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'We've tried everything. We've been everywhere'
'We've tried everything. We've been everywhere'

A family's spent the best part of two years working to get a Sativex prescription. Pharmac plans to discuss the cannaboid…

Numerous warrants and 'dangerous'

Dean Comber has warrants for his arrest on a raft of charges including threatening to kill, wilful damage and disorderly…

Parks open as 1080 drop preparations continue

Preparations continue this weekend for an aerial drop of 1080 poison to kill predators of the threatened kokako.

Elderly woman dies in Queenstown crash

The woman was driving on Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway when her vehicle and another collided head on.

Tourist driver's appeal dismissed
Tourist driver's appeal dismissed

Justice David Gendall found no fault with the 18-month jail term handed to Jing Cao (32), of China, earlier this year.

Big Latch On proves to be big catch on
Big Latch On proves to be big catch on

Outrageous Fortune actress Nicole Whippy "felt like crying" when she saw the large turnout at an event celebrating breastfeeding…

Man killed in crash near gorge named
Man killed in crash near gorge named

Steven John Perry, a father of two young boys, was travelling between Paeroa and Waihi when his vehicle collided with another…

Patients awoken in 'disturbing' burglary
Patients awoken in 'disturbing' burglary

But the would-be thief, who was only able to find loose change, left behind a bloody calling card in the building's reception…

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Girl slapped during attempted abduction
Girl slapped during attempted abduction

The 13 year-old girl suffered scratches to her face and arm and a sore neck during the incident in West…

Weather warning: El Nino for summer

An El Nino hitting New Zealand this summer is now "extremely likely", climate scientists say.

Chimney fire highlights need for smoke alarms

A chimney fire attended in Westport last night has highlighted the danger of people taking batteries out of smoke alarms…

Hunter injured after 10m fall

A 70-year-old pig hunter was knocked unconscious after tumbling 10m down a waterfall in the upper Buller Gorge yesterday…

(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger
(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger

Not so Dirty Politics after all. That's the message from police over a blogger accessing Labour Party…

Police name motorcycle crash victim

Police have named the who died after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Whanganui Beach yesterday evening.

Four jailed following meth bust

Four people have been handed lengthy jail terms following a million dollar methamphetamine bust in central Wellington last…

Man critically injured in tractor accident

A Warkworth man is in a critical condition after being run over by his tractor this morning.

Hunt on for Northland kiwi killer

Department of Conservation rangers are hoping DNA testing will lead them to a canine kiwi killer on the loose near Kerikeri…

Rich celebrated or condemned?
Rich celebrated or condemned?

Should we celebrate the super rich in New Zealand or see their growing wealth as a cause of inequality…

Auckland motorway to close overnight

The North Western Motorway will be closed from 10pm tonight while NZTA carry out highway improvement work.

'Little support' for young offenders

The lawyer of a 14-year-old sentenced to six years imprisonment for the manslaughter of a shopkeeper has called for the…

Preschoolers escape from daycare

Two children unlatched a gate at an early childhood centre in Palmerston North and wandered across a four-lane road.

Q&A with Foreign Minister Murray McCully

NZ Herald Political editor Audrey Young sits down with Foreign Minister Murray McCully in New York to reflect on his job…

Crash inquiry in 'very early' stages
Crash inquiry in 'very early' stages

Police are still in the ''very early'' stages of the investigation into the crash that killed 18-year-old…

Teen stable after falling from bolting horse

A 16-year-old girl is in a stable condition after being flown to hospital following a "heavy fall" from a horse.

TPP: Hone Harawira's letter to Obama

Former MP Hone Harawira has written a tongue-in-cheek open letter to President Barack Obama with his thoughts on the Trans-Pacific…

More changes as NZ First looks to future

More changes in New Zealand First are on the way after the recent tussle for the deputy leadership and as many in the party…

Graphic: Knife pulled on shop owner

North Shore police have released CCTV footage of the moment a man armed with a long knife threatened a Glenfield liquor…

Car nearly plunges into harbour
Car nearly plunges into harbour

A car was in danger of plunging in to the harbour near the Auckland Harbour Bridge today.

Pubs to open for RWC under Act plan

All Blacks fans will be able to watch early morning Rugby World Cup matches in pubs and bars if a move by the Act Party…

Charges against Wellington bus company

A Wellington bus company has been charged with failing to pass details to authorities about one of its drivers accused of…

Former police car turned into drug lab?

A former police patrol car sold off a fortnight ago returned to its old home at Hamilton police station - as an exhibit…

NZ@Noon: Heavy metal first and parking woes

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a heavy metal band with a New Zealand first and a parking trial…

Kiwi scientists imagine NZ's future
Kiwi scientists imagine NZ's future

Want to know what the weather's going to be doing in Christmas next year?

Auckland councillors have to accept pay rises

Auckland councillors have been told they have to accept a 2.3 per cent pay rise, but can go through a bureaucratic money-go-round…

Labour apologises for plagiarism

MP Clare Curran has apologised for lifting paragraphs from business magazine 'The Economist' for an issues paper on the…

Men to fight pokie fraud charges

Four men allegedly behind a $30 million pokie fraud will fight the charges.

Frontline police to carry Tasers

Police chiefs say taser is a "less lethal option" than a firearm.

Watch: Kiwi's driving shame
Watch: Kiwi's driving shame

Australians rated the worst but video taken in Auckland shows New Zealanders are catching on.

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Opinion

Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what? Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what?

In simple terms it appears that NZ will need to pay…

Rockstar economy? The star isn't well Rockstar economy? The star isn't well

The rock star is not well. Probably it's nothing to…

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Quizzes

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Herald daily quiz: July 31 quiz Herald daily quiz: July 31

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Ugliest Auckland footpath
Sideswipe: Ugliest Auckland footpath

Terrible Auckland footpaths and equally horrifying Wellington toilets...

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Element magazine

Global water scarcity and how to deal with it
Global water scarcity and how to deal with it

For Kiwis concerns about water scarcity often fall on deaf ears. For the most part, and in most areas, we have rain, and…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update
video WeatherWatch: (July 31) Weekend weather update

WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan updates us on the weekend weather.

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