Phil Taylor is a senior writer for the New Zealand Herald
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Airline crew member is a focus of inquiries to the origin of the biggest Covid-19 cluster.
More than 50 Covid-19 vaccines are being worked on at record pace
MOH reveals details on Covid-19 tests throughout the country
Kiwi family evacuated from Wuhan says Kiwi Covid19 lockdown should be tougher
Top detective reveals he was battling cancer while heading Grace Millane murder case.
The philosopher behind a world-beating Northland lodge that breaks all the rules.
Phil Taylor hunts for his friend who had dreams of becoming an air traffic controller.
Two bodies have been found this evening by divers searching for a father and son.
Caroline Wozniacki hopes it is seventh time lucky at ASB Classic on eve of her retirement.
Woman walked out of surf hours later and 10km away. Her son, 6, had walked 2km for help
Volcano victims can sue if they bought cruise trip in the US, says law expert.
In the last move in a bitter feud over Erceg family fortune, mum favours 'black sheep' son
More lies emerge in interaction between Grace Millane murderer and recruitment executive.
Our favourite foods when we need comfort are chocolate and sweets.
A surprisingly high rate of allergies among Kiwis has been revealed by big new survey.
Erebus memorial site rated poor but Government pressed on in process slammed by critics.
Almost totally paralysed girl who doctors said should be allowed to die is off to school.
Former top Canadian justice official warns about causes of wrongful convictions.
Police have shelved their inquiry into suspected arson of Mt Eden heritage building.
Decision delayed on placing Erebus national memorial in Parnell Rose Gardens.
The Blue Chip group of companies owed $84 million to more than 2000 investors.
Unhappy rugby fans vow to sue Spark in $250 million class action over rugby coverage.
Auckland Council is about to decide on $200 million high-rise plan for Mission Bay.
Public urged to let politicians know whether they want The Crater, a waterfront stadium,
Locals have vowed to fight both the design and placement of the memorial.
"A photograph of Iraena was on the casket and it went with Mum."
Erebus family objects to choice of memorial of the air disaster for their local park.
John Hanlon, who had a string of hit songs in the 70s, has a rare terminal kidney disease
The last time the All Blacks lost at Eden Park a Kiwi kid called Anna Paquin won an Oscar.
Study confirms most packaged foods are bad for us, researchers call on Government to act.
Legendary cop who helped a homeless teenage John Banks dies.
Farm worker entrusted inheritance to a new neighbour whose mini-skirts turned heads.
Fate of Eden Park Black Caps v India Sunday match lies with independent planners.
Watching the Cricket World Cup final "a patriotic duty", says union boss
He decided he was too young to die and has shed 122 kgs and feels "unstoppable".
White liberals and academics aren't helping solve problems of Māori, Alan Duff says.
Parents hope to get treatment in the US for energetic 2-year-old with rare cancer.
The former gang member helping Teina Pora tells his remarkable story of how he made it.
"I like my music loud at the weekends but so do a lot of the people here."
Bitter matrimonial dispute lies behind Mongrel Mob moving into upmarket Grey Lynn complex.
He sawed off his own fingers, survived an angina attack and has no plans to slow down.
Gang members move into upmarket Grey Lynn apartment complex and terrify the neighbours.