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Helping prisoners to come out of the mist
Helping prisoners to come out of the mist

From the moment the first prisoner walks into New Zealand's newest jail at Wiri this month, prison staff will start planning…

Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's latest budget plan.

Projects investigated over faulty concrete

Work on up to 35 residential and commercial projects will need to be redone after faulty concrete was supplied and used…

Injured boy, 2, ran on to road twice

A toddler critically injured after he was hit by a car on a busy Auckland road was almost hit by another vehicle just moments…

$33.5m for path over the harbour
$33.5m for path over the harbour

Council officers are backing a cycling and walking SkyPath attached to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, but it has to be grey…

Carjacking: Mum drags tot out of way
Carjacking: Mum drags tot out of way

Laura Jaxson had to pull the pram holding her 1-year-old son out of the path of a fleeing driver during a dramatic police…

Give flag vote a chance
Give flag vote a chance

Former All Black great Sir Brian Lochore has urged New Zealanders to be open-minded about the flag, saying it was the first…

Schools clamp down on Yik Yak app
Schools clamp down on Yik Yak app

High schools are warning students off an anonymous messaging app described as a "virtual bathroom wall".

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Editorial: Bad neighbour bylaw hard to enforce
Editorial: Bad neighbour bylaw hard to enforce

Urban plans restrict development of private property and neighbours also have rights if the property…

Inmates given mobile phones

Cells in all New Zealand jails may soon be fitted out with phones and computers in a bid to boost prisoners' educational…

Rants & Raves: Smoking in public places

To all those people who think it's okay to smoke in public places, then litter: Stop ruining the atmosphere for other people…

video 1972 Datsun 1200 electric drag racing car
1972 Datsun 1200 electric drag racing car

Tom Short shows off his 1972 Datsun 1200 electric drag racing car to The New Zealand Herald

Wanted man found sleeping on couch

A Northland man arrested over a dramatic rush-hour car chase through Auckland this morning was found asleep on a stranger's…

Bird-feeding doesn't help tiny native

Backyard bird-feeding isn't so helpful for one of our popular tiny natives, the grey warbler, new research warns.

Man sought over burglaries targeting elderly victims

Invercargill police are seeking a man wanted in connection with a number of burglaries targeting elderly victims. Paul…

Ministry loses appeal after refusing to pay carer

The Ministry of Health has been unsuccessful in its appeal against a ruling that found it acted unlawfully in refusing to…

Half of state houses tested found meth
Half of state houses tested found meth

There were 101 state houses in 2014 contaminated with methamphetamine, also known as P, out of 196 that…

Missing hunter's body recovered

The body of a missing hunter has been recovered by Search and Rescue teams today. Police said the hunter was reported missing…

Extension of Waiheke SuperGold Card scheme tabled

A petition asking for the SuperGold Card scheme to be extended to Explore ferries to Waiheke has been tabled in Parliament…

Auckland cyclists asked to choose city bike racks

Cyclists are being invited to help Auckland Transport chose between two types of bike rack for bus and train stations and…

Opposition focus beyond 'ponytailgate'

The ponytail saga that has bedeviled Prime Minister John Key for the past 10 days barely took up a minute of Parliament’s…

Aucklanders face 9.5pc rates rise
Aucklanders face 9.5pc rates rise

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's…

Judge asks jurors if they'll be impartial

The judge in the Blessie Gotingco murder trial will take the rare step of asking each jury member whether they can be impartial…

Whanau Ora spending slammed in report

Millions of dollars allocated to help vulnerable families could have been spent on people rather than administration, the…

Eighty-seven homes test positive for P

Eighty-seven Bay homes have tested positive for methamphetamine in just over three years. Drug testing company Meth Solutions…

Disgraced soldier loses bid to keep job

A soldier has lost his bid to keep his job after he was dismissed for trying to coerce two women into sending him raunchy…

Canine cop devastated at lost dog
Canine cop devastated at lost dog

A devastated police dog handler has returned to the rugged Tararua Ranges amid warnings of heavy weather…

Companies ordered to pay $70k after worker's 3.2m fall

Two companies have been ordered to pay $70,000 after a worker fell 3.2m into a well cellar at a mothballed oil and gas facility…

Sick-note doctor censured

A doctor convicted of 37 charges of forging sick notes has been censured without being given a period of suspension by the…

Westport man admits illegally keeping geckos

A Westport man has pleaded guilty to breaching the Wildlife Act after he caught geckos in the wild and kept them in a terrarium. Joshua…

Men arrested for arson after Maungatapu house fire

Two local 21-year-old men have been arrested by Tauranga Police today after an arson attack on a home in Maungatapu yesterday…

Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'
Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'

The “fabrication” claim has been part of the Prime Minister’s standard response to revelations of activities…

Salt tax proposal leaves bad taste

A proposal to tax salt has left a bad taste in the mouth of Katherine Rich from the Food and Grocery Council. In an interview…

MP plans 440km hikoi against sex violence

Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis is planning a 440km march from Auckland to Cape Reinga to raise awareness of sexual violence. He…

Flatmate fights over electricity use

Taking long showers and leaving the lights on are among the big reasons flatmates argue when it comes to electricity usage…

Toddler hit on busy Auckland road

A grandmother and her 2-year-old grandson have been struck by a car after he ran out on to an Auckland road late this morning…

Power restored in central Auckland
Power restored in central Auckland

Power has been restored after a feeder fault cut electricity to more than 800 households in central…

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Opinion

Sideswipe: May 6: Plenty of warning Sideswipe: May 6: Plenty of warning

Diane from Hillsborough would like her children to…

Who would be the All Blacks fullback? Who would be the All Blacks fullback?

Selecting a fullback this week is taking on the sort…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: May 6 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 6

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

3pm Distractions Quiz May 5 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz May 5

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: May 5: No pulling
Sideswipe: May 5: No pulling

Seen in a Palmerston North cafe.

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Element magazine

Shakespeare Behind Bars founder to visit New Zealand
Shakespeare Behind Bars founder to visit New Zealand

Curt Tofteland, the founder of the Shakespeare Behind Bars programme in United States prisons, will be visiting New Zealand…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MAY 04) Flooding risks this week
video WeatherWatch: (MAY 04) Flooding risks this week

A storm that is connected in part to the deadly system that hit Queensland at the weekend is heading our way – with torrential…

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Property

Housing developer in liquidation
Housing developer in liquidation

A house investment company that failed to build nearly $10 million worth of new homes for dozens of investors has finally…

Building flags $650m to $690m earnings
Peace, quiet and convenience
Million dollar city and sea views
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