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Protesters gather at war memorial in Wellington
Protesters gather at war memorial in Wellington

Soldiers, veterans, politicians and a small group of protesters have gathered for the dedication of the Australia Memorial…

Key plays down China spying revelations

Prime Minister John Key has downplayed revelations from Edward Snowden documents that New Zealand and American hackers had…

Abbott: Isis a 'death cult'

Updated Australian PM Tony Abbott says he is certain NZ forces 'will give a fine account of themselves' in the joint fight against…

Air NZ tight-lipped on plane grounding

An engine issue grounded a Christchurch-bound flight at Dunedin International Airport yesterday, but Air NZ has kept tight…

Support for National steady despite by-election defeat
Support for National steady despite by-election defeat

The National Party's support has remained steady despite its defeat in the Northland by-election, a new poll shows.

Four arrests at drunken Dunedin party
Four arrests at drunken Dunedin party

Four students were arrested and a stereo seized from a drunken party in Dunedin yesterday.

Kiwi mum: I curse the hell out of Isis
Kiwi mum: I curse the hell out of Isis

A former New Zealander now living in Denmark says her son was killed when he travelled to Syria to fight with Isis after…

'Sharp instrument' used to kill woman
'Sharp instrument' used to kill woman

A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder and will appear in Manukau District Court today.

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Vacant house burns in suspicious fire
Vacant house burns in suspicious fire

A vacant house has been seriously damaged in a suspicious fire in Christchurch overnight.

'An idiot with a death wish'

The man, in his mid-20s, who had two passengers in his car, led police on a 45-minute, high-speed chase that spanned more…

Cashed-up and buying big in the regions

Thousands of property owners are now sitting on million-dollar goldmines thanks to rampant capital gain.

Student wins compo over crash

A student spent five months chasing compensation after a driving collision involving the boss of AA Smartfuel.

No solution in sight for Ports stoush
No solution in sight for Ports stoush

The stand-off between Ports of Auckland and Auckland Council over a political call to stop work on two…

Priceless relic found in drawer

In 1915, a New Zealand flag sat in a drawer in an Auckland home for many years until, by chance, it became well known.

Are your kids being cared for properly?

A Herald investigation reveals: Children in early childhood education may have been placed at risk of developmental damage…

Two couples tell of leaving Gloriavale

Two young couples who quit the Gloriavale Christian Community have revealed what it was like living in the West Coast religious…

Abbott arrives for Anzac events

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in New Zealand last night for Anzac centenary events and talks on the military…

Green contenders look sharp
Green contenders look sharp

Sharp suits - and rhetoric to match - dominated an event in Auckland yesterday featuring hopefuls for…

Spotted at the Kumeu dog show

Angel wings proved to be the winning ingredient for a pup at a West Auckland dog show yesterday.

Medal search after mix-up

As Mackenzie Glover looks forward to wearing her grandfather's medals on Anzac Day, her family is racing to find heirs to…

National Party rewards loyalty

National criticised the Labour Party for "cronyism" when it was in Opposition, but a check through appointments shows National…

Kiwi sets sail on quilt mission

A woman behind a quilt drive for victims of Cyclone Pam will deliver more than 700 blankets to Vanuatu when she arrives…

For our country - Gallipoli 100
video Mike Hosking: News of the World - April 20

Mike Hosking presents your News of the World for April 20, 2015.

video Homicide investigation in Papatoetoe

Police are investigating a homicide in Auckland, where a woman has been found dead in a home.

One in serious condition after three-car smash

Police are currently at the scene of a three-car smash in Ohinewai, Waikato.

'Sitting duck' warning: No extra security

There are no immediate plans to tighten security measures across NZ shopping centres and cinemas following a warning the…

Weather: Sunnier days ahead
Weather: Sunnier days ahead

Aucklanders can rejoice as last week's cold snap appears to be a blip in an otherwise sunny autumn. The…

Homicide in Auckland

Police are investigating a homicide in Auckland tonight, where a woman has been found dead in a home.

National Party support steady despite Northland loss

The National Party's support has remained steady despite its defeat in the Northland by-election, a new poll shows. A TVNZ…

Lost hunter rescued after days in reserve

A Rotorua hunter who spent three days lost in the Mokaihaha Scenic Reserve would not have survived another night in the…

Clive residents: Bring back our cop

Clive residents are reeling after the loss of their community constable and are calling for a swift replacement. They said…

Trapped tramper winched to safety
Trapped tramper winched to safety

A trapped tramper was winched to safety after spending the night on a rock ledge as wild seas surged…

Greens kick off co-leadership race

The Green Party will kick off its co-leadership race today, with four candidates confirmed as contenders.

One-legged veteran holds off thieves

A one-legged ex-serviceman has managed to hold off thieves in Blenheim who tried to grab the poppy donation bucket he was…

Dambusters crewman 'lucky to be here'

Napier man George Rogers, who turned 100 today, has a unique place in WWII history - having been part of the ground crew…

Stranded for six hours

A plane with more than 260 passengers on board made two attempted landings at Auckland Airport before being forced to divert…

Driver hits 180kmh in 50kmh zone
Driver hits 180kmh in 50kmh zone

The 23-year-old man claimed he hit a top speed of up to 180km/h in a 50km/h zone moments before the…

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In praise of super old and super wise In praise of super old and super wise

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Quizzes

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: April 20: Stuff it in
Sideswipe: April 20: Stuff it in

No trailer? No problem. Cop turns chauffeur for golden oldies "We run a motel here in Dunedin and last weekend had more…

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Element magazine

Smoothies in schools
Smoothies in schools

The first #smoothiesinschools event will be taking place at Mangere East Primary School next week, seeking to educate children…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly milder with the airflow…

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