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49-year-old cold case to be revisited
49-year-old cold case to be revisited

A 49-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a young Hamilton baker will be revisited in a coronial inquest this…

Battle to replace Turia neck-and-neck

The battle for the Te Tai Hauauru electorate is almost neck and neck between the Labour and Maori Party candidates according…

Big cuts to services revealed tomorrow

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined tomorrow when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils the…

Kiwi's 3D-printed nose earns top award

A 3D-printed nose guard has earned a Wellington student the top prize in the New Zealand leg of a global design competition…

Big payout for sacked council worker
Big payout for sacked council worker

A former Whangarei District Council employee sacked by her chief executive for signing the nomination form of a mayoral…

Man charged over cop shooting
Man charged over cop shooting

A man has been charged over a confrontation where a police officer was shot in Hamilton earlier this week.

Inquest into rally car driver's death begins
Inquest into rally car driver's death begins

An inquest into the death of a rally car driver has begun in Christchurch this morning.

Scott Donaldson's kayak washes up
Scott Donaldson's kayak washes up

Scott Donaldson's kayak has been found on a Taranaki beach six weeks after he abandoned his trans-Tasman crossing attempt…

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USAR team undergo major training exercise
USAR team undergo major training exercise

The seriously injured spy lays trapped in the crushed car. Clambering rescuers glance nervously at…

Poll shows big shake-up

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics , while both National…

Electoral commission releases election information

Candidate information, party lists and voting booth information for the election on September 20 has landed - and the Expat…

Warmer than average temperatures for September

Warmer than average temperatures are expected throughout September for the top of the North Island but the rest of the country…

Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey
Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey

A key policy plank for NZ First and the Conservative Party has been given a boost after two thirds of…

National to outline tax cuts package

Prime Minister John Key says National is likely to outline "a broad sense" of the conditions needed for tax cuts before…

No appeal over controversial decision

The Crown will not appeal a decision to give a teen who assaulted schoolboy Stephen Dudley before his death last year a…

Key will keep tourism portfolio if re-elected

Prime Minister John Key says he will keep the tourism portfolio if National is re-elected. He said National would continue…

Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

Migrants told voting crucial
Migrants told voting crucial

You cannot consider New Zealand to be your adopted home if you don't vote, Chinese voters have been…

NZ@Noon: Stolen gnomes left homeless

Stories making headlines around the regions today include gnomes without a home and a phone call that almost robbed a pensioner…

Greens propose to fund WOF tests for all rental homes

The Greens have gone "one up" on their potential Labour coalition partner with a proposal to require and fund a full warrant…

Ministerial offices to face probe

The Chief Ombudsman will launch an investigation into the way the Official Information Act is being used - and it'll include…

Is NZ still the land of the fair-go?

New Zealand is supposed to be a place where everyone gets a fair go but almost three-quarter of us don't think we live in…

Couple falsely told quake house was safe
Couple falsely told quake house was safe

"Whatever we pointed out - he said, 'no that's historical." A Christchurch couple say an EQC engineer…

Boy pleads not guilty over dairy murder

There was standing room only in the High Court at Auckland today to hear a 13-year-old enter a not guilty plea to the murder…

Young man's head repeatedly stomped

A young Auckland man has serious facial injuries after being stomped on in Auckland city centre in the early hours of this…

Collins forced to backtrack over claim

Minister Judith Collins has been forced to backtrack on her claim she was cleared of wrong-doing for giving a public servant's…

Kiwi dies on commercial fishing trawler

A Nelson man has died after being struck by a wire on a commercial fishing vessel on the Pacific Ocean.

Arrest after man 'chased' with chainsaw
Arrest after man 'chased' with chainsaw

A man has been arrested after he started a chainsaw during a heated argument at a service station and…

O'Sullivan: Dotcom gaming NZ politics

It's ridiculous that the New Zealand political system can be gamed by an international businessman with criminal convictions…

Tests done in diplomat case

The psychiatric evaluation of the Malaysian diplomat facing sexual assault charges in New Zealand has reportedly been completed…

Newcomers jump up the party list

Two fresh faces have been catapulted up the New Zealand First ranks as the party dumped sitting MP Andrew Williams and demoted…

Auckland man arrested in cold case

A man who lived in New Zealand for 13 years under a false identity was arrested yesterday in connection with a killing in…

Footage reveals a family's close call
Footage reveals a family's close call

Beginning today, the Herald profiles the 24 Pride of New Zealand national finalists before the big…

Hope for a miracle

"I was told I wouldn't get those sensations back." Gaining some feeling in his lower body has given quadriplegic Kiwi wakeboarder…

Ex-boyfriend named as likely killer

A year after Auckland couple Glenys Stanton and Trevor Waite were gunned down in bed together police have revealed the findings…

Women told: Read your medical reports

A breast cancer lobby group is urging women to read their own medical files and talk to their GP, after a doctor forgot…

Goldsmith on the campaign trail

National's candidate for Epsom - who doesn't want to win the electorate vote - fielded questions from voters on just who…

Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears
Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the…

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Opinion

Your Views on Labour's first-home policy Your Views on Labour's first-home policy

Labour's KiwiBuild policy would build 100,000 new…

Juha Saarinen: The spies that searched Juha Saarinen: The spies that searched

How do intelligence agencies find that needle in the…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens video Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly video Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly

osh and his friend Jamie had gone in for a dip near…

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Quizzes

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Herald daily quiz: August 27 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 27

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Separated at birth?
Sideswipe: Separated at birth?

Double standards at inorganic collections in Auckland, scary cat stories and political humour.

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Element magazine

Social Enterprise Guide: Business planning and market research
Social Enterprise Guide: Business planning and market research

The business planning phase of a start-up is the springboard from which a social enterprise or conscious business may or…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse

Tony Howse, a sculptor and music teacher, convinced…

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Snow fun for terriers
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Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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…

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