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Auckland fog causes flight delays
Auckland fog causes flight delays

Fog at Auckland Airport has disrupted domestic travel plans for many passengers.

Watch live: Nasa balloon launch

Following 10 days of unsettled weather in the wake of Cyclone Pam, Nasa will make its second attempt to launch its heavy-lift…

Regions join call for better bridges

Provincial New Zealand wants to shake down the Government for some of the largesse offered to Northland with its byelection…

Legal action over Auckland port fight

Urban Auckland has taken the first legal steps to stop Ports of Auckland beginning construction on two massive wharf extensions…

Exemption bid in TPP leak
Exemption bid in TPP leak

Leaked text from a draft Trans Pacific Partnership chapter shows New Zealand has been seeking to exempt actions under the…

Key relies on big National turnout
Key relies on big National turnout

Prime Minister John Key is relying on National voters flocking to the polls and Labour voters staying home to win the Northland…

Antidotes in short supply at hospitals
Antidotes in short supply at hospitals

Been bitten by a venomous snake, nipped by a deadly spider or are suffering the unpleasant symptoms of cyanide poisoning?…

$400k Lamborghini towed
$400k Lamborghini towed

An Auckland property developer parked his late-model Lamborghini in a mobility parking space without a permit.

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Top court quashes deportation order
Top court quashes deportation order

The Supreme Court has quashed the deportation of an Auckland man who has fought for five years against…

Who gains if Peters wins?

It is not often that a byelection can change the Government, even in a subtle way. Those who vote in Northland tomorrow…

Leader's win could boost NZ First's first family

A family at the heart of New Zealand First could grow in influence if Winston Peters triumphs in the Northland byelection…

Youngster jubilant her Bunny found

After seven weeks and two days on the run, a special toy rabbit has returned home thanks to the media and an eagle-eyed…

Train derailed after driver missed signals - report
Train derailed after driver missed signals - report

A locomotive derailed after its driver missed signals to slow down and travelled through a track crossing…

Wairarapa man jailed for historical sex offences

A Wairarapa man has been jailed for more than four years for historical sex offences against two girls. Kevin James Liddington…

Bar manager at four times over limit

A bar manager was caught driving more than four times over the legal limit may have her licence suspended.

Significant rise in renewable electricity

Almost 80 per cent of New Zealand's electricity generation came from renewable sources last year, new figures show. The…

Chai Chuah appointed Director General of Health

After a lengthy delay the Ministry of Health has a permanent appointment to the role of its director general. Chai Chuah…

Second poll gives Peters commanding lead in Northland
Second poll gives Peters commanding lead in Northland

A second poll has NZ First leader Winston Peters with a commanding lead in the Northland byelection…

Man jailed for threatening to kill MPs

A "lonely man" who pretended to be a radical terrorist in emails to MPs where he threatened to pump them "full of bullets"…

Forgotten cleaning rag a risk to Qantas jet

A cleaning rag left behind during maintenance of a Qantas Boeing 737 was found trapped inside a cable drum during a routine…

Real estate agent fined over public land included within boundary

A real estate agent has been fined after a buyer wasn't told that 112sq m of public land was included within the property…

Lundy's lawyers: Prosecution case lacks 'integrity'

Closing the defence case, Mark Lundy’s lawyer says the trial was “more than just a forensic jousting match”.

Woman threatened police with Taser, court told
Woman threatened police with Taser, court told

A woman armed with a Taser said she would shoot two injured police officers and a businessman who had…

Northland byelection: Old adversary voting for Peters

A former Labour MP who once stood against Winston Peters and won says he will vote for his former rival in this weekend's…

Aides resign after drug exchange

Two teacher aides caught passing drugs at an Auckland primary school have resigned today.

Auckland Council sticks by iwi approval rule for consents

Auckland Council is sticking with a new rule requiring owners to seek iwi approval for work on their land. The council…

Racist rant on Wellington bus

Warning: Video contains strong language A video of a racist rant on a Wellington bus against two young men who appeared…

'Idiotic' driver plays chicken with train
'Idiotic' driver plays chicken with train

A train driver narrowly missed hitting an "idiotic" driver playing 'chicken' on the Totara Flat rail…

Nasa balloon launch planned for tomorrow

Nasa has confirmed it will be looking to get its massive balloon up in the air from Wanaka Airport tomorrow. The data-collecting…

12-year-old airlifted after 10m fall

A 12-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after falling 10m down a bank last night.

Spying inquiry a 'good thing' - Key

An inquiry into NZ’s electronic surveillance agency has been launched, and Prime Minister John Key says he has "absolutely…

Crewman injured after lifeboat wires snapped

Rusty wires caused a lifeboat to fall from its sling on a cargo ship in Wellington Harbour, injuring a crewman.

Missing boy: Underwater camera used in search
Missing boy: Underwater camera used in search

Dangerous sea conditions mean the search for a missing 11-year-old boy and his stepfather will involve…

HIV infection case: Accused pleads not guilty

A 35-year-old Auckland man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to infecting a man with HIV. The man was granted name…

Rowing row to be settled out of court

The St Bede's College rowing row will be settled out of court, one of the boy's parents said today.

Family loses everything in car fire

A family who lost all of their worldly possessions in a car fire while relocating to the North Island is appealing for help…

Search continues for Dutch tourist

The family of a missing Dutch tourist is travelling out from Holland as the search for him continues.

Scotland to hand back Maori flag
Scotland to hand back Maori flag

A Scottish museum has agreed to repatriate a Maori war flag it has held for the last century.

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Opinion

An Entourage movie? Enough already An Entourage movie? Enough already

They're making a film sequel to Entourage, a predictable…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: March 27 quiz Herald daily quiz: March 27

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Unlimited water
Sideswipe: Unlimited water

"Come rain, hail, or sun, in Botany the council can water all they like cause they can. While we can hardly afford the water…

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Element magazine

Redefining solar energy in New Zealand
Redefining solar energy in New Zealand

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Typically solar energy systems consist of a range of components made by a variety of brands. ZEN has…

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WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers
video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 25) Good news for farmers

A large low is set to cross New Zealand this weekend bringing a mix of warm, sunny, weather but also some solid downpours…

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