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What led David Cerven to police showdown?
What led David Cerven to police showdown?

Hailing from a small town in Slovakia, David Cerven was a kickboxer who dreamed of making it big in America.

Revise abuse guidelines - Adams

Justice Minister Amy Adams has told police to revise their guidelines so they can secretly warn people if their partner…

Diminishing fan base doom for party

John Armstrong writes: NZ First is marooned in a time bubble of the economic boom of the 1950s along with the suffocating…

Key picks quick return to TPP talks

Trans Pacific Partnership talks could be under way again within the month as negotiators rush to sign off a deal before…

Big melt: We won't recognise our glaciers
Big melt: We won't recognise our glaciers

New Zealand's postcard glaciers will by 2100 bear little resemblance to how they appear today - and climate change will…

Auckland's Sky Tower turns 18
Auckland's Sky Tower turns 18

Auckland's Sky Tower put on a colourful display last night to celebrate its 18th birthday.

Flu jab rebels should get another job
Flu jab rebels should get another job

It beggars belief that any nurses employed in public hospitals would be allowed to decline vaccinations against winter flu…

Rants & Raves: Britomart quiet and fume-free
Rants & Raves: Britomart quiet and fume-free

I'm a car driver, a cyclist and a pedestrian. I aim to follow the road code and be courteous whichever mode I'm using.

National

Tourist attack: Police still investigating violent assault
Tourist attack: Police still investigating violent assault

A group of six to eight men allegedly assaulted the two male tourists - one from France and the other…

Gloriavale hits back at curriculum claims

Green MP Catherine Delahunty said she was concerned the school's narrow curriculum prevented pupils, especially girls, from…

'I let the patient and myself down'

A doctor who wrongly advised a pregnant woman to continue taking medication that could harm a fetus has been found in breach…

Boy out of hospital after swallowing part of straw

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called to the small rural town of Takapau at 3pm, after it was found the boy…

The Big Read: We need a new anthem - acclaimed artist
The Big Read: We need a new anthem - acclaimed artist

Time to have courage and change the music, writes one of our best-known painters.

Security boost after preschool break-out

A childcare centre break-out in which two preschoolers unlatched a gate and wandered across a busy road has prompted management…

'Angel' gets in touch after saving boy

A passing motorist who helped to save a choking 3-year-old boy has got in contact with the child's grateful mother.

Dotcom claims deal offered

Did the United States try to cut a deal with Kim Dotcom? He claims it did - and New Zealand's Attorney General Chris Finlayson…

Man jailed over Sylvia Park jewellery theft

A man was left with a facial gash needing 35 stitches after trying to stop a hammer-wielding jewellery thief at Auckland's…

Family relieved at killer's denied parole
Family relieved at killer's denied parole

The grieving family of a young father who was stabbed to death are thankful for one small mercy - one…

Support worker failed disabled man - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall released her report about the case today.

Rental vehicle clocked doing 119kph

A rental vehicle was clocked doing 119kph in the 80kph zone near Paroa as the speeding driver headed to the Greymouth Railway…

Prince Charles given honorary positions in NZDF

Queen Elizabeth has approved the three honorary positions given to Prince Charles.

Waitemata Plaza receives $1.2m makeover

Auckland's Viaduct Harbour has finally got some green space with a $1.2 million makeover of Waitemata Plaza.

Experts: Colder month than usual
Experts: Colder month than usual

Blustery weather is on its way, and the severe weather warnings have already started.

Reports of animal welfare concerns rise

More people are reporting concerns about the welfare of farm animals, official data shows, particularly on lifestyle blocks…

'Slick of snapper' prompts investigation

Two fishermen have alerted the Ministry for Primary Industries to the large number of fish found floating on the surface…

Convicted farmer broke cows' tails

GRAPHIC CONTENT: A former Westport dairy manager has been convicted on a raft of charges of wilful and reckless animal cruelty…

Teen arrested over street robberies

A 17-year-old man has been arrested after a spate of street robberies in central Wellington.

Sky Tower celebrates 18th birthday
Sky Tower celebrates 18th birthday

The Sky Tower will be lit up tonight in celebration of its 18th birthday.

Doctor accused of identity fraud named

The 54-year-old allegedly stole the credentials of a doctor in the United States with a similar name to get a job at the…

Man fined for importing dried birds' nests

A man caught illegally importing 68 dried birds' nests - a Chinese delicacy - has been fined $15,000.

Keys seized from tourist driver

A tourist driver repeatedly drove on the wrong side of the road, ignored a stop sign and almost caused several accidents…

'Undesirables' at murdered man's house

A woman who lives near an elderly man killed in a quiet suburban street says youths he knew were always hanging around his…

NZ@Noon: Maori rock star and freak fire
NZ@Noon: Maori rock star and freak fire

A Maori rock star and a freak fire are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today…

Lady Luck strikes again

There may be a mid-winter chill in the air but someone who decided to grab a Lotto ticket at one of Hawke's Bay's luckiest…

Girl's mum fears for missing teen's life

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who has allegedly been kidnapped by a career criminal more than twice her age is fearful…

Queenstown house linked to missing boy

The mother of missing Invercargill schoolboy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge has taken legal action to safeguard his possible stake…

Young soldier jailed over assault

A young soldier who hit a fellow military man over the head with a glass bottle to see if the vessel would smash like it…

Stables destroyed in suspicious fire
Stables destroyed in suspicious fire

A stable block at the Omoto Racecourse was razed by an early morning arson early today.

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Opinion

Sideswipe: Starter home in Westmere Sideswipe: Starter home in Westmere

There must be a better way to book a week of camping..…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: August 4 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 4

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

3pm Distractions Quiz August 3 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz August 3

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Maori

Tainui to sell half of The Base
Tainui to sell half of The Base

Tainui Group Holdings, the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 percent of its The Base shopping…

Tourism drives economy
Students make it cool to korero
video It's cool to korero
Māori words of the day: Sports (Hākinakina)
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Element magazine

Peak oil is dead - long live clean air
Peak oil is dead - long live clean air

Oil surely now has one foot in the grave. Collectively, governments currently spend around US$1t a year subsidising fossil…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week
video WeatherWatch: (Aug 03) Spring winds this week

This week is defined by a lot of low pressure in the Southern Ocean, high pressure north of us – and windy westerlies right…

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Crime

Police hunt armed robbery suspect
Police hunt armed robbery suspect

Police hunting a man responsible for three armed robberies on Auckland's North Shore want to speak to a Slovakian national…

Auckland boy, 8, flees attacker
Mils Muliaina to appear in UK court
Milford manager in FMA lawsuit
Numerous warrants and 'dangerous'
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