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Nurse cleared over charge of hitting patient
Nurse cleared over charge of hitting patient

A nurse has been cleared of a charge of hitting a patient in her care who has cerebral palsy. The Health Practitioners…

Govt refuses to set minimum price on alcohol

Justice Minister Judith Collins says Government will not set a minimum price on alcohol because it would penalise moderate…

Island owners ordered to clean up wildlife threat

The Chinese owners of a floating dock which broke up in Cyclone Lusi, threatening marine life off Northland's east coast…

Apology over prisoner's death

The Corrections Department has admitted "serious issues" with staff conduct on the night a woman died in her cell after…

Politics

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed' Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back…

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

An in-depth survey of leaders in the Christchurch…

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Prisoner attacks lawyer
Prisoner attacks lawyer

A man with a history of violent offending has admitted assaulting a senior Crown lawyer after escaping from security escorts…

Murder accused in row with judge
Murder accused in row with judge

A former Napier city councillor charged with murdering his Canadian wife in 2010 remains in custody in British Columbia…

Warning over quiet electric trains
Warning over quiet electric trains

New electric trains could become a quiet, fast-moving hazard for the unwary when they start running in Auckland on Monday…

Measles alert in Rotorua
Measles alert in Rotorua

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service has advised that people who visited the following Rotorua locations on Friday 18 and…

National

Man injured in motorbike crash
Man injured in motorbike crash

A 25-year-old man is fighting for his life after a motorcycle crash in Waipukurau, in Central Hawke's…

Gallipoli ballot

Youth representatives and children of Gallipoli veterans will receive 100 special passes to Gallipoli Centenary celebrations…

Weekend Weather

A wet spell during Anzac Day will clear away by the weekend as a front departs and a large high builds across the country…

Rest home evacuated after cleaning chemicals mix

Part of a Wellington rest home has been evacuated following a chemical reaction between cleaning substances. Fire Service…

Man charged over hunting death
Man charged over hunting death

A 56-year-old Tuatapere man has been charged in connection with a fatal hunting shooting in Southland…

PM has say on Lorck tweet

Prime Minister John Key has suggested a tweet made by Anna Lorck calling David Cunliffe a bully reflects poorly on the leadership…

$60k worth of designer glasses pinched

Police are hunting designer-loving thieves who have smashed their way into two OPSM eye wear stores and pinched more than…

Millions to be returned to trust

A businesswoman honoured by the Queen will be appealing a court order to return more than $14 million to a Maori land trust…

Third person sought over shooting at Wellington beach

Police are searching for a third person in connection with an Easter Monday shooting on a Wellington beach. Police are…

Top 10 stories to read today
Top 10 stories to read today

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow…

Winds tear up landscape

Parts of the West Coast landscape has been drastically altered, with whole forests flattened and the main tramping tracks…

Surf crews prepare for Gallipoli race

A surf boat crew will stage a symbolic row down Auckland's North Shore tomorrow, as they prepare for a commemorative international…

Video: GP rescues assault victim

Whangarei GP Shane Reti wants the community to unite to stop violence in the city after he stepped in to stop a violent…

Fatal shooting: Man charged with murder

A 42-year-old man arrested after the weekend shooting death of Douglas Witeri at a Gisborne house has been charged with…

Public warned not to help suspect
Public warned not to help suspect

Police hunting a suspected kidnapper who escaped custody are door-knocking his known associates.

Poppy Day: 10 facts you should know

Today marks 92 years since the first Poppy Day was held in New Zealand. Here are 10 facts about this special day of remembrance…

Thief banned from shop after $100k jewellery heist

A woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 of gold and gemstone rings from an Auckland jewellery business is banned…

4-year-old injured after being hit by small bike

A 4-year-old boy is still in a serious condition after being hit by a child's motorbike in the northern Wairarapa yesterday. Initial…

Broken boat dock threatens sea life

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: Polystyrene threatening Northland marine life and a man is charged…

Gurney banged up - but back on bike
Gurney banged up - but back on bike

He should've been on a gurney, but instead the multi-sport legend dusted himself off and jumped back…

Man admits $155k sports club theft

The fraud committed by an Auckland man who stole money from the sports club he chaired was only discovered when cheques…

Guilty plea over $155K sports club theft

A West Auckland man has pleaded guilty to the theft of $155,000 from a sports club.

Ocean 'quack' mystery solved

It was a bizarre phenomenon that troubled researchers for decades – a mysterious under sea 'quacking' heard every winter…

Aggravated robberies may be connected

Police are investigating whether service station robbery on the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway this morning is connected to similar…

Body found in Auckland creek
Body found in Auckland creek

Police will not give any more information about the discovery of the body of a middle-aged man in an…

Brutal dog abuse appalls activists

An animal rights group is disgusted to hear of the fatal pummelling of a pomeranian dog and a deadly attack on a pitbull…

More delays after crash

There will be delays tonight for motorists using Auckland's North Western motorway as work begins to repair damage caused…

Cops promise investigation into how suspect escaped

Police are promising an investigation into how a man escaped their custody late yesterday afternoon. Brett Makiri escaped…

Jesse Ryder assault accused due in court today

The man accused of assaulting cricketer Jesse Ryder is expected to appear in court this afternoon. The 38-year-old builder…

video ANZAC: Tony Robinson's Anzac tour
ANZAC: Tony Robinson's Anzac tour

Sir Tony Robinson was in New Zealand recently as part of his new television series retelling the war…

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Opinion

The big fat debate bungle The big fat debate bungle

The most important message was drowned in the noise…

Apple Watch: Green leaf investment Apple Watch: Green leaf investment

I'm a big fan of recycling. I bicycled a route for…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: April 24 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 24

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

Herald daily quiz: April 23 quiz Herald daily quiz: April 23

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Maori

Museums unite to buy back taonga
Museums unite to buy back taonga

A medal gifted to a Ngapuhi chief in 1806 feared to be lost to his descendants forever, is on its way back to NZ after Te…

Ngapuhi medal purchased by NZ museums
Ngapuhi fear medal lost for good
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PM: No strings attached to dinner
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Sideswipe

Snapping unguarded Diana
Snapping unguarded Diana

Jill Brookes writes: "There have been recollections during the recent royal tour by William, Kate and George, of Charles…

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Element magazine

Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Hand Over A Hundy's Jade Temepara
Yealands Raise a Glass to Success: Hand Over A Hundy's Jade Temepara

Hillary, Rutherford, Batten, Hackett... Here in New Zealand, we tend to get stuck-in instead of waiting for someone else…

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Weather Watch

Tree fall caught on camera
video Tree fall caught on camera

Widespread flooding, heavy rainfall and gale force winds caused road closures, power outages and slips around New Zealand…

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Infographics

First-home buys fall (+infographic) First-home buys fall (+infographic)

The number of first-home buyers in the market has…

Red light-runners in the gun Red light-runners in the gun

Police are launching a month-long blitz on red light…

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