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Station officer tells victim to ring 111
Station officer tells victim to ring 111

A woman who drove to Whangarei police station to report an attempted carjacking was told by the duty constable to ring 111…

Ex rich-lister sentenced over pokie theft

A former NBR rich-lister has been sentenced to home detention and 100 hours' community service after taking $35,000 in pokie…

NZ's worst stalker to remain in custody

The country's most prolific stalker will remain in custody after allegations of six breaches of his release conditions in…

Finally - NZ's own space plan

New Zealand will have its own space programme by 2015. Rocket Lab is building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland…

NZ@Noon: Vandals target Colin Craig
NZ@Noon: Vandals target Colin Craig

Stories making headlines around the regions today include vandals targeting Colin Craig's election signs in Tauranga and…

Cunliffe denies double standards
Cunliffe denies double standards

Labour leader David Cunliffe has denied he has double standards for refusing to rule out relying on Internet Mana despite…

Nick Smith backs down on legal threat
Nick Smith backs down on legal threat

Conservation Minister Nick Smith says he has "heeded the Prime Minister's advice" and backed down on a legal threat against…

Burglars steal autistic boy's presents
Burglars steal autistic boy's presents

A 12-year-old autistic boy has had his electronics and birthday presents stolen by burglars.

National

Man dies after head-on collision with truck
Man dies after head-on collision with truck

A British driver died in a head-on collision with a freight truck in mid-Canterbury last night. The…

Mother and son safe from alleged armed stalker

A mother and her young son have been located safe and well after a man allegedly went looking for her armed with a gun. There…

School scammers drop bid

A former principal and her husband who scammed $30,000 from a decile one school have abandoned their appeal after a judge…

Stricken Air NZ flight finally due to leave

An Air New Zealand flight held up in Hawaii for two nights after an aborted takeoff on Sunday will leave Honolulu this afternoon…

Three seriously injured in SH16 crash
Three seriously injured in SH16 crash

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Helensville this morning. The crash occurred…

Elderly man attacked, two teens shot

Updated An elderly man has been attacked and two teenagers shot during a home invasion in Waikato overnight.

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

WWl: Cyclist called up to the frontline

James Thomson Steven was a tall farmer from Totara Valley at Pleasant Pt in South Canterbury when war broke out.

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…

Man crushed between two trucks
Man crushed between two trucks

A man is in a critical condition after being crushed between two trucks near Auckland Airport this morning…

Star coach promises fight after sacking

Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon says legal action is likely over his sacking from Mt Albert Grammar after 18 years…

Expat Kiwi 'gutted' by death of only son

The only child of a New Zealander living in California has died in a motorcycle crash, about a kilometre away from the mechanics…

PM against any 'silly' legal action

Prime Minister John Key says Conservation Minister Nick Smith would be "silly" to take legal action against an environmental…

Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government.

Poor bank access stuns wheelchair user
Poor bank access stuns wheelchair user

Wheelchair users who can't get into a new bank branch in downtown Auckland say its inaccessible design…

Car surfing stunt 'stupid'

Video footage of what appears to be a man "car surfing" off the back of a moving car is being slammed by road safety authorities…

Parking giant bins $1k fines

Wilson Parking has been forced to cancel 14 infringement notices and apologise to vehicle owners after stinging them twice…

Prince photobombs knight

Two New Zealand sporting greats have been photobombed by a royal at the Commonwealth Games.

Body found inside Christchurch house

A body was found inside a Christchurch house overnight in what police are at this stage treating as a suspicious death.

Ellis in clash over island getaway
Ellis in clash over island getaway

Former All Black Marc Ellis has got offside with a neighbour at the prestigious gated community of Matiatia…

Commonwealth Games: A medal haul to celebrate

It's party time for the victors - and our track cyclists are lapping it up.

John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson

Colin Craig might not realise it yet, but he and his Conservative Party colleagues have basically been picked up, chewed…

Editorial: Craig may surprise

National Party election strategists have made a fateful call against an accommodation with the Conservative Party of Colin…

Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours
Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours

Phoebe Falconer answers our readers' questions about transport or any other Auckland issue.

Michael Barnett: Let's aim high to fund city rail loop

Michael Barnett writes: Two things stand out in arguments about how to fund Auckland's $2.6 billion City Rail Link, and…

video Car 'surfing' caught on camera

Eagle eyed YouTube/crikarika was driving in Tauranga with his friend and filmed this extraordinary and dangerous behaviour…

video Lorde: 'Can't wait to vote'

Seventeen year old pop star Lorde has teamed with the New Zealand Electoral Commission to encourage eligible Kiwis to sign…

Teenager found with gunshot wound

A teenage woman has been taken to hospital following a shooting incident at a residential address in Thames.

One seriously injured after crash
One seriously injured after crash

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

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Opinion

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater…

Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan

Herald columnist Dita De Boni recently condemned Foreign…

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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

Herald daily quiz: July 29 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 29

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

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Poor advertising
Sideswipe: Poor advertising

How not to advertise your business, spotted in Brisbane by Bruce Levy. 'Irish drunks' joke falls flat A pub in Montauk…

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Element magazine

Introducing the Blue Economy
Introducing the Blue Economy

It's the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2014. Well-dressed men and a handful of women clutch drinks under…

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Warmer weather returns!
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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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