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August temperature record blown away
August temperature record blown away

A 67-year August temperature record for Dunedin melted yesterday as strong northwesterly winds buffeted the region.

Defence personnel return home

New Zealand defence personnel are on their way home after the world's largest military exercise in Hawaii.

Wellington house fire confined to stairwell

A house fire in Wellington was contained before it caused major damage to a two-storey home.

Teens flee crash scene

Two teenagers allegedly crashed a stolen car into the side of a building in Nelson overnight.

Joyce accuses Labour of xenophobia
Joyce accuses Labour of xenophobia

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has accused Labour of "xenophobia" in their opposition of the potential sale…

Large fire in Otago now contained
Large fire in Otago now contained

A large vegetation fire in Central Otago has been contained.

Inquiry into kindergarten teacher fatality
Inquiry into kindergarten teacher fatality

The Serious Crash Unit has been called in to investigate the fatal crash that claimed the life of kindergarten teacher Pam…

Elderly victim of attack 'wants to die'
Elderly victim of attack 'wants to die'

Too scared to sleep in his own home after a violent invasion, a 73-year-old man is seeking the public's help to track down…

National

NZ pauses to recall sacrifice
NZ pauses to recall sacrifice

One hundred years ago on Tuesday, a tense crowd of 12,000 gathered at Parliament to hear confirmation…

Missing link bought for Hillary Trail

Private beach and bush land near Piha has been added to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park in a $3 million purchase by Auckland…

New evidence claims in Crewe case

A fresh allegation of potential evidence tampering has emerged in the Crewe murder case - but this time it is not against…

Hospital pushed to limit as flu hits hard

Cases of winter flu have spiked up to twice the national rate in Auckland, with hospitals reporting a surge in admissions…

New case looms as Banks fights on
New case looms as Banks fights on

What John Banks is labelling compelling new evidence for an appeal against his criminal conviction is…

Craig slams Chinese bid for Taupo farm

Overseas sale of 13,800ha station would be a tragedy, says Conservative leader

So much snow but too windy to enjoy it

Wild weather forecast for much of the country this weekend could prove a blessing and a curse for skifields, with fresh…

Queenstown tops organ donor offers

Queenstown-Lakes District residents are more willing to donate an organ than other New Zealanders - possibly because they…

Trains back but fault not yet sorted

Auckland's new electric trains are back running between Onehunga and Britomart, despite a continuing mystery over a power…

All Black legend tweets blue backing
All Black legend tweets blue backing

He's famous for wearing black, but don't be surprised to see Jonah Lomu wearing National blue.

Beige brigade uninspiring

This is the first time I can vote, and I've been looking forward to it abstractly for ages. But now, it's looking about…

Lion Heart: Amber-Rose Gailer

What does it take to save a baby's life? Suzanne McFadden traces the incredible story of a baby's will to live.

Dr Bogan heads to small screen

A bogan who made a career out of his Holden car-loving, heavy metal, black T-shirt-wearing lifestyle is to bring "boganology"…

Crew too drunk for flight

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for days in Hawaii are "gobsmacked" at revelations crew were out drinking, making them…

Ugly side of the beauty industry
Ugly side of the beauty industry

Dozens of complaints about poor hygiene and dangerous practices have presented an alarming picture of…

Do you want books with that?

Whitcoulls, the country's best-known bookstore, is reducing its offering of books as it searches for ways to make its stores…

Paul Thomas: Make sure you've got insurance - or stick to Wales

Travel may broaden the mind, but it can also debilitate the body through sleep disruption, temperature fluctuations and…

Timeline of a murder

It was a 3am knock on the door that started a nightmare for Malia Kelekolio and her aunty. Malia refused to open up until…

Banned in NZ, but ok in France

A New Zealand manufacturer who adapts cars for wheelchair users says he has been forced to go overseas after officials here…

Lifejacket rule needs law change
Lifejacket rule needs law change

Auckland Council's new rule on wearing lifejackets in small boats kicks in at Labour Weekend but needs…

The only game in town

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. Or so they say. Well, just try telling Winston Peters that.

Fallen deserve military graves

The family of a young soldier who was given a military farewell as New Zealand's first casualty of World War I wants his…

Critics clobber wrong target

The faux outrage over Tim Groser hosting a so-called lavish dinner at which Patagonian tooth fish was served is absurd.

Sex offender jailed for assaults on boys

Convicted sex offender Alan Rubick was highly manipulative and skilled at identifying young vulnerable boys, the High Court…

Road plans don't stack up: Opposition
Road plans don't stack up: Opposition

The National Government's $212 million plan to put a series of hand-picked regional roading projects…

The warning signs

The inquest into the Carterton hot air balloon disaster left victims’ families reeling from revelations about the balloon’s…

'I'm a half-full kind of guy'

Toby Manhire took Jamie Whyte to a local pub quiz for our candid series on party leaders

Pedestrian killed after being hit by car near Feilding

A man was killed after being hit by a car in Palmerston North early this morning.

Pair accused of skimming $500,000 in court

Two men have appeared in court facing 64 joint charges relating to skimming ATM machines across Auckland.

Warmer weather set to roll on - Niwa
Warmer weather set to roll on - Niwa

The warmer-than-average weather we've been enjoying this winter is set to roll on through the next three…

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Opinion

More questions than answers More questions than answers

Who does Nigel Latta think he is? That seems to be…

Mary Holm: Labour's tax talk nothing to fear Mary Holm: Labour's tax talk nothing to fear

I was listening to the radio and I heard a Labour…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: August 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 2

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

Canvas quiz: Saturday 2 August quiz Canvas quiz: Saturday 2 August

Test your knowledge in this week's Canvas quiz.

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Maori

John Roughan: Whyte lacking a Maori viewpoint
John Roughan: Whyte lacking a Maori viewpoint

When Dame Susan Devoy was appointed Race Relations Commissioner last year, the intelligentsia sniffed at the choice of a…

Whyte lobs resignation call at Devoy
Act leader slams criticism of remarks
Iwi probes $20m trust gap
Actor distances himself from Mana
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Did it shrink?
Sideswipe: Did it shrink?

Making up the difference: 15ml of renourishing eye cream - so why the 30ml box?

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Element magazine

Creating Tomorrow: Finance
Creating Tomorrow: Finance

OPINION: I am now able to pull together information from the articles about energy, climate and food to provide a cohesive…

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Weather Watch

 Windier, warmer weather
video Windier, warmer weather

West to north west winds will build this week as our early start to spring moves in. Temperatures will surge into the late…

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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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Crime

Jail over son's lethal methadone dose
Jail over son's lethal methadone dose

A woman who gave her son a lethal dose of her methadone to cure a sore stomach been jailed for four years and 11 months.

Kiwi actor's drink-drive ban
Crewe murders: Profile of the killer
The great escape - from mud
Stabbed in the back
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