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Muliaina due back in court over sex assault charge
Muliaina due back in court over sex assault charge

Ex-All Black Mils Muliaina is back in Cardiff Crown Court on Monday, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.

Tramper winched to safety after fall

A man slipped and suffered injuries near Whangarei Heads.

Armed robbery at Rotorua bakery

Two armed offenders are believed to have robbed a bakery in Rotorua this afternoon.

Fans pay tribute to beloved Kiwi rocker

A shrine has been set up in the doorway of New Zealand rock legend Graham Brazier's book store in Auckland.

Beaten children 'deserve a sorry'
Beaten children 'deserve a sorry'

Former MP Dover Samuels is calling for a formal apology to a generation of children who were beaten for speaking Maori at…

Joshua's story of survival
Joshua's story of survival

Joshua Sade-Inia says during the 15 years he spent in state care he often felt he was treated like a product, not a human. Joshua…

Injured man rolls 20m down bank
Injured man rolls 20m down bank

A man attacked by a bull ended up rolling 20m down a bank near Hastings yesterday.

Gisborne mother sentenced to four years
Gisborne mother sentenced to four years

A Gisborne woman who caused life-changing injuries to her infant daughter while berating her partner has been jailed for…

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Suspicious blaze in Hamilton garage
Suspicious blaze in Hamilton garage

A blaze at a garage in Hamilton this morning has been deemed suspicious.

'They must increase the quota'

Prime Minister John Key has rejected claims this morning the government is opening the gates to extra Syrian refugees.

Camp shines light into lives of cancer kids

Mareko Ratu was just 10 days old when he started chemotherapy for the cancer he was born with. By the time he was 6 months…

Big chill set to drag us back to winter

A chilly band of weather drags us back into winter this weekend with snowfall forecast to sea-level in the south and temperatures…

New super mall: shop till you drop
New super mall: shop till you drop

Concept plans have emerged for a mega-mall at Takapuna's Shore City, topped by 360 apartments in 18-storey…

'Forced to dig their own graves'

Young people sent to a state-run boot camp on Great Barrier Island were made to dig what they were told would be their own…

Secret Diary of the Flags

"I like all of the new designs. I think the thing I like most about them is their shape. They're all shaped exactly like…

Clark urges PM to follow her on refugees

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has revealed she asked Prime Minister John Key to follow the example she set with refugees…

Do the flags fly with kids?

A fern on the flag is okay but please keep the red, white and blue ...

'Underhand tactics' as teams line up
'Underhand tactics' as teams line up

Police are investigating allegations that a group of league players played a part in throwing a bottle…

'First and foremost, I am a songwriter'

Graham Brazier died yesterday at the age of 63. The Herald's books editor Linda Herrick remembers a rock star who was a…

School pools must remain open

Something is obviously awry when a country with one of the worst drowning rates in the developed world is struggling to…

Nice try, Wales, but let's make it seven

A strong whiff of deja vu accompanies Welsh rugby's plan to test what happens when tries are worth six points and penalties…

Equal pay's punchline outweighs bawdy jokes

If National's gender-issue problems were limited to an ageing MP in superhero fancy dress offending women with bawdy jokes…

The lost boys of the Barrier
The lost boys of the Barrier

It was supposed to be an island boot camp to scare youngsters straight. But it spun out of control…

Auckland Home Show DIY trends show black is definitely the new white in the kitchen

As the annual Auckland Home Show gets underway this week the Weekend Herald looks at some of the trends for every home DIYer…

Shore campers stand their ground

The campaign to turn Takapuna's caravan park into a marina has more outrageous plot twists than a soap opera.

Thieves 'paid off' security guard in Paris

A Romanian known as the "Queen of Thieves" and a gang of 15 others conducted a spate of robberies at Parisian landmarks…

Struggle for justice leaves dad in limbo

This week the Government decided to stop funding Nauru's justice system while it behaves like a rogue state.

Parents rally round school after sex allegations
Parents rally round school after sex allegations

Parents of students at Opotiki College are supporting the school despite it being hauled into the spotlight…

Referendum not the be all and end all

Enthusiasts for a change of flag are telling us this is the one chance in our lifetime to make this decision, John Roughan…

Hokitika Holiday Park to make way for parking site

The Hokitika Holiday Park, purchased last year by Westland Milk Products, will be bowled to make way for further expansion…

Fox Glacier tragedy: Report addendum yet to be released

Exactly five years on from the Fox Glacier skydive plane crash that killed nine people, an addendum to the report into the…

Police investigating babies' deaths

Police investigating unexplained deaths of Canterbury woman's two babies, looking into a form of child abuse involving the…

Country set for wintry blast this weekend
Country set for wintry blast this weekend

Kiwis can expect a weekend of cold temperatures, strong winds and rain, as a front makes its way slowly…

Carver and clay artist mourned

Prominent Northland artist Manos Nathan has died after a 10-month battle with leukaemia.

Dog bashing claim goes to police

The matter of the alleged bashing of a bulldog by a Hastings District Council animal control officer will be referred to…

Bite victim wants dogs leashed

A Whangarei woman bitten by a free roaming dog while walking wants owners to keep their pets on leashes or keep them contained…

Refugee crisis: Hungarians in NZ call for action

Hungarians living in NZ, including political refugees, are distressed to witness from afar the refugee crisis unfold and…

Wedding woes as dress lost
Wedding woes as dress lost

Whangarei bride-to-be Shelley Reymond is hoping her "something borrowed" won't have to be a wedding…

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Opinion

Air NZ privatisation pays off Air NZ privatisation pays off

Sell-off critics do not realise how well the Crown…

Greg Dixon: Alter-NZ bucolic heaven Greg Dixon: Alter-NZ bucolic heaven

What a time it is to be a New Zealander. Here we…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Fear of curbs
Sideswipe: Fear of curbs

Island holiday not what you'd expect and scammers in China try to buy this guy's boat...

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Element magazine

Creating a food forest
Creating a food forest

Last time you took a stroll through some of our native bush what did you see? Lots of vegetation no doubt! If you examine…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (Sept 04) Weekend southerly blast
video WeatherWatch: (Sept 04) Weekend southerly blast

We have an unsettled weather pattern this weekend with a low affecting Northland briefly then a widespread southerly change…

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