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Shoplifting hit and run hunt, police seek this woman

Police have released a CCTV photograph and video of a woman in connection with a shoplifting incident in Rotorua Central at the weekend that ended in a hit and run.Rotorua police crime prevention manager Inspector Stuart Nightingale...


Store thanks have-a-go heroes who tried to stop shoplifter

Two men who tried to stop a getaway car after a shoplifting incident in Rotorua Central have been thanked for their heroic actions.Kevin Page and Ray Holmes stood in the path of a car as it left a carpark on Saturday afternoon....


Illegally parked truck causes two car crash in Whanganui

Police are investigating an illegally parked truck as the cause of a two-car crash Tuesday, at 12.50pm on Taupo Quay in Whanganui.Police constable Nick Martell said a car transporter truck was illegally parked on the river-side...


Maori MP Meka Whaitiri concerned about voting process

Just days after the election Meka Whaitiri has raised concerns about Maori experiences at voting booths in Hawke's Bay.The incumbent Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP intends to contribute her own feedback to the Electoral Commission after those...


Tauranga candidate Jason Jobsis questions his low voting tally

Tauranga election candidate Jason Jobsis is questioning preliminary results which gave him just 30 electorate votes."In what I was watching on telly, I had about 379 votes when only about 0.8 per cent of the votes were counted,"...


Wellington City Council to restrict parking after action by rogue yellow line-painter Russell Taylor

A Wellington resident who admitted illegally painting yellow lines on his street out of desperation for public safety may finally be able to lay down his paintbrush.The Wellington City Council has called for public submissions on...


Pop-up Globe returns for Christmas

This summer heralds the return of Auckland's Pop-up Globe. Five new plays will grace its stages across the 2017-2018 season. For the third time, some of Shakespeare's greatest plays will be recreated for Auckland's audiences at...


Police complaint laid against former councillor

A complaint has been laid with police over the actions of former Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly, who resigned this month because she was not a New Zealand citizen.Dale Ofsoske, of Election Services, which runs the...


Canterbury highway to close after truck crash

A Canterbury highway will close this morning to move a truck and trailer unit that rolled.Police said the crash happened just after 3.30am on Mouse Point Rd, Hurunui.The driver wasn't injured but the truck is blocking one lane...


Hawke's Bay paratyphoid cases rise with six sent to hospital

The number of paratyphoid fever cases in Hawke's Bay continues to rise, with six patients now requiring hospital treatment. Since Friday three more cases of the typhoid-like fever have been confirmed by the Hawke's Bay District...


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Puerto Rico begs for help after Hurricane Maria caused a 'humanitarian crisis'

US President Donald Trump is finally tweeting about hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico - but his message has sparked outrage among residents struggling with the devastation.Hurricane Maria slammed into the US territory of 3.4 million...


Fears mum cooked two-year-old alive on BBQ after neighbours heard screaming

A mother has been arrested in Belgium amid fears she cooked her two-year-old daughter alive as part of a suicide bid.The 27-year-old, who is reported to be of African descent and has not been named, was arrested in the town of Zemst,...


Otto's ordeal: 'We heard this howling, inhuman sound'

The parents of a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, then died just days after he returned home in a coma, lashed out at Pyongyang in their first television interview since...


Q&A: Japan's Abe calls snap election

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of Parliament tomorrow to call a snap election on October 22, more than a year before required by law. It's widely seen as a bid to reconsolidate his grip on...


Fear hangs in the air in Mexico City

As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed 38 structures.The risk of delayed collapse is real: The cupola of Our Lady of Angels...


NZ Herald editorial: German voters know where all parties stand

Only one other country has an electoral system like ours, Germany, whose system was the model we adopted 24 years ago. By happy chance Germany too held a general election at the weekend and although the result was the same - the governing...


Alexander Gillespie: A nuclear test over the Pacific would not be new

• Alexander Gillespie is a professor of law at Waikato University. North Korea is threatening to detonate a nuclear device in the atmosphere over the Pacific. Although this would be visually terrifying, it would not be a declaration...


Erupting volcano forces 6000 evacuations on Vanuatu

An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised fears of a...


Australian man's bizarre excuse for speeding in a truck

A bad day has become a whole lot worse for one Western Australian truckie, after he had a run in with the law Monday morning.The unnamed driver was slapped with an enormous A$1200 (NZ$1314) fine and 12 demerit points on Monday for...


Former TV reporter Ben McCormack pleads guilty to child porn offences

WARNING: Confronting content Former Channel 9 star Ben McCormack told another man he did not believe he could escape his attraction to small boys because they were too "beautiful", court documents reveal.He and the man talked...


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Read his lips - All Blacks assistant Ian Foster reveals it is all about the rugby World Cup

It's all about the World Cup.That is the obvious inference to take from All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster's comments, days out from the Rugby Championship clash against the Pumas in Buenos Aires.The All Blacks have left out...


Cricket: Ben Stokes arrested after nightclub incident

Ben Stokes was arrested by Bristol police and released under investigation after an incident in the city overnight that also involved England team-mate Alex Hales.Both have been dropped by England for the one-day internationals...


