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No action over inappropriate condom ad
No action over inappropriate condom ad

No action will be taken against TVNZ for airing a condom advertisement during a television movie about one of New Zealand's…

Maori King: Family faced a 'public trial'

The Maori King is adamant that his son had to front up to the consequences of his actions but says his family have been…

Collins refuses to discuss claims

Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins has surfaced visiting an online retailer in Mangere but refused to comment on…

Cancer survivor threatened over park

Regional headlines today include a cancer survivor threatened for using disabled car parks and a fundraising trip through…

How do MPs compare to us?
How do MPs compare to us?

This is Ours - the voices of our generation this election. Between now and polling day, we're finding out what matters most…

WWI: Death removed the burden
WWI: Death removed the burden

A day before he was to marry, a deeply depressed Arthur Joseph Best decided he could not go on. The discharged soldier…

More doubt over Key claim
More doubt over Key claim

Updated Another document has emerged casting doubt on John Key and former SIS director Warren Tucker’s claims about how secret documents…

One dead in Wanaka house fire
One dead in Wanaka house fire

A person is dead following a house fire in Wanaka overnight.

National

Wanganui school locked down after man seen with firearm
Wanganui school locked down after man seen with firearm

Police have locked down a school in Wanganui after a member of the public reported seeing a man with…

Opotiki police hunt escaped prisoner

Police in Opotiki are searching for a man who has escaped from the Opotiki District Court. Joel John Graham, 21, escaped…

Thieves steal chemical used in manufacture of P

Thieves stole a key chemical used in the manufacture of methamphetamine from a Mt Maunganui chemical yard last night. The…

Man run over by tractor suffers critical injuries

A 49-year-old man suffered critical injuries when he was over by a tractor in northern Waikato yesterday. The man was hit…

Property values up, rents next
Property values up, rents next

Auckland landlords are hiking rents amid fears of big rates increases next year on the back of spiralling…

Politicians in Legoland

The Lego Movie was a huge hit earlier in the year - and here are some possible candidates for a political sequel.

Wife's murder charge shocks Sikhs

Auckland's Sikh community is shocked by the revelation that one of the people accused of stabbing a man to death in his…

Police dog bit innocent man relieving himself in carpark

A police dog handler whose animal bit a suspected criminal, who turned out to be an innocent man relieving himself in a…

Compo battler 'vindicated'

A 61-year-old woman who was told her workplace injury was the result of childbirth - despite her giving birth 37 years earlier…

Police union urges policy crackdown
Police union urges policy crackdown

The national body representing the interests of police has released its election-year policies proposing…

Govt hints at early start to City Rail Link

The Government is looking at an early start on the $2.4 billion City Rail Link - but only for a short section of the route…

Education: The battle for marks, minds and money

How to improve what goes on in our schools has become a key election-year argument.

What about my bow-ties?

It is not until I mention Peter Dunne's bow-tie that he really kicks for touch. The 60-year-old MP for Ohariu is known for…

Unrestrained children are projectiles, police warn

Children are projectiles when they are not properly restrained, police warned, after a mother pleaded guilty yesterday to…

Alan Duff: Why the Maori Party won this sceptic over
Alan Duff: Why the Maori Party won this sceptic over

My good friend and fellow columnist Bob Jones last month called the cry for compulsory te reo a waste…

Armstrong: Watchdog finally barks

The inspector-general of Intelligence and Security's decision to investigate the release of SIS documents to Cameron Slater…

Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics

Back in 2011 Prime Minister John Key stood before the media and said "there is no place in this country for News of the…

Dirty Politics: Collins, Ede go to ground

Key figures at the centre of the Dirty Politics furore including beleaguered Justice Minister Judith Collins were yesterday…

Tension tipped at park-leases talk

Feelings could be running high tonight as One Tree Hill and Greenlane residents living around Cornwall Park meet to talk…

MP says clash behind list demotion
MP says clash behind list demotion

New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams has blamed his low list ranking on a clash with the party's deputy…

Impaled man freed his head from hook

A meatworker impaled through the head by a hook managed to pull it out himself.

Justin Marshall's attacker avoids jail

A man who admitted punching and stomping on former All Black Justin Marshall while he lay curled on the ground has received…

Sonny Bill's shoe generosity

A training session with Sonny Bill Williams proved to be a humbling experience for the sports star, when he walked off the…

Labour tests policies at rest homes

David Cunliffe's prime ministerial credentials are still up for debate, but he was a clear hit with at least one member…

Cunliffe has sights set on long-term leadership of party
Cunliffe has sights set on long-term leadership of party

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into the 2017 election, even if…

Editorial: House hike needn't mean rates hike

An Auckland property revaluation exercise is always a double-edged sword. This week, the latest edition found property values…

Watch 7 Sharp? Yeah right

"I wish I didn't have to mention this in 2014," writes Catherine. "

Ask Phoebe: Call council about fishy lake dwellers

I have seen at times different fish introduced to Western Springs Lake to clear the lake weed.

Cunliffe not standing down if he loses

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into 2017 election, even if the party loses at the…

Cunliffe: 'I'm not a cry baby'
Cunliffe: 'I'm not a cry baby'

Labour leader David Cunliffe on doing a deal with the Greens and being in touch with his emotions

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Opinion

Pauline Wetton: Dirty Politics - with friends like these ... Pauline Wetton: Dirty Politics - with friends like these ...

I am a 74-year-old student of politics at the University…

Chris Rattue: Clamour to get Smith back grows louder Chris Rattue: Clamour to get Smith back grows louder

Calling Wayne Smith - your country needs you.

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

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

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

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…

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Super City

Auckland 10th most liveable
Auckland 10th most liveable

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year in a row Auckland rounded…

$40m to fix seawall danger
Mt Eden slips trigger call for cash
Candidates face off in Epsom
Ratepayers lament state house
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: August 21 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 21

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

3pm distractions quiz: August 20 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: August 20

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Oz sorry? Yea right
Sideswipe: Oz sorry? Yea right

An apology from across the ditch, parking woes, the greatest show in earth and road behaviour from Japan all in today's…

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Element magazine

Trade Me bans ivory sales
Trade Me bans ivory sales

Trade Me has announced they will ban the sale of ivory and other animal parts of endangered species including rhinoceros…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

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

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse

Tony Howse, a sculptor and music teacher, convinced…

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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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Property

Trade Me profit growth slows
Trade Me profit growth slows

Trade Me posted slower profit growth for 2014 and warned earnings would remain "subdued" in the coming year as it reinvests…

Values soar: Your impact
Auckland's property values jump 33pc
'Poor doors' divide classes
KiwiSaver: Using savings the second time
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