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Cafe blamed for schoolboy truancy
Cafe blamed for schoolboy truancy

An internet cafe owner has been criticised by police for a lack of "social responsibility" for allowing a schoolboy to play…

Properties sold to cover rates

Auckland Council is chasing unpaid rates of $300,595.02 on eight properties and court action has begun to result in forced…

11-year-old crashes parents' car

An 11-year-old boy took two friends on a joyride through rural Auckland suburbs in his parents' car for up to an hour before…

CYF custody for obese kids

Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to child protection services if their parents ignore medical advice…

Protest against Waiheke marine reserve
Protest against Waiheke marine reserve

A marine reserve around Waiheke Island beaches could lead to the kind of crowding that occurs at Goat Island, residents…

How long should parents stay home?
How long should parents stay home?

Parents are getting two more weeks of paid leave after having a baby from today - but it is still less than a third of what…

12 working days in Auckland traffic
12 working days in Auckland traffic

Aucklanders are spending the equivalent of almost 12 working days sitting in traffic each year, and the gridlock only appears…

Educator: 'Childcare takes place of parents'
Educator: 'Childcare takes place of parents'

An early childhood educator says many people are losing confidence in how to be parents because they now see their role…

National

Candidate's ads breach election rules
Candidate's ads breach election rules

Tactical campaigning in the Northland byelection could get one candidate in trouble after he urged voters…

Tobacco sales dip 23% over four years

Sales of legal tobacco shrank by 23 per cent from 2009 to 2013, say researchers from Action on Smoking and Health.

'Boo!’ - Peters back to haunt National

Winston Peters’ first contribution to parliamentary proceedings in his new guise as MP-elect for Northland must rank among…

Kidscan theft charges a 'vendetta'

Theft charges against a worker from the Kidscan charity were dismissed yesterday amid allegations her boss was carrying…

Immigration powers concern opposition
Immigration powers concern opposition

Wide-ranging new powers including warrantless searches of migrants' homes will be more closely monitored…

'Pattern of secrecy' criticised

Labour has attacked the degree of secrecy about the preparation of a New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq.

Rants & Raves: Shopper slams stingy sandwiches

We rant / And rave / We rant and rant and rave / Rant rant rant / Rave rave rave / It's the Herald Rants & Raaaaaaves

Auckland's mortgage mountain

Mortgage payments for Auckland's most affordable homes are costing first-time buyers nearly half their take-home pay each…

Choppers a sorry look for Govt
Choppers a sorry look for Govt

Nine years ago, the decision to buy eight NH90 helicopters for the air force was accompanied by considerable…

Meeting our ethnic neighbours

It bucketed down on Sunday morning, just as they were setting up for the Auckland International Cultural Festival at the…

Residents mixed over Block news (+pics)

Producers of The Block NZ have sent letters to residents of an Auckland suburb informing of “building and filming activity…

Two hospitalised after ill driver crashes into house

Two people have been hospitalised after the driver of a car suffered a medical episode behind the wheel and crashed into…

Police chase stolen car in high-speed pursuit through Auckland suburbs

Two men led police on a high-speed pursuit through Auckland's eastern suburbs tonight after they were spotted in stolen…

Formula threat: Investigation continues despite deadline
Formula threat: Investigation continues despite deadline

Police have spoken to thousands of people since the 1080 infant formula blackmail threat and say today's…

Chance of El Nino weather doubles

He's a small boy packing a big punch, and Kiwis have been warned to watch out for him this year. Conditions were ripe for…

Flying motorcycle helmet leads to broken leg

A bizarre "chain of events" in which a helmet flew off a motorcyclist, resulted in a man breaking his leg near Murchison…

'I'm just going to step up'

Two teenage girls remain humble today despite being labelled heroes after they helped rescue a man who almost drowned in…

video Black Caps arrive home

About 500 supporters, some who had been waiting hours for the delayed flight from Melbourne, surged towards the team as…

photos Warm welcome for Black Caps
Warm welcome for Black Caps

Loud cheering, screams and a sea of cricket fans' mobile phones raised high in the air has welcomed…

11-year-old boy crashes parent's car in police chase

An 11-year-old boy was lucky to escape injury after crashing his parents’ car into a truck while trying to flee police.

MP's mum has sentence reduced

The amount of media attention given to a benefit fraud case involving the mother of MP Carmel Sepuloni has resulted in a…

Mark Lundy retrial: Jury retire for second night

After nearly a day and a half of deliberating, the jury in the Mark Lundy trial has retired for the day. The seven men…

Council employee's tell-all video

A local authority has been granted an interim injunction against a former staff member who posted a tell-all video online…

Child sexual abuse: Enough evidence for 1000 hearings
Child sexual abuse: Enough evidence for 1000 hearings

The head of an Australian royal commission into child sexual abuse says he has uncovered enough material…

Elderly woman dies after mobility scooter crash

A woman has died in hospital after the mobility scooter she was driving and a vehicle collided in Levin last Thursday.

North Shore land to close to protect kauri

Up to 40 hectares of public land on Auckland’s North Shore will be closed off to prevent the spread of a kauri-killing disease…

Missing boy: Police ponder best way to recover sunken car

A decision, by police looking for a missing 11-year-old boy, was still being made on how to extract a vehicle from the bottom…

Trees save driver who plunged 25m

Trees saved a driver who plunged 25m down a bank in his car this morning.

Mystery photo: Stolen camera's owner identified
Mystery photo: Stolen camera's owner identified

A stolen camera with holiday photos of a young woman drinking from a coconut should be reunited with…

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Opinion

Sideswipe: No towbar, no prob Sideswipe: No towbar, no prob

A dangerous byproduct of inorganics week? Also: what…

Tony Gibson: Port will choke unless it can grow Tony Gibson: Port will choke unless it can grow

Our efforts to minimise our impact aren't enough for…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 1 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 1

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

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Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Guarignoni's twin?
Sideswipe: Guarignoni's twin?

A man of extraordinary resemblance, an 'isim' mum and a brutal way to get in shape.

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Element magazine

Oil executives ambushed by climate change activists
Oil executives ambushed by climate change activists

The austere entrance to SKYCITY's conference centre was this morning transformed by apocalyptic images of burning forests…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers
video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers

A large low is set to cross New Zealand this weekend bringing a mix of warm, sunny, weather but also some solid downpours…

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Crime

Costa Concordia's final shame
Costa Concordia's final shame

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators…

Find my sister's killer
Superb summation in Lundy case
Woman left alone to die
'Nice evening out' ends in stabbing
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