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NZ@Noon: 'Fire challenge' craze warning
NZ@Noon: 'Fire challenge' craze warning

Stories making headlines around the regions today includes a fiery new spin on a social media craze and two brothers gatecrash…

Ex-principal censured over inaction

If the principal of the Northland school where paedophile teacher James Parker preyed on pupils had acted on concerns over…

New threat closes offices

Updated All Work and Income offices in Canterbury were closed down this morning following a threat to Christchurch staff.

Police bid to seize gold bars, houses from bodybuilder ongoing

A police bid to seize gold bars and houses a former champion bodybuilder is accused of buying with illegal drug money is…

Diplomat case: McCully investigated
Diplomat case: McCully investigated

The Foreign Minister is to be investigated over his decision to withhold papers relating to the Malaysian diplomat case.

Police seek help to ID mystery 'Dave'
Police seek help to ID mystery 'Dave'

Police are seeking to identify a man who arrived at Tauranga Hospital and was able to give only his first name.

Morris death: Accused pleads not guilty
Morris death: Accused pleads not guilty

The man accused of murdering Connor Morris has pleaded not guilty, to the disgust of Mr Morris' family.

Hacker hits back at Collins' denial

The hacker Rawshark has rejected claims Facebook conversations between Papakura MP Judith Collins and blogger Cameron Slater…

National

Nick Smith pilloried at housing forum
Nick Smith pilloried at housing forum

Housing Minister Nick Smith was shouted down when he claimed at a forum on Auckland's housing crisis…

Heavy rain causes slip on State Highway 2

State Highway 2 was closed overnight after extensive rain caused a slip. The slip on SH2 between Napier and Wairoa known…

Truckie rescued after 18-wheeler rolls

A truck driver has been rescued after being trapped when his 18-wheeler rolled in the Bay of Plenty early this morning. The…

Man critically injured after two-car crash on SH1

A man is in a critical condition after a two-car crash on State Highway 1 near Te Horo last night. The crash blocked the…

In early to make your vote count
In early to make your vote count

David Cunliffe and Kim Dotcom are heading to voting booths today - and so can you.

Scooter aids cancer sufferers

It started as a "boys' weekend" in 2009, but has grown into a major fundraiser.

PM condemns Slater, defends inquiry

National leader John Key condemned Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater for the first time during last night's leaders' debate…

IRB defends lack of Kiwis in rugby ad

The hosts of the 2015 Rugby World Cup say they didn't forget to feature the All Blacks in an ad released yesterday encouraging…

CCTV captures shooting buildup

Chilling new details have emerged about the terrifying moments when three women were shot at Ashburton's Work and Income…

Cop found guilty of cabbie abuse
Cop found guilty of cabbie abuse

A Malaysian-born taxi driver who a judge says was verbally abused by a Queenstown policewoman says the…

Visitor growth helps drive hotel rates up 7pc

The cost of a night away from home is on the rise.

Ex-Winz worker: Clients often get angry

Half the people who walk into Work and Income offices get turned down for something and usually get upset, a former frontline…

Pride of NZ: Proud to undo the damage

Ian Price was an Auckland residential property developer, until he had a complete life change in the early 2000s.

Epsom won’t vote for a National MP

Despite the lack of a beverage-based endorsement, the true-blue seat of Epsom remains dogged by controversy this election…

Man for all seasons fronts up for TV One
Man for all seasons fronts up for TV One

TV One's weather stalwart Jim Hickey will soon have a new colleague in the weather room, as former MetService…

Kingmaker Peters spells it out

Potential post-election kingmaker Winston Peters says a wide-ranging royal commission of inquiry into "Dirty Politics" allegations…

John Armstrong: The trouble with showing too much of your bottom line

Confused? Who wouldn't be? It is difficult enough getting to grips with the new forms of inquiry laid out in last year's…

Celeb hacking: Is your data really safe?

New Zealanders are being warned to store their smartphone pictures securely after a hacker raided celebrities' online "cloud"…

New bridge: Gone already?
New bridge: Gone already?

Auckland Council is considering scrapping the $3.7 million three-year-old Te Wero bridge linking the…

Peter Calder: Proud Kiwis from a land far away

The number caught my eye: 243 people who identify as Eritrean live in New Zealand.

video Election 2014: Second leaders debate

The Christchurch Press debate became quite heated at times, as the leaders traversed topics from poverty, the Canterbury…

video All Blacks: Napier fans ready for test

The All Blacks are in Napier ahead of their IRC test match against the Pumas. Hear from some of the fans who braved the…

Debate: Slater condemned

National leader John Key condemned Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater for the first time during tonight's leaders' debate…

Who won the second leaders' debate?
Who won the second leaders' debate?

Prime Minister John Key and Leader of the Opposition David Cunliffe faced off in round two of the pre-election…

Police investigate reported sexual assault in Te Teko

Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault in Te Teko. Eastern Bay of Plenty police reported a young woman was…

WINZ killings: Town honours victims

As the small town of Ashburton comes to grips with yesterday's horror shooting, locals are turning their attention to planning…

NZ should abandon Security Council bid - Act

Government support party Act says New Zealand should abandon its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because…

Widow granted bail over $213,000 ACC fraud

A widow who was found guilty of defrauding the Accident Compensation Corporation of more than $200,000 has been granted…

Concerns over sheep rustlers in Cornwall Park
Concerns over sheep rustlers in Cornwall Park

There is concern after reported incidents of sheep rustlers using dogs and traps to round up, and capture…

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Opinion

Brian Rudman: Dotcom's been pipped ... but it's politics as usual Brian Rudman: Dotcom's been pipped ... but it's politics as usual

Spare a thought for German money-bags Kim Dotcom…

Fran O'Sullivan: Key must widen probe Fran O'Sullivan: Key must widen probe

Was there a conspiracy to defeat the course of justice…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Fundraiser always fired up Fundraiser always fired up

Auckland firefighter Tony Scott admits he would not…

Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission

Greg Brownson has worked for Auckland's rescue helicopter…

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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

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Remember the kids
Sideswipe: Remember the kids

"I couldn't quite figure out if it is referring to something specific or perhaps it's just friendly advice," says a reader…

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Element magazine

How to build a world-changing enterprise
How to build a world-changing enterprise

Social enterprise: An organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human and environmental…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson

When the Kaingaroa Forest Volunteer Fire Brigade membership…

Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens got involved in Land Search and Rescue…

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Snow fun for terriers
video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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