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Body of man who jumped off Tolaga Bay wharf found
Body of man who jumped off Tolaga Bay wharf found

The search for a missing Malaysian man in Tolaga Bay near Gisborne has come to a bittersweet end. Searchers had been looking…

Mountain biker dies after fall

A mountain biker has died following a fall from his bike earlier today. At about 9:50am this morning Queenstown emergency…

Ceiling comes down in storm

Tauranga woman Jesse Maxwell narrowly avoided being crushed after her bedroom ceiling collapsed in a freak storm. And in…

Left behind on mountain

A climber rescued after he got stuck on Mt Taranaki overnight was left at the summit by his mates.

MH370 widow's letter to husband
MH370 widow's letter to husband

Danica Weeks, wife of MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, pens a heartfelt letter to the husband she dreams of bringing home.

Stockcar ace fights for life
Stockcar ace fights for life

One of NZ's best stockcar drivers is fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a crash with a logging truck…

Four women injured in Kaimai crash
Four women injured in Kaimai crash

Four women have been injured, one critically, in a road crash in the lower Kaimai area in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Emergency…

Online Lotto ticket takes $1m prize
Online Lotto ticket takes $1m prize

A lucky punter is $1 million richer today after a Lotto ticket bought online proved a winner last night. A player who lived…

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Oracle cricket predicts wrong winner
Oracle cricket predicts wrong winner

The six-legged oracle making predictions for the Cricket World Cup picked the wrong result again, delighting…

Thief raids freezer while woman hangs out washing

A woman in the Wanganui suburb of Castlecliff is warning local residents to keep their appliances under lock and key after…

Papua New Guinea's defence chief arrives in NZ

The head of Papua New Guinea's armed forces arrives in New Zealand today for a five-day visit. It is Brigadier Gilbert…

Man dies after motorbike crash

A man who lost control of his motorbike and crashed yesterday has died in hospital.

Four flown to hospital after three motorbike crashes
Four flown to hospital after three motorbike crashes

Four people were flown to hospital after three motorbike accidents this weekend. Two boys riding motorbikes…

Pedestrian critically injured on Auckland road

A pedestrian was critically injured on a busy suburban road when a car hit a man early this morning. The Fire Service…

Baby Leo's mother 'back with father'

The woman accused of rejecting her newborn son because he had Down's Syndrome now reportedly looking to raise him in Auckland…

photos Photos: The Great Mud Run

Around 500 runners participated in The Great Te Atatu Peninsula Mud Run at Chapman Reserve on Sunday morning. As it was…

Horror moment driver broke his back

Speedway driver Craig Marsh slammed head on into metal pole an miraculously survives: "OK guys. I'm alive. Broken back but…

Napping seal hitches ride
Napping seal hitches ride

The last thing paddler Jackie Dring expected on her afternoon paddle across Auckland's Rangitoto Channel…

Malicious letters sent to housewives

Auckland housewives have been targeted by a malicious letter-writer who has posted letters accusing them of having affairs…

Sally Ridge's death row visit

Sally Ridge has spoken of her jailhouse encounter with "Bali Nine" death-row inmate Myuran Sukumaran.

Liner offers help to boatie

One of the world's most famous cruise liners offered to join a rescue mission after five fishermen ran aground in Auckland's…

NZ troops can opt out of Iraq

Soldiers may be excused from going to train Iraqi forces in fight against Isis, for personal reasons. The Defence Force…

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters
Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean ever-increasing numbers of New Zealanders are becoming…

Forget top marks, just toughen up

Teachers showering Kiwi kids with praise - and never allowing them to fail - are threatening to do more harm than good…

Team NZ billionaire backs Dalton

Matteo de Nora, the Swiss-Italian who has poured millions into Team NZ, has given his full backing to Dalton and the troubled…

Average Auckland house price $764K

Average asking prices for houses for country smash through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time but in Auckland…

Dog owner blames himself for attack

A devastated dog owner says he has himself to blame for the canine's slaying of a protected fur seal.

Kiwis fall for cool of autumn
Kiwis fall for cool of autumn

A poll of 400 Kiwis has found autumn is their favourite season.

Survivor's Ironman effort

Isaac Young's parents could not believe a small lump on their young son's leg was melanoma. The resulting biopsies, surgeries…

Shiny new shoes for Round the Bays Bays race

Antun Banicevich has been pushed and piggy-backed, wheeled and walked Round the Bays.

Full tums help the sums

With more children coming to school hungry, a scientific study will for the first time guage the impact nutrition — or lack…

Kitchen war's spicy response

Global restaurant review site Zomato has launched a searing response to criticism by top Kiwi food scribe Lauraine Jacobs…

Opinion: A greeting goes a long way
Opinion: A greeting goes a long way

Celebrations for Chinese New Year are a good time for Kiwis to think about the respect we owe different…

Real issue beneath our wheels

The road zigs left, then right, like a river winding around the mountain. There's only a ruler length between you and the…

Well-behaved crowds at Eden Park

Police have praised cricket fans for their good behaviour during and immediately after this evening’s nail-biting victory…

Four firefighters rushed to hospital

Four firefighters have been taken to hospital as a precaution after a shipping container containing insect repellent caught…

Cruise rescues fishermen

One of the world’s most famous cruise liners offered to rescue five fishermen after their boat was grounded by rocks in…

'Obsessed' stalker gets case thrown out
'Obsessed' stalker gets case thrown out

A man who became obsessed with a sex worker and launched a rash of lawsuits against her and her lawyers…

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Opinion

Mann up & take responsibility Mann up & take responsibility

But why does being poor make you fat? Here's a thought:…

'Hold X Factor's producers to account' 'Hold X Factor's producers to account'

The X Factor producers must be held accountable for…

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Quizzes

Herald daily quiz: March 1 quiz Herald daily quiz: March 1

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

Driven weekly Quiz quiz Driven weekly Quiz

Test your motoring knowledge with the weekly Driven…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: One strange cookie
Sideswipe: One strange cookie

English becomes a foreign language Franks writes: "Boys I have taught have all orally used these words in the last year…

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Element magazine

$500k boost for young Kiwi entrepreneurs
$500k boost for young Kiwi entrepreneurs

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has granted $500,000 to an initiative supporting young New Zealand entrepreneurs. Inspiring…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn
video WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn

It’s a very busy weekend this weekend – not only are the Black Caps taking on Australia at Eden Park on Saturday for the…

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Property

Bernard Hickey: Blame it all on Basel
Bernard Hickey: Blame it all on Basel

In a KPMG report this week, bank executives mused that foreign cash buyers were pumping up asset values. Are too few houses…

Surge in Kiwi listings on Airbnb
Plenty of room to come and stay
Privacy, peace, sun and birdlife
Reveal the vast space within
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