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Body recovered from Waikato river
Body recovered from Waikato river

A body has been recovered from the Waikato River this morning, but police say it's too early to confirm its identity.

No sign of Wellington 'explosion' - cops

Explosions and reports of fighting youths? Wellington police say they were called to Strathmore just after midnight - but…

Massive scrub fire at Arthur's Pass

Updated Winds fanning a fire raging in Arthur's Pass made fighting it yesterday "like chasing a rampaging bull", firefighters say…

Woman on fire at station

"I saw a person burning from the waist up". Witnesses have described their horror at seeing a woman catch fire at a Dunedin…

Len wants to run again - but can he?
Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants to run again for the…

Why in-zone megabucks don't add up
Why in-zone megabucks don't add up

Parents could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by skipping houses in elite school zones and paying to privately educate…

Tribute to Saudi King a bridge too far
Tribute to Saudi King a bridge too far

He ruled over one of the most repressive regimes in the world - so why were the flags on the Harbour Bridge flying at half…

Little cash for Labour leader's contest
Little cash for Labour leader's contest

The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - his…

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Maori skulls to be brought home
Maori skulls to be brought home

A number of Maori skulls in a macabre collection of almost 800 human skulls in Sweden are expected to…

Future Auckland: School to shop floor

Auckland is a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland series we aim to stimulate…

Slow hop card transactions

Why does it take Auckland Transport Hop up to 72 hours from the transaction time to actually credit a Hop card?

Twelve Questions: Dr Jim Salinger

At the age of 13. I was given a maximum and minimum thermometer, then bought a rain gauge and built my own weather recording…

Bridge car chase 'scary and crazy'
Bridge car chase 'scary and crazy'

A witness to a dramatic car chase that eventually closed the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Sunday night…

Rain entering wastewater skews figures

At the moment, there is more water leaving the water treatment plants than there is entering the wastewater treatment plants…

video Givealittle: 2014 in review

You were generous in 2014. While Givealittle is gearing up for some great work in 2015, here is a video of Givealittle's…

Woman hospitalized with severe burns

A woman is in hospital in Dunedin after suffering serious burns at a service station.

Seatbelt would have saved tourist
Seatbelt would have saved tourist

A 61-year-old Israeli tourist would likely have survived the car crash that killed her in 2013 if she…

Drowning spot needs signs

New signs should be placed around a popular swimming spot after a man drowned trying to save his son, a coroner says.

Police name Taiwanese visitor who drowned in Central Otago

A Taiwanese visitor who drowned at a Central Otago lake last week has today been named by police.

Warehouse staff supported after hold-up

A staff member is being supported by colleagues after a brazen gunpoint hold-up of The Warehouse in Henderson in the early…

Rescued pair lucky to escape surf alive

Two people were lucky to make it out of "solid" waves at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay on Saturday.

Barefoot motorcyclist critically hurt
Barefoot motorcyclist critically hurt

A motorcyclist wearing no helmet or shoes is in a critical condition at Hawke's Bay Hospital after crashing…

Labour presidency nominees announced

An Auckland University lecturer Nigel Haworth and City Vision chair Robert Gallagher have put themselves forward to be the…

Elderly man falls 60m down steep bank

An elderly man has been winched to safety after falling 60 metres down a steep bank onto rocks at Castor Bay this afternoon…

Motorcyclist killed in Hawke's Bay

A motorcyclist has died this afternoon after colliding with another vehicle in Hawke's Bay.

Woman not to blame for friend's death

A woman who asked a depressed friend to leave so she could get some sleep has been told she is not to blame for him fatally…

Gisborne drownings: Brothers named
Gisborne drownings: Brothers named

Two brothers who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne on Saturday have been named by police…

Girl, 6, killed in quad bike accident

A 6-year-old Stokes Valley girl died after losing control of her quad bike and hitting a fence, north of Masterton, on Sunday…

Man drowned collecting shellfish named

An Invercargill man who drowned while collecting shellfish off Ocean Beach in Bluff yesterday has been named by police.

Father and son still in hospital after 100m cliff fall

A father and his young son remain in Tauranga Hospital after falling 100m down a cliff on Saturday.

McCully condemns 30 civilian deaths in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend and…

Witnesses sought in Canterbury pile-up
Witnesses sought in Canterbury pile-up

Police are seeking witnesses after reports a car veered across the centreline outside Christchurch this…

Homicide investigation launched into Whangarei death

Northland Police have launched a homicide investigation following a violent incident which left a young man dead north of…

NZ@Noon: Father and son's near-miss

A father and son who narrowly escaped death in the Bay of Plenty and a grieving family expressing their gratitude to Rotorua…

Son of 'Black Widow' admits charges

The son of convicted murderer Helen Milner has today admitted possession of a sawn-off shotgun that he got for his own protection…

Axe attack: Victims' names released

The victims of a violent axe attack that took place in Wellington last year have had their name suppression lifted, after…

SPCA boss in hot water
SPCA boss in hot water

The executive director of SPCA Auckland has stood by his comments that ethnicity plays a part in the…

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Sideswipe: Just a blanket
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NZ launches first online green business course
NZ launches first online green business course

What is thought to be the world's first online professional course in green marketing has been launched by the NZ Marketing…

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Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland Anniversary. …

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