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'It wouldn't get past first base'
'It wouldn't get past first base'

Updated A Government proposal that ratepayers help cover a potential $130m blowout in the cost of SkyCity’s new convention centre…

Dotcom loses warrant fight

Updated The police raids on internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s mansion were legal, the Supreme Court has ruled.

NZ@Noon: Grave robbers and home-made coffins

Grave robbers in Rotorua and a woman's home-made coffin in Wanganui are just two of the stories making headlines around…

Teens charged over All Black burglary

Updated Two teenagers will appear in court today charged over the burglary of the Blenheim home of former All Blacks star Leon MacDonald…

Change of plan for Wellington's proposed Hilton hotel
Change of plan for Wellington's proposed Hilton hotel

The location of Wellington's proposed Hilton hotel and conference centre has been shifted from Cable St to near the railway…

Guilty plea through tears
Guilty plea through tears

A man who stabbed his wife and daughter to death in their West Auckland home spent the next seven months trying to dupe…

Fight to close the pay gap
Fight to close the pay gap

The Supreme Court has declined an employer leave to appeal over the pay of a female aged-care worker, in what has become…

Warning for drone users this Christmas
Warning for drone users this Christmas

Airways New Zealand is warning anyone who gets a drone for Christmas to be aware of their safety responsibilities.

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Crash victims cut from vehicle in Otago
Crash victims cut from vehicle in Otago

Two people were cut from their vehicle following a crash in Otago last night.

South Island fires keep emergency crews busy

Fire crews around the South Island were kept busy with three large and a number of small fires overnight.

Family shout abuse at trio accused of killing Matthew Stevens

Family and friends of murdered Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens shouted abuse at the three people accused of killing him when…

Injured tramper flown to Nelson Hospital

A tramper had to be flown out of the Abel Tasman National Park overnight after injuring her leg in a fall.

Video: Courier workers kicking parcels
Video: Courier workers kicking parcels

A Courier Post contractor in the Waikato region will be spoken to after a video was posted on Facebook…

video WeatherWatch (DEC 23) Last forecast for 2014

In our final video for 2014 we take a look at Christmas Day weather, Boxing Day, the final weekend of the year and a sneak…

Police officer attacked on job - again

A senior policeman is recovering from facial injuries after an alleged attack by a man he pulled over at the weekend - not…

Rates cash eyed for SkyCity

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison yesterday also confirmed his company wants a taxpayer-funded top-up and was willing…

Revealed: Holiday danger spots, times

Police are putting their traffic enforcement focus on holiday black spots to keep the annual road toll from surging above…

Weather: Fire up barbie for Christmas
Weather: Fire up barbie for Christmas

It could be time to ditch the roast turkey and dust off the barbecue instead, as a brighter, sunnier…

How to stay safe in the water

As thousands of holidaymakers get set to hit the beach and boaties prepare to launch, warnings are being issued about staying…

Cruise tourist's 'adventure of lifetime'

It's not often you hear someone considers a heart attack the "adventure of a lifetime", but Neil McDonald is no ordinary…

Hospitals dreading tide of drunks

Hospital emergency staff across the country are bracing for an influx of drunk patients as revellers over-indulge during…

Artificial field smell irks residents

New in-fill for artificial fields is being investigated as residents near an Ellerslie complex complain of the "horrible"…

Lines reveal rail link route
Lines reveal rail link route

Auckland commuters got a preview into the city's next big rail project set to start next year.

Silence ... then grim realisation

It was the first time in 40 years Andrew Welch had not been home for Christmas, his brother Jeremy recalls.

Partial victory in Red Nose battle

A New Zealand charity has won the right to use Red Nose Day in New Zealand after a challenge by an Australian charity, but…

New van will help aid victims of violence

One in three Kiwi women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Auckland Women's Refuge addresses this need by supporting…

Texting adds to traffic woes

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand — and what needs to change.

Peter Lyons: More cuts loom to reach surplus holy grail
Peter Lyons: More cuts loom to reach surplus holy grail

Peter Lyons writes: When we eventually achieve the budget surplus we need to recognise it has been paid…

SkyCity must meet bargain

SkyCity's bid to build the convention centre was accepted for one reason: it did not need public money. Unless it can meet…

Alan Duff: Locals make me glad to be a Kiwi

Mick Jagger strolls into a pub in Russell and the patrons, though shocked, leave him alone. Wonder if they'd be the same…

Diane Robertson: This Christmas, give compassion

Christmas is meant to be a time of happiness and good cheer. Instead I find myself getting very angry.

PM's text deleting to be investigated by Chief Archivist

The Chief Archivist is to investigate John Key's deleting of text messages. The Green Party asked for an investigation…

Alleged present thief to spend Christmas behind bars
Alleged present thief to spend Christmas behind bars

A man who allegedly burgled an Auckland home and took a family's Christmas presents will spend Christmas…

Fire Service worker awarded $5250 after unjustified warning for bullying

A senior Fire Service staff member has been awarded $5250 after she was given an unjustified formal warning for alleged…

Crash victims trapped by live wires

A 50-year-old woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a power pole yesterday…

Rudd: 'What happened to a fair go?'

AC/DC rock star Phil Rudd has spoken out for the first time since his attempting to procure murder charge was dropped.

Death an 'absolute tragedy'

A senior police officer involved in the search for missing Christchurch rebuild worker Hayden Cossey has described the "absolute…

NZ charity wins Red Nose Day fight
NZ charity wins Red Nose Day fight

A New Zealand charity has won the right to use Red Nose Day in New Zealand after a challenge by an Australian…

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Opinion

Boris Johnson: Hollywood needs to get a grip Boris Johnson: Hollywood needs to get a grip

Whoa, this can't be right. Guys, guys, guys - this…

Sam Malcolmson: Fairytale's timing just right Sam Malcolmson: Fairytale's timing just right

Auckland City's success at the Club World Cup was…

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Super City

Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city
Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city

A prominent commercial real estate financier says land-bankers are ruining Auckland's central business district by leaving…

Britomart: From dull to hip
Big projects on back burner
Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: December 23 quiz Herald daily quiz: December 23

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

3pm Distractions Quiz December 22 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz December 22

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Poisonous antlers
Sideswipe: Poisonous antlers

A dangerous $2dollar shop purchase, war of carols and sexism at New World.

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Element magazine

$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants
$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants

A pest eradication initiative, a river protection project, a leadership development programme and a digital education course…

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Weather Watch

Your pre-Xmas weather
video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

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