Taranaki homicide victim named
Taranaki homicide victim named

The victim of a homicide in Taranaki on Friday night has been named. She was Gwendoline Blake, aged 71.

UK fugitive using false Kiwi ID jailed

A killer who went on the run for 15 years and stole a disabled Kiwi man's identity for a false passport is back behind bars…

$10k win an 'ideal start' to the year

Dawson Donaldson plans to pimp up his property after winning $10,000 thanks to ASB Bank and the Herald on Sunday.

Rare cause in police-cell death

A man died in a police holding cell in Auckland last year from a rare condition that has been documented only once before…

Family shattered over stolen cup
Family shattered over stolen cup

A retired racing couple are in shock after thieves brazenly broke into their home and stole a cherished gold cup while they…

Impaled man's close call
Impaled man's close call

A man is making a remarkable recovery after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments from his brain - but only a centimetre…

Tostee back online offering dating tips
Tostee back online offering dating tips

The man accused of murdering New Zealand woman Warriena Wright has been sharing dating tips on an online bodybuilding forum…

Reel in a million-dollar catch
Reel in a million-dollar catch

Anglers are being given the chance to reel in the catch of their career - a $1 million snapper.


Has Key met his match?
Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his…

Heart-stopper newlyweds to marry again

Malcolm Jondahl looked up at his bride-to-be and said sorry. The 35-year-old from Whangarei was minutes from exchanging…

Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings…

Key and Plunket prove Catton's point

Is Eleanor Catton a traitor? Does Sean Plunket have a brain? Has the Prime Minister read The Luminaries? Who would have…

Only the lonely take selfies?
Only the lonely take selfies?

My best friends gave me a selfie stick for Christmas, and a fair bit of cheek. "It's cos we noticed…

Tears at MH370's 'accident' call

The wife and daughter of missing Kiwi Ximin Wang say they are disgusted at the Malaysian government's decision to declare…

Little captures our attention

The best way to find out what politicians are about is to listen to what they say. That's why this week's State of the Nation…

Housing woes: What would Lee do?

It's worth approaching the tricky problem of Auckland's lack of affordable housing by asking the question: What would Lee…

Some more of our faves

Herald on Sunday readers tell us the things they love most about Auckland.

Vehicle crashes into Central Otago lake
Vehicle crashes into Central Otago lake

A car went into a Central Otago lake this evening and sank, police say. Inspector Peter Hegarty, of…

Career hopes after vid goes viral

The man whose piano-playing prowess became an internet sensation is a holidaying English sparkie who can't read music.

Man caught in boat inferno

A man suffered serious burns to most of his body after the boat he was in burst into flames while he was trying to fill…

Racial taunts upset local

Behaviour associated with an inner city Dunedin flat has upset a nearby business owner, who claims racial and sexual taunts…

Te Puna pedestrian fatality: Man named

The man who died when he stepped in to the path of a truck on State Highway 2 at Te Puna yesterday has been named.

'I fear he will come back'
'I fear he will come back'

The family of a Dunedin woman who had her head split open with an axe fears her attacker will finish…

Fatality in Stratford, arrest made

A homicide inquiry has been launched after a woman was found dead at a home in Taranaki last night.

Fire destroys Paraparaumu house

A house fire has destroyed a property in Wellington over night.

Vial of blood spilled on plane

Fire crews are decontaminating a plane at Auckland International Airport after a vial of blood was spilled.

Mum and baby's deaths 'preventable'

The deaths of a young mother and her newborn son might have been prevented had the mother received the care of an obstetrician…

Plunket's 'hua' hard to define
Plunket's 'hua' hard to define

The use of the word "hua" in an insult aimed at Kiwi author Eleanor Catton has caused an uproar.

Inquiry into council part in $1b centre

Auditor-General Lyn Provost has begun an inquiry into Auckland Council's involvement in a new town centre at Westgate, which…

Trams in Auckland: Back to the future?

Trams could be heading into Auckland city again, almost 60 years after the original tracks were torn up.

Inquiries into botched home operations

Two investigations are under way after botched home circumcisions resulted in 10 boys being taken to hospital - one of whom…

Masked duo red-faced over prank

The masked pair that spooked a young film crew in an Auckland park say they had no idea their lunchtime prank had sparked…

Swney's $3m ticket to the high life
Swney's $3m ticket to the high life

Tax cheat Alex Swney arranged for the council-funded Heart of the City to pay him nearly $300k annually…

Train victim texting near crossing

A 24-year-old man killed by a train at an Auckland station was texting friends minutes before he died just metres from his…

Key pressed over handling of Sabin affair

The PM is facing increasing questions about his handling of the Mike Sabin affair after the Northland MP's resignation a…

Great whites set up in Kaipara

Eleven great white sharks have been spotted at a single site in the Kaipara Harbour - the largest concentration of the species…

Desperate renters queue for houses

Auckland's booming property market is running out of student accommodation. At one inner-city property this week, up to…

Data on track for super dry January
Data on track for super dry January

Weather watchers will spend the coming days crunching numbers to see if this month's arid conditions…

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Sideswipe: January 29: Lookalikes - Plunket and Shipley
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Whole food fast: Introducing Misters
Whole food fast: Introducing Misters

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Aucklands 175th Anniversary

The bridge that nearly sailed away
The bridge that nearly sailed away

Few people know just how close the Auckland Harbour Bridge came to being lost in the very body of water it was designed…

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Father of Auckland needed bail-out
Kiwis touch down for Xmas
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The housing market in 2015
The housing market in 2015

Buy or sell? Fix or float? Financial and property experts make their predictions and give advice on surviving in the sizzling…

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