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NZ concerned over Nauru civil rights abuses
NZ concerned over Nauru civil rights abuses

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has sought a meeting with the Nauru Government and indicated New Zealand's $2.3 million…

Panmure murder victim named

The man found dead in an Auckland home yesterday was a 19-year-old from Whanganui.

Visualising Kiwi MPs' Twitter networks

A glimpse into the social fabric of Parliament using the Twitter network for New Zealand MPs.

Powerline poster pulled due to safety concerns

The organisation behind a poster showing a man hanging from a powerline by one arm have pulled the image and issued a statement…

Chch quake: Post-Cera rebuild plans revealed
Chch quake: Post-Cera rebuild plans revealed

Updated New legalisation and a development authority will be introduced this year as the Government changes its oversight of the…

Antarctic explorer dies while on one last adventure
Antarctic explorer dies while on one last adventure

An Antarctic explorer has died while on one last adventure in Machu Picchu, Peru. Malcolm Gordon Laird, 80, died on June…

Kirsty Bentley's father farewelled
Kirsty Bentley's father farewelled

When Sid Bentley died he may have been broken in spirit, heart and body, but he died surrounded by friends.

Another West Coast bar loses licence
Another West Coast bar loses licence

Two women seen showing "extreme intoxication" in a Greymouth bar has led to the premises losing its licence to sell alcohol…

National

Cost of dying in Auckland continues to rise
Cost of dying in Auckland continues to rise

The cost of dying has gone up in Auckland, with increased fees for burial and ash plots and interments…

Former NZ netballer's son drowns

A toddler who drowned in a pond on a rural property near Otaki was the son of a former Central Pulse netball player.

Natural disasters: Will we be ready for the next Big One?

Will New Zealand be ready for the next Big One? Whether our next big natural disaster comes in the form of another violent…

NZ@Noon: Who killed Brownie?

A beloved pet gets killed in Welcome Bay and kereru hunting in Northland are just two of the stories making headlines around…

Looking for a date to the rugby final?
Looking for a date to the rugby final?

A pair of women looking for love are using their spare Super Rugby tickets to snag themselves a blind…

Kiwi sub goes for world record

A Kiwi-built, human-powered submarine has made a splash in an international race, falling just a knot short of a new world…

Boy's nightmare was real

A mother initially disbelieved her son’s midnight report of an intruder outside their house, but later came to realise the…

Weather: Wet start to school holidays expected

Forecasters are predicting a wet start to the school holidays for the top of the North Island as a band of rain makes its…

Woman in custody after stabbing spree

A 25 year-old woman is in custody after the death of a 67 year-old man in a "tragic" family dispute, police say.

Man tasered after neighbourly dispute
Man tasered after neighbourly dispute

A person with a rifle was tasered by police after he did not put the gun down after being called upon…

Email error sparks school apology

A Waikato high school has gone into damage control after an email about an alleged case of family violence was accidentally…

Blues star's dad joins son on Big Sleepout

When Blues player Joe Edwards decided to sleep rough for a night to raise money for the homeless, his dad put his hand up…

Twin's heartbreak: crash kills sister

More than $22,000 has been raised to help pay for the funeral of an Auckland woman killed in a car accident while travelling…

Bali trial a farce, says witness

"The things that I've heard people say online and to my face have astounded me," says pastor Nick Watt.

Twelve Questions: Rewi Spraggon
Twelve Questions: Rewi Spraggon

Maori TV chef Rewi Spraggon talks to Jennifer Dann about Matariki, traditional carving and being a leader…

AT to 'future proof' motorway project

Auckland Transport is having to stump of $21 million to “future-proof” a motorway project for trains or trams to the airport…

New Zealand's growing thirst for water

Newly published data shows New Zealand's weekly allocation for water has increased by a third in the space of 10 years.

Honey price blamed on manuka 'gold rush'

The New Zealand average retail price of a 500g jar of honey has risen to about $10 - when it should be around $6 under normal…

Ask Phoebe: 'Carpark theft' in city fringe

People from outer suburbs are parking in Grey Lynn and effectively 'stealing' carparks - what are residents rights and what…

Long-serving paramedic values empathy
Long-serving paramedic values empathy

Ian Ridley often walks into somebody's life right at the worst point.

Rants & Raves: Passports

A promptly-renewed passport, an overloaded 0800 line, a community of volunteers, and motorway madness.

Dedicated man of the people

Despite being nominated for a Pride of NZ Lifetime Achievement Award by more than one person, he doesn't think he deserves…

Hosking: Dangerous ideological territory

It's one thing to use our own money to bank with the Australians as most of us do, but taxpayer money on social services…

Kids' sport? Tempers fray because winning matters

Winning does and will continue to matter in children's sport so long as you keep score. That's just human nature, writes…

Student fears backlash at school
Student fears backlash at school

The 15-year-old schoolgirl at the centre of a fracas over a provocative speech says she will miss her…

John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny end up failing miserably. Brownlee never disappoints, writes John Armstrong…

video Chch quake: Post-Cera rebuild plans revealed

New legalisation and a development authority will be introduced this year as the Government changes its oversight of the…

video Raw: Kiwi-made submarine closes in on world speed record

A Kiwi-built, human-powered submarine has made a splash in an international race, falling just a knot short of a new world…

video New 10-year passports 'a world class service'

Maria Robertson, Department of Internal Affairs deputy chief executive, talks about the 10-year passports and the benefits…

video Mike's Minute: Education
Mike's Minute: Education

Today on Mike's Minute - Mike Hosking talks about the recent outburst from a student about the education…

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Opinion

Six ways Super City can pick up the pace Six ways Super City can pick up the pace

Barney Irvine urges the Government and Auckland Council…

Huge risks in loan-financed housing bubble Huge risks in loan-financed housing bubble

Auckland's credit-financed housing bubble is a grave…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz July 2: quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz July 2:

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: July 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 2

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

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Sideswipe

Hand towel hang up
Hand towel hang up

Number of stuffs given when hanging up the bathroom hand towel? Zero.

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Element magazine

Win an HRV Next Generation Ventilation + Heat Transfer system
Win an HRV Next Generation Ventilation + Heat Transfer system

The Herbert family - consisting of mum, dad and three little Herberts - had a typical kiwi 1950s bungalow that was damp…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?
video WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?

A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright lights (Jupiter and…

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