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Big names in Franklin Rd fight
Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin…

Students' concerns ignored by school

An Auckland school failed to act on concerns raised by two teenage students who felt unsafe around their teacher - six years…

Brownlee backed amid calls to go

The PM is defending Gerry Brownlee against calls of arrogance and comparisons of Brownlee's airport security breach with…

Hopes for 'apopo' in weather forecast

The Maori Language Commission says that it has approached TVNZ, TV3 and the MetService about using the Maori word for "tomorrow"…

All Black hard-man gets rugby farewell
All Black hard-man gets rugby farewell

Rugby nobility turned out in Henderson yesterday to farewell a renowned hard-man of the sport, 1950s All Black Kevin Skinner…

Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions
Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions

Forget Mustangs, fishing gear or big-screen TVs - ride-on mowers are becoming the ultimate boys' toy.

Climber's sister takes his artwork to world
Climber's sister takes his artwork to world

The sister of Denali Schmidt, who was killed with his mountaineer father in an avalanche on K2 last year, is fundraising…

Green light for 'holiday highway' plan a relief for agency
Green light for 'holiday highway' plan a relief for agency

Controversial plans to extend Auckland's motorway network to Warkworth have won draft approval after a public hearing over…

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Alarm over cut on nutrition
Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition…

Kiwi's long road home for humanity

A Kiwi expat in the UK is coming home permanently - but he's doing it a little differently.

Memo: Think before tweeting

Every New Zealand athlete in Glasgow has received a 14-page document telling them how to behave on social media. The move…

Life on the not-so-fast internet

Some users paying for Ultra Fast Broadband may be getting the swift internet at less than half the promised speed, data…

Flying safe despite death toll: experts
Flying safe despite death toll: experts

This year is the deadliest for air disasters since 2010, but Kiwi aviation experts say passengers are…

Service at station 'humiliating'

A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff…

Vicar quits over same-sex relationships

Outspoken Anglican vicar Michael Hewat walked out of the church yesterday over its recognition of same-sex relationships…

Kites expected to pull crowds

The Matariki festivities held around Auckland near their end today with one of the biggest events — the Manu Aute Kite Day…

Revealed: Secrets of the ABs' success

A new book about the nation's rugby team reveals that the All Blacks' culture has changed over the years, but their strong…

Street activist Bradford puts her thinking cap on
Street activist Bradford puts her thinking cap on

Life-long street activist Sue Bradford has turned to the academic world in a bid to overcome the "mindless…

John Roughan: Principles lost in a grammar zone

What goes through the minds of educational professionals when they see the lengths that property owners will go to remain…

Interview with Tau Henare

Yesterday, the retiring National list MP, Tau Henare, was sitting in a vegan cafe in Mt Albert giving someone, or perhaps…

Teacher's depravity lost in system

Failure to pass on information at school’s management level was critical to the overlooking of allegations made by students…

Opinion: Swallow your pride, John - the pension age must be raised

Joe Hockey's forceful realism over the need for Western- style nations to lift the age at which their citizens qualify for…

Butter chicken with Hone
Butter chicken with Hone

Shouting Hone and Hilda Harawira a flash dinner turns out to be something of a mission.

Man convicted for child porn on phone

Evidence from a cell phone has been used for the first time to convict a person of possession and making a copy of objectionable…

Dog trapped in hole with cat

A dog who spent 30 hours trapped down a cold, four metre-deep hole was joined down there by her owner’s cat.

Tidy profit for Coffey

Former television presenter and Labour hopeful Tamati Coffey has sold his plush Auckland pad for more than double its valuation…

Airport shut down after plane's wheel malfunction

New Plymouth Airport has been shut down after a departing aircraft lost steering in its front wheel this afternoon. The…

Opinion: The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball
Opinion: The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball

The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball keeps swinging and this time former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman…

Labour plan to restore local levies

Labour plans to reinstate the power for local bodies to raise revenue through extra levies such as a 'pillow tax' on visitors…

Tick for 'holiday highway'

A Board of Inquiry has granted consent for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway north of Auckland, known as the "holiday highway"…

Greens unveil confronting billboards

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei was "extremely nervous" about the party's billboard campaign using pictures of hungry, barefoot…

A debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

NZ @ Noon: Fight to keep pet bull
NZ @ Noon: Fight to keep pet bull

Stories making headlines around the regions today include an Engineer with a feacal answer to pollution…

Hosking debate turn-around

Labour leader David Cunliffe was taped saying he'd debate Prime Minister John Key "anytime, any place, anywhere, I'll even…

Explosives found on Dunedin road

The discovery "of what appears to be explosives'' has caused the closure of a popular Dunedin scenic drive.

Adoptive mum's battle for parental leave

A woman who adopted a child has won the right to paid parental leave, after being told by the Ministry of Business, Innovation…

Money put into pub pokies dropping

The amount of money put into pokie machines outside of casinos is continuing to drop. Latest figures from the Department…

Political sign defacement 'work of idle vandals'
Political sign defacement 'work of idle vandals'

The fire engine used by Labour's Napier candidate, Stuart Nash, is the latest political prop to come…

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Opinion

Editorial: Cameras unlikely to sort traffic Editorial: Cameras unlikely to sort traffic

Cameras stationed at intersections are said to be…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Brave Kiwis happy, humble Brave Kiwis happy, humble

A big family celebration is on the cards for an Auckland…

NZ part of grand French parade NZ part of grand French parade

A hundred years ago, thousands of French and colonial…

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Super City

Parking warden bashed
Parking warden bashed

A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being attacked on duty in Auckland - and the assault was so bad, it kept…

Brian Rudman: Cement traps us in the bad old days
Proposal opens up Queens Wharf
Storm damage not material: Vector
Rules fight echoes across city
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: July 26 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 26

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

Canvas quiz: Saturday 26 July quiz Canvas quiz: Saturday 26 July

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Te reo in Tawa
Sideswipe: Te reo in Tawa

Computer survives to live another day My brother, who lives near Whakatane, bought a new computer after the previous one…

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Element magazine

Creating Tomorrow: Food
Creating Tomorrow: Food

OPINION: The pressure on the global capacity for food production from oil costs and climate change would be a huge issue…

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Weather Watch

Your weather for the weekend
video Your weather for the weekend

A large high is finally rolling in towards the country and will bring settled weather to most places on Sunday. The showery…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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