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Church defends checks on parish staff after assault
Church defends checks on parish staff after assault

The Catholic Church says appropriate checks on parish staff are in place after a Blenheim priest admitted indecently assaulting…

The day 'all hell broke loose'

Colleen Killeen will never forget December 28, 1950. It was one of Tauranga's darkest days. Mrs Killeen's father, Ivan…

Leaders keen to avoid Dotcom in debate

John Key and David Cunliffe have one thing in common in the leadup to the final debate tonight - both are hoping Kim Dotcom's…

Metro rail won't fix congestion - expert

Metro rail systems such Auckland's proposed $2.4b link from Britomart to Mt Eden do nothing to reduce congestion in the…

Cunliffe checks with former leaders
Cunliffe checks with former leaders

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he has sought reassurance from former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark about the party's…

Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters
Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of failing to intervene as Tourism Minister in the American purchase of a high…

Delivered to police in back of chiller van
Delivered to police in back of chiller van

Two men who stole a car and dog were delivered to police in the back of a chiller van after a spectacular citizens' arrest…

Attack on police officer: Jury consider verdict
Attack on police officer: Jury consider verdict

A jury will retire this afternoon to consider its verdict in the case of a South Auckland man accused of the attempted murder…

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Waikato measles outbreak over
Waikato measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak in the Waikato region has been declared over today. The area has not had a confirmed…

Raw sewage pumped into Bluff Harbour

A burst pipe at the main pump station in Bluff is discharging sewage into Bluff Harbour. The Invercargill City Council…

'He thinks it's a mate'

A bewildered bird has entered into a very one-sided relationship after falling in love with its own reflection. The narcissistic…

'A culture of disregarding regulations'

A woman whose partner died in a hang-gliding accident has attacked what she called a piecemeal approach to regulation in…

PM 'comfortable' with NSA
PM 'comfortable' with NSA

Updated John Key says he can't give an absolute assurance New Zealanders are not subject to mass surveillance…

Shrek shorn of record

Monster fleece shorn from an Australian sheep looks set to claim New Zealand sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg world record.

Palm tree v art collection

Phoenix palm is threatening the financial viability of the Pah Homestead in Auckland, the permanent home of Sir James Wallace…

Body found at squash club

Police say death at Auckland's North Shore Squash Club is "unexplained" at this stage.

NZ@Noon: One of Tauranga's darkest days

Stories making headlines around the regions include a resident laments one of Tauranga's darkest days and a lovely checkout…

Key to Wellington returned after theft
Key to Wellington returned after theft

The ceremonial key to Wellington is being returned to the city after it was stolen from a display case…

Homeless man murder: Teen jailed

Eleven and a half years jail for Steven Churchis, who attacked Edwin Linder in an Auckland alley, and stomped on his head…

Chen murder: partner back in court

Yun Qing "Jack" Liu is charged with murdering Cissy Chen, whose body was found in Totaravale reserve earlier this year

Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to…

National to slash benefit numbers

Paula Bennett wants to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for…

Earthquake rattles the Wanganui region
Earthquake rattles the Wanganui region

A moderate earthquake rattled the Wanganui region today. The 3.9 magnitude tremor hit at 7.28am, GNS…

Southern Cross' chief executive: Key should check his facts

The head of the Southern Cross Cable Network has disputed Prime Minister John Key's claim that a cable had been tapped into…

Tip of Dunedin's quake iceberg released

A register of Dunedin's earthquake-prone buildings has been made public for the first time, but it is likely to represent…

'NZ spied on friends for US'

New Zealand has sent spies into friendly countries to electronically snoop for the United States, an award-winning journalist…

Police concerns over Cairns' conduct

The Metropolitan Police have contacted their New Zealand counterparts about Chris Cairns' conduct towards Brendon McCullum…

Whanau ora bottom line for Maori Party
Whanau ora bottom line for Maori Party

Most parties avoid talk about "bottom lines" for fear of sounding too uncompromising.

video Weather: Election day forecast

The weather forecast from this Friday to next Monday is a messy one, including election day this Saturday. The forecast…

Peter Lyons: Trickle-down is part of the problem, not an answer

The term "trickle-down effect" should be used only to describe an unfortunate ailment that can affect the elderly.

Cop brought back from dead

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated…

New speed limit of 110km/h

Open-road speed limits could vary by up to 50km/h under a new classification system signalled to traffic engineers in Auckland…

Grandmother beat man unconscious
Grandmother beat man unconscious

An Auckland grandmother who beat a 77-year-old man unconscious before setting him on fire will spend…

You can buy Gandalf's favourite spot

A Southern Lakes paradise that has played host to some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters is on the market for $10 million…

Pair's roles go in Maori TV revamp

The future of one of the faces of Maori Television, Julian Wilcox, is up in the air after a major overhaul at the station…

Strong dollar hits value of gallery's art

Take international works by masters Renoir, Michelangelo, Tissot, Picasso and Millais, as well as a cache of highly prized…

Charity fights for Red Nose name

An "extraordinary" campaign by a doctor with controversial views on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome forced a New Zealand children's…

Big jump in house sales tipped
Big jump in house sales tipped

House sellers and estate agents will breathe a sigh of relief after Saturday's election, which is expected…

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Opinion

Peter Calder: An open letter to our leaders Peter Calder: An open letter to our leaders

Dear John and David. Please forgive the first-name…

John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst

Hell hath no fury like a voter who feels he or she…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

quiz 3pm distractions quiz: September 17

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 17 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 17

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

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Sideswipe

Cast your vote for others
Cast your vote for others

Maybe this is the best way to vote? Spotted in John St, Ponsonby.

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Element magazine

Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf
Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf

Millions of mussels rejected from supermarket supply are being used to help boost water quality and marine life in Auckland's…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Unsettled week ahead
video Weather: Unsettled week ahead

Spring is certainly here with a mix of windy, warm days and wet, cooler ones. The week ahead sees two low pressure systems…

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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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A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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