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SIS report no great concern for English
SIS report no great concern for English

Deputy Prime Minister accepts it but says John Key runs the "most transparent government that New Zealand's ever seen".

Game violence could desensitise young players

Controversial video game Grand Theft Auto V could desensitise younger players to extreme acts of violence and cruelty, the…

Plea to Tinder over Tostee prosecution

Police in Australia have asked the dating app Tinder to help them gather evidence against man accused of killing New Zealander…

Armed raid on house over kidnapping

Officers hunting three men including former Southland rugby player Pita Wilson inconnection with an alleged kidnapping.

Prisoners unhappy with Smith's actions
Prisoners unhappy with Smith's actions

Police say Phillip Smith will be kept safe in prison as passengers reveal convicted killer and child abuser looked upset…

Woman accused of leaving baby down a drain has 'another boy in NZ'
Woman accused of leaving baby down a drain has 'another boy in NZ'

Samoan woman accused of trying to kill newborn in Sydney drain appears to have another child and is a loving auntie who…

Miracle escape as house crushed
Miracle escape as house crushed

A young Auckland man rose uninjured from rubble after a 55-tonne crane smashed "like a guillotine" through his upstairs…

Brent Scott 'had nothing left'
Brent Scott 'had nothing left'

The man accused of killing his estranged wife Heidi Welman-Scott had previously booked a plane ticket home to South Africa…

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NZ wedding lands bigamist in prison
NZ wedding lands bigamist in prison

A Singaporean man who married his long-time girlfriend in New Zealand has been jailed for two months…

250,000 expected for 'best free show'

There have been near-disasters with Christmas floats crashing into buildings, rain wrecking the displays and a cat giving…

'I texted Slater and he agrees with me' - The secret diary of ... John Key

It's not Monday. I've looked into it, and fully examined the situation, and I think the majority of New Zealanders will…

How wife's detective work cleared Banks

Amanda Banks' "obsessive" detective work saw her husband John Banks' electoral fraud conviction quashed and answered a High…

Revealed: 'Wildly out' valuations
Revealed: 'Wildly out' valuations

Real estate industry experts have labelled the latest residential property revaluations dangerous, with…

The true cost of tasty festive fare

Edibles essential for a Kiwi Christmas have risen by up to $6 an item in the past decade, an informal Herald comparison…

Police win court clash over Yan's seized assets

The police have won the first of many legal battles with businessman William Yan after a High Court judge ruled they are…

Veteran pilot ticks off another great mission

Today, Trevor Strong marks off another accomplishment in a long and remarkable life; tackling it in the same steely, unruffled…

John Roughan: PM lets some light into secret intelligence

When the SIS comes to the Beehive it brings its briefing papers in a locked case and once the briefing is finished it gathers…

Outrageous behaviour leaves Key on the edge
Outrageous behaviour leaves Key on the edge

This past week has surely been the most difficult and ultimately demeaning one in the otherwise stellar…

Fran O'Sullivan: bloggers or business community

John Key's cavalier response to the Dirty Politics inquiries risks him losing the confidence of one of his vital constituencies…

Smith will be low, says lawyer

Phillip Smith's lawyer believes it is not in the public interest to charge the convicted murderer for escaping custody.

Abuse: Learning from Sophie

Physical abuse is easily defined. But not emotional abuse. Schools should teach how to recognise and deal with such behaviour…

Depressed at work? Blame the boss

An unhappy and miserable boss can be infectious and rub off on employees. New Massey University research found leaders who…

video World record attempt by Kiwi free diver
World record attempt by Kiwi free diver

Next week's attempt by Kiwi freediving champion William Trubridge to break his world record for unassisted…

video Phillip Smith back in New Zealand

Police say Phillip Smith will be kept safe in prison after convicted killer and child abuser returns to New Zealand.

Bail hearing: Dotcom quizzed

Kim Dotcom was quizzed about his extravagant lifestyle and the amount of time he spent playing video games in a court hearing…

'A most unfortunate and tragic accident'

The death of a Murupara forestry worker has been described by the Rotorua coroner as the "most unfortunate and tragic accident"…

Stabbed Hastings teen in serious condition

A Hastings teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed during a fight between rival groups in a…

Two dead in milk tanker crash
Two dead in milk tanker crash

Two people are dead and seven injured following a crash between Rotorua and Taupo involving a milk tanker…

Man trapped by falling concrete slab

A man is lucky to be alive after he was nearly crushed by a concrete slab at a demolition site this afternoon.

Banks: 'Day in and day out, it’s been tough'

The fight to clear his name had been gruelling, but he was never prepared to give up, John Banks said at a press conference…

Lawyer struck off for $150K swindle

A lawyer who misappropriated about $150,000 of a member of the public's money has been struck off and fined $50,000, the…

Council to prosecute window washers

Auckland Council has begun pursuing the prosecution of window washers found to be in breach of the Public Safety and Nuisance…

Crane crashes into house
Crane crashes into house

A 55-tonne crane and a boat have toppled and crashed into a North Shore house.

Jetstar: Passengers' weird luggage

The weird and wonderful items Jetstar passengers have been caught trying to bring on board as carry-on luggage have been…

Ashburton WINZ workers praised for resilience

Staff at Ashburton's Work and Income office have today been praised for their resilience in returning to work less than…

Man jailed for two months for bigamy

A Singaporean man who married his long-time girlfriend in New Zealand has been jailed for two months in Singapore for bigamy…

Auckland ex-cop jailed for eight years

A former Auckland police officer has been jailed for eight years and four months for dealing methamphetamine and passing…

Rants and Raves: Hey, shop assistants are people too
Rants and Raves: Hey, shop assistants are people too

Rant Come on customers, we shop assistants are people too. And you guys are adults so can you please…

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Sideswipe: Santaur Claus?
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The rise of organics in the Pacific
The rise of organics in the Pacific

Pacific Island peoples are starting to reach high-level niche markets across the oceans with certified organic products…

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