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Act calls for end to race based laws
Act calls for end to race based laws

Act Leader Jamie Whyte called for a taskforce to root out and repeal laws giving special treatment to Maori as race once…

Christchurch woman jailed for assaulting 10-year-old girl

A woman who is subject to "the most extensive list of trespass notices in Christchurch", including schools, has been jailed…

Two charged over car surfing video stunt

Bay of Plenty Police say two men have been charged in connection with video footage of a man "car surfing" posted on You…

Harre takes on PM

Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand against John Key in his Helensville electorate, "because the Prime Minister…

Claims balloon pilot was 'too pissed'
Claims balloon pilot was 'too pissed'

Complaints were made about balloon pilot Lance Hopping being too impaired to fly, and cheating on his pilot's test before…

Transmission Gully contract finalised
Transmission Gully contract finalised

Financial contract negotiations and arrangements for New Zealand's biggest new infrastructure job have been completed.

Minister defends money spent on oil and gas promotion
Minister defends money spent on oil and gas promotion

Energy Minister Simon Bridges is defending hundreds of thousands of taxpayers' money spent every year on oil and gas promotion…

Stranded passengers offered $1000
Stranded passengers offered $1000

Air New Zealand has issued an "unreserved apology" to 227 passengers caught up in a two day delay from Hawaii, and offered…

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Man killed in head-on collision with truck named
Man killed in head-on collision with truck named

The mother of a Northern Irishman killed in a head-on crash in Mid Canterbury last night posted a message…

Sudden death of Christchurch man still unexplained

The sudden death of a man whose body was found inside a Christchurch house late last night is still unexplained, police…

Oamaru man charged over historic sexual offending

A 55-year-old Oamaru man has been arrested and charged in relation to historic sexual offending, police say. The offending…

Govt takes advice on ex-Catholic brother's extradition

The New Zealand government is taking legal advice on whether a former Catholic brother should be extradited to Australia…

Cliff Curtis: I'm 'absolutely apolitical'
Cliff Curtis: I'm 'absolutely apolitical'

Actor Cliff Curtis has clarified that he is "absolutely apolitical" after reports he was to attend the…

June storm inurance claims top $30m

The cost of insured damage from this year's June storm has reached $30 million. The June 9-11 storm that hit much of the…

Nurse used same needle on two patients

A nurse who used the same needle on two patients and failed to tell the second patient of the error for days has been referred…

Families leave Gloriavale community

Former Gloriavale Christian Community members have revealed that hundreds have left since its early days, including several…

Teacher punched, kicked students

A science teacher who punched and kicked students, and called them "ugly" and "dumb" has lost his teaching licence.

Driver killed in power pole crash named
Driver killed in power pole crash named

A 24-year-old man who died after his car hit a lamp post in Southland early yesterday morning has been…

Man dies after head-on collision with truck

A British driver died in a head-on collision with a freight truck in mid-Canterbury last night. The 30-year old was driving…

Station officer tells victim to ring 111

A woman who drove to Whangarei police station to report an attempted carjacking was told by the duty constable to ring 111…

Ex rich-lister sentenced over pokie theft

A former NBR rich-lister has been sentenced to home detention and 100 hours' community service after taking $35,000 in pokie…

NZ's worst stalker to remain in custody

The country's most prolific stalker will remain in custody after allegations of six breaches of his release conditions in…

NZ to get its own space programme
NZ to get its own space programme

NZ is joining the space race, with Rocket Lab building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland to make…

NZ@Noon: Vandals target Colin Craig

Stories making headlines around the regions today include vandals targeting Colin Craig's election signs in Tauranga and…

Cunliffe denies double standards

Labour leader David Cunliffe has denied he has double standards for refusing to rule out relying on Internet Mana despite…

Nick Smith backs down on legal threat

Conservation Minister Nick Smith says he has "heeded the Prime Minister's advice" and backed down on a legal threat against…

Mother and son safe from alleged armed stalker

A mother and her young son have been located safe and well after a man allegedly went looking for her armed with a gun. There…

Burglars steal autistic boy's presents
Burglars steal autistic boy's presents

A 12-year-old autistic boy has had his electronics and birthday presents stolen by burglars.

School scammers drop bid

A former principal and her husband who scammed $30,000 from a decile one school have abandoned their appeal after a judge…

Three seriously injured in SH16 crash

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on crash near Helensville this morning. The crash occurred around 6.20am…

Five most popular stories today

Here are the most popular news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

Elderly man attacked, two teens shot

Two cars linked to a Waikato home invasion where two teenagers were shot last night have been found by police.

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services
Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to…

WWl: Cyclist called up to the frontline

James Thomson Steven was a tall farmer from Totara Valley at Pleasant Pt in South Canterbury when war broke out.

Tributes to teen who died in cathedral fall

A school has paid tribute to a former student and popular Nelson teen who died after falling through the roof of a cathedral…

Crushed man in critical condition

The wife of a man crushed between two trucks near Auckland airport this morning is by his bedside as he remains in a critical…

Star coach promises fight

Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon says legal action is likely over his sacking from Mt Albert Grammar after 18 years…

Expat 'gutted' by son's death
Expat 'gutted' by son's death

The only child of a New Zealander living in California has died in a motorcycle crash, about a kilometre…

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Opinion

Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan

Herald columnist Dita De Boni recently condemned Foreign…

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater…

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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

3pm distractions quiz: July 29 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 29

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Herald daily quiz: July 29 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 29

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Poor advertising
Sideswipe: Poor advertising

How not to advertise your business, spotted in Brisbane by Bruce Levy. 'Irish drunks' joke falls flat A pub in Montauk…

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Element magazine

Introducing the Blue Economy
Introducing the Blue Economy

It's the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2014. Well-dressed men and a handful of women clutch drinks under…

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Warmer weather returns!
video Warmer weather returns!

We technically may be smack bang in the middle of winter, spring conditions have already started across New Zealand with…

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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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