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Jockey David Walker guilty of serious charges
Jockey David Walker guilty of serious charges

Central Districts jockey David Walker will know his fate this morning on serious betting charges and not allowing a horse…

video On the road with John Key

Prime Minister John Key's two-day trip on the National campaign bus.

Poll: Colin Craig's day worsens

The Conservatives have again failed to make the 5 per cent threshold in the last DigiPoll survey before the election.

Bail denied for Kaitaia accused

Hostel owner Michael Harris accused of indecently assaulting and photographing young men who were staying at his lodge.

Peters endorses Labour candidate
Peters endorses Labour candidate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour's Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau -- the first time…

Wet weather ahead for election day
Wet weather ahead for election day

Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend weather…

Key v Cunliffe: Your highs and lows
Key v Cunliffe: Your highs and lows

Who won the TV debates? We examined each clash second by second and looked at how viewers reacted on the Rate the Debate…

CTV building engineer loses legal bid
CTV building engineer loses legal bid

A structural engineer who worked on Christchurch's CTV building has lost a legal bid to stop a disciplinary process into…

National

Grieving parents call for hunting law change
Grieving parents call for hunting law change

The parents of a young man shot dead in a hunting accident hope law changes prevent a similar tragedy…

Teacher accused of indecent acts caught by adults, Crown says

An Auckland teacher accused of committing indecent acts on 10 girls was caught in compromising positions by other adults…

NZ@Noon: Jail time for tail crime

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man jailed for fastening a band around his dog's tail, a wandering…

Updates: On the buses with Key, Cunliffe

David Cunliffe and John Key are on the road before election day. Join us throughout the day for updates on their campaign…

No date set for diplomat's return
No date set for diplomat's return

No date has yet been set for the return of a Malaysian diplomat accused of a sex attack on a New Zealand…

English: Benefits like 'crack cocaine'

'Getting stuck on a benefit is like crack cocaine,' deputy Prime Minister Bill English told a Tauranga crowd yesterday -…

First Vellington, now WOWington...

Wellington Airport is dismissing criticism of its Wellington Blown Away sign, and the recent changes made.

13-year-old girl missing in Hamilton

A 13-year-old girl with an intellectual disability went missing in Hamilton overnight.

Monetary incentive for staying in work or moving regions

National has announced further steps to try to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move…

Opinion: Look past trickery and deals
Opinion: Look past trickery and deals

On Saturday just vote for what you believe in, writes Josie Pagani. Forget the possible coalition deals…

Colin Craig confronts critics in Q+A

Conservative leader surprised by news of press secretary's resignation just two days out from election. She reportedly described…

Nurses awarded for dedication to profession

Four nurses have been awarded for their work and dedication to the profession at a ceremony last night. The New Zealand…

LPG tanker catches fire, blocks Waikato road

An LPG tanker that caught fire early today is blocking a Waikato road, police say.

Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?

The PM has accused Glenn Greenwald of acting against NZ's interest after the US journalist said he'd release details of…

video Countdown flash mob wedding
Countdown flash mob wedding

Christian and Jennifer Kasper were married in a flash mob wedding at Countdown Supermarket in Dunedin…

video Bill English's cocaine reference slammed

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has compared some long-term beneficiaries to crack addicts, sparking criticism.

video Colin Craig finds out his press secretary has resigned

Colin Craig was confronted by media outside an Auckland radio station this morning after news broke of his press secretary…

Millie boxing 'to make Connor proud'

Millie Elder-Holmes has never stepped in a boxing ring but she displayed some fighting spirit at a press conference to announce…

Big demand for travel to Samoa test

Flights to Samoa around the date of next year's All Blacks match are almost three times as expensive as those the week before…

Crowe set for chemo treatment
Crowe set for chemo treatment

New Zealand cricketing legend Martin Crowe knows what to expect as he heads into a second round of intensive…

Harawira fears plot to unseat him

Mana leader Hone Harawira claims the National, Labour and Maori parties are all out to unseat him by throwing their weight…

Tenants can expect rent hikes of 5%

Landlords are warning tenants to expect rent increases of 4-5 per cent as rising interest rates start to bite.

Key can't rule out spies on our shores

PM John Key can't rule out US spy agency NSA having NZers' electronic communications under surveillance, even if this country's…

Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on

There are just two days until the whistle blows on an unprecedented campaign. That campaign was most notable for the powerful…

'Tribal' band's cold shoulder
'Tribal' band's cold shoulder

Auckland-based Scottish "tribal" musicians hoping to drum in an independent homeland tomorrow claim…

Police deputy takes on new role

Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard is taking a 12-month break from policing to take on a new role at the Ministry of Social…

Getting punters out to vote

Forget Kim Dotcom, Winston Peters and Nicky Hager. From here on, National's most dangerous foe in what is left of the 2014…

Kiwi in raid to destroy German terror weapon

The name of Masterton's Samuel Dawson can be found on a memorial at Archangel, a Russian naval port on the edge of the White…

Hundertwasser makes an entrance

The roof of a school's library entrance will be only the second public structure designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser…

Literary gems under Bridge
Literary gems under Bridge

On a number of the concrete support pillars under the Harbour Bridge at Northcote, there are lines of…

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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 18 quiz 3pm distractions quiz: September 18

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Herald daily quiz: September 18 quiz Herald daily quiz: September 18

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

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Flat out cop tussle
Sideswipe: Flat out cop tussle

At first glance this looks like your typical police tussle.

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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
video Weather: Election day forecast

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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