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Greens kick off co-leadership race
Greens kick off co-leadership race

The Green Party will kick off its co-leadership race today, with four candidates confirmed as contenders.

Youths try to steal donation bucket

A group of youths attempted to steal an Anzac Day poppy donation bucket in Blenheim yesterday afternoon.

Dambusters crewman 'lucky to be here'

Napier man George Rogers, who turned 100 today, has a unique place in WWII history - having been part of the ground crew…

Stranded for six hours

More than 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for more than six hours after wild weather forced the…

Blenheim man lucky to be alive
Blenheim man lucky to be alive

The 23-year-old man claimed he hit a top speed of up to 180km/h in a 50km/h zone moments before the crash in a residential…

Fatal crash through bridge barrier
Fatal crash through bridge barrier

A man is dead after crashing a car through a bridge barrier and plummeting onto a car park.

'Driving like he had a death wish'
'Driving like he had a death wish'

Police say it's a miracle nobody was killed when a man "driving like an idiot with a death wish" sped the wrong way down…

Early morning house fire in Mt Albert
Early morning house fire in Mt Albert

Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire after a blaze broke out this morning.

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Charities using checkpoints for cash
Charities using checkpoints for cash

Charity collectors are using checkpoints to stop drivers on a popular holiday highway and asking for…

Kiwi malls a target for terror?

New Zealand is a "sitting duck" for a terror attack and should consider bag checks of shoppers and moviegoers.

Kicked out of home for carparks

About 40 residents of Auckland's council-owned properties face being kicked out of their homes to make way for 44 carparks…

Police chase slow-mo driver

A suspected drunk-driver led police on a 40-minute chase south of Auckland - at half the speed limit.

Tank at Ports 'essential'
Tank at Ports 'essential'

An inflatable dome 28m high is to go up on prized waterfront land in downtown Auckland without public…

Wet and not so wonderful

Over 250 people were trapped on a plane at a military airbase for hours, after wild weather and thunderstorms forced a landing…

'Don't expect your friends to spy'

Updated New Edward Snowden documents reveal that the GCSB and NSA cooked up a plan to crack into a data link between Chinese government…

Cricket star flees with kids

Former cricket star Mathew Sinclair sparked a manhunt when he vanished with his children after a domestic incident.

Woman attacked and dragged into bush

A woman was left shaken after being dragged off a Wellington street into bushes.

Follow Black Caps' lead, troops urged
Follow Black Caps' lead, troops urged

They lost but they’re still champs, says Defence Force chief.

Curious birds have trippy meal

Five little hihi - mostly juveniles - were found "sort of paralysed or spasming" at a wildlife park.

Eye spy: How and why?

Five Eyes allies identified a diplomatic data link between Chinese offices as a target for hacking. Nicky Hager and Ryan…

Safety net to curb loan sharks

Loan sharks will be targeted by a new code aimed at increasing protection for Kiwis paying interest rates up to 30 times…

video Elderly pedestrian hit by car in Avondale

A woman has been killed after being hit by a car in Auckland tonight. The woman, in her 80s, was crossing the road when…

Obama brings change to life in Cuba
Obama brings change to life in Cuba

I love Cuba. The place reeks of sun and mangoes, mystery and tobacco and sex. Cubans eat icecream like…

Blue misses point on feminism

It's a little creepy having government commissioners monitoring the airwaves ready to pounce should broadcasters stray from…

Gone in three generations

If we don't remember our forebears, it'll be as if they never existed, Heather du Plessis-Allan writes.

Terror at the mall: Are we safe?

Bag checks may become a reality for shoppers in response to growing terror threats.

Elderly pedestrian killed in Auckland

A woman has been killed after being hit by a car in Auckland tonight.

Bach-free Babyboomers fancy RV's
Bach-free Babyboomers fancy RV's

Babyboomers are increasingly buying luxury RVs instead of investing in holiday homes, a motorhome company…

Lost family spend night in bush

A father and his three children spent a night in the bush after getting lost overnight while tramping near Matamata.

Lights out for Auckland

A massive electrical storm has left some Mt Eden and Balmoral residents and businesses without power this afternoon.

Anzac Day activites

It's not hard to miss that this year is an important Anzac anniversary: 100 years since our troops landed on that wee peninsula…

10 ways to a liveable Auckland

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban design about the 10…

Lucky little three a happy crowd
Lucky little three a happy crowd

Born at 25 weeks’ gestation and surviving all sorts of complications, the Nicoll triplets turn one year…

City charities accused of harassment

Face-to-face fundraisers criticised by Wellington City councillor say they have a code of professionalism.

Pride, patriotism and poppies

He's probably the oldest RSA Poppy Day collector in the country - and also one of the best.

Top cop's death devastates colleagues

The top police officer who provided support to the families of those killed in the Pike River tragedy was discovered dead…

Facebook friends end theft heartache

Tens of thousands of good Samaritans on social media have helped reunite an Ashburton man with his late wife's stolen jewellery…

Gallipoli 100: 'Invisible injuries'
Gallipoli 100: 'Invisible injuries'

Through the Poppy Appeal fundraising, the RSA is always ready to assist veterans in need of support.

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Opinion

Let's not milk the tourists Let's not milk the tourists

A convention centre will be an asset to the city…

Use that power, renters Use that power, renters

At what point does Generation Rent start using its…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 19 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 19

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Maori

Haka shows fierce Maori
Haka shows fierce Maori

While the doomed World War I escapade needlessly cost tens of thousands of lives, Gallipoli helped forge the early identity…

Tainui Group rolling on freight hub
Editorial: Ngapuhi row provides early test for Peters
Rangimarie Hunia: Port risking future of harbour jewel
Maori heritage helps China Southern exec
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: April 17: Colonel Rolf Sanders?
Sideswipe: April 17: Colonel Rolf Sanders?

A 29-year-old man has been treated for "Candy Crush thumb" after he tore a tendon playing the colour-matching game on his…

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Element magazine

Smoothies in schools
Smoothies in schools

The first #smoothiesinschools event will be taking place at Mangere East Primary School next week, seeking to educate children…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 17) NZ’s Weekend forecast

The weekend starts off wet for a number of regions, especially in the North Island. But it’s certainly milder with the airflow…

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