Ben Leahy is a reporter for the New Zealand Herald
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Mystery death: Woman found dead in Auckland home in unexplained circumstances
Police are making inquiries into the death.
Sunny in South, wet and windy in North as new rainmaker hits Auckland
Bad weather is back in the North today and tomorrow.
Police treating Marist Rugby League Club blaze as arson
'Our enquiries are continuing to locate those responsible.'
Person dies after serious crash on Auckland motorway
The person died at the scene in yesterday's crash that caused 8km gridlock.
'Bureaucratic nonsense' - Walkers injured as Takapuna-Milford heritage dispute rumbles on
Walkers have reported broken bones, while paramedics have difficulty reaching patients.
Motorists face delays after crash on Harbour Bridge; one person critically hurt
The motorbike crash has reduced southbound traffic to one lane over the bridge.
Autistic man who was brutally bashed four years ago dies
Bradlee Mackay went far and wide asking people for car regos, collecting 40,000 of them.
Analysts say housing crash over - find out just how much prices fell
Auckland prices fell the most during the downturn, closely followed by Wellington.
In pictures: Photos show Auckland CBD flooded by passionate protesters in support of Palestine
Hundreds of people gathered in Aotea Square this afternoon.
Sailor dies during Bay of Islands yacht race after being struck by boom
The sailor was knocked unconscious and could not be revived by a Coastguard crew.
Two more deaths in horror start to Labour weekend on roads
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in the early hours of Saturday morning.
'No place for novices': Briton died on Mt Ruapehū after tackling steep slope without safety rope
It took more than eight hours to get Emma Langley off the mountain.
'Like a lake': 24 townhouses being built on site swamped in Auckland floods
Neighbours are concerned for future buyers of homes being built on flooded site.
Labour's laws in limbo - What happens to 52 bills after the election?
What might happen to bills and laws after the election?
Watch: Speeding car crashes off dragway, narrowly misses family at AutoFest show
Car smashed through track fence, missing food trucks and family by metres.
Auckland's Southern Motorway re-opens after blockage due to serious crash
Serious Crash Unit investigators are looking into how the pedestrian was hit.
House prices and apartment living: Political parties' housing policies compared
More apartments or more suburbs, renters or landlords: Election 2023 in focus.
65 days on the run: Police arrest woman over Queen St drive-by killing
Police have ended a 23-year-old woman's days on the run.
Warning for motorists as rain and wind replace heatwave
Police are reminding motorists the roads could be busy this weekend.
Stabbed dairy owners had long feared they'd be attacked
Neighbour says calm, softly spoken owner had been “scared all the time”.
'Organised, brazen and violent': Retail crime costing $2.6bn a year
Ramraids up sixfold in six years, while retail crime has jumped 115 per cent: Retail NZ
'Fallen off a cliff': Sales slump sees largest Auckland apartment project go on hold
However, developers see signs the green shoots of recovery are growing.
Takapuna-Milford coastal walk access closed after council inaction, family says
Tens of thousands of walkers pass through Firth cottage’s private land each year.
Police rush to reports of firearm at Wellington supermarket, arrest man with toy gun
Police came out of nowhere and disarmed the man, a witness says.
Search teams spend second day in Coromandel looking for person who set off emergency beacon
With the beacon being unregistered, police are unsure if it is a genuine emergency.
Woman charged with murder after man dies in Hutt Valley
Police earlier said they found the man injured but he died at the scene.
Express queue trial at Auckland Airport aims to fix 'madhouse' delays
Biosecurity NZ brings in express plan after heavy criticism from flyers.
Auckland Airport delays: Fears as 15,000 to arrive at 'madhouse' on Saturday
Auckland Airport offers travel tips as it predicts busy start to school holidays.
'Totally disorganised': Passengers on lengthy wait times at Auckland Airport
Passengers describe airport as a 'zoo' with hours-long queues for biosecurity.
'Forged': Scammer claims popular property investor is landlord in fake rental agreement
Investor Nick Gentle was shocked to learn scammer was forging his company's name.
Watch: Police release CCTV footage of Auckland armed robberies
'One had a gun, it was scary', says a witness.
Police release images in hunt for gang of armed robbers; four raids in three nights
“One had a gun, it was scary", says a witness.
