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Air NZ plane forced to return
Air NZ plane forced to return

An Air New Zealand flight to Hawaii has been forced to return to Auckland this afternoon.

Big events lead to Auckland traffic woes

Commuters in and around Auckland are being urged to show patience as traffic is hindered by several gridlocks.

Two motorcyclists injured in crash

Two motorcyclists are injured after their vehicles crashed in Taranaki today.

Mystery over twin's growth

Despite being born only two minutes apart, Axel is considerably smaller than his twin brother, and has a raft of significant…

Ali 'enjoying' motherhood
Ali 'enjoying' motherhood

There is no indication how quickly baby Lucas might be able to scorch around a track - he still has a few balance issues…

Northland villa a hit overseas
Northland villa a hit overseas

A coastal Northland property purchased for just $9000 in 1974 is commanding a price tag around $1.6 million.

Bus crashes into Mangere Bridge house
Bus crashes into Mangere Bridge house

A bus carrying seven people smashed into a south Auckland property last night after being struck by a car, police say. The…

Driver escapes after colliding with a tree
Driver escapes after colliding with a tree

The driver of a car was lucky to escape alive after colliding with a tree this morning.

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Pilot escapes crash with sore thumb
Pilot escapes crash with sore thumb

A pilot has escaped with a sore thumb after his plane crashed in a paddock at Dairy Flat north of Auckland…

Dairy worker robbed at knifepoint

An man armed with a knife robbed a Lower Hutt dairy yesterday, police say.

Rizalman appears in court

The former Malaysian defence attache who left the country while facing criminal charges five months ago has been remanded…

From Russia with promises

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khimich's promises to transform sleepy Waiwera have so far come to nothing. The Herald investigates why…

Kiwi help for Third World babies
Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively…

Moves to protect student apps

An Auckland school is seeking legal advice on how to best protect the intellectual property of students who are designing…

Cracking the code

On a rainy lunchtime at West Auckland's Marina View School students hold their breath as a robot enters the shade beneath…

Big yellow ferry for Auckland

A new company will ferry passengers to Waiheke, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands from today.

Art dealer posed as top artist, court hears

They say life imitates art. But sometimes, it appears, it imitates artists.

Holiday weekends expensive for ACC
Holiday weekends expensive for ACC

She has stood on a rake, fallen down stairs, cut her finger cooking and smashed her head on the corner…

Mona wants ... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the fortune of her estranged husband, Kim Dotcom, saying half of what was…

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery…

Parents to unite in memory of lost climbers

The parents of an Auckland woman who died with her partner on a climbing trip to Mt Taranaki have spoken for the first time…

'Child snatcher' not short of work

Lock up your children, The Retriever is in town.

Wanted diplomat escorted on to flight
Wanted diplomat escorted on to flight

NZ police and Malaysian armed forces accompany Muhammad Rizalman Ismail on flight to Auckland. He is…

Road death casts shadow over weekend

One person has died after a a car and truck collided north of Auckland. It is the first road death of the long weekend.

What new MPs' maiden speeches say about them

New MPs have been delivering their maiden speeches in Parliament this week, setting out their backgrounds, what brought…

State House sculpture cost rocketed to $1.9m

Papers show budget for artwork on Auckland's Queens Wharf now scaled back to $1.5m - still $500K more than was originally…

Drowned after 'tripping on shoelace'

A man drowned in the Hutt River after possibly tripping on an untied shoelace, a coroner has found.

Bungy firm buys up Sky Tower attractions
Bungy firm buys up Sky Tower attractions

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has acquired the SkyJump and SkyWalk attractions at Auckland's Sky Tower…

Hager gets high-powered help

Legal team forms to challenge the validity of police search warrant that was used in the hunt for the hacker Rawshark.

Wellington Coroner dies

Wellington Coroner Ian Smith has died, chief coroner Judge Neil MacLean said today. The chief coroner said it was with…

Serepisos no longer bankrupt

The former reality TV host, Wellington Phoenix owner and property developer is now free to be a company director and travel…

Drunk driver narrowly missed cyclists - police

A drunk driver and his passenger were found drinking in a car that was seen weaving wildly across a road, narrowly missing…

NZ@Noon: Rotorua's new wine roots
NZ@Noon: Rotorua's new wine roots

Stories making headlines around the regions include the start of something new for Rotorua and Northland…

Kiwi breaks US running record

'Every day was a highlight' says the 60-year-old Kiwi who's become the fastest Masters runner to traverse the US coast-to-coast…

Worker injured at Kawerau lumber yard

A lumber yard worker has been helicoptered to hospital after being trapped by a forklift in Kawerau this morning.

ANZ workers resume strike action

Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank today at various times, including…

Question 'Tindallgate' case must answer

The case of a bouncer accused of taking footage of England captain Mike Tindall flirting with an ex in a bar must answer…

Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland
Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland

In Britain, they get the Queen to hold her nose and announce - "my government will..." - the legislative…

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Opinion

Editorial: Blind-spot warning is a safety winner Editorial: Blind-spot warning is a safety winner

One recent safety feature that's a stand-out for me…

Opinion: Ocean eco-caution taken too far Opinion: Ocean eco-caution taken too far

The consortium that pumps gas from the Maui offshore…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

Canvas quiz: October 25 quiz Canvas quiz: October 25

Test your knowledge with this week's Canvas quiz.

Herald daily quiz: October 25 quiz Herald daily quiz: October 25

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Dads are welcome
Sideswipe: Dads are welcome

Hey, Dad ... You know you're a parent when ... "During a particularly tough round of meetings where we were trying to solve…

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Element magazine

Solar NZ 2040 conference for Auckland
Solar NZ 2040 conference for Auckland

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Solar NZ 2040 is being held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Events Centre, in the Auckland Domain…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

Labour Weekend Forecast
video Labour Weekend Forecast

The long weekend is here and the weather will play it’s part. Saturday starts off with a large high for both islands, onn…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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Property

Beachfront block in strategic position
Beachfront block in strategic position

A tenanted beachfront block of shops and offices in Orewa directly across the road from the seaside town's main beach is…

CBD tower adaptable
Foreign buyers push sales to record level
Editorial: Kiwi dream needs Govt on board
Block houses open doors to the fans
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Crime

Purge in North Korea
Purge in North Korea

As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting…

Mayor linked to drug gangs
Man denied bail after boat ramp ramming
McCann suspect's NZ charges
Lodge owner faces new charges
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