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Alleged present thief to spend Christmas behind bars
Alleged present thief to spend Christmas behind bars

A man who allegedly burgled an Auckland home and took a family's Christmas presents will spend Christmas Day behind bars. Ngati…

Fire Service worker awarded $5250 after unjustified warning for bullying

A senior Fire Service staff member has been awarded $5250 after she was given an unjustified formal warning for alleged…

Rudd: 'What happened to a fair go?'

AC/DC rock star Phil Rudd has spoken out for the first time since his attempting to procure murder charge was dropped.

Death an 'absolute tragedy'

A senior police officer involved in the search for missing Christchurch rebuild worker Hayden Cossey has described the "absolute…

NZ charity wins Red Nose Day fight
NZ charity wins Red Nose Day fight

A New Zealand charity has won the right to use Red Nose Day in New Zealand after a challenge by an Australian charity, but…

Holiday driving warning
Holiday driving warning

With the annual summer exodus to the beach about to begin, motorists are being warned to take care while driving this festive…

Company demanded wages from grieving worker
Company demanded wages from grieving worker

An insulation company has no authority to demand wages from a grieving worker who failed to give two weeks' notice he was…

Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink
Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink

Thieves have made off with $15,000 worth of the energy drink V in a burglary in south Auckland. Eight pallets of the popular…

National

PM's text deleting to be investigated by Chief Archivist
PM's text deleting to be investigated by Chief Archivist

The Chief Archivist is to investigate John Key's deleting of text messages. The Green Party asked for…

Crash victims trapped by live wires

A 50-year-old woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a power pole yesterday…

Man impales himself while jogging

A man impaled himself on a tree while out for a run on Kawau Island on the weekend.

Success forces Halberg revote

Auckland City FC’s success in the Fifa Club World Cup has forced a revote in the Halberg Awards.

Court fills with Christmas drink drivers
Court fills with Christmas drink drivers

A slew of alleged drink drivers appeared in court today, including two business high-flyers.

Pilots keep jobs after retirement row

Two Kiwi pilots have won the right to stay in their jobs, after arguing that being forced to retire at the age of 55 was…

Man found lying on road in serious condition

A 49-year-old man is in a serious condition after he was found lying on a Wellington road with head injuries, police say…

Last-minute Christmas shoppers spend $370 million

Last-minute Christmas shoppers spent more than $370 million at the weekend - the last before the big day, according to Paymark…

An 'all-round good guy' mourned

Gisborne harbourmaster Captain Charlie Jamieson has been killed while riding his motorcycle on the East Cape highway at…

NZ@Noon: Plucky toddler defies the odds
NZ@Noon: Plucky toddler defies the odds

A Rotorua toddler fighting to stay alive and a celebrity cameo at a Tauranga charity event are just…

'Totally unprepared' hikers slammed

Up to $10,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on a rescue in Northland over the weekend for a group of Aucklanders "who were…

Teacher under fire for negative remarks

A private boarding school's head of chemistry who wrote "disparaging" comments on student testimonials has been reinstated…

All Black's jerseys stolen: 'It was gutting'

Thieves broke into former All Black Leon MacDonald's Blenheim home over the weekend and stole up to 15 international rugby…

Tourist fighting for life after mountain bike crash

An English tourist was fighting for his life last night, after a mountain bike crash near Queenstown.

photos Photos: Top shots explained
Photos: Top shots explained

Four of the best photographers at the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) discuss their…

Pub shut down after brawls, burnout

A Canterbury pub has been shut down for a litany of licence breaches, including a bikie doing a burnout inside the public…

Woman to pay $5k in bottom slap case

A young woman whose bottom was slapped in "fun" by her boss has now been ordered to pay her former employer $5000 in costs…

Defence Force honoured for MH370 contribution

The Defence Minister has paid tribute to the events the Defence Force has participated in this year, including the search…

Woman charged over 21st party death

A woman has been charged over the death of a man at a 21st party in Auckland at the weekend.

NZH's biggest Facebook posts in 2014
NZH's biggest Facebook posts in 2014

Here are the 10 articles our readers engaged with the most on Facebook this year.

'See you in another lifetime'

Police have formally identified the body of missing man Hayden Cossey, recovered in Christchurch's Port Hills yesterday.

'My heart just dropped'

Mike Rankin counts himself lucky, despite his new truck plummeting over a bank at his Caversham home.

Head girl's death shocks community

The Cromwell community is reeling in shock at the sudden death of a 17-year-old who was recognised as a young leader with…

Prison inmate is still on the run after escaping custody

A prison inmate is still on the run after escaping custody on Friday night, police say.

Poor water blights beaches
Poor water blights beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more…

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation…

Couples fight for $2.9 million home

A luxury Remuera home described as totally rebuilt and in the sought-after Grammar Zone has sold nearly twice its new Auckland…

Mystery riders' Xmas cards

Two good Samaritans buzzed into the Auckland Zoo carpark on a Vespa at the weekend, randomly handing out Christmas cards…

$1 loaves: bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis' love of a cheap…

'Miracle' lifts teen's health
'Miracle' lifts teen's health

A teenager with a life-threatening illness has had a "miracle" response to a drug Pharmac said it wouldn't…

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Opinion

Cheers! A toast to sobriety Cheers! A toast to sobriety

Deborah Hill Cone writes: It is going to be one of…

Liam Dann: Lots of life left in this year, never mind the one ahead Liam Dann: Lots of life left in this year, never mind the one ahead

Liam Dann writes: 2014 doesn't look like letting go…

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Super City

Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city
Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city

A prominent commercial real estate financier says land-bankers are ruining Auckland's central business district by leaving…

Britomart: From dull to hip
Big projects on back burner
Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz December 22 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz December 22

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Jesus with abs
Sideswipe: Jesus with abs

Baby Jesus, prickly 'kiwi' and a daylight robbery/parking lesson in Auckland City.

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Element magazine

$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants
$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants

A pest eradication initiative, a river protection project, a leadership development programme and a digital education course…

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Weather Watch

Your pre-Xmas weather
video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

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