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NZ@noon: Long-lost turtle returns
NZ@noon: Long-lost turtle returns

Stories making headlines around the regions today include celebrations after a missing pet turtle returns home and a mysterious…

Woman choked unconscious in conveyer belt accident

A 24-year-old woman was choked unconscious when her hair and scarf were caught in a vegetable conveyor belt in Canterbury. The…

Leaders' Debate: Touch that dial

The NZ Herald Rate the Debate dial lets you react live to the Leaders Debate and shows you how everyone is feeling about…

Antarctic sea level rise could be more dramatic than earlier thought - expert

The collapse of Antarctica's ice sheets and resulting sea level rise could happen more swiftly and dramatically than previously…

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'
Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

A Queenstown man says he is subjected to taunts over his sexuality, which he likens to racism, every time he goes out in…

Serving up more than just food
Serving up more than just food

Julie King Community Spirit It is a Monday, and 100 people are gathered at Tokoroa East Bowling Club for an evening meal. On…

Mystery artist finally acknowledged
Mystery artist finally acknowledged

It didn't take a historian to know the painting was of Gallipoli, but it did take a gallery director turned art detective…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts
Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

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Women's attacker jailed
Women's attacker jailed

A man who murdered a woman, then went on to attack two female hitch-hikers, spat on the floor today…

'Perfect' home buyers not looking to buy

David Cunliffe is backing the party's choice of a couple used as a case study for Labour's housing policy, after the pair…

Oceans' health being adversely affected

The ocean regulates our climate while generating half of the oxygen we breathe. More than three billion people worldwide…

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils…

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy
Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention…

Super blow for Auckland ratepayers

The Super City's been costly for residents of the former Auckland City Council who have been hammered by a new single rating…

Why today is D-Day for David Cunliffe

Today is D-Day for David Cunliffe. Debate Day. The Labour leader must seize the opportunity provided by going head to head…

Lightbox fuels online TV content wars

The battle of the box is heating up as Spark officially launched its online television service overnight, with 5000 hours…

Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours after publishing…

Hospitals struggle with flu surge
Hospitals struggle with flu surge

A hospital struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses is appealing to patients to…

Support for NZ First, Conservatives rises

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics, while both National…

MP has last laugh on her sign vandals

As some MPs take steps to counter the vandalism of their campaign billboards, Labour's Jacinda Ardern has taken quite a…

Husband-and-wife team contest election

The husband-and-wife team of Kim MacIntyre and Christine Rankin are standing to enter Parliament for the Conservative Party…

Sideswipe: Separated at birth

Another look at twins, separated at birth. This time, Kim Dotcom and Sontaran from Dr Who.

Hayes: Not a real redhead
Hayes: Not a real redhead

Presenter and reporter Samantha Hayes grew up in the tiny town of Milton hunting, fishing and dyeing…

Avril Bell: Cultural appropriation strips away true meaning

What's the fuss about Dame Trelise Cooper adorning some of her catwalk models in faux Native American headdresses? After…

Julie Christie: Muck raking will draw a backlash

It's hard to believe it's almost three years since Richie McCawesome and his boys held the fate of John Key's Government…

Claire Trevett: Young voters could be key to National victory

Out on the campaign trail, party leaders are meeting many kinds of voters. Among them are decided voters, swing voters…

49-year-old cold case to be revisited

A 49-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a young Hamilton baker will be revisited in a coronial inquest this…

Battle to replace Turia neck-and-neck
Battle to replace Turia neck-and-neck

The battle for the Te Tai Hauauru electorate is almost neck and neck between the Labour and Maori Party…

Kiwi's 3D-printed nose earns top award

A 3D-printed nose guard has earned a Wellington student the top prize in the New Zealand leg of a global design competition…

Big payout for sacked council worker

A former Whangarei District Council employee sacked by her chief executive for signing the nomination form of a mayoral…

Man charged over cop shooting

A man has been charged over a confrontation where a police officer was shot in Hamilton earlier this week.

Inquest into rally car driver's death begins

An inquest into the death of a rally car driver has begun in Christchurch this morning.

Scott Donaldson's kayak washes up
Scott Donaldson's kayak washes up

Scott Donaldson's kayak has been found on a Taranaki beach six weeks after he abandoned his trans-Tasman…

USAR team undergo major training exercise

The seriously injured spy lays trapped in the crushed car. Clambering rescuers glance nervously at a 50 metre-high chimney…

Poll shows big shake-up

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics , while both National…

Electoral commission releases election information

Candidate information, party lists and voting booth information for the election on September 20 has landed - and the Expat…

Warmer than average temperatures for September

Warmer than average temperatures are expected throughout September for the top of the North Island but the rest of the country…

Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey
Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey

A key policy plank for NZ First and the Conservative Party has been given a boost after two thirds of…

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Opinion

Opinion: SBW - arrogant, but too good Opinion: SBW - arrogant, but too good

Chris Rattue has been a Sonny Bill naysayer in the…

Brian Fallow: Seismic shift needed in perverse tax rules Brian Fallow: Seismic shift needed in perverse tax rules

How's this for an anomaly: if a commercial property…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Footage reveals a family's close call Footage reveals a family's close call

Beginning today, the Herald profiles the 24 Pride…

Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens video Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: August 28 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 28

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

3pm distractions quiz: August 27 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: August 27

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Separated at birth?
Sideswipe: Separated at birth?

Double standards at inorganic collections in Auckland, scary cat stories and political humour.

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Element magazine

Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and funding
Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and funding

Starting companies is tough. That's why many entrepreneurs work in incubators, where they can share space and resources…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly video Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly

osh and his friend Jamie had gone in for a dip near…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

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Weather Watch

Snow fun for terriers
video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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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