Posie Parker cancels NZ trip blaming fears for her safety
Parker said she didn't think police would protect her.
Auckland house prices: Property market turning in time for the spring surge
One company is banking on rising market confidence as it auctions 60 homes in one go.
'Any sort of rain': First-home buyers lament flooded newbuild property every rainfall
Developer Precise Homes is blaming Auckland's historically-high rainfall.
'Devastating': Family's agony over mystery of teen who didn't wake up
Kaitlyn Baker had only complained of an earache. Now a Coroner is investigating.
Les Bleus in a sea of black: French fans gather at waterfront
One cafe is even selling French pastry packs, while All Blacks fans pack out city bars.
Man seriously hurt in Auckland as police hunt person believed to be involved
A person has been transported to Middlemore Hospital.
'Cheap, horrid': Auckland residents win battle to stop new apartment complex
Residents said apartments would bring crime and ruin character of Beach Haven.
'Designed by a 10-year-old': PR boss lashes out at new state housing development
Kāinga Ora stand by the design of the homes, which have yet to be completed.
Watch: Bowled over! Kiwi lawn bowler tackles man fleeing police on green
The New Zealand bowler put in a running tackle that would’ve made the All Blacks proud.
Search finds nothing of significance after mysterious 'HELP' sign spotted in sand
A search team touched down to look for anyone in trouble.
Smoke seen rising from top of central Wellington city building in overnight fire
Fire crews including those in white hazmat suits rushed to the scene on Dixon St.
Property experts question National's foreign buyer tax plan
National defends criticism it can't raise $740m from new tax.
Watch: Heart-stopping moment great white shark almost knocks kayaker into water
Kayaker Greg Potter almost went from a front row seat on nature to being part of the show.
Ellerslie Racecourse redevelopment: 330 long-term rentals to be built
Aucklanders get a chance to live in guaranteed long-term rentals by Ellerslie Racecourse.
Vision from God: Brian Tamaki wants to 'break Parliament and lying politicians apart'
Tamaki's political party planning more disruptive stunts following Luxon press conference.
Family's threat to close Takapuna-Milford coastal walk access over heritage dispute
Tens of thousands of walkers pass through Firth cottage’s private land each year.
Woman believed to be helping 'dangerous' Auckland man hide following fatal CBD shooting
Police are looking for Tiari Boon-Harris, 23, for helping a man charged with murder.
Three young people climb onto roof at Auckland youth justice facility in security breach
The three young people got onto the roof on Friday night.
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Wellington
The crash took place at the intersection of Vivian St and Pirie St.
No arrests yet: Killers still on the run in three fatal shootings this month
Gang violence has been linked to some of the killings in Auckland and Palmerston North.
'High danger': Risk avalanches could hit Ruapehu mountain huts, skiers warned
'There is a very real risk of avalanches around club huts', mountain operator says.
'High chance' of appeal: Legal expert on Dickason verdict, potential 30y sentence
The expert also believes there is a high chance of an appeal.
Police search for 12yo Auckland girl last seen with older male
Police appeal for help finding Maria Mino.
Property price rebound: Inside the auction room as properties sell for up to $140K above CV
Bidding wars return to auctions as savvy buyers seek to beat eventual price increases.
'Opportunistic': Apartment owners facing huge rates bills accuse council of ‘money making scheme’
Council charging apartment owners across the city incorrect rates bills.
‘Like a shotgun going off’: Buried skier describes moment avalanche engulfed him
Skier caught in huge avalanche on just his second back country trip.
Sudden death: Truck with raised crane touches overhead power lines
Residents in the nearby area are without power.
One dead, another missing after being swept off rocks fishing at notorious spot
A major search effort continues for the missing fisher.
Buried at 2000m altitude: Skiers rescued from avalanche near Queenstown
Three helicopters flew rescuers into the area.
Auckland apartment owners shocked by rates bill showing $10,000 increase
The homeowners were told to pay up on the $14,000 bill and ask questions later.
Housing market slump ends: Auckland prices steady as Wellington's jump for first time in 17 months, analysts say
Data shows the housing market slump is all but confirmed to be over: CoreLogic
'Terrible moment': Grave fears for four soldiers after helicopter crash in Australia
The helicopter went down during an exercise with 30,000 troops and 13 nations.