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More double decker buses for Auckland
More double decker buses for Auckland

More than 50 double-decker buses are to roll out across Auckland from this October to July next year, after a rule change…

Practitioner could keep working after sex offence charges

A medical practitioner jailed for sexually abusing young boys may still be able to practice if he successfully completes…

Murder accused 'achieved what he set out to do'

A teenager deliberately stabbed a rugby league starlet in the neck and must have known death was likely, the Crown says.

Ferry takes on water during maintenance

Auckland emergency services helped retrieve a Belaire Ferries boat this morning when it took on water during maintenance…

Police surround Northland house
Police surround Northland house

Police have put in cordons around a Northland house after reports of a man with a gun.

Dad reported Kiwi missing
Dad reported Kiwi missing

The father of a New Zealand woman believed murdered by her son in Australia reported her missing in 2010, but died before…

Teen on bail allegedly attacked cop
Teen on bail allegedly attacked cop

A 16-year-old was on electronic bail when he and his co-offenders allegedly launched an attack on two Hamilton police officers…

NZ@Noon: Shipwreck treasures and 'the scariest ride'
NZ@Noon: Shipwreck treasures and 'the scariest ride'

A call to save salvaged relics in Northland and the 'scariest ride ever' in the Bay of Plenty are just two of the stories…

National

Walk held to commemorate Blessie's life
Walk held to commemorate Blessie's life

A second community walk is to be held in memory o fmurdered North Shore mother and grandmother Blessie…

What Clinton emails reveal about NZ

Thousands of emails from former US Secretary of State have been released.

Wait a minute, this looks familiar

A blend of political parties' logos, a Weet-Bix packet or a corporate fern - the final flag designs are causing plenty of…

$12 fine turns into $265 headache

Court costs on parking fine case deducted from woman's wages without her knowledge.

Murderer: Prison like a holiday park
Murderer: Prison like a holiday park

Updated A Taupo man who killed his partner in an "unprovoked and cowardly" hammer attack has told the woman's…

Hawke's Bay Seafoods raided

A team of Ministry for Primary Industries officers raided Hawke's Bay Seafoods this morning although no comment was being…

Sexual assault victims want abuser named

Updated A convicted sex offender has lived the last 40 years "on a false premise", a court heard today as two women he abused as…

Man jailed for assault had Australian conviction

A British man brutally attacked a tourist in Queenstown less than six weeks after being convicted of a similar offence in…

Baby's death: Man charged with murder

Six-month-old Gracie May McSorley died from severe head injuries.

Fatal Auckland stabbing accused named
Fatal Auckland stabbing accused named

A man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death at a south Auckland home they shared can now be named.

School sex claims: Mayor 'not told'

Opotiki mayor John Forbes says he is irked he was not informed about sexual allegations involving students by police.

Kindergarten target of 'senseless' vandals

Police are seeking the ''senseless'' vandals who pillaged a Dunedin childcare centre.

One injured in Coromandel crash

The crash reportedly happened when a car slid down a cliff in the Coromandel.

Assaults not just a Mt Eden problem

Two state jails have worse assault rates than the controversial privately-run Mt Eden prison.

Colder than usual September expected
Colder than usual September expected

Since the middle of winter New Zealand has been running colder than normal.

Police patrol car crashes into lamp post

A police patrol car has crashed into a lamp post in Hamilton.

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Brian Rudman: Smart money is on opening doors to refugees

Refugees have enriched our society in the past. One even produced a son who became a Prime Minister, writes Brian Rudman…

New flag: McCullum v Lady Hillary

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and Lady June Hillary go head to head in the flag debate.

Revealed: Plots to derail flag vote
Revealed: Plots to derail flag vote

Four shortlisted flag designs will be put to the vote in November but opponents of the process plan…

Motel puts itself in pole position

Auckland motelier Peter Ranson says his five-month head start on flying one of the referendum flags came about entirely…

Flat packs give teens a leg up

"These kids just need a chance, it's really hard at 17, they are too old to be in the system but too young to have rights."…

Rants & Raves: Unruly pedestrians

I am astounded by the number of fellow pedestrians who are either unaware of or don't care about the road rules.

Editorial: First winds of change blow in flag debate

A Herald-Digipoll survey published yesterday - the same day the Flag Consideration Panel released its shortlisted four designs…

Peter Calder: Beware 'innovation' space-cadets
Peter Calder: Beware 'innovation' space-cadets

The great English writer George Orwell, whose Animal Farm most of us read at school, was a master of…

video Mike's Minute: Kelvin Davis offers hope for Labour [Mandarin subtitles]

[Mandarin subtitles] Mike Hosking says Kelvin Davis is a glimmer of hope for New Zealand Labour Party. He has an independent…

video Mike's Minute: Everyone has a stake in flag debate

Mike Hosking says everyone has a stake in our flag debate. He reckons our flag simply has to have black in it, and if there's…

video WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming

The next two days see a cooler sou’west change but sunnier spells increasing, especially in the South Island. But by Friday…

video Busking haka for South Island trip

A group of 7 and 8-year-old pupils from West Auckland's Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kotuku ki Ranui busking on Auckland CBD's…

Student stood down for upskirt photo
Student stood down for upskirt photo

The Year 11 pupil at Francis Douglas Memorial College used his cell phone to take a picture up the skirt…

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Opinion

Fran O'Sullivan: Flag chance to mark identity Fran O'Sullivan: Flag chance to mark identity

Iconic Kiwi businessman Lloyd Morrison would have…

Robyn Pearce: Can efficiency be taught? Robyn Pearce: Can efficiency be taught?

"Efficiency is a life-long discipline, and not everyone…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz September 2 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz September 2

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 2

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

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Maori

Marae visit reconnects ABs with haka
Marae visit reconnects ABs with haka

The All Blacks will travel to the Rugby World Cup with a fresh understanding of the haka and what it means to be a New Zealander…

DNA clue to earliest settlers
Former AB's 'haka' pub a step too far?
Movie review: Ever the Land
Greenpeace pic from iwi talks
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Escape to the offie
Sideswipe: Escape to the offie

An unusual sales pitch at a Waikato plant nursery...

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Element magazine

Recycling pacemakers
Recycling pacemakers

Jude Mannion is not shy when it comes to talking about death. As a firm believer in bucket lists, her final wishes are planned…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming
video WeatherWatch: (Aug 31) Rough weather coming

The spring pattern continues to emerge and this week we get a classic spring set up with a couple of big lows crossing the…

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