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Spill causes delays on motorway
Spill causes delays on motorway

Glass and debris from the back of a truck has been dumped over a busy Auckland motorway causing a major traffic headache…

Teacher in second sexual relationship

A Dunedin high school teacher only admitted having a sexual relationship with a pupil after images circulated showing her…

Tougher gun laws to target gangs

Measures including greater police search powers are being considered to try and get illegal weapons out of the hands of…

Special needs education: Lack of support

An education union is calling for support after a survey found only 1 in 10 special needs co-ordinators believed support…

Deadly day: Two drownings, six near-tragedies
Deadly day: Two drownings, six near-tragedies

Water safety experts are begging young men to stop overestimating their abilities or underestimating conditions after a…

Police systems costs spiral
Police systems costs spiral

Another overhaul of a payroll system by a government agency has hit trouble with the launch date of a new system for police…

Keen sportsman who loved the water
Keen sportsman who loved the water

A young man who died after jumping from a bridge in Raglan has been remembered as a talented sportsman and "nicest kid".

Editorial: Homework should not be a chore
Editorial: Homework should not be a chore

Herald on Sunday has found primary school children do only 15 minutes a night on average and the experts seem happy with…

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Dildo thrower reveals motives
Dildo thrower reveals motives

Nurse Josie Butler said she tossed the dildo at Mr Joyce in protest at New Zealand's involvement in…

Waiuku woman savagely mauled by dog

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Shocking photos show the result of a dog attack on a grandmother in Waiuku.

Concerns for man who jumped on teen

A man has drowned in the Kaituna River, and a teen has died after jumping off a bridge in Raglan. The man who jumped onto…

Mum's heartbreak as she identifies son
Mum's heartbreak as she identifies son

Mike Mills' mother says the 17-year-old was the innocent driver in the head-on crash that claimed his…

Woman injured after falling on rocks

A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after she fell on rocks walking along a popular North Shore beach…

Swimmer drowns near Okere Falls

A man has drowned on the Kaituna River near Okere Falls, while another has been taken to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries…

Toxic smoke from Hokitika school fire

Police are warning people to stay away from the area near school on fire due to toxic smoke.

Capsized boaties rescued from harbour

Two boats came to the rescue of three stricken boaties thrown into Manukau Harbour when their vessel capsized this morning…

Tragedy on the water at Raglan
Tragedy on the water at Raglan

Tributes are flowing for a teenager who tragically died after jumping from a bridge in Raglan today.

Traffic eases as long weekend wraps up

Traffic appears to be flowing relatively freely as the holiday weekend draws to a close.

Gunfight in Coromandel

Terror struck a remote Coromandel holiday hotspot this morning when at least two men were seen running with shotguns chasing…

Concerns after girl struck by jetski

A stretch of the Waikato River near Tuakau popular with both power craft and swimmers will come in for extra policing today…

video Watch: Swimmers jump from Raglan bridge after death of teen

Bridge jumping continues into Raglan Harbour despite the death of a young man who jumped from Te Kopua bridge just a couple…

Search for swimmer suspended
Search for swimmer suspended

Police have suspended their search for a man believed missing in the Waikato River.

'Well-respected' glider pilot killed

The gliding community is mourning the pilot who was found dead among the wreckage of his aircraft northwest of Twizel last…

Royals mark Waitangi with pendant

Charles and Camilla send New Zealanders a greeting in te reo Maori and reveal a golden pendant given to them during last…

Four people stuck in cable car

Four people spent several hours suspended in 150 metres in the air after technical problems caused a cable car to stop near…

Ohakea crash victim named

A man who died after being flung from a vehicle in a crash near Ohakea early on Saturday morning has been named.

Teacher resigns over sex with pupil
Teacher resigns over sex with pupil

Her resignation from King's High School in Dunedin follows rumours nude photos of her were being shared…

Body found in burning car

Police are working to identify the body and determine the cause of the fire in a Toyota Corolla station wagon at Tuamarina…

Your holiday Monday weather

Enjoy the last day of the last long weekend of summer - it's going to be a good one.

Auckland's fruit fly scare is over

The Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit and vegetables within Auckland are no longer in place…

View to a thrill: THAT fence comes down

After a year-long struggle and half a million dollars, Roseneath couple Peter and Sylvia Aitchison have finally got their…

NZ now safer for our kids
NZ now safer for our kids

Child safety advocates are hailing the reduction in child deaths and hospital admissions from unintentional…

video Rocketing fans let passion fly high

One of New Zealand's biggest rockets was launched yesterday as part of the New Zealand Rocketry Association's annual open…

Drones an option to replace Orions

The military is considering using unmanned drones to patrol waters surrounding New Zealand.

Chinese New Year party hits top gear

Today marks the biggest day of Chinese New Year celebrations with plenty of festivities to ensure good luck for the year…

Big scare as mother hit in shop

A liquor store owner whose mother was allegedly assaulted in his shop has described the moment he saw her thrown to the…

Rants & Raves: Light atop Rangitoto
Rants & Raves: Light atop Rangitoto

Thanks to the iwi of Tamaki Collective and Ateed for the beacon of light atop Rangitoto.

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Opinion

Winston Aldworth: A really bad image Winston Aldworth: A really bad image

There exists, somewhere, a photo of a certain Travel…

Harold Hillman: Lack of sleep will catch up with you Harold Hillman: Lack of sleep will catch up with you

Harold Hillman talks tangible boundaries between work…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: February 9 quiz Herald daily quiz: February 9

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

3pm Distractions Quiz: February 8 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz: February 8

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Power up on public transport
Sideswipe: Power up on public transport

"I live just a five-minute walk from Eden Park and love watching cricket live, but I increasingly find myself watching games…

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Element magazine

11 Things to Know About Splore
11 Things to Know About Splore

Splore Festival, which will be held from 19-21 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland, is an annual event embodying…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend
video WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend

Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain is this coming waitangi weekend.

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