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Pora: 'I forgive the police'
Pora: 'I forgive the police'

In his first major interview, Teina Pora says he forgives the police who charged him with the 1992 rape and murder of Susan…

Kiwi troops 'in a hornet's nest' - analyst

A defence analyst says Kiwi troops are in a "hornet's nest" barely 100km from rampaging Isis troops in Iraq. New Zealanders…

New home for rare takahe

Two 18-month-old takahe are exploring their new home on an island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf after being air-lifted from…

Weather: Temperatures plunge in May

Temperatures have plummeted unusually sharply this month, with the mild start to May now a distant memory - and next month…

John Key's shirtless snap
John Key's shirtless snap

Russia had a shirtless President, Australia had Tony Abbott in budgie smugglers, and now Prime Minister has added to the…

Teina Pora : 'In my own words'
video Teina Pora : 'In my own words'

Teina Pora’s convictions for the 1992 rape and murder of Susan Burdett were quashed in March. In his first interview…

Indiscreet social media posts put jobs on the line
Indiscreet social media posts put jobs on the line

Do not post anything on social media that you would not want published in a newspaper. This is the advice of two Tauranga…

Anger over big tyre mountain
Anger over big tyre mountain

A mountain of tyres - about 6000 so far with more expected - is being stored on farmland a short distance from the edge…

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Teen injured in 'cowardly group attack'
Teen injured in 'cowardly group attack'

A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in what police have described as a “cowardly unprovoked group…

One dead after boat capsizes

Police have confirmed that one person has died and three others have been taken to hospital after a boat overturned on the…

Hefty fine for moving houses

A company fined $14,000 for illegally moving six houses on to Hastings sections has taken steps to prevent a repeat of the…

Fatal stabbing: Second victim in stable condition

The 22-year-old man who was stabbed alongside Parmita Rani at an central Auckland international school is in a stable condition…

video Person dies after boat capsizes
Person dies after boat capsizes

One person is dead after a group of four were swept down the Waikato River when the vessel they were…

English hits back at anti-poverty figures

The Finance Minister has hit out against the figures used by anti-poverty campaigners to measure child poverty, as he defends…

Government not so 'clean and green'

The Government is spending millions on increasing greenhouse emissions, making a mockery of attempts to fight climate change…

Solo mum's power bill dilemma

Solo mum Krishna Boyd wraps her four sons in blankets and has them sleep in the front room of her Onerahi home - she cannot…

Full steam ahead for Wellington

The first pair of two-car units from Wellington's new trains arrived this morning by boat from Korea.

Woman admits false kidnap, assault and rape claims
Woman admits false kidnap, assault and rape claims

A woman has admitted lying about being kidnapped, drugged, assaulted and raped. Tracy Michelle Carston…

How the justice system failed Teina Pora

Herald reporter Phil Taylor wrote the first story claiming a miscarriage of justice in the Susan Burdett murder case. Now…

Rain continues to lash North Island

Get out those raincoats, gumboots and umbrellas as rain and wind are set to continue lashing the upper North Island.

Woman's body found near river mouth

The body of a female has been recovered from Rangitata beach in the South Island.

Road deaths: The impact of tragedy

Two weeks ago, 11 people died on the roads in one weekend. Simon Plumb looks at the impact these tragedies have had on those…

Where are the Beckenridges?
Where are the Beckenridges?

It is 72 days since Swedish-born helicopter pilot John Beckenridge broke a court order and picked up…

Wads of cash for Destiny

Destiny Church is circulating images of wads of cash and the Twitter hashtag "iwannagive" to followers before its annual…

'It'll take years to get over loss'

The mother whose young tot was killed in the carpark of a Northland school had just returned to New Zealand for a holiday…

Storm leads to power outage

Power was lost to almost 3000 homes after a deluge of rain in the Auckland region last night.

'P' house horrifies mum

A solo mum and her children have been forced out of their rented home after tests for P residue revealed levels of the drug…

Thief eyes neighbours' clothes lines
Thief eyes neighbours' clothes lines

"I call her the undie thief." A fleet-footed family pet with criminal tendencies is proving a headache…

Pyjamas to keep thousands of kids snug

The Herald on Sunday is today launching a campaign to provide much-needed pyjamas for some of New Zealand's most vulnerable…

Do heat pumps really save money?

Many households are not making the most of a heat pump system and may be paying too much.

PJs bring warmth to needy children

The Herald on Sunday is working with the Middlemore Foundation on a campaign to get needy kids into warm pyjamas this winter…

Now you are five - stay home

Primary schools are looking to adopt new policies that will see children begin at preset dates throughout the school year…

Award for Herald on Sunday crime writer
Award for  Herald on Sunday  crime writer

Herald on Sunday chief reporter Amy Maas was crowned the country's best crime and justice newspaper…

Angry computer call shots

Kiwi researchers are creating an “angry computer” to improve customer service at call centres.

Police cagey over ticket queries

Police won't say how many motorists have sought a review of their speeding tickets after last weekend admitting botched…

Rodney Hide: Banks case exposes festering sore

John Banks has done us a favour and shown our justice system to be truly broken, Rodney Hide writes.

Rewa must go on trial

Malcolm Rewa murdered Susan Burdett. No other conclusion is possible, writes NZ Herald journalist Phil Taylor, who has reported…

Name of rich-lister's son kept secret
Name of rich-lister's son kept secret

The son of a New Zealand rich-lister has won a fight to keep his name secret after he allegedly punched…

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Opinion

Bernard Hickey: Robin Hood Budget a surprise Bernard Hickey: Robin Hood Budget a surprise

Budget 2015 is one of the most counter-intuitive of…

Let's give these kids a pair of pyjamas Let's give these kids a pair of pyjamas

Child poverty figures can be hard to believe. The…

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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: May 24 quiz Herald daily quiz: May 24

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

Canvas quiz: May 23 quiz Canvas quiz: May 23

Test your general knowledge with this week's Canvas…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Show kids you care
Sideswipe: Show kids you care

Ron Mark's sweary slip-up in Parliament this week was unflattering, but what was considered "unparliamentary language" has…

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Element magazine

KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel
KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel

KiwiRail has received nearly 4000 emails asking that it retain its electric locomotive fleet. This comes after its announcement…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (May 22) Stormy weekend for some
video WeatherWatch: (May 22) Stormy weekend for some

A rapidly deepening low is heading towards the upper North Island on Saturday bringing more rain and wind…and it will continue…

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Crime

Blessie Gotingco's family responds
video Blessie Gotingco's family responds

Two days shy of the anniversary of her death the family of Blessie Gotingco found justice. The 28-year-old man, who has…

Victim meets killer at supermarket
Pizza crust holds clues for murder
Police seize Nazis' black market art
'Dad's Army' suspects in dock
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