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Woman injured after falling on rocks
Woman injured after falling on rocks

A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after she fell on rocks walking along a popular North Shore beach…

Swimmer drowns near Okere falls

A man has drowned on the Kaituna River near Okere Falls, while another has been taken to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries…

Toxic smoke from Hokitika school fire

Police are warning people to stay away from the area near school on fire due to toxic smoke.

Capsized boaties rescued from harbour

Two boats came to the rescue of three stricken boaties thrown into Manukau Harbour when their vessel capsized this morning…

Tragedy at Raglan: Relatives 'hurting hard' following death
Tragedy at Raglan: Relatives 'hurting hard' following death

Updated Tributes are flowing for a teenager who tragically died after jumping from a bridge in Raglan today.

Holiday traffic: Mayhem begins
Holiday traffic: Mayhem begins

Traffic is beginning to build at both ends of the North Island as holidaymakers make their way home.

Gunfight in Coromandel
Gunfight in Coromandel

Terror struck a remote Coromandel holiday hotspot this morning when at least two men were seen running with shotguns chasing…

Concerns after girl struck by jetski
Concerns after girl struck by jetski

A stretch of the Waikato River near Tuakau popular with both power craft and swimmers will come in for extra policing today…

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video Watch: Swimmers jump from Raglan bridge after death of teen
Watch: Swimmers jump from Raglan bridge after death of teen

Bridge jumping continues into Raglan Harbour despite the death of a young man who jumped from Te Kopua…

Search for swimmer suspended

Police have suspended their search for a man believed missing in the Waikato River.

'Well-respected' glider pilot killed

The gliding community is mourning the pilot who was found dead among the wreckage of his aircraft northwest of Twizel last…

Royals mark Waitangi with pendant

Charles and Camilla send New Zealanders a greeting in te reo Maori and reveal a golden pendant given to them during last…

Four people stuck in cable car
Four people stuck in cable car

Four people spent several hours suspended in 150 metres in the air after technical problems caused a…

Ohakea crash victim named

A man who died after being flung from a vehicle in a crash near Ohakea early on Saturday morning has been named.

Teacher resigns over sex with pupil

Her resignation from King's High School in Dunedin follows rumours nude photos of her were being shared by pupils on social…

Body found in burning car

Police are working to identify the body and determine the cause of the fire in a Toyota Corolla station wagon at Tuamarina…

Your holiday Monday weather

Enjoy the last day of the last long weekend of summer - it's going to be a good one.

Auckland's fruit fly scare is over
Auckland's fruit fly scare is over

The Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit and vegetables within Auckland…

View to a thrill: THAT fence comes down

After a year-long struggle and half a million dollars, Roseneath couple Peter and Sylvia Aitchison have finally got their…

NZ now safer for our kids

Child safety advocates are hailing the reduction in child deaths and hospital admissions from unintentional injuries.

video Rocketing fans let passion fly high

One of New Zealand's biggest rockets was launched yesterday as part of the New Zealand Rocketry Association's annual open…

Drones an option to replace Orions

The military is considering using unmanned drones to patrol waters surrounding New Zealand.

Chinese New Year party hits top gear
Chinese New Year party hits top gear

Today marks the biggest day of Chinese New Year celebrations with plenty of festivities to ensure good…

Big scare as mother hit in shop

A liquor store owner whose mother was allegedly assaulted in his shop has described the moment he saw her thrown to the…

Rants & Raves: Light atop Rangitoto

Thanks to the iwi of Tamaki Collective and Ateed for the beacon of light atop Rangitoto.

Rocketing fans let passion fly high

One of New Zealand's biggest rockets was launched yesterday as part of the New Zealand Rocketry Association's annual open…

Daycare plan stirs up Campbells Bay locals

Plan to transform a church into a daycare centre have locals fuming about the loss of native bush, construction of noise…

Motorcyclist killed on way home from event
Motorcyclist killed on way home from event

The motorcycle community is shocked and saddened after losing one of its members in a fatal crash involving…

Lunchtime treat at Mt Roskill school

Healthy scroggin and fruit pottles are replacing chips as lunch for some Mt Roskill schoolchildren.

Editorial: Chinese New Year adds to city vibrancy

By happy coincidence, today is not only the "Mondayised" holiday for Waitangi Day, but also New Year's Day on the Chinese…

McCully: 'We cannot allow this'

Foreign Minister condemns long-range rocket launch by North Korea.

Pedestrians hit by cars in Auckland
Pedestrians hit by cars in Auckland

A man has been seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in Mt Eden overnight.

'What am I going to do without him'

Despite a broken jaw, deputy health and disability commissioner Rose Wall has been able to express her heartache at losing…

Armed man sparked major callout

An armed man roaming residential streets Napier sparked a major police callout.

11-year-old girl struck by jetski

The girl was recovering in hospital last night after being struck by a jetski on the Waikato River, near the Les Batkin…

Ngapuhi leader wants artefacts back

A museum at Waitangi that opened to the public today has already been hit with a demand for the return of objects including…

Woman attacked in Dunedin
Woman attacked in Dunedin

A 40-year-old woman was seriously assaulted about 6am today in a residential street in Dunedin.

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Opinion

Harold Hillman: Lack of sleep will catch up with you Harold Hillman: Lack of sleep will catch up with you

Harold Hillman talks tangible boundaries between work…

Juha Saarinen: Unlinking the web Juha Saarinen: Unlinking the web

Here's a new way in which the internet offends the…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz: February 8 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz: February 8

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Herald daily quiz: February 8 quiz Herald daily quiz: February 8

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Beach towel drama
Sideswipe: Beach towel drama

A reader writes:"We would like to apologise to the poor swimmer, who would have been extremely annoyed to find their towel…

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Element magazine

11 Things to Know About Splore
11 Things to Know About Splore

Splore Festival, which will be held from 19-21 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland, is an annual event embodying…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend
video WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend

Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain is this coming waitangi weekend.

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Crime

Cop's shooting trial sparks inquiry
Cop's shooting trial sparks inquiry

Evidence given at a trial where a former armed offenders squad member was acquitted for accidentally shooting a restrained…

Diplomat's sentence the final disgrace
Mark Lundy: New quest for evidence
Shop owner's mum hospitalised
Dunedin assault: Police hunt for attackers
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