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Wanted: Your views on Rainbow Warrior memorial
Wanted: Your views on Rainbow Warrior memorial

Friday will mark 30 years since the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, and the Ports of Auckland is seeking views on a proposal…

Christchurch Town Hall restoration underway

The decision to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Town Hall "stacks up financially and emotionally", Mayor Lianne…

Child abuse numbers increase 'dreadful'

The Government's latest report card for the public service shows an increase in the number of children and young people…

Woman in court over drug, weapon charges

A Paroa woman facing charges of possession of cannabis for supply, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon…

Baby humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait
Baby humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait

A baby humpback whale spotted in the Cook Strait yesterday is only the second calf reported in New Zealand waters.

Poisonous spiders found in NZ grapes
Poisonous spiders found in NZ grapes

Black widow spiders found in grapes imported into New Zealand have caused some supermarkets to pull the fruit from shelves…

Man pleads not guilty to stabbing woman
Man pleads not guilty to stabbing woman

A man facing a murder charge after allegedly stabbing a woman to death at a south Auckland home they shared has pleaded…

PHOTOS: Snow around NZ
photos PHOTOS: Snow around NZ

Winter has well and truly arrived. Here are some of our best snow snaps from around the country.

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NZ@Noon: Flood photographer fury
NZ@Noon: Flood photographer fury

A Rotorua cancer patient who was burgled three times in two days and a photographer in Wanganui who…

The porn flaw in library Wi-Fi

Updated Pornography can be accessed on Auckland Council’s free wireless internet.

Man stabbed in the neck at pizza shop

A man is recovering in hospital and another is due to appear in court after a stabbing in Lower Hutt last night.

Sick childrens' teddy bears recalled

Free teddy bears that have been given to more than 5200 sick children in the past five years are being recalled due to safety…

He had thoughts of revenge
He had thoughts of revenge

Psychologist believed there was “very high risk” convicted killer would commit violent crimes if released…

Homicide investigation into baby's death

A homicide investigation has been launched after a 6-month-old baby girl died after sustaining head injuries in Wellington…

Deluge of Bay UFO sightings

More than 20 people from around the country have reported sightings of unidentified floating orange lights after a Bay of…

More time sought in Phillip John Smith trial

The lawyer for convicted murderer Phillip John Smith has asked for a stay in proceedings for charges laid over his alleged…

Alleged drink driver facing manslaughter charges

An alleged drink driver responsible for the death of one of his passengers has appeared in the High Court at Auckland more…

Concern over rise in animal drownings
Concern over rise in animal drownings

Animal rights advocates have condemned a ''disturbing'' rise in the number of forced animal drownings…

Caution urged after 10 crashes overnight

Waikato police are urging motorists to slow down after attending 10 crashes overnight.

Heavy snow causes traffic chaos

Updated Overnight snow and ice caused problems for motorists today, and police urged drivers to take extra care and avoid all unnecessary…

video WeatherWatch: (July 8) Snow risks for Wellington

The polar southerly continues to move up the nation bringing snow into Dunedin overnight and now there’s a chance of a little…

Boy turned down ... 3 times

The mother of a 3-year-old with cerebral palsy approached four childcare centres before one would take him.

Living under different roofs
Living under different roofs

A survey has found almost 100,000 people living in institutions, caravans and other circumstances apart…

Govt greenhouse gas cutback slammed

The Government has set what is says is an achievable, fair target for cutting atmosphere-warming emissions, but critics…

Brian Rudman: Govt no friend in transport needs

Len Brown's recent cuddle-up to Transport Minister Simon Bridges reminds me of a poor Whanganui chap banged up in Bali for…

Volunteer works on tirelessly

Joan Swift could fill a small room with her accolades.

Pride of NZ: Biofarm beats weeds, pests

The once weedy and pest-infested pastures of Motutapu Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf have undergone an incredible transformation…

Pride of NZ: Pohutukawas' friend possums' implacable enemy
Pride of NZ: Pohutukawas' friend possums' implacable enemy

By the time Brian Thompson reaches the possum carcass, it has been mostly eaten by wild pigs, picked…

Hard evidence needed to keep liquor ban

Auckland communities are being asked to come up with hard evidence to support a battle to keep 1200 liquor bans on beaches…

Big rave to St John

A big thank you to Sabine, a dedicated volunteer from the Lonely Miaow cat rescue.

Men defending charge over ill-treatment of goats

An SPCA prosecution against Richard Hamilton McKee, 34, and James Robert Boydey Manukau, 27, continued in Gisborne District…

Home has a new meaning

Some of New Zealand's oldest citizens are ending their days in caravan parks through a mixture of choice and harsh necessity…

GP charged with $435k deception
GP charged with $435k deception

Dr Judith Heather Gill appeared in Auckland District Court facing 157 charges of obtaining a pecuniary…

Pair of quakes shake East Cape

A pair of magnitude 4.3 earthquakes have shaken the East Cape of the North Island this evening. GeoNet said the first -…

Baby suffers 'severe' head injury

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said the Wellington criminal investigation bureau had launched an investigation…

Police name woman in fatal farm accident

A young woman who died in a farm accident in Southland has been named by police. A family member found Rebecca Anne Cunningham…

Colin Craig asks for forgiveness

Colin Craig has sent a personal letter to Conservative Party members to apologise about his behaviour.

Downpours prompt warning for drivers
Downpours prompt warning for drivers

Squally conditions across the region have seen wind gusts averaging around 80km/h, reaching up to 100km/h…

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Opinion

Matthew Goodson: What to do about Auckland's housing bubble Matthew Goodson: What to do about Auckland's housing bubble

How can the air be gently let out of the souffle without…

Housing won't be an issue in 2017 Housing won't be an issue in 2017

Housing supply in Auckland will not be a 2017 election…

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Super City

Row over prime land
Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or…

Beach-ban all bark and no bite?
Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?
Six ways Super City can pick up the pace
Party time for Auckland council
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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: July 8 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 8

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

Herald daily quiz: July 7 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 7

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Lucky dip pockets
Sideswipe: Lucky dip pockets

Fancy a multi-coloured jacket with pockets unopened since 2011? This Westbeach Maverick snow jacket's pockets are zipped…

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Element magazine

Great Barrier Reef under threat
Great Barrier Reef under threat

It's the world's biggest structure made from living organisms. It's so large it joins that hallowed group of things which…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 06) Sea level snow possible
video WeatherWatch: (July 06) Sea level snow possible

A blast of Antarctic air is coming in with snow possible to sea level in some parts of the South Island – but how much will…

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Property

Ponsonby history up for sale
Ponsonby history up for sale

A 105-year-old Ponsonby landmark linked to an infamous murder is for sale - one of several high profile historic buildings…

8 tips to beat rival bidders
Think cosy when selling in the cold
Bright with good connections
Adventure playground
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