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Dairy worker robbed at knifepoint
Dairy worker robbed at knifepoint

An man armed with a knife robbed a Lower Hutt dairy yesterday, police say.

Rizalman arrives in court

Updated Former Malaysian defence attaché Muhammad Rizalman has arrived at Wellington District Court today.

From Russia with promises

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khimich's promises to transform sleepy Waiwera have so far come to nothing. The Herald investigates why…

Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively cheap device…

School moves to protect student apps
School moves to protect student apps

An Auckland school is seeking legal advice on how to best protect the intellectual property of students who are designing…

Cracking the code
Cracking the code

On a rainy lunchtime at West Auckland's Marina View School students hold their breath as a robot enters the shade beneath…

Big yellow ferry for Auckland
Big yellow ferry for Auckland

A new company will ferry passengers to Waiheke, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands from today - bringing two upmarket, though…

Art dealer posed as top artist, court hears
Art dealer posed as top artist, court hears

They say life imitates art. But sometimes, it appears, it imitates artists.

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Holiday weekends expensive for ACC
Holiday weekends expensive for ACC

She has stood on a rake, fallen down stairs, cut her finger cooking and smashed her head on the corner…

Mona wants... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the fortune of her estranged husband, Kim Dotcom, saying half of what was…

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery…

Parents to unite in memory of lost climbers

The parents of an Auckland woman who died with her partner on a climbing trip to Mt Taranaki have spoken for the first time…

'Child snatcher' not short of work
'Child snatcher' not short of work

Lock up your children, The Retriever is in town.

Wanted diplomat escorted on to flight

NZ police and Malaysian armed forces accompany Muhammad Rizalman Ismail on flight to Auckland. He is due to face charges…

Road death casts shadow over weekend

One person has died after a a car and truck collided north of Auckland. It is the first road death of the long weekend.

What new MPs' maiden speeches say about them

New MPs have been delivering their maiden speeches in Parliament this week, setting out their backgrounds, what brought…

State House sculpture cost rocketed to $1.9m

Papers show budget for artwork on Auckland's Queens Wharf now scaled back to $1.5m - still $500K more than was originally…

Drowned after 'tripping on shoelace'

A man drowned in the Hutt River after possibly tripping on an untied shoelace, a coroner has found.

Bungy firm buys up Sky Tower attractions

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has acquired the SkyJump and SkyWalk attractions at Auckland's Sky Tower.

Hager gets high-powered help

Legal team forms to challenge the validity of police search warrant that was used in the hunt for the hacker Rawshark.

Wellington Coroner dies

Wellington Coroner Ian Smith has died, chief coroner Judge Neil MacLean said today. The chief coroner said it was with…

Serepisos no longer bankrupt

The former reality TV host, Wellington Phoenix owner and property developer is now free to be a company director and travel…

Drunk driver narrowly missed cyclists - police
Drunk driver narrowly missed cyclists - police

A drunk driver and his passenger were found drinking in a car that was seen weaving wildly across a…

NZ@Noon: Rotorua's new wine roots

Stories making headlines around the regions include the start of something new for Rotorua and Northland drink-drivers are…

Kiwi breaks US running record

'Every day was a highlight' says the 60-year-old Kiwi who's become the fastest Masters runner to traverse the US coast-to-coast…

Worker injured at Kawerau lumber yard

A lumber yard worker has been helicoptered to hospital after being trapped by a forklift in Kawerau this morning.

ANZ workers resume strike action

Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank today at various times, including…

Question 'Tindallgate' case must answer
Question 'Tindallgate' case must answer

The case of a bouncer accused of taking footage of England captain Mike Tindall flirting with an ex…

Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland

In Britain, they get the Queen to hold her nose and announce - "my government will..." - the legislative programme. We get…

Police take Hager to court over sources

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager has been taken to court by police in an attempt to access the source material used in…

Demon dog's new therapy

Free laser therapy is a heaven-sent gift for badly burnt dog Demon.

Sinkhole cyclist's life changed forever

Paralysed cyclist David Keys has resigned himself to the fact life as he knew it has ended, days after crashing his bike…

video Labour Weekend Forecast
Labour Weekend Forecast

The long weekend is here and the weather will play it’s part. Saturday starts off with a large high…

Brian Rudman: At last! Hope for St James Theatre

Given Auckland's chequered history in saving heritage buildings, best to keep the Lindauer on ice for the time being, writes…

Diwali fireworks display sets fire to orchard

A public fireworks display in Te Puke last night to celebrate Diwali went wrong when the fireworks set fire to an orchard…

'Drive safely' plea from teen's family

Last Labour Weekend one person was killed on the roads - 16-year-old Ricky Pettigrew. Today, his family have a message for…

Double-digit rate increases loom

Rate rises will hit double digits in Auckland's hottest suburbs unless the council takes action on other fronts, says the…

Santa claws his way into town
Santa claws his way into town

Some call him creepy, others call him a piece of cultural history - either way Auckland's giant Santa…

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Opinion

Editorial: Blind-spot warning is a safety winner Editorial: Blind-spot warning is a safety winner

One recent safety feature that's a stand-out for me…

Ocean eco-caution taken too far Ocean eco-caution taken too far

The consortium that pumps gas from the Maui offshore…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: October 25 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 25

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

Canvas quiz: October 25 quiz Canvas quiz: October 25

Test your knowledge with this week's Canvas quiz.

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Dads are welcome
Sideswipe: Dads are welcome

Hey, Dad ... You know you're a parent when ... "During a particularly tough round of meetings where we were trying to solve…

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Element magazine

Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment
Opinion: Students show way on fossil fuel divestment

Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly-expanding fossil free divestment movement. Following…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

Labour Weekend forecast
video Labour Weekend forecast

Labour Weekend is fast approaching and the weather looks drier rather than wetter;but it’s not perfect. Saturday looks mostly…

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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

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