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Rescue staff 'catch their breath' after chopper crash
Rescue staff 'catch their breath' after chopper crash

Updated Rescue helicopters from around the Central North Island will respond to any emergency callouts while members of the Rotorua…

Papua New Guinea hit by fourth strong quake

A fourth earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake follows…

Showery long weekend

Cyclone Ita may have blown out of steam but the long weekend is set to stay wet or showery for large parts of the country…

Fears of repeat sexual offender in Wellington

A second sexually motivated attack near Victoria University in Wellington has sparked fears a repeat offender may be preying…

Politics

Craig's family in 'seat swizzle' Craig's family in 'seat swizzle'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig's family has…

Bonus blow to minister Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is…

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Kindy on the hunt for funding
Kindy on the hunt for funding

Cromwell's oldest child care centre is hunting for funding.

Anger over lack of hot water
Anger over lack of hot water

Lines workers are scrambling to restore hot water to cold and dirty Auckland residents as reports of hot water outages continue…

Bus depot targeted again for arson
Bus depot targeted again for arson

A Wellington bus depot has been the target of an early morning arson for the second time in six months.

Man critical following Gisborne shooting
Man critical following Gisborne shooting

A 39-year-old man shot in an early morning incident in Gisborne is not dead, as previously reported.

National

Free phones for crims in reform plan
Free phones for crims in reform plan

Criminals are being given free mobile phones in a bid to stop them reoffending when they get out of…

Chopper crash victims escape unhurt

A pilot and a crew member had a lucky escape when their rescue helicopter plummeted to the ground after striking tall trees…

Player in strife for hit on ref

A former ITM rugby player will face a judiciary hearing this week for punching a referee in the head during a club game.

Easter rain back for Anzac Day

North Islanders can look forward to more settled weather for their short working week, but may want to keep their raincoats…

'Fifty Shades' case appeal
'Fifty Shades' case appeal

A case which could have come from the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey will go to the Court of Appeal…

Digger arm last chance

A woman has described her dramatic escape from her submerged car after it was swept off the road by raging floodwaters.

Death threats before attack

A businessman who suffered facial injuries during a vicious fight in his home with a masked gunman had received anonymous…

MP to the rescue

Wild weather couldn't dampen the spirit of Kiwi kindness over Easter weekend.

Kiwis lose Everest expedition mates

Four Kiwis were among a climbing group on Mt Everest when a deadly avalanche struck on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese…

Humanity in the face of battle
Humanity in the face of battle

An Anzac Day documentary tells the story of a Kiwi soldier who comforted the dying.

Let's go to the chapel, bro

200 years after NZ's first service, some churches are riding a resurgence in which theology and pastoral care merge with…

Nat Party president married in rest home

National Party powerbrokers Peter Goodfellow and long-term partner Desley Simpson have married in an intimate service at…

Jack Tame: Remote death by drone, so 2014

So we killed a dude and no one seems too fazed. What's the deal with that? You'll excuse my casualness, I hope, but it seems…

Crash mum 'seriously ill'

A mother whose car left the road and plunged 15m into a river in the Bay of Plenty on Wednesday was still seriously ill…

Soldiers honoured at sunrise

Anzac Day services are planned around the country on Friday. A dawn service and civic ceremony will take place at Auckland…

Sea lions, scrub growth endanger island

Remnants of human habitation on New Zealand's remote Campbell Island are at risk of being wiped out.

There's little more thrilling than a ferris wheel ride

Francine Wilkes remembers clinging on for dear life as she soared high above the Auckland Showgrounds on a ferris wheel…

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of…

A bromance of convenience

The intricate Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom dance is proving every bit as exciting as the royal tour.

Helicopter crash at Taupo Hospital
Helicopter crash at Taupo Hospital

A pilot and a crew member had a lucky escape after their rescue helicopter crash landed near Taupo Hospital…

Wellington attack sexually motivated

An attack on a woman as she walked home near Victoria University in Wellington early this morning was sexually motivated…

Pedestrian killed in Canterbury accident named

A male pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1 in Mid-Canterbury has been identified as 80-year-old…

Lack of information annoys

Some Auckland residents have made a cold and dirty start to the long weekend, after being without hot water since Thursday…

Man remanded in custody

A man has appeared in court in relation to a serious assault on a police officer on Thursday.

How we remember them
How we remember them

They stare aimlessly into the distance, ignored, slightly sad, timeless, peculiarly inactive - Laurence…

Locals praised for retrieving bodies

Local residents who assisted in retrieving a stranded truck containing the bodies of two men in the Eastern Bay of Plenty…

The big clean-up

People around Christchurch are being advised to watch out for potholes, debris and surface water following yesterday's extreme…

Heavy rain crash victim named

An elderly man who died after crashing his car into a tree in Auckland two days ago has been identified as Robert Nikora…

Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished
Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540…

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Opinion

Bernard Hickey: Cash injection from China Bernard Hickey: Cash injection from China

An influx of investment from China could actually…

Eric Watson: Plenty of cash for new firms Eric Watson: Plenty of cash for new firms

According to the NZX, there is a gap in our capital…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 20 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 20

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

Herald daily quiz: April 19 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 19

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

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Health

Nurses don wigs to promote better health
Nurses don wigs to promote better health

Staff at East Tamaki Healthcare general practices have been donning wigs, wings, hula skirts and decorating…

Heart op should be for all, says patient
Homeopaths fight back
Big portions - bigger appetite?
Whoopi's praise for pot
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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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Property

Former power station site for sale
Former power station site for sale

Seven parcels of land holdings totalling 166ha and formerly occupied by Marsden A and Marsden B power stations at Marsden…

Strong demand pushes up East Tamaki values
Stonedon site corners market
Investment property to bank on in Otara
Demand still outstripping supply
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