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Lengthy delays for Easter holidaymakers
Lengthy delays for Easter holidaymakers

Highways in and out of main centres around the country suffered heavy congestion today as holidaymakers attempted to make…

video Floods, slips in Christchurch

Residents in Christchurch react to the rising waters flooding the streets surrounding their homes as slips and floods continue…

Body found in Napier

Police have cordoned off an area between the port of Napier Brass Band Hall and Napier YMCA after receiving multiple calls…

86-year-old grows his own tobacco (+video)

It's an unusual hobby, but Wouter van Dijk loves nothing more than watching his tobacco plants flourish. The 86-year-old…

Politics

Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me

Opposition attacks on Judith Collins and her husband…

Electoral boundary changes announced Electoral boundary changes announced

A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed…

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Easter road toll rises to four
Easter road toll rises to four

Two people have died in separate crashes on Canterbury roads in the past 24 hours, taking the Easter Weekend road toll to…

Party flat goes up in flames
Party flat goes up in flames

An occupant of a Leith Valley flat in Dunedin that has been the scene of recent controversy was treated for smoke inhalation…

Swept away tourist 'got churned around'
Swept away tourist 'got churned around'

A French tourist swept away after slipping into a raging Woolshed Creek late on Wednesday was washed over a terrifying two…

Daring river rescue
Daring river rescue

A woman had to be saved from raging floodwaters in north Otago as a wild Easter storm ripped through the South Island, blowing…

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South Island cleans up after storm
South Island cleans up after storm

The sodden South Island is mopping up after a damaging storm caused flooding and slips across the island…

Easter road toll at six

Six people have died on the roads in a 36-hour period this Easter Weekend. Two Opotiki men who died after the tow truck…

Man attacked on shortcut home

A man was attacked while taking a shortcut home last night, and is now in a serious condition in hospital with a suspected…

Elderly man dies after car crash in heavy rain

An elderly man who crashed his car into a tree while driving in heavy rain near Pukekohe yesterday has died, police said. The…

Senior officer cleared over man's death
Senior officer cleared over man's death

A senior police officer who arrested an intoxicated man at a Hamilton home half-an-hour before he died…

Fruit fly search to be wrapped up

The search for more Queensland fruit flies will be wrapped up by Easter Sunday providing no more of the pests are found…

British Army Gurkhas invade the south

Some of the most fearless warriors in military history have been taking part in a biennial exercise with the NZ Army in…

Easter is near, Christ will be ignored

Easter is coming with eggs and other trivia; Christ will be ignored, writes Bruce Logan.

How are NZers celebrating Easter?

Only fifty percent of Kiwis reported themselves as 'Christian' in the 2013 census, writes Paul Morris. But what does Easter…

What's Good Friday about?
What's Good Friday about?

Shattered, gutted and shocked beyond words, the despondent group of men and women clung to each other…

video Wild weather: Flooding in Blenheim

Wild weather continues to hit the country, flooding areas of Blenheim as remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Ita pass through…

video Tobacco; Grow your own and save

86 year old Wouter van Dijk grows tobacco at home mainly for the fun of it but as he demonstrates if people really want…

Man charged with police officer assault

A 23-year-old man has been charged following the assault of an Auckland police officer early yesterday.

Elderly man fighting for life after crash in heavy rain

An elderly man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a tree while he was driving in heavy rain near Pukekohe…

Concerns for safety of missing teen
Concerns for safety of missing teen

Police are concerned for the safety of a 14-year-old intellectually disabled boy who has not been seen…

Police out in force over Easter break

Police are hoping more people will say "yeah, nah'' to booze over the Easter break, when officers will be out in force to…

Swept away tourist lucky to be alive

A French tourist who was washed over two waterfalls after being swept away in a swollen creek last night is lucky to be…

Wild weather hits NZ

Localised thunderstorms and rain will continue to make driving hazardous this evening, as ugly weather continues to crash…

Storm: Ferry crossings cancelled

Travellers hoping to take a ferry between the North and South Island over the next couple of days could be disappointed…

Haka law passes in Parliament
Haka law passes in Parliament

A law setting out legal rights of Ngati Toa Rangatira over the haka Ka Mate Ka Mate was passed in Parliament…

'Sadistic' offender jailed for 14 years

A man has been jailed for 14 years for a raft of sexual and violent offending described by a judge as "sadistic". Kainui…

Top 10 stories to read today

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

A 'damaging psychological relationship'

A Hawke's Bay volleyball coach has been sentenced to home detention after she admitted engaging in a "damaging psychological…

Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists

Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found.

Woman's body linked to fatal crash
Woman's body linked to fatal crash

Two shocked teenagers are being helped by victim support following the launch of two homicide investigations…

Shooting was 'just a silly thing'

Stephen Dudley's grieving mother - who shot her husband while threatening to shoot herself - has today avoided penalty over…

Defence Minister to volunteer for Poppy Day appeal

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman is joining hundreds of volunteers collecting for the annual Poppy Day appeal today. Dr…

Confusion over truck ban plan

Labour's truck ban could cover 0.7 per cent or 7 per cent of New Zealand's motorways - depending on who you listen to.

Meth traces in state house for sale

Housing New Zealand has tested 19 of its houses in Wanganui for the presence of methamphetamine after traces of the drug…

Mei Fan murder: Husband charged
Mei Fan murder: Husband charged

The man charged with the murder of Wellington mother Mei Fan, 37, is her estranged husband Michael Preston. Preston…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 18 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 18

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Maori

Museums unite to buy back taonga
Museums unite to buy back taonga

A medal gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 feared to be lost to his descendants forever, is on its way back to NZ after Te…

Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums
Ngapuhi fear medal lost for good
photos A Royal hongi
PM: No strings attached to dinner
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Sideswipe

Inappropriate undies
Inappropriate undies

These undies spotted at The Warehouse are not really appropriate for 10-year-old girls, dontcha think? F&P exports float…

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Element magazine

Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott
Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Rekindle's Juliet Arnott

Hillary, Rutherford, Batten, Hackett... Here in New Zealand, we tend to get stuck-in instead of waiting for someone else…

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Weather Watch

Floods hit Auckland
video Floods hit Auckland

Flooding has forced transport officials to close Tamaki Drive in east Auckland as gales and torrential rain batter the upper…

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Infographics

First-home buys fall (+infographic) First-home buys fall (+infographic)

The number of first-home buyers in the market has…

Red light-runners in the gun Red light-runners in the gun

Police are launching a month-long blitz on red light…

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