Andrew Alderson: Lydia Ko gives timely reminder of what she's capable of

If anyone needs reminding of Lydia Ko's dedication to winning her home LPGA golf tournament, let Tuesday's practice round at Windross Farm be tabled as evidence.Ko strolled the fairway of the 323m par-four fourth hole as a nor'westerly...


Will Tiger Woods protest anthem at Presidents Cup?

What a delicious twist of fate the President's Cup should be taking place this week, of all weeks, and in Donald Trump's hometown of New York to boot.Are there any players representing the United States in this biennial match against...


Reaction to no tackling in UK schools rugby debate

Referees, players past and present, and pundits have reacted with sarcasm and disbelief at calls from experts to ban tackling and scrums in British schools rugby up to the age of 18 because of safety concerns.Professors Allyson...


Willie Apiata performs the haka at Invictus Games

Victoria Cross winner Willie Apiata performed the New Zealand Defence Force haka, celebrating New Zealand's first win at Toronto's Invictus Games.The Games began two days ago and today Whangarei navy officer Dan Crawford has claimed...


Rugby: Intriguing battle looms between Damian McKenzie and Lima Sopoaga

It's maybe not yet apparent but it is going to come - there is going to be an intriguing battle between Lima Sopoaga and Damian McKenzie to be the backup option at first-five to Beauden Barrett. At the moment Sopoaga is well ahead....


Baseball player dives into fan's nachos

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell had to buy a baseball fans some nachos after leaping into the stands and destroying a man's snack.Russell hit a three-run double in the first inning, then made a food run for fans in enemy...


Donald Trump on Dallas Cowboys kneeling for anthem - Loudest boos I've ever heard

President Donald Trump is up and tweeting, and his target is the NFL.Trump says "ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected."He also...


League: Kieran Foran ruled out of World Cup

Kieran Foran has been officially ruled out of the Rugby League World Cup.The New Zealand Rugby League confirmed today the veteran five-eighth would miss the tournament, due to back and quad injuries.The news is not a surprise,...


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Fraudster took only a 'fraction' of $500,000 fraud

The lawyer for a woman who defrauded Hastings District Council of $500,000 says she pocked onlyáa "fraction" of that amount.á


Showers or rain in North Island, chance of a drier day in much of the South Island

Unsettled early spring weather continues across the North Island on Wednesday with a risk of rain in the east from Bay of Plenty south.


Live: Return of the kingmaker as MPs start talking coalition deals

NZ First MPs arrive in Wellington to talk coalition deals.


Three young men injured at Hamilton crash spot

A crash at a notorious high risk intersection in Hamilton has left three young men hospitalised.á


National and Labour shore up negotiation teams ahead of NZ First arrival

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett is prepared to step aside from the leadership role if it means getting a deal across the line with Winston Peters.


Threat of unpredictable North Korean dictator doesn't faze Kiwi living in Seoul

Living next door to an unpredictable dictatorádoesn't sound all thatáappealing, but for the residents of Seoul in South Korea, living with the threat of conflictáis just a part of daily life.


INZ reconsiders visa application from Ugandan anti-sexual violence advocate

An advocate for male sexual violence survivors has been barred from entering the countryáto attend a conference he helped start.


Silverdale volunteer firefighter duo's love affair

Battling burning buildingsáand a desire to help people saw love bloom for two Kiwi firefighters.


Developer outlines case for 1000 houses in Okura in Environment Court

A hopeful developer arguesáits 1000-house development next to Okura marine reserve would be better for the environment than AucklandáCouncil's alternative.


Suspicious fire collapses roof of Kaingaroa home

A suspicious fire has ravaged a house in the forestry settlement of Kaingaroa.á


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Ben Yedder hat-trick eases Sevilla past Maribor
Seville (Spain) (AFP) - French forward Wissam Ben Yedder hit a hat-trick as Sevilla soared to the top of Champions League Group E by cruising to a 3-0 win over Slovenian champions Maribor on Tuesday.

Taumalolo nears incredible piece of NRL history
Jason Taumalolo may not be having his best season yet according to his coach but the North Queensland lock is on the verge of entering the NRL record books.

De Bruyne rocket fires Manchester City
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Kevin De Bruyne's superb strike and a late Raheem Sterling goal maintained Manchester City's impressive form in a 2-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Tomic sinks to new low ahead of Australian Open
Bernard Tomic faces a reality check after suffering yet another first-round loss that will send the one-time world No.17 spiralling outside the top 150.

Coutinho scores as Liverpool held in Moscow
Moscow (AFP) - A sparkling Philippe Coutinho goal was not enough to earn Liverpool victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Sprint stars nominated for Melbourne G1s
A host of sprint stars feature in the Manikato Stakes and Darley Classic nominations, while entries have also been taken for the Victoria Derby and VRC Oaks.

NRL record books await in-form Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo may not be having his best season yet according to his coach but the North Queensland lock is on the verge of entering the NRL record books.

Stokes arrest won't prevent Ashes call-up
England are determined to press ahead with their Ashes squad announcement despite the arrest of Test vice-captain Ben Stokes.

Ogilvy backs Scott to lead from the front
Adam Scott is searching for his first Presidents Cup victory after eight appearances for the Internationals at the biennial teams event.

Phipps hails Australia's "main man" Foley
Nick Phipps says Wallabies vice-captain Bernard Foley has matured into one of the team's most important figures.


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