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Second leaders' debate
Second leaders' debate

Updated Prime Minister John Key and Leader of the Opposition David Cunliffe are facing off in round two of the pre-election debates…

WINZ killings: Town honours victims

As the small town of Ashburton comes to grips with yesterday's horror shooting, locals are turning their attention to planning…

NZ should abandon Security Council bid - Act

Government support party Act says New Zealand should abandon its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because…

NZ housing greatly overvalued - research

Housing affordability is again under the spotlight with new international research putting NZ's housing among the most overvalued…

Interisland sailings cancelled after mechanical failure
Interisland sailings cancelled after mechanical failure

Mechanical problems caused sailings for the interisland ferry Kaitaki to be cancelled until tomorrow night, KiwiRail says. The…

CTV collapse: Families hope for justice
CTV collapse: Families hope for justice

Updated Families of the 115 people killed in the CTV building collapse during the 2011 Canterbury quake are hopeful justice will…

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour
Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

National has today reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuild of Christchurch, but its proposed changes have been dismissed…

Auckland man in court over Swiss cold case
Auckland man in court over Swiss cold case

An Auckland man identified as a Swiss murder suspect has reappeared in court this afternoon. He was granted further interim…

National

Police investigate reported sexual assault in Te Teko
Police investigate reported sexual assault in Te Teko

Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault in Te Teko. Eastern Bay of Plenty police reported…

Widow granted bail over $213,000 ACC fraud

A widow who was found guilty of defrauding the Accident Compensation Corporation of more than $200,000 has been granted…

Concerns over sheep rustlers in Cornwall Park

There is concern after reported incidents of sheep rustlers using dogs and traps to round up, and capture sheep after dark…

125 years of Glowworm Caves

One of New Zealand's biggest tourist sites is celebrating a major milestone next month, with the Waitomo Glowworm Caves…

Fatal fire victim still unidentified
Fatal fire victim still unidentified

Police are still trying to identify a person who died in a Northland fire after an Armed Offenders Squad…

Teacher admits indecent assaults

A former Havelock North school teacher has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting his female students.

Officer found guilty of racial abuse

A Queenstown policewoman accused of racially abusing a taxi driver in the resort last year has been found guilty.

Inmate turned his life around after riot, court told

Involvement in a prison riot and subsequent move to the country's only maximum-security prison has been the catalyst for…

PM defends choices for Collins probe

John Key has defended his choice of a Government Inquiry into Judith Collins’ dealings with former SFO boss Adam Feeley…

Kiwi designer making waves in the US
Kiwi designer making waves in the US

Stories making headlines around the regions today include: sponsors add spark to Hawke's Bay's bike…

Three 111 calls, no police

A Northland man says he made three 111 calls to report suspicious characters in a car outside a dairy - but no police attended…

Patient died after X-ray review failure

Southern District Health Board told to apologise to man's family and and review its processes after post-surgery death.

UN boss stays mum on NZ bid for seat

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has touched down for a two-day visit, but won't be drawn on NZ's chances of securing a…

'NZ shouldn't be a busy-body'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig asked how New Zealand should take on the world if it had a seat on UN Security Council…

Election 2014: Greens unveil wage changes
Election 2014: Greens unveil wage changes

Under the Greens new labour policy, youth wages and the 90-day trial period would be scrapped and the…

Vote will decide control of power cost

Power bills have been rising relentlessly. The two sides of politics are divided on house best to rein that in - competition…

Death prompts plea for better gold-site safety

A coroner is calling for better safety standards at gold mining sites after the death of a 9-year-old boy.

Tully 'didn't have firearms licence'

Accused limps into court as police refuse to say if the weapon used in the shootings had been recovered, while another office…

Shooting suspect rejected help

Paula Bennett says "there's lots of tears" for shooting victims as she reveals accused gunman had rejected further help…

Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom
Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom

Mana candidate Georgina Beyer has lashed out at Internet Mana backer Kim Dotcom: "He's using his power…

John Armstrong: What does sitting on cross benches actually mean?

Winston Peters' talk of sitting on Parliament's cross benches after the election - rather than entering a coalition or propping…

Cop denies racial abuse

A police officer denies allegations she racially abused a taxi driver in Queenstown last year while affected by a cocktail…

New leak claim hits Collins

Judith Collins is depicted in alleged conversations discussing the leak of evidence in a high profile case to blogger Cam…

Refund for hellish bus ride

A bus company has refunded all 37 passengers who endured two breakdowns on a nightmare ride through the central North Island…

Rest home, nurse faulted over death
Rest home, nurse faulted over death

A rest home company and an inexperienced graduate nurse have been faulted over the death of an elderly…

Whale Oil left out of probe

An inquiry into the events surrounding Judith Collins' downfall will not examine the relationship between her and Whale…

Ashburton mayor: 'we will work through this'

The deaths of two people, and serious injury to a third, from yesterday's shooting at the local Work and Income branch has…

Inside the mind of the accused gunman

The suspect at the centre of yesterday's triple shooting was a sick, homeless man who had returned to Ashburton to die.

Horror of WINZ killings

Farmer Dan White knew a gunman was on the loose when he went to move a mob of sheep. He saw a man in a paddock 20m away.

Kiwi's second crack at elusive peak
Kiwi's second crack at elusive peak

After scaling three of the world's highest peaks from sea-level, Auckland sports teacher Dave Williams…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Fundraiser always fired up Fundraiser always fired up

Auckland firefighter Tony Scott admits he would not…

Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission Pride of NZ Awards: A man on a mission

Greg Brownson has worked for Auckland's rescue helicopter…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: September 2 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: September 2

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 2 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 2

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: KFC reality check
Sideswipe: KFC reality check

A reader's hopes for the yummy burger she'd viewed on TV were dashed on a Sunday afternoon.

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Element magazine

Motoring, electricity and the bottom line
Motoring, electricity and the bottom line

ELEMENT PROMOTION: The new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is redefining the market in terms of efficiency. Using…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson

When the Kaingaroa Forest Volunteer Fire Brigade membership…

Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens Pride of NZ: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens got involved in Land Search and Rescue…

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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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Crime

Winz killings: Shooting suspect rejected help
video Winz killings: Shooting suspect rejected help

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett this morning laid flowers in memory of the women shot dead at a Work and Income…

video WINZ killings: Accused didn't have firearms licence
Actress lays police complaint
'Huge relief' after shooting arrest
video Shooting: Police apprehend suspect
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