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Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data
Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data

A survey has found that one in every 20 public servants has seen a colleague inappropriately accessing or misusing a client's…

Vector crews seek to avoid Auckland traffic jams

Network lines company Vector wants its faults crews' vehicles to be able to use Auckland's bus lanes and T2 lanes in order…

Shark finning ban brought forward

Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters from October. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries…

Man arrested over violent home invasion

A man has been charged over a Northland home invasion in which five masked and armed men entered a house and assaulted the…

Fake mall security guard jailed
Fake mall security guard jailed

An Auckland man posed as a mall security guard, forcing a teenage girl into a changing room and molested her as she wept…

Marshall punched, stomped by attackers
Marshall punched, stomped by attackers

Former All Black Justin Marshall curled up into a ball as he was punched, kicked and stomped on during a street attack in…

Balcony fall victim's body to return home soon
Balcony fall victim's body to return home soon

Arrangements are being made for Lower Hutt woman Warriena Wright's body to be brought back to New Zealand. Ms Wright, 26…

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens
Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

John Key has taken a shot at Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt…

National

Programme launched to get children get off feeding tubes
Programme launched to get children get off feeding tubes

Children on feeding tubes are being taught how to eat and drink again in a pilot programme at Starship…

Company fined after worker loses part of finger

A man who had part of his index finger amputated, after an accident with an unguarded machine, will receive $15,000 in reparations. The…

Labour pledges 'continuum of care' model for aged care

The Labour Party says it would set up a working group for aged care within its first 100 days in office, which would be…

Westpac looks to close Auckland bank branches

Westpac is considering closing four Auckland bank branches as a result of declining customer numbers. The branches are…

National extends lead in new poll
National extends lead in new poll

National has extended its lead over Labour and Greens after rising slightly in the latest Roy Morgan…

SIS claims to be probed

Allegations the SIS released official information to blogger Cameron Slater for political purposes will be officially investigated…

Judith Collins: Resignation reports a hoax

The Dirty Politics affair descended into chaos this afternoon with reports of that besieged Justice Minister Judith Collins…

Student union manager sacked over loan

Auckland University's student union was justified in sacking its general manager for financial mismanagement involving a…

Drug mule jailed for seven years

A South African drugs mule who smuggled $1 million worth of heroin into New Zealand has today been jailed for more than…

Not guilty of fatally stabbing boyfriend
Not guilty of fatally stabbing boyfriend

A young Hastings woman has been found not guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend.

Mother caught driving with kids in boot

A judge has told a mother caught driving with seven unrestrained children that she did something "a large number of families…

Avalanche victim may have ignored risks

A Christchurch man who was killed by an avalanche may have ignored the risks of an avalanche on the day he died, a coroner's…

NZ@Noon: Competition offends married couple

Stories making headlines around the regions today includes an album release with a star studded invite list and a radio…

Suppression extended for baby murder accused

The identity of an Auckland man accused of murdering a baby girl will be suppressed for at least another two months.

Youth suicide falls, elderly rate rises
Youth suicide falls, elderly rate rises

New Zealand’s youth suicide rate has dropped by a quarter – but suicides among the elderly are rising…

The rain dump isn't over yet

More heavy rain will sweep across Auckland and Northland today after downpours dumped up to 100mm of rainfall overnight.

Takeaway murder: Wife accused

One of the people accused of stabbing a man to death in his car can now be revealed as his wife.

Kim scolded by his own party

He's "a product of a sexist culture which we need to remedy", says Internet Party's gender issues spokeswoman.

Reptile outlived the dinosaurs

A distant cousin of the tuatara also survived the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, only to become extinct later…

Election: Free visits big gun on battlefield
Election: Free visits big gun on battlefield

In health, the election has become a bidding war focused on the new centre ground of free doctor visits…

Man's head impaled on meat works hook

A man is in a stable condition today after being impaled through his head by a hook on a piece of equipment at a Bay of…

Truck collides with train

A train and truck have collided in South Canterbury this morning.

Bodybuilder jailed for masterminding drug ring

A former champion bodybuilder has been jailed for nearly four and a half years after being exposed as the mastermind behind…

Values soar: Your impact

Some homeowners will be hoping for massive capital gains and others fearing the sharp end of spiralling rates bills as Auckland's…

Who's living next door to you?
Who's living next door to you?

Did you know there are 243 Eritreans living in New Zealand and more than four in five are born overseas?…

'We want senior cabinet positions'

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions…

PM's 'last chance' for Collins

John Key has put Judith Collins on her second final warning in five months over her "unwise" collusion with Whale Oil blogger…

Cardno's dad to stay in jail

The father of murdered Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno wants to stay behind bars to complete a child sex offenders treatment…

video Election 2014: Green Party - Norman + Turei

The Hot Seat panel is NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Toby Manhire and Fran O’Sullivan and political editor…

NZ could spark climate action, expert
NZ could spark climate action, expert

A strong stance on climate change by New Zealand could inspire and embarrass other nations into following…

National Archives

Opinion

Cracks in wall of denial Cracks in wall of denial

John Armstrong writes: Huge cracks suddenly appeared…

John Key's double standard John Key's double standard

John Key damned 'News of the World'-style tactics…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens video Pride of NZ Awards: Wayne Stevens

Wayne Stevens works full time in the NZ Treasury…

Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly video Pride of NZ Awards: Wade Kelly

osh and his friend Jamie had gone in for a dip near…

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Super City

Auckland 10th most liveable
Auckland 10th most liveable

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year in a row Auckland rounded…

$40m to fix seawall danger
Mt Eden slips trigger call for cash
Candidates face off in Epsom
Ratepayers lament state house
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Quizzes

3pm distractions quiz: August 20 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: August 20

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: August 20 quiz Herald daily quiz: August 20

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Oz sorry? Yea right
Sideswipe: Oz sorry? Yea right

An apology from across the ditch, parking woes, the greatest show in earth and road behaviour from Japan all in today's…

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Element magazine

Recipe: Ripe Deli's Caramelised Beetroot and Bulghar Pilaf
Recipe: Ripe Deli's Caramelised Beetroot and Bulghar Pilaf

Stuck for ideas for dinner tonight? Try this healthy treat, dreamed up by Ripe Deli's former head chef Gawain Cowley, who…

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Pride of New Zealand Awards

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Scott

Firefighter Tony "Scottie" Scott likes to keep himself…

Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse video Pride of NZ Awards: Tony Howse

Tony Howse, a sculptor and music teacher, convinced…

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Weather Watch

Snow fun for terriers
video Snow fun for terriers

Doug, Finn and Gus play in the morning snow in a Dunedin hill suburb. Snow has fallen to low levels in the South overnight…

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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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Property

Trade Me profit growth slows
Trade Me profit growth slows

Trade Me posted slower profit growth for 2014 and warned earnings would remain "subdued" in the coming year as it reinvests…

Auckland's property values jump 33pc
'Poor doors' divide classes
KiwiSaver: Using savings the second time
Infrastructure report: A place to call home
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