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Keeping track of grandma
Keeping track of grandma

A spate of wandering and confused dementia patients in Wairarapa has prompted a search and rescue trust to suggest "tagging"…

Fury after thief grabs bucket of poppy donations

An elderly poppy-day collector was "traumatised" after a young man came up to her outside New World on Thursday and snatched…

Act Party talks tough on burglary

Updated More than 2000 families will return home this Easter to find they have been burgled, and Act says it is the only party to…

Oil refinery breakdown could cost $17m

A compressor breakdown has extended the Marsden Pt Oil Refinery's planned shutdown by up to 10 days and could cost NZ Refining…

Politics

Craig wary of sweetheart electorate deal Craig wary of sweetheart electorate deal

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says he does…

Nigella's visa clearance worries Labour Nigella's visa clearance worries Labour

Labour's immigration spokesman is concerned about…

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Kiwi conned neighbours
Kiwi conned neighbours

A New Zealand accountant who conned his wealthy London neighbours out of $2.2 million has been jailed for eight years in…

Upgrade adds $10m to cost of Ruataniwha Dam
Upgrade adds $10m to cost of Ruataniwha Dam

The cost of the Ruataniwha irrigation project has risen by $10million as debate continues over whether the scheme will remain…

Storm's effects linger on
Storm's effects linger on

Dozens of residents in pockets around Auckland remain without hot water following last week's bruising storm, while 500…

Happy city 'smashed' with tourists
Happy city 'smashed' with tourists

Rotorua was packed to the brim over Easter weekend, with no accommodation available, cash registers ringing and tourism…

National

Girl flown to hospital after wasp sting
Girl flown to hospital after wasp sting

A young girl was flown to hospital in Blenheim this morning after an allergic reaction to a wasp sing. An…

Bus jams roundabout on SH1

A bus managed to block Easter traffic and trains on State Highway One at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast today. Wellington…

NZ@Noon: Coins bound for hospice stolen from wishing well

Some stories making headlines across our regions this Easter Monday include: A wishing well holding coins for a Northland…

Kayaker 'extremely lucky' to escape rough seas

A kayaker who got into trouble in rough seas off the Canterbury coast last night was "extremely lucky" to escape with his…

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

The Easter road toll has risen to four following a crash in Waitemata today. A woman died after her…

Two in custody after man shot near Wellington beach

Two men are in police custody after a man was shot near a Wellington beach early today. Emergency services were called…

Shooting victim named by police

The name of the man fatally shot in his Gisborne home early yesterday has been released by police.

Help for tots born too soon

Some of New Zealand's most vulnerable premature babies will soon take part in ground-breaking research.

Kiwis in Oz - harsh reality

New Zealanders living across the Tasman have been labelled "South Sea Poms" and "carping Kiwis" after a survey showed they…

Teens get the chance that Christie missed
Teens get the chance that Christie missed

The family of Christie Marceau marked what would have been her 21st birthday by giving two other youngsters…

Hot debate over cool Kiwis

Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Peter Blake and Sam Neill are readers' nominations for the biggest omissions…

Police break own rules on diversion

Police officers prosecuting breaches of protection orders broke their own rules six times last year by granting diversion…

NZ heroin-case's lawyer dies in crash

The lawyer who represented Kiwi heroin smugglers Lorraine and Aaron Cohen - and eventually got the pair pardoned - has been…

Adults cause mayhem at egg drop

Organisers of a public Easter egg drop have apologised after children were injured during the event by other parents.

Army officer in trouble over use of live bullets
Army officer in trouble over use of live bullets

A senior Army officer is expected to face disciplinary action after he wrongly signed off approval for…

Finishing up with a bang

An air force C-130 Hercules produced a spectacular finale to Warbirds over Wanaka as it dropped flares in the sky - a strategy…

Deborah Hill Cone: Get over this hang-up with body-part names

'We're going to talk about bits, I am sorry." That is how National Radio's Kathryn Ryan introduced a segment on her Nine…

video Raw: Fatal crash in Kumeu

A woman has died after her car and a truck collided on the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway in Kumeu.

Road toll holds at three

Police hope to keep this year's Easter road toll at three as they crack down on speeding, distracted and alcohol-fuelled…

Athletes warned to approach Easter eggs with caution
Athletes warned to approach Easter eggs with caution

They may be small, but High Performance Sport New Zealand are warning athletes to approach Easter eggs…

Gisborne shooting: Firearm still sought

The gun used to shoot a 39-year-old man in Gisborne early this morning has not yet been found, police say. The man was…

US Admiral backs NZ's bid for UN security council

The head of the US military in the Pacific says he can't see why New Zealand wouldn't be a great addition to the UN Security…

Turia hits out at Labour

Retiring Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has hit out Labour, saying it doesn't deserve the Maori vote, but MP Shane…

Whangarei fruit fly restrictions lifted

Restrictions on fruit and vegetable movements in Whangarei have been lifted, after two weeks of monitoring for Queensland…

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

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

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…

Wet weather to slowly improve

Holiday makers and children home for the school break might have to dodge showers this week.

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…

Kindy on the hunt for funding

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

Hot water starts flowing again
Hot water starts flowing again

Auckland residents who went without hot water for four days can finally take warm showers again, but…

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Opinion

Rattue: Hansen's tirade hypocritical Rattue: Hansen's tirade hypocritical

Steve Hansen sounded like a tired old man whistling…

Marshall: How to resurrect the Blues Marshall: How to resurrect the Blues

What a game of stunning intensity and brutality in…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 21 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 21

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

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

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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

Drive-through babies
Drive-through babies

Nicola from Epsom writes: "While waiting in the queue at the supermarket with my 5-year-old son, Henry, I asked him what…

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Element magazine

Recipe: Kokako's Asian Couscous Salad
Recipe: Kokako's Asian Couscous Salad

Take summer's eggplant, add autumn's plump pumpkin and mix with a tasty dressing in this light-yet-filling recipe from Grey…

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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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