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Fallon leaves school job
Fallon leaves school job

Former All White and leading secondary school coach Kevin Fallon has left his job at Mt Albert Grammar School.

Tributes to teen who died in cathedral fall

A school has paid tribute to a former student and popular Nelson teen who died after falling through the roof of a cathedral…

Chip shop burglar sentenced

A judge has apologised for chuckling during the sentencing of a chip shop burglar who was caught after becoming trapped…

Warmer winter weather this week

It could be time to peel off some of the winter layers this week as temperatures look set to rise - even topping 20C in…

Conservative Party's 'Vote' logo rejected
Conservative Party's 'Vote' logo rejected

The Conservative Party has been blocked from using its new "Vote" logo on ballot papers after the Electoral Commission found…

Adventure company 'held to account'
Adventure company 'held to account'

An adventure company has been found guilty over the death of an Australian tourist two years ago.

NZ@Noon: Parkour invasion
NZ@Noon: Parkour invasion

Stories making headlines around the regions today include an army of Parkour enthusiasts invade Wanganui and a discarded…

Carterton tragedy: Pilot's colleague speaks
Carterton tragedy: Pilot's colleague speaks

A woman who worked with the pilot involved in the Carterton balloon crash admitted today if she had known of his drug use…

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Teenage girl found with gunshot wound
Teenage girl found with gunshot wound

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital following a shooting incident at a residential address in…

One seriously injured after crash

One person has been seriously injured after a car left the road and crashed on train tracks south of Auckland this evening…

Parliamentary committee backs complete ban on global ivory trade

A Parliamentary committee has backed a complete ban on the international trade of ivory. The Foreign Affairs select committee…

Mt Tongariro lets off steam

A tall plume of white hot steam which towered above Mt Tongariro today sparked calls to GeoNet "seeking reassurance" the…

Hong Kong national jailed for 10 years for importing drugs
Hong Kong national jailed for 10 years for importing drugs

A Hong Kong national has been jailed for 10 years for importing methamphetamine worth an estimated $1…

Police seek man who may be holding woman against her will

Hutt Valley Police are searching for Jonathan Joshua Antipas, 24, who may be holding a woman against her will, along with…

Farmer suffers chest injuries after being struck by bull

A farmer has been airlifted to hospital after being struck in the chest by a bull this afternoon. The 65-year-old man was…

Firefighters battle major scrub blaze

Volunteer firefighters are running out of breathing gear while dealing with a major scrub fire at Pukehina. The Pukehina…

Man dies after crashing motorised bicycle

A man has died after crashing while riding a motorised bicycle on Brooklyn Valley Rd near Motueka, police say. The man…

Hammer attack on dad
Hammer attack on dad

A Napier family is reeling after a man allegedly entered their home and attacked the father with a hammer…

MH17: Kiwi victim's memorial underway

Today's memorial service for Malaysia Airlines victim Rob Ayley will be held at the same church where he regularly played…

Faulty indicator delays Air NZ flight

A faulty indication system prompted Air New Zealand pilots to abort take-off during departure from Hawaii last night.

Minister's legal threat over bully claim

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action after he was accused of trying to stop advocacy group Fish…

Booze factor in 40 per cent of arrests

Four out of 10 New Zealanders picked up by police had been boozing prior to their arrest, and those who'd hit the bottle…

No clear run for Craig
No clear run for Craig

John Key has confirmed National will not pull a candidate to give Colin Craig a clear run and ruled…

Five most read stories today

Here are the most popular news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

Attack on teenage girl at Auckland park

A reserve in Auckland's Glenn Innes has been cordoned off as an investigation continues into a complaint of sexual assault…

video John Key: No clear run for Colin Craig

Prime Minister John Key has confirmed National will not pull its candidate in East Coast Bays to give Conservative leader…

Driver dead after car hits lamp post

A man has died after his car hit a lamp post in Southland this morning. Police spokesman Mike McRandle said police attended…

Grave of WWI casualty slowly erased
Grave of WWI casualty slowly erased

The gravestone of a young soldier mourned as New Zealand's first casualty of World War I is so weathered…

The election 'Porkometer' returns

Eight weeks out from the election, Labour's new spending promises are running streets ahead of National's.

Kiwi killed in Gaza gunfight

A young soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip was born in New Zealand.

Kiwis sponsor African kids in Auckland

Kiwi donors are sponsoring three African children - in Mt Roskill. The trio came here as refugees in '08 need the sponsorship…

Support for cops on trains

Auckland Transport is considering forming a special police force to improve safety on trains.

Men dominate National list
Men dominate National list

National Party president Peter Goodfellow says the low number of women standing for National this election…

WWl: The first heroes

One hundred years ago, a day after Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, its loyal dominion New Zealand announced…

Good and bad of hospital food

Readers shared their experiences with Hospital food across the country after the Weekend Herald reported on planned cost-cutting…

School bus crash: Two in hospital

Two people remain hospitalised following a school bus crash on the East Coast yesterday.

Photo error: Apology to Boyland family

The New Zealand Herald apologises unreservedly to the family and friends of Guy Boyland following the incorrect use of two…

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue
Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.

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Opinion

Andrew Dickens: How to get your teenage grunters to open up Andrew Dickens: How to get your teenage grunters to open up

'Good. Yeah. Nah. Dunno. Good. Sorta. Nah. Yeah. Okay…

'Gotcha politics' is a disease 'Gotcha politics' is a disease

It sure ain't pretty. It sure ain't enlightening…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: July 28 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 28

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: July 28 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 28

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: They're watching.
Sideswipe: They're watching.

They sprang up around West Auckland like a plague. Colour-coded and smiling. Except for this one, with the furrowed brow…

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Element magazine

Blue economy: turn sustainable values into action
Blue economy: turn sustainable values into action

Dr. Logan Wait and Dr. Manuel Seidel, directors of sustainability software ecoPortal and Caleb Clarke, director, Morphum…

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Weather Watch

Warmer weather returns!
video Warmer weather returns!

We technically may be smack bang in the middle of winter, spring conditions have already started across New Zealand with…

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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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Crime

Japanese schoolgirl accused of killing classmate
Japanese schoolgirl accused of killing classmate

A 15-year-old Japanese schoolgirl was arrested on suspicion of murdering a classmate and dismembering her body, local media…

Not wise to rob a wrestler
John Banks snapped phone-driving
Man's court case attracts Oz interest
$643,000 to fund drug use
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