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Man attacked, robbed in central Wellington
Man attacked, robbed in central Wellington

Witnesses are being sought after a Wellington man suffered a suspected broken eye socket when he was robbed while walking…

City boss facing jail term

After months of maintaining his innocence ex-Heart of the City boss Alex Swney phoned his parents to say he was going to…

Banks faces retrial over electoral return

Former Act Party leader John Banks will face a retrial for filing a false electoral return, Solicitor-General Mike Heron…

Hulme quick to back Catton

New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised for speaking out…

Key has 'forgotten where he came from'
Key has 'forgotten where he came from'

John Key grew up in a council house in Christchurch, and many residents of his old street say they're disappointed at his…

Air NZ sales process faces probe
Air NZ sales process faces probe

Air New Zealand is being investigated over possible misleading or deceptive conduct in the way it sells insurance with air…

Teachers struggle to find voice
Teachers struggle to find voice

Being a teacher doesn't just mean losing your patience with unruly pupils - it can also mean losing your voice.

Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies
Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies

Aucklanders desperate for a reprieve from the summer heat have shopped The Warehouse in Downtown Auckland out of fans.

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Motorbike crash victim meets his hero
Motorbike crash victim meets his hero

When a motocross accident left a young man severely injured, he didn't lose hope. Instead he looked…

Labour's big ideas on small business

Labour leader Andrew Little's pledge to make small business a priority in the next two years has lifted the responsibility…

Len Brown joins house-hunting fray

Len Brown and his wife Shan Inglis have sold their big South Auckland home and are now getting first-hand knowledge of the…

Art deco building to be a facade

The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International…

Rants&Raves: Show your #
Rants&Raves: Show your #

Traffic congestion could be reduced if the council made it compulsory for commercial premises to display…

Inmate spike pushes cells to limit

Police stations have become "mini prisons" because of an unexpected overflow of inmates and a senior police officer fears…

Pilot's bike idea flies the globe

A Kiwi adventure pilot who decided to strap mountain bikes under the wings of his plane is surprised to find himself suddenly…

Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the…

WWl: Writer's sorrow at war loss

Inscribed on one of the bells in the National War Memorial is a tribute to Leslie Heron Beauchamp.

CCTV cameras mounted on lights
CCTV cameras mounted on lights

No, says Auckland Transport, they are not red light cameras. They are traffic management CCTV cameras…

Future Auckland: Health and well-being

In part four of the Herald series on how to make Auckland better, we look at the pros and cons of health-care in New Zealand's…

Twelve Questions: Niki Hastings-McFall

1. You've built an aviary next to your home in Henderson - what do you keep in there?

Home detention for $10K benefit fraud

A woman who "took advantage of a situation" received close to $10,000 in benefits and allowances that she shouldn't have…

Hawkes Bay packhouse fined $40K for non-compliant apples

A Hawkes Bay packhouse has been fined $40,000 after it was found to have exported non-compliant apples to Taiwan.

Tauranga man trapped in machine
Tauranga man trapped in machine

A man who had his hand trapped in a machine in Tauranga has been freed and taken to hospital. The man…

Keri Hulme defends Catton

New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised for speaking out…

Body in Whanganui River identified

Police have identified the body that was recovered from the Whanganui River yesterday as Jayden Tilby, 24.

Real estate agent fined over meth house

An agent who failed to make sure potential buyers were aware a property had tested positive for methamphetamine has been…

Trouble-plagued ship's new woes

Trouble has again hit the Melilla 201. It's been tied up at a Dunedin wharf for two years, and nearly ran aground as it…

Housing plan will 'push up' rent: Little
Housing plan will 'push up' rent: Little

National’s plan to sell off state houses will drive up rents for all renters, Labour leader Andrew Little…

Police on the hunt after 'suspicious' marae fire

Tauranga police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred in Tareha Lane in Te Maunga last night.

Sabin to keep chairing committee

A National Party MP at the centre of reports he is being investigated by police over an alleged assault will remain as chairman…

Kiwi backpacker found dead in Thailand

A 23-year-old New Zealand-born woman has died while backpacking in Thailand.

21 days to get rid of 22 cats

'The time has come for reality to sink in,' said a judge as he ordered an Invercargill woman to dispose of 22 of cats.

Tourist left abuse photos in rental car
Tourist left abuse photos in rental car

British tourist who left more than 52,000 pictures of child abuse on hard drive in a rental car while…

Company failed to pay minimum wage

A Christchurch construction company breached labour laws by failing to pay the minimum wage and keep employment records…

'Explosive' fire risk for South Island

Department of Conservation gives warning as ground crews launch another onslaught against a large scrub fire ripping through…

How rents changed near you

Explore how median weekly rent has changed in your suburb since 2001 using our new interactive map.

Tourist who had keys confiscated fined

An Australian tourist driver who had his car keys taken from him by a member of the public while driving on the Lindis Pass…

The Government's new state house plan
The Government's new state house plan

PM John Key has set out plans to expand social housing, sell 8000 state houses and move 5000 better-off…

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NZ launches first online green business course
NZ launches first online green business course

What is thought to be the world's first online professional course in green marketing has been launched by the NZ Marketing…

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