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Poachers hit park deer
Poachers hit park deer

An archer who shot two fallow deer at Masterton's deer park would have had no difficulty killing animals used to being hand-fed…

Brownlee's 'stupid error'

Prime Minister John Key says he was "really disappointed" after Gerry Brownlee bypassed airport security this morning, but…

Fall in reading standards

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading has fallen or flat-lined in…

NZ@Noon: Grateful drivers want to honour mystery saviour

Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: Who is the mystery Northland driver being called…

Landmark Ngai Tuhoe settlement passes reading
Landmark Ngai Tuhoe settlement passes reading

Ngai Tuhoe will take the lead role in the future of their homeland, including Te Urewera, under a landmark settlement that…

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate
Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to rule out withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate if it insists on having presenter…

Teen fights for life after balcony fall
Teen fights for life after balcony fall

Updated The 19-year-old Australian visitor to Queenstown who fell from a hotel balcony remains in a serious condition in Dunedin…

Greens launch solar schools policy
Greens launch solar schools policy

Greens Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman is launching his party's 'Solar in Schools' policy this morning at Laingholm Primary…

National

2014 Poppy Appeal raises $1.7m
2014 Poppy Appeal raises $1.7m

More than $1.7 million was raised during the 2014 Poppy Appeal. The money, which goes towards the support…

MH17: NZ to help with identification of victims

New Zealand will help with the identification of victims of the MH17 flight disaster. A team of three New Zealand Disaster…

One killed in three-vehicle collision on SH2

A person has died in a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 2 at Apata in Bay of Plenty. Diversions are in place and…

ACC back-tracks on cuts to petrol levies

ACC has back-tracked on proposed cuts to petrol levies, cutting them 2 cents to 7.9 cents per litre, rather than 4 cent…

Train crash driver smoked drugs
Train crash driver smoked drugs

A train driver who had smoked cannabis in the days before a crash at Lower Hutt last year no longer…

MP admits further misuse of charge card

Outgoing National MP Claudette Hauiti admits using her parliamentary charge card to buy petrol for her personal car in a…

Use bikeways, says US ad - featuring NZ

A US state tourism department has mistakenly used a photograph of Auckland’s Tamaki Drive bike path to promote its scenic…

Police apologise for rape case failure

Updated Police have apologised to Malcolm Rewa's victims over the length of time it took to catch the serial rapist and prevent…

Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'

"Nanny state" interventions such as a "fat tax" on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels are…

Race against time to get road open
Race against time to get road open

Contractors racing to clear a slip that has cut off State Highway 1 at the Brynderwyns expect to have…

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…

Talks planned on New Tree Hill

Auckland's One Tree Hill was dubbed None Tree Hill after the demise of its 125-year-old pine. But the landmark may finally…

Kiwis back hockey and sevens to win

Kiwis betting on the Commonwealth Games are backing New Zealand's hockey sides, sevens rugby - and the Australian netball…

Bankrupt with link to Peters sues Horan

A bankrupt businessman with convictions for tax avoidance is suing independent MP Brendan Horan and RadioLive in a $650,000…

Proposed council bylaw ruffles feathers
Proposed council bylaw ruffles feathers

For 60 years Billy Farnell has bred champion show poultry at his Remuera home and has a room full of…

Volcanoes given back to iwi care

The Crown is gifting some of Auckland's most historic and recognisable assets - 14 volcano sites - to a group of 13 iwi…

Kindies beat Greens on free for 2-Y-Os

The Greens have unveiled a policy to extend 20 hours a week of free early childhood education to 2-year-olds.

Park dusts off noise barrier plan

Eden Park's operators have tabled plans to borrow $1.8 million to install a sound barrier for the east stand.

Why Reece is a fan of NZ sheep placenta

Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon is joining a flock of celebrities lining up to cover their faces in Kiwi sheep placenta…

Kiwi's viral surf-rage video
Kiwi's viral surf-rage video

A video of Kiwi surfer Tim Thompson tackling a Brazilian man who dropped in on his wave has gone viral…

Mac and Ron put accent on spelling

Mac and Ron are on a linguistic and historic mission to right Maori spelling and pronunciation howlers in West Auckland.

Head-on near Pahiatua kills one person

One person is dead and two others injured after a two-car crash in Tararua overnight. The head-on crash happened on State…

Aunty: Paki needs redemption

The Maori King's son needs to focus on redemption and becoming a contributing member of society, his aunt Labour MP Nanaia…

Alan Duff: Get it on for Maori, odd couple

Doesn't he live in France? Yes, I do. So how is he still relevant to this country?

Lack of child safety astonishes police
Lack of child safety astonishes police

Plunket and police were disappointed to find 22 children aged under 5 not properly restrained in vehicles…

Minister's speeding ticket, $80 fine

Courts Minister Chester Borrows admits he is embarrassed after being fined $80 for speeding.

Law comes down heavily on hand-held laser pointers

Carrying high-powered laser pointers in a public place without a reasonable excuse will soon be illegal.

Nikau, Aria take lead in names

Nikau remains the most popular name for Maori boys born last year while Aria takes the top spot for girls from Maia.

Napier to Wellington commute

Angus Veitch spends eight hours commuting every week - but he believes it's a fair trade-off for being able to live in the…

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Opinion

Bryan Gould: A new weapon of mass distraction Bryan Gould: A new weapon of mass distraction

The trend towards using inquiries to cover tracks…

Caseload: Lawyers need to stop whining Caseload: Lawyers need to stop whining

As the brakes go on this fiscal profligacy, legal…

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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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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: July 24 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: July 24

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: July 24 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 24

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Hey, single ladies
Sideswipe: Hey, single ladies

Single ladies looking for a bargain should head to Papakura.

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Element magazine

Recipe: Kokako's Japanese Curry
Recipe: Kokako's Japanese Curry

Kokako Cafe, housed in a beautiful and spacious old post office in Grey Lynn, offers a regularly-rotating seasonal menu…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend
video Weather: Southerlies ease this weekend

The colder southerly flow continues this week but as we head into the weekend an incoming high pressure system will calm…

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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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