapine Government…

Kerre McIvor: Buying a beach for us all as Kiwi-as

Gareth Morgan has an innate and unerring ability to really, really piss off New Zealanders, writes Kerre McIvor.

Rural Games a highlight

Students from tiny Orere Primary School are still on cloud nine after jetting to Queenstown on the trip of a lifetime.

'For me the New Zealand story ends'

An award-winning Auckland University professor will leave the country after his residency application was rejected because…

Paul Little: School's message hits a sour note
Paul Little: School's message hits a sour note

Can they afford to breed a generation of selfish, entitled and arrogant young people, as promised in…

Wilson taken to hospital after horse accident

A celebrity showjumper was taken to hospital with a concussion yesterday afternoon after falling from her horse.

Keys taken off tourist driver near Arthur's Pass

A group of tourists on their way to the airport had their car keys taken by a member of the public near Arthur's Pass today…

Drowning in the Tararua District

Emergency services were called to the incident at Akitio, north of Masterton and east of Palmerston North, about 5pm.

Man flown to hospital after incident with cow
Man flown to hospital after incident with cow

A man was flown to hospital after being "bowled over by a cow" in Northland this afternoon, emergency…

Severe thunderstorm warning for North Island

The severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo, Hawkes Bay and Taihape.

Pregnant woman killed in crash

Pregnant mother of one, Emily Hurley, 20, of Whanganui was one of two drivers killed in a crash in Kaitoke this morning.

Car clue in hunt for 5yo's kidnapper

Police are asking the public for sightings of a Nissan Maxima as the manhunt continues.

House of horror no more

The house of horror was exposed in January after footage showed the results of 30 cats and four dogs trapped inside.

Are Dotcom and Elizabeth back together?
Are Dotcom and Elizabeth back together?

Kim Dotcom's love life may have taken a twist fit for a rom-com on the eve of Valentine's Day.

Terminally ill Kiwi ticking off bucket list

Terminally ill New Zealander Andy Rahman is set to tick the biggest item off his bucket list - getting married to the love…

Abductor likely 'shivering in his boots'

The man who took a Palmerston North girl from the city's streets is likely lying low, shaking in his boots, says a top criminologist…

Man falls 15m off digger bucket

A man has fallen 15 metres off the bucket of a digger in South Auckland. Emergency services were alerted to the scene just…

Murder inquiry after assault victim dies

A 50-year-old woman who was assaulted in Hamilton earlier this week has died in hospital, sparking a homicide inquiry.

Cyclone Winston upgraded to severe
Cyclone Winston upgraded to severe

A cyclone swirling in the Pacific north of Aotearoa has ramped up to Category 4.

Woman rescued after mountain bike accident

A Rotorua woman has been winched out of the Whakarewarewa Forest after a serious mountain bike accident.

Three rescued after boat overturns

Three people have been pulled out of the water in Raglan, after their boat overturned on the bar.

Canterbury bishop Barry Jones dies

The bishop who steered Christchurch's Catholic community through recovery from the massive earthquakes five years ago has…

Trapped woman wrote poems

A 56-year-old woman who spent a traumatic 14 hours trapped inside a lift "drew pictures and wrote poems" to keep herself…

Two dead, three hurt after head-on crash
Two dead, three hurt after head-on crash

An 18-year-old female and a 47-year-old male have died following a head-on collision south of Whanganui…

video Homicide investigation after body found in Christchurch

A man has been taken into custody in Christchurch as part of a homicide investigation after a body was found on a river…

Lisa Carrington takes on weed battle

Olympic champion kayaker Lisa Carrington has expressed her frustration with the state of a North Shore lake.

Cop bashes, kicks man and boys

Former cop pleads guilty to beating three young men while on duty.

NZ dodges twin cyclones

A dry weekend is likely for most of the country after cyclones Winston and Tatiana changed course.

Foster parents in line for $80 payment
Foster parents in line for $80 payment

Foster parents could be in for a pay rise of about $80 a week in a major review of the care system now…

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Opinion

Jack Tame: Home thoughts from abroad Jack Tame: Home thoughts from abroad

Our house sold on Thursday. A new family's set to…

Herald on Sunday editorial: Reality TV should be instructive on obesity Herald on Sunday editorial: Reality TV should be instructive on obesity

A reality show starting on TV2 this week will follow…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz: February 12 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz: February 12

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: In other words, heaps
Sideswipe: In other words, heaps

Jane by any other name Film producer Ross Putman (@femscriptintros) is tweeting the intros for female leads in scripts…

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Element magazine

To anti foul, or not to anti foul?
To anti foul, or not to anti foul?

Anti foul paints work like this: you slap them on, and put the boat back in the water. From that day forth, the bottom of…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: Double trouble in the tropics
video WeatherWatch: Double trouble in the tropics

Two cyclones lie north of New Zealand. Neither are expected to make a direct hit to NZ, but these lows will likely fall…

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