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Paris Hilton's burger ad banned
Paris Hilton's burger ad banned

Another advertisement for Carl’s Jr burger chain banned from New Zealand television for being pointlessly raunchy.

Advance voting turnout likely to force rethink of electoral advertising rules

Almost a quarter of those likely to vote in this year's election have already done so through advance voting -- a turnout…

Six hospitalised after two crashes

Six people have been taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, after two separate four-vehicle crashes north of Christchurch…

Jail for drink driver who killed brother

A drink driver who killed his younger brother and only found out days later when he woke from an induced coma has been jailed…

Suspected grenades in Christchurch ruled inert
Suspected grenades in Christchurch ruled inert

Two suspected grenades found at a central Christchurch city site today have been ruled inert by bomb disposal experts.

Street racer jailed for teen's death
Street racer jailed for teen's death

A "remorseless" boy racer will join his brother in jail after being sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his…

Meet the man who sold his soul
Meet the man who sold his soul

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man who sold his soul on Trade Me and a Hastings woman who was…

Long-term Watercare boss steps down
Long-term Watercare boss steps down

Long-serving Watercare chief executive Mark Ford is stepping down today for health reasons. Board chairman David Clark…

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One person dead after car crashes into parked vehicle
One person dead after car crashes into parked vehicle

One person is dead after their car crashed into a parked vehicle on a rural road near Timaru today.

Updates: The final countdown

Today's election bus diary: While John Key was faced with protestors in Rotorua, Cunliffe was sticking to safe ground -…

Man angle-grinds face in 'nasty' accident

A worker whose angle grinder kicked back and gouged his face is lucky to be alive, rescuers say.

Conservatives pinged for pamphlet

A Conservative Party pamphlet comparing it with rival party New Zealand First has been ruled inaccurate and in breach of…

Man admits abusing boys over decades
Man admits abusing boys over decades

A Hamilton man has admitted to a number of charges including sexually assaulting boys over three decades…

Elderly victim suffers heart attack

The daughter of an 86-year-old woman robbed by a trio of brazen thieves targeting the elderly at supermarkets has begged…

Morris accused seeks to keep name secret

The man accused of the murder of Connor Morris will continue his bid to keep his name secret next week.

Winston disputes MP's items 'stolen'

Dumped NZ First MP Andrew Williams says items have been stolen from his Parliamentary office, but Winston Peters says it's…

NZ proposal on Japanese whaling approved

The International Whaling Commission has approved a New Zealand proposed resolution to tighten the rules around research…

Mystery object death: Family's hope
Mystery object death: Family's hope

As an inquest begins into the death of Rutger Hale from a mystery object that smashed through his car…

Coalition talks will be confidential, says Cunliffe

Labour leader David Cunliffe says all his coalition talks will be kept confidential if he is in a position to form a Government…

Hall damaged in massive Chch blaze

A large hall has been seriously damaged by a fire in Christchurch overnight. The fire service was called to the building…

Opinion: Greens move past stereotype

There's a sharp southwesterly blasting into Auckland's rugged west coast. It skirts the face of Lion Rock and then sweeps…

video WeatherWatch: (SEP 19) Election weekend forecast

The weather forecast for election day is far from perfect but there will still be plenty of opportunities to get out and…

Ombudsman 'appalled' by OIA allegations
Ombudsman 'appalled' by OIA allegations

Allegations by former Customs lawyer match similar stories that have sparked a wide-ranging inquiry…

Moment of Truth gifts Key a bounce

National's slide in the polls arrested by Kim Dotcom's Moment of Truth, the latest Herald-Digipoll reveals.

Ex-govt lawyer's 'bury bad news' claim

A former high-ranking Customs lawyer says he resigned from his job after allegedly being told to bury information that could…

Waiheke ferry commuters stranded

About 40 Waiheke commuters were left to wait on the island yesterday after being unable to cram on a stand-in vessel for…

Colin Craig won't release 'I quit' email

Conservative leader refuses to release email from former press secretary who has reportedly called him a "manipulative man"…

Key and Cunliffe cagey on Peters
Key and Cunliffe cagey on Peters

A day out from the election, the tug of war over NZ First leader Winston Peters has ramped up - both…

Opinion: Winners, losers before we vote

Herald political commentator John Armstrong takes a look at the election campaign highs and lows.

NZ flag's fate roped to Union Jack

The Union Jack could be in for an overhaul - meaning another design for the New Zealand flag could be on the cards if Scotland…

Millie KO for training query

Fight for Life star doesn't mind the publicity, but her gym and her fight history are no-go topics

It's 3D Hill thanks to Google

Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, now Auckland. Google yesterday has added the city to the list of locations with 3D maps…

Sister's cancer fight inspires
Sister's cancer fight inspires

Seeing his little sister lose her hair and tubes being plugged into her tiny body ultimately pushed…

Maori art sets $2.3m record

A world record has been set at auction for a piece of Maori art, which fetched more than $2 million.

Election 2014: Final legs turn into sprint

Many politicians borrow campaign techniques from their international counterparts, but Labour leader David Cunliffe apparently…

Forming a government - how it works

The potential combinations of government formation under MMP are many and varied. The simplest and quickest would be for…

Men's support for Labour rises as pensioners' declines

Labour has increased its support among men to almost close the gender difference it habitually records in polls.

Wild weather may deter voters
Wild weather may deter voters

Wild weather predicted for the weekend could discourage voters on election day, taking a toll on the…

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Opinion

Juha Saarinen: Impressions of iOS 8 Juha Saarinen: Impressions of iOS 8

Tech blogger Juha Saarinen has used iOS 8 since the…

Blog: dealing with your partner's death Blog: dealing with your partner's death

Thank you for writing in about this topic which a…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Heroes make us proud Heroes make us proud

After hundreds of nominations and months of judging…

They make you proud to be a Kiwi They make you proud to be a Kiwi

Seven New Zealanders recognised for their extraordinary…

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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: September 19 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: September 19

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 19 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 19

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: No wind? No probs
Sideswipe: No wind? No probs

No wind? No problem. "The Scottish flag was flying high in Glenfield, but there was no wind so look what they had to do…

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Element magazine

Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf
Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf

Millions of mussels rejected from supermarket supply are being used to help boost water quality and marine life in Auckland's…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds Ordinary people, extraordinary deeds

Winners of the first Pride of New Zealand Awards will…

Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights Pride of NZ Awards: Scaling heights

Tihi Puanaki and Glenn Miller are finalists for the…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Election day forecast
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The weather forecast from this Friday to next Monday is a messy one, including election day this Saturday. The forecast…

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Infographics

Where every All Black was born Where every All Black was born

Where was every All Black born? This Herald interactive…

Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes Interactive Graphic: Where the Budget goes

A data visualisation of where the Budget money is…

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