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'Brazen' sexual assault in Papakura
'Brazen' sexual assault in Papakura

A 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a "brazen" daylight attack in Papakura, police say.

Woman to appeal 'fun' bum slap ruling

The Employment Relations Authority has found a boss' slap on the bottom of his female employee was a "fun slap".

video Little: Key 'Cannot tell a straight story'

Prime Minister John Key should accept it’s ``game over’’ and acknowledge his office’s dirty tricks operation rather than…

Woman admits abducting 5-day-old baby

A South Auckland woman has admitted abducting a 5-day-old baby from Middlemore Hospital.

NZ's first human trafficking trial
NZ's first human trafficking trial

A trial for the first people in New Zealand to be charged with people-trafficking will involve witnesses flying from India…

Prisoner tried to source meth for cop, court told
Prisoner tried to source meth for cop, court told

A gang member tried to source large quantities of methamphetamine for a corrupt cop from jail, a court has been told.

Teachers who force-fed kids to keep teaching
Teachers who force-fed kids to keep teaching

Two early childhood teachers who admitted to mistreating young children in their care can continue to teach, although it…

Body recovered from Lake Rotorua
Body recovered from Lake Rotorua

Police have recovered the body of a Rotorua man missing after a dinghy sank yesterday.

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TV star's daughter changes guilty plea
TV star's daughter changes guilty plea

The daughter of an Outrageous Fortune star has changed her plea after earlier admitting stealing nearly…

Terrorism bill let spies go 'too far'

Urgent counter-terrorism law changes which allowed warrantless surveillance by New Zealand's spies went too far, the Law…

NZ sea levels set to rise 30cm - report

Sea levels will rise 30cm around New Zealand by 2050 and threaten coastal properties and infrastructure in low-lying areas…

Hamilton Zoo's new cubs

Hamilton Zoo has two new tiger cubs. The zoo's just announced that its Sumatran tiger Sali gave birth to the pair on November…

Opinion: NZ's growing democratic deficit
Opinion: NZ's growing democratic deficit

When the Corruption Perception Index comes out next week there will be much attention paid to whether…

Little: PM should accept it's 'game over'

Prime Minister John Key should accept it's "game over" and acknowledge his office's dirty tricks, says Labour Leader Andrew…

Auckland Council split over rates rises

Auckland Council is deeply divided on how to implement big rates rises next year, after Mayor Len Brown backed down on introducing…

NZ@Noon: Hero seeks reunion

A Tauranga hero who seeks the woman she saved and a robbery that terrified a tourist in Haumoana are just two of the stories…

Smith swindled thousands from taxpayer

Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith swindled thousands of dollars from the taxpayer, using false documents…

Hamilton fire house demolished
Hamilton fire house demolished

The near-century old villa in Hamilton where three young people died in a fire is being demolished.

Fears missing man had seizure

The mother of a Rotorua man missing on Lake Rotorua says she suspects her son had an epileptic seizure while trying to swim…

20 arrested in overnight raids

The arrests coincided with police terminating an operation aimed at addressing community concerns around drugs and property…

Stabbings: Man charged with murder

Police have charged Brent Scott with murder and two counts of attempted murder following the triple stabbing in Auckland…

Slater not embarrassed about texts

Labour slams "delusional" text messages Cameron Slater sent John Key as Whale Oil blogger denies contact with PM is embarrassing…

video (Roar) Tiger cubs born at Hamilton Zoo
(Roar) Tiger cubs born at Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo’s female Sumatran tiger, Sali, gave birth to a pair of cubs on 16 November 2014 who are…

Housing shortage a windfall for schools

Principals say it's "party time" in many Auckland schools because the city's housing shortage has bumped about half the…

Helmet rule on cards after horrific hit

Junior Kiwi cricketers could be forced to wear protective helmets after the head injury that has left Australian international…

Explosive start for honoured scientist

Peter Schwerdtfeger's love of chemistry first caused the evacuation of his family's apartment block. Last night, it won…

Orangutan keeps calm in dentist's chair

At 33 years old, Charlie the Bornean orangutan is getting a little long in the tooth and it's starting to show.

Error exposes carparkers' details
Error exposes carparkers' details

Auckland Transport is working with the Privacy Commissioner after "human error" resulted in hundreds…

Why hospital is bursting at the seams

Norovirus, surgery for burns and trauma and the onset of "asthma weather" have combined to push one of Auckland's major…

Time travel: 75 years of Air NZ

In 1940 Air New Zealand started life as Tasman Empire Airways Ltd and launched with a nine-hour flight across the Tasman…

Opinion: Little has National worried

Two fiery speeches by Little in the past two days have revealed the demeanour that he intends adopting - essentially bare-knuckle…

Adams: I have no bias on Bain case

Justice Minister Amy Adams says she is "one of the few people in New Zealand" who does not have a personal view on David…

Debate: Ditch the flying fox
Debate: Ditch the flying fox

Rant As someone who lived on the border of a lovely eastern suburb reserve where the council installed…

Akl home build plan beats targets

A plan aimed at tackling Auckland's housing supply shortage has surpassed expectations in its first year, the Government…

Ask Phoebe: Costs of landslide repair and risk to public shunt the Rainforest Express into mothballs

Inspired by your recent question regarding the One Tree Hill little train, I am wondering about a slightly bigger one, the…

Mice, rabbits invade 'flying fox' estate

First, it was the flying fox and a kids' park full of sand, now a burgeoning population of rabbits and mice is causing problems…

Allen's exit opens up ministry job

The State Services Commission is about to embark on a search for one of the most prestigious jobs in the public service…

WW1: Trooper put his mates first
WW1: Trooper put his mates first

Trooper James Magnusson was hard to miss.

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Opinion

Opinion: Kitteridge broom not so clean Opinion: Kitteridge broom not so clean

SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge helped John Key cover…

Claire Trevett: Canny Key times bouts of arrogance Claire Trevett: Canny Key times bouts of arrogance

Claire Trevett asks, "What does it say that the very…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: November 27 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: November 27

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Herald daily quiz: November 27 quiz Herald daily quiz: November 27

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Pick me, I'm single
Sideswipe: Pick me, I'm single

Great yarn from the letters to the editor in the UK Times newspaper: Anita Menzies was reminded of an event in the late…

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Element magazine

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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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (NOV 26) Spring on its way out
video WeatherWatch: (NOV 26) Spring on its way out

As we approach the last official weekend of spring the forecast is, well, typically spring-like! We have more wind, rain…

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