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Fighting to close the pay gap
Fighting 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…

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.

Video: Courier workers kicking parcels

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

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
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
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 festive forecast looks…

How to stay safe in the water
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…

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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.

Hutt Valley murder: Three people in court today

Three people will appear in court today charged with the murder of Hutt Valley man Matthew Stevens.

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.

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
Hospitals dreading tide of drunks

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

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

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
New van will help aid victims of violence

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

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 writes: When we eventually achieve the budget surplus we need to recognise it has been paid for by many of those…

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
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

A man who allegedly burgled an Auckland home and took a family's Christmas presents will spend Christmas Day behind bars. Ngati…

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?'
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…

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

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

Holiday driving warning

With the annual summer exodus to the beach about to begin, motorists are being warned to take care while driving this festive…

Company demanded wages from grieving worker

An insulation company has no authority to demand wages from a grieving worker who failed to give two weeks' notice he was…

Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink
Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink

Thieves have made off with $15,000 worth of the energy drink V in a burglary in south Auckland. Eight…

Man impales himself while jogging

A man impaled himself on a tree while out for a run on Kawau Island on the weekend.

Success forces Halberg revote

Auckland City FC’s success in the Fifa Club World Cup has forced a revote in the Halberg Awards.

Court fills with Christmas drink drivers

A slew of alleged drink drivers appeared in court today, including two business high-flyers.

Pilots keep jobs after retirement row

Two Kiwi pilots have won the right to stay in their jobs, after arguing that being forced to retire at the age of 55 was…

Man found lying on road in serious condition
Man found lying on road in serious condition

A 49-year-old man is in a serious condition after he was found lying on a Wellington road with head…

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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…

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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

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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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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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