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Tourist dies in Tongariro National Park
Tourist dies in Tongariro National Park

A tourist from Germany died while hiking in Tongariro National Park yesterday.

Crew resign after binge

Four Air New Zealand flight attendants have left the airline under a cloud after a booze-fuelled night.

Our 'rock star' economy in numbers

This was meant to be the year of the "rock star" economy. Finance Minister Bill English now describes it as the "rock solid"…

Young grandson's bravery rewarded

Dakota Leef is 8 years old, and a hero. His story of bravery - running to get help for his stricken grandfather - has a…

Katy gets first family approval
Katy gets first family approval

Prime Minister John Key and family posed backstage with pop superstar Katy Perry after her sold-out show at the Vector Arena…

Santa busted for speeding
Santa busted for speeding

Santa Claus has admitted being in a bit too much of a rush after being caught speeding on his way to an old folks' home.

Driveway death haunts dad
Driveway death haunts dad

Every day before work Auckland dad Danny Mafi drives to his baby daughter's grave to "see her and to say a prayer".

Len Brown mansion up for sale
Len Brown mansion up for sale

Embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown is selling his family home. The exclusive Tiffany Close property on the outskirts of…

National

It's nearly time, says reflective cancer-stricken Crowe
It's nearly time, says reflective cancer-stricken Crowe

"I will see you there." Those words, written by New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe about the upcoming…

Mail oddities addressed

An expensive designer handbag, a preserved scorpion, human ashes and an unwrapped tennis ball are some of the 100,000 "undeliverable"…

Car from infamous PM dash bought

The car that controversially raced across the South Island clocking speeds well above the limit so then-prime minister Helen…

Parents appalled as Santa debunked

A primary school relief teacher is on the naughty list with parents this Christmas after apparently casting doubt about…

Kerre McIvor: A child's life has no price
Kerre McIvor: A child's life has no price

Pakistan's Defence Minister, Khwaja Asif, summed up the dreadful toll that the war between the country's…

iPads and laptops are a holiday must-pack

Kiwis might be hanging up their business suits for the holiday, but iPads and laptops are must-pack items for many holidaymakers…

Mission of good cheer

Jetstar has pumped $25,000 into the Christmas Day lunch annually for three years. Airline staff also help by serving the…

Kate Winslet's Bay of Islands break

Hollywood star Kate Winslet has been enjoying a low-key break in the Bay of Islands after wrapping up her new movie in Melbourne…

Google, cops step in to save Christmas

An alert from Google helped solve the case of a cache of Christmas presents and electronic equipment stolen from an Auckland…

Kissing boss spoils party
Kissing boss spoils party

A city chief executive is being accused of kissing female staff at a company Christmas party - and joking…

Ho ho hot but cloudy

Seeking a warm and sunny Christmas Day? Head south. WeatherWatch forecaster Philip Duncan says 80 per cent of New Zealand…

Hunt heats up for Phillip Smith's 'helpers'

The Herald on Sunday can reveal the Auckland Prison officer is being investigated for allegedly supplying Smith a mobile…

Selfies, sexting and Lorde

From All Blacks posting naked selfies - hashtag what were you thinking Aaron? - to powerful awakenings of collective consciousness…

Facebook con man an 'evil incarnate'

A serial fraudster who stole almost $6million from a New Zealand family in an elaborate Facebook stock scam has been described…

Siege revives Nairobi mall nightmare
Siege revives Nairobi mall nightmare

The Sydney cafe siege brought back horrific memories for Kiwi terror attack survivor Andrew McLaren.

Pensioner refuses to budge

Developers of a controversial multi-million waterfront village have been told "build around me" by a pensioner who owns…

Walkers to get right of way

Slow-speed streets where pedestrians have the right of way have become a feature of the central city and more streets could…

Dismay at cycle crash report

The family of a cyclist left a quadriplegic after riding into a sinkhole are considering legal action over a report into…

Uni funds name changes

The country's largest university is bankrolling the official name change of transgender students to avoid them being accidentally…

Paul Little: Dread, grinches and do-gooders
Paul Little: Dread, grinches and do-gooders

For most of us, Christmas is a time of unrelieved joy - crackers, carols and cake - but a significant…

Opinion: The spark for a thousand hook ups

If we're to be defined for all eternity by the application we searched for most, 2014 was the year of Tinder.

Opinion: Sydney siege brings out the ranters

The tragic Sydney siege is being used to make political points. But the points people are making are as opposite as the…

Good cash choices will pay off

Don't fall into the trap of paying off your credit card at the minimum rate. Banks usually require 3-5 per cent of the total…

Man killed in motorcycle crash

A man is dead after a collision between his motorbike and a van, in the Bay of Plenty today. The crash happened on State…

Missing pair found on Rangitoto
Missing pair found on Rangitoto

Two tourists who went missing on Rangitoto Island this afternoon have been reunited with their family…

Three years jail for $300k benefit cheat

A Napier mother who stole more than $300,000 from the Government has been sentenced to three years in prison.

SkyCity 'holds the cards' - Labour

SkyCity is holding all the cards in the latest round of negotiations with the Government over its increasingly expensive…

Man arrested after hit-and-run

A man has been arrested after a policeman was injured in a hit-and-run.

Oil tanker leak at Marsden Point

Authorities are sweeping beaches today for residual traces of oil after a tanker leaked oil at Marsden Point oil refinery…

Jetstar glitch causes flight delays
Jetstar glitch causes flight delays

Holiday travellers have had their plans disrupted after a Jetstar IT glitch delayed transtasman flights…

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Super City

Britomart: From dull to hip
Britomart: From dull to hip

Britomart has gone from decay to super cool, churning over $1.3 billion a year to the Auckland economy, says a book tracing…

Big projects on back burner
Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
Wynyard complex gets ready for sale
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Quizzes

Driven weekly Quiz quiz Driven weekly Quiz

Test your motoring knowledge with the final weekly…

Canvas quiz: December 20 quiz Canvas quiz: December 20

Test your knowledge with this week's Canvas quiz.

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Cat Santa freak out
Sideswipe: Cat Santa freak out

"This woman took her cats to a department store to visit Santa and, as you can see, it went quite well."

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Element magazine

$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants
$100m Next Foundation allocates first grants

A pest eradication initiative, a river protection project, a leadership development programme and a digital education course…

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Weather Watch

Your pre-Xmas weather
video Your pre-Xmas weather

As we continue to countdown towards Christmas we have one last burst of rain to get through – and it’s arriving this weekend…

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