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Gisborne drownings: Brothers named
Gisborne drownings: Brothers named

Two brothers who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne on Saturday have been named by police.

Girl, 6, killed in quad bike accident

A young girl died when she lost control of her quad bike and hit a fence at a memorial event in Masterton on the weekend…

Man drowned collecting shellfish named

An Invercargill man who drowned while collecting shellfish off Ocean Beach in Bluff yesterday has been named by police.

Father and son still in hospital after 100m cliff fall

A father and his young son remain in Tauranga Hospital after falling 100m down a cliff on Saturday.

McCully condemns 30 civilian deaths in Ukraine
McCully condemns 30 civilian deaths in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend and…

Two trapped in Canterbury pile-up
Two trapped in Canterbury pile-up

Two people are trapped and seriously injured after a pile-up involving a truck and two cars outside Christchurch this morning…

Homicide investigation launched into Whangarei death
Homicide investigation launched into Whangarei death

Northland Police have launched a homicide investigation following a violent incident which left a young man dead north of…

NZ@Noon: Father and son's near-miss
NZ@Noon: Father and son's near-miss

A father and son who narrowly escaped death in the Bay of Plenty and a grieving family expressing their gratitude to Rotorua…

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Son of 'Black Widow' admits charges
Son of 'Black Widow' admits charges

The son of convicted murderer Helen Milner has today admitted possession of a sawn-off shotgun that…

Axe attack: Victims' names released

The victims of a violent axe attack that took place in Wellington last year have had their name suppression lifted, after…

SPCA boss dogged by race comments

The executive director of SPCA Auckland has stood by his comments that ethnicity plays a part in the high number of dog…

How did one train trip spark 21 fires?

"We thought we had it covered''. An investigation has been launched into what caused a steam train to start 21 fires south…

Man in court over Harbour Bridge chase
Man in court over Harbour Bridge chase

A man has appeared in court today following a shooting incident on K Rd last night and a dramatic car…

The Warehouse held up at gunpoint

Police in Waitakere are investigating after The Warehouse in Henderson was held up at gunpoint early this morning.

View: How we all get to work

An interactive map reveals the change in commuting patterns in Auckland since 2001.

Rare surgery fixes toddler's jaw

Every morning, Angela Bhandari's surgeon used a special screwdriver to unscrew her jaw a little bit.

Pollution doubles near motorways

People who live beside Auckland's Southern Motorway are subjected to air pollution at nearly double the level of those 130m…

Future Auckland: How to get city moving
Future Auckland: How to get city moving

This week the Herald looks at what Auckland needs to make it an even better place to live. Today we…

Mast saved yachtie after he hit rocks

A veteran yachtsman spent two cold, wet hours perched on the mast of his heritage yacht after it hit rocks and sank in the…

NZ's political leaders push their plans

Labour leader Andrew Little and Prime Minister John Key are gearing up for their state of the nation speeches on Wednesday…

Holidays prime time for hacking attack

Tech-savvy teenagers are scratching an anti-establishment itch over summer holidays with a rash of hack attacks on websites…

Moment with dolphins wins pic prize

Just as Troy Huston was about to finish surfing for the day at Henderson Bay in the Far North, half-a-dozen bottlenose dolphins…

Rants & Raves: Gangs of small children
Rants & Raves: Gangs of small children

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand — and what needs to change.

Tough man of the Somme dies in Africa

William Clachan was made of tough stuff. The Wellington schoolteacher was wounded three times on the Western Front.

6-year-old dies after trail bike accident

A 6-year-old girl has died following a trail biking accident at the Jayden Kilmister trail bike memorial event in Masterton…

Man collecting shellfish drowns offshore

A 42 year old Invercargill man has drowned at Ocean Beach in Bluff at about 2.30pm this afternoon.

Motorcycle death passenger named
Motorcycle death passenger named

The passenger who was riding pillion on a motorcycle in Huntly on Friday has been named.

Shark scare in Ruakaka

A family swimming at Ruakaka beach left the water at top speed after they turned to see what had caused a loud splash and…

Sailor rescued after yacht hits rocks

A man has been rescued from the sea off the Northland coast overnight after a yacht struck rocks and sank.

Crash victim took boss' place on trip

The distraught boss of a 27-year-old man killed in a head-on collision says his employee volunteered to take his place on…

Man arrested after ramming police car

Shots were reportedly fired on Karangahape Rd tonight followed by a dramatic car chase ending on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge…

Waikato swimmer presumed drowned
Waikato swimmer presumed drowned

A man who attempted to swim across the Waikato River last night is presumed drowned, according to police…

McCully to go to Jordan to discuss Syria, Isis

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is to travel to Jordan to discuss the crisis in Syria and the on-going threat of the Islamic…

Two injured in Canterbury truck crash

Two men were injured after a truck rolled in Canterbury yesterday.

North Shore scrub fire being treated as suspicious

A large scrub fire which threatened homes in Auckland last night is being treated as suspicious. The blaze at Stanley Point…

Man rescued from sinking yacht

A man was rescued off the Northland coast overnight after a yacht struck rocks and sank.

Lotto winner takes home $1m
Lotto winner takes home $1m

One lucky Lotto player will be basking in more than just the sunshine this morning, after scooping a…

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Opinion

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I don't get excited about the adventure of going to…

Mums needn't be perfect Mums needn't be perfect

The long school holidays are coming to an end (hashtag…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Feeling bouncy?
Sideswipe: Feeling bouncy?

A reader spotted this interesting addition to Port Ohope wharf this summer.

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Element magazine

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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Weather Watch

Hot, sunny weekend on way
video Hot, sunny weekend on way

Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland Anniversary. …

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Property

Property magazine targets Chinese
Property magazine targets Chinese

A big marketing drive is on to draw more Chinese people to NZ real estate and the businesswoman behind it expects a huge…

Opinion: Cut it out, RMA spoilsports
Nick Smith sets up RMA as straw man for housing
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You can haggle, but rents will still rise
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Transport

Editorial: Tram option deserves a serious look
Editorial: Tram option deserves a serious look

If trams are found to be compatible with cars on big city roads, and will carry more people more quickly…

Light rail returns to the spotlight
Tree lovers vow to fight on
Auckland, it's time to speak
640 stung in police blitz
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