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Anniversary weekend gift to Auckland: Library put
When New Zealand's warrior governor Sir George Grey turned 74, Auckland City knew how to write a fancy birthday card.And now as a birthday gift for Auckland's anniversary long weekend - and to the world - the city's public library... More...
Witness describes seeing 'flames bigger than surr
A fire which ripped through a large property in Hamilton overnight could be heard crackling kilometres away.A Hamilton resident said he was first alerted to the large blaze in the suburb of Frankton around 11pm due to the noises... More...
Resident doctors to go ahead with strikes after m
Another two-day strike by junior doctors is set to go ahead next week.Mediation between district health boards and the Resident Doctors' Association broke down today meaning the 48-hour strike, which will see 3000 resident doctors... More...
94-year-old man Kenneth Kidd missing near Waiau R
A 94-year-old last seen near the Waiau River is missing.It is believed Kenneth Kidd may have been fishing at the river before he disappeared.A friend of Kenneth spotted his car by the river this morning near Lower Flat Road, Waiau,... More...
Unruly tourists: Driver distracted by Aucklanders
Abuse from members of the public directed to the group labelled the "unruly tourists" led to the eventual crash of their vehicle, a member of the family maintains.Joe Doran told the Herald : "People were calling me gypsy scum and... More...
Investigation uncovers glowing reviews about Quin
An investigation into property management group Quinovic over potentially fake reviews online has revealed they were in fact fake.Glowing reviews had been left on the Te Aro branch of Quinovic's Facebook page from landlords and... More...
Political Roundup: Is KiwiBuild now KiwiBusted?
Is the Labour-led Government "disconnected from reality" over its fledgling house-building programme? KiwiBuild minister, Phil Twyford, says he is "pretty gutted" by his realisation that the house building agenda will fail to get... More...
Bay of Islands dodges ecological disaster after f
A wildfire sparked by fireworks came within metres — or a shift in wind direction — of wiping out an entire island and 10 years of work bringing back endangered birdlife.The fire started about 9.10pm on Wednesday on a small islet... More...
Aucklander Emile Vollenhoven killed in accident o
A New Zealand woman has shared her grief on social media after her longtime boyfriend died after falling 100m down Bolivia's "Death Road".Grimly known as "Death Road", Yungas Rd links La Paz, the capital, to Coroico and claims the... More...
Opinion: What to do about the McLean Park squint?
In about three weeks at roughly 7pm, weather permitting, the Black Caps versus Bangladesh cricket match at Napier's McLean Park will stop.If it is a lovely, clear Hawke's Bay summer's evening the February 13 game will be unsafe... More...
Watch: Northland locals' lucky escape after vehic
Some Northland locals had a lucky escape after their vehicle overheated and caught fire this morning.A video posted on the Te Kopuru Volunteer Fire Brigade's Facebook page shows a scrub fire in Glinks Gully, which erupted after... More...
Vigil organised in honour of slain Auckland mothe
A vigil has been organised in honour of slain South Auckland mother Xi Wang. The 34-year-old mother was allegedly murdered by her ex-husband in her Flat Bush home 15 days before Christmas.For more than a month suppression orders... More...
Notorious 'jailhouse lawyer' Arthur Taylor grante
One of New Zealand's most high-profile prisoners, who has been behind bars for four decades, will be released.Arthur William Taylor was granted parole today after being denied 19 times prior. He was due to remain in prison until... More...
Christchurch driver Timaimi Tuilawa admits hit-an
A driver who fatally ran over a man out walking his dog has today admitted a hit-and-run charge. Timaimi Tuilawa, 56, today pleaded guilty at Christchurch District Court to failing to stop to ascertain injury after hitting and killing... More...