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NZ@Noon: 'Malicious' hoax and deaths honoured
NZ@Noon: 'Malicious' hoax and deaths honoured

The anniversary of Northland's worst shipwreck and a hoax phone call that went wrong in Wanganui - these are just two of…

Revealed: Maurice's 'sexist' conference speech

"Sexist" jokes, comments about scantily clad women, and an audio clip that disparaged women and gay men.

Judge sums up in Tipene murder trial

The judge in the Luke Tipene murder trial has told the jury the teenage defendant can be found guilty even if the act was…

Silver fern designer takes swipe at flags

Dave Clark offers to redesign the ferns on three of the shortlisted flag submissions: "If we are going to do it, we need…

Weather predictions for next three months
Weather predictions for next three months

Climate experts are predicting a cooler, drier season around the country for the next three months.

Body found in Waikato River
Body found in Waikato River

Police were called to the river this morning after a report from the public of a body being sighted in the water.

Spate of robberies in Wellington
Spate of robberies in Wellington

Two armed robberies in the space of an hour were carried out in Wellington last night.

Williamson's sexist, misogynistic jokes
Williamson's sexist, misogynistic jokes

Colourful backbench National MP Maurice Williamson accused of acting "like it was a stag do" at conference dinner.

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Two dead in family tragedy
Two dead in family tragedy

Neighbours woke to screaming as fire engulfed a Palmerston North house killing a child and one other…

Live: The news you need this morning

Everything you need to know today - news, sport, entertainment, traffic, travel and weather information.

South Island Maori close to charter school deal

Wealthy US businessman plans to lean on friends, including Microsoft founder, to raise up to $15 million for a new charter…

Why you won't see silver fern flag

Richie McCaw may be keen on using the silver fern in a new national flag - but NZ Rugby warned the design committee not…

Queenstown stay costlier than Paris
Queenstown stay costlier than Paris

New Zealand's most expensive accommodation is in Queenstown, with a night's stay costing an average…

First nuclear map of our planet

What goes on beneath Earth's crust is one of the biggest mysteries facing geophysicists.

Rants & Raves: Cross about crossings

Come on NZ, get it together and stop when a pedestrian is either waiting or crossing at a crossing - an extra minute added…

Lynn Charlton: Animal torture not so entertaining now

The torture of cattle and horses for entertainment at New Zealand rodeos has entered its sunset years, writes Lynn Charlton…

video Mike's Minute: Everyone has a stake in flag debate [Mandarin subtitles]

[Mandarin subtitles] Mike Hosking says everyone has a stake in our flag debate. He reckons our flag simply has to have black…

video Mike's Minute: Who will pay for more refugees?
Mike's Minute: Who will pay for more refugees?

Mike Hosking tackles the question of a potential rise to New Zealand's refugee quota. How much will…

Early childcare worker admits defrauding Ministry

A registered early childcare worker responsible for supervising other childcare workers for the Nga Rito home-based childcare…

More rain and wind on the way

The miserable start to spring is set to continue tomorrow, and forecasters are saying it will be colder than usual for September…

Road plan 'threat to tree treasures'

Auckland Transport has been accused of a "bulldozer" mentality in wanting to slice a new highway through 200-year-old trees…

Olympian joins race to save school pools from closure

World champion silver medallist and double Olympian Lauren Boyle is supporting a campaign to save 130 of New Zealand's school…

Lifestyles burden on midwives' workload
Lifestyles burden on midwives' workload

Bulging waistlines, smoking, and the trend of modern Kiwi women having babies later in life have been…

Burglary squad search Auckland house

A search warrant has been carried out at an Auckland home in relation to stolen property.

Teen dies after crash with logging truck

A teenage driver has died after a crash with a logging truck in rush-hour Christchurch traffic yesterday.

Mt Eden prison not the worst for assaults

New Corrections figures show the controversial Mt Eden prison doesn't have the worst assault rate among inmates - but the…

Scholarship to research effects of earthquakes

The University of Canterbury is offering scholarships to help inspire research into the effects of the devastating 2010…

Man in custody after armed offenders callout
Man in custody after armed offenders callout

A man is in custody after a police armed offenders squad callout in which Kerikeri residents were evacuated…

Crash cuts power to hundreds

Hundreds of households across the Far North went without power yesterday after a car hit a power pole on Okaihau Hill. The…

Luke Tipene murder trial: Murder accused 'didn't strike to kill'

The lawyer for a teen who stabbed a potential rugby league star in the neck says her client is guilty of manslaughter but…

Black market fishing operations shut down

Black market fishing operations have been shut down and assets seized in operations around the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne today…

Police find car used in violent home invasion

The victim of a violent home invasion in Matamata yesterday is now recovering at home, while police have recovered the vehicle…

Earthquake strengthening time halved for some buildings
Earthquake strengthening time halved for some buildings

Buildings with verandas and other features that could collapse into busy areas will need to be earthquake-strengthened…

Missing man found dead

Police have confirmed that the body of Panmure man Dean Phillips has been found and identified.

Sexual violence in schools a 'countrywide issue'

An anti-sexual violence campaigner says every high school in New Zealand sees sexual violence, whether school management…

More double decker buses for Auckland

More than 50 double-decker buses are to roll out across Auckland from this October to July next year, after a rule change…

Practitioner could keep working after sex offence charges

A medical practitioner jailed for sexually abusing young boys may still be able to practice if he successfully completes…

Murder accused 'achieved what he set out to do'
Murder accused 'achieved what he set out to do'

A teenager deliberately stabbed a rugby league starlet in the neck and must have known death was likely…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: September 3 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 3

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3pm Distractions Quiz September 2 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz September 2

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: A shot of frothy milk
Sideswipe: A shot of frothy milk

Cure for temper tantrums is to out tantrum the kid...

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Element magazine

Fabian Yukich and George Fistonich: Organic wine makers
Fabian Yukich and George Fistonich: Organic wine makers

In what was once a considered a low-end hippy market, organic wine is fast becoming the preferred drop of choice for discerning…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming
video WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming

The next two days see a cooler sou’west change but sunnier spells increasing, especially in the South Island. But by Friday…

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