Man dies after falling down stairs
Man dies after falling down stairs

When he did not show up for work on Monday, his family alerted local police in Hahei.

The household cost of responding to climate change

A discussion paper out this week said businesses and consumers needed to prepare for a rising carbon price.

Cannabinoid spray for epilepsy

A solo mother is fundraising to pay for Sativex - an oral spray containing cannabis extracts which has been anecdotally…

Two girls and a dog rescued from tree

The police Eagle helicopter was sent to Little Shoal Bay after police received a call from ambulance around 5.30pm that…

Recovery team stranded on glacier
Recovery team stranded on glacier

Attempts to recover the remaining three bodies were cut short today after stormy weather closed in.

Police investigating Invercargill robberies
Police investigating Invercargill robberies

About 11.40pm, the Dee St Night n' Day on the corner of Dee and Hensley streets was also robbed and police believe the two…

Mei Fan trial: What you didn't hear
Mei Fan trial: What you didn't hear

Mei Fan emailed a friend just months before she was killed by her estranged husband Michael Preston, saying "one day Michael…

Malborough fire will take 24 hours to contain
Malborough fire will take 24 hours to contain

Five of the 24 houses in the Waikakaho Valley have been evacuated by Police.


Redcliffs School to close
Redcliffs School to close

The education minister Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Redcliffs School in Christchurch…

Firefighters suffer heat exhaustion after searching for child

Initially it was thought a child was unaccounted for, but it was later confirmed all the kids from the house were safe.

Australia won't budge on deportations

Labour leader Andrew Little and MP Phil Goff have completed a day of lobbying in Canberra after meeting Australian Immigration…

Lifeguard was never in danger

The French Lifeguard who sparked a search and rescue operation said he was never in any danger, he was just out for a bodysurf…

Cordon lifted in Wellington
Cordon lifted in Wellington

Part of a busy Wellington street is cordoned off because of a bomb scare this afternoon.

Is Colin Craig's poem really that good?

With Colin Craig asking for a fee of $3000 a month for the display of his poem 'Two of Me' on a blog, it beggars the question…

video Workplace death in South Auckland

A 54 year old man has died in a workplace accident in Aintree Avenue, Mangere this afternoon. Video: Sam Sword

Body found on beach identified

The identity of a man found dead on a Christchurch beach at the weekend has been confirmed by police.

Paua struggle in Bay of Plenty

Fishery officers have raided properties in the Bay of Plenty after a 12-month investigation into the black market sale of…

Woman caught in rip rescued
Woman caught in rip rescued

An unconscious 19-year-old woman was rescued by surfers after being sucked out to sea in a rip at Piha…

What will the weather be like in 2050?

A mock weather report looking 35 years into the future has painted a stark picture of a wintry New Zealand, ravaged by extreme…

'Do not spare him, he made me suffer'

Secret handwritten notes shared by two lovers accused of murdering an Auckland man show the pair allegedly discussing how…

Little, Goff go in to bat for Kiwis in Aus

In a rare move, Mr Little and Mr Goff will today appear before two committees in Canberra to highlight the lack of rights…

Auckland house-building close to target

Len Brown and Nick Smith said they were confident that the city's building industry could still achieve the target of 17,000…

Woman pinned under ute for half an hour
Woman pinned under ute for half an hour

A woman who tried to get into a ute as it rolled down a bank was pinned beneath it for half an hour…

NZ lags behind in per-student spending

New Zealand devotes more of its budget to education than almost all other OECD countries - yet still lags behind in per-student…

'Slow down the number of migrants'

COMMENT: Remember the Lorax? Once that green space has gone, it has gone for ever, writes Roger Hall.

NZ@Noon: Worrying whitebaiters and dirty dumpers

Mad whitebaiters in Wairararapa and dirty dumpers in Patea are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions…

Climate of Hope: Q&A with Tim Groser

In the first of a series of Q&A interviews with leading figures on climate change, science reporter Jamie Morton talks to…

November deadly for Northland roads
November deadly for Northland roads

November has been the deadliest month on Northland's roads so far this year, with the fourth fatal accident…

Aucklanders march for White Ribbon Day

A display of solidarity for those affected by family violence on Auckland's Queen Street this morning.

Thousands protest Key's rapist comments

More than 13,000 people have signed a petition in protest at Prime Minister John Key's controversial comments about rapists…

video Helicopter takes off for Fox Glacier recovery

A helicopter has been deployed from Fox Glacier, in the first of several planned recovery missions since Sunday.

Recovery for bodies resumes at Fox Glacier

Authorities have resumed the operation to recover the remaining bodies of victims of the Fox Glacier helicopter crash.

Crews battle fire at Invercargill church
Crews battle fire at Invercargill church

Fire crews are dealing with a serious fire at Invercargill's First Presbyterian Church in Tay St this…

Opposition challenge ministers

Opposition parties have called on police minister Michael Woodhouse to explain why police attach conditions to the release…

Shop owner: Smash may have been ram raid

The owner of an Auckland jewellery store isn't ruling out a ram raid after a car ploughed into his store overnight.

Avoid red meat and save the planet

Use the latest Herald Insights interactive to see how Kiwis can help reduce carbon emissions.

NCEA pass rates too hard for parents

COMMENT: They don't understand how under NCEA everyone can be a winner, writes Peter Lyons.

Carjackers are still out there
Carjackers are still out there

A woman who was the victim of a "brutal" attempt to steal her car from an Auckland park in broad daylight…

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Sideswipe: AKA the stairs
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Ideas for ethical weddings
Ideas for ethical weddings

Sometimes organising a wedding can feel like being on a rollercoaster ride of consumption and you're left feeling a little…

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