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Winter of wet: Auckland in with chance to break wet weather record - MetService

The most depressing of records could be heading sodden Auckland's way this week, with weather experts unable to rule out the chance of a shower every day until at least Thursday — a day after the previous record of 28 days in a month...


Herald morning quiz: August 25

Test your brains with the Herald 's morning quiz. Be sure to check on this afternoon for another trivia fix. Android users please click here ‌ To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK H...


'Serious assault' in Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland

Multiple police are at the scene of serious assault in Ōtāhuhu tonight.A person at the scene said one person had been taken away by ambulance and police tape was around a house in Sturges Ave."There're seven police cars...


Bar manager: 'Everyone's scared' after early morning shooting

As police investigate a bar shooting which left a man with life-threatening injuries, a duty manager at the popular venue has spoken of fears after the incident.Crowd-goers at a charity concert at the Republic Bar were left in horror...


Jetstar passenger dodges strict carry-on luggage rules

A passenger resorted to dressing "like the Michelin Man" so he could board a flight with all his luggage.Football coach Raymond Williams and wife Lori were travelling to a family reunion in Wellington last weekend when they were...


Several injured after number of crashes throughout New Zealand

Five people have been injured - including one critically - in a two-vehicle crash in Nelson.Emergency services responded to the incident on Atawhai Drive about 4.25pm.The crash involved a car and a van.Three people in the car...


Police, Auckland Rugby investigated alleged injury of referee at high school game

Police and Auckland Rugby are investigating an incident during a high school rugby match where a referee was reportedly injured.The incident took place on the grounds of Tangaroa College - the South Auckland school played Auckland...


I feel embarrassed': Insane twist to viral tyre heist saga

Earlier this week, the star of Mount Maunganui's viral tyre heist video delivered a handcrafted gift to his victim to say sorry for stealing the tyres.It seemed like a happy ending to an initially sad story and the owner of Cooper...


Motorway mayhem: Northbound lane of Northern Motorway blocked in Auckland

A northbound lane of Auckland's Northern Motorway is blocked after a multi-vehicle crash this afternoon.The left lane is currently blocked. NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists through the Greville Rd off-ramp area to expect...


Police 'can do better': review of prisoner custody after four escapes in a week

Police can do better at transporting prisoners after four escaped in Levin recently, New Zealand's Police Association (NZPA) says. Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced last night the need for a national review of the custody...


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Sydney parents that fed daughter vegan diet brought down by web of lies

For almost two years a Sydney couple got away with feeding their baby a strict vegan diet that left her so malnourished she looked like a three-month old — but in the end it was their lies that brought them undone.On Thursday, the...


Hong Kong protests take violent turn again

Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.Hundreds of black-clad...


The world wants to save the Amazon rainforest. Brazil's Bolsonaro says hands off.

For as long as Brazil has claimed most of the Amazon rainforest as its own, it has guarded it jealously.The military, which regards the rainforest as perhaps its central responsibility, built one of its main bases in the jungle...


The heartbreaking reason George Pell's accuser stayed silent for so long

George Pell's accuser did not tell anyone about the abuse he suffered for almost 20 years. New documents have now revealed why. He's been called the choirboy, "The Kid", the complainant, Pell's accuser, "Witness J" and simply "A".Not...


Dozens of kangaroos killed fleeing bushfires on Bribie Island, Australia

WARNING: Graphic images Pilots flying over Bribie Island's northwestern beaches were met by a heartbreaking scene this afternoon.One took to social media asking about the "pile of dead kangaroos" spotted from the air.Bushfires...


Sam Clench: Donald Trump's astonishing habit of humiliating his own supporters

COMMENT: As you savour your Saturday, spare a thought for Carla Sands.The former soap actress and chiropractor was a loyal supporter of Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election campaign.She hosted a fundraiser for him at her...


President Jair Bolsonaro to send Brazilian army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental...


'I could not ask for better': Mum gushes over children on Instagram hours before 'killing them'

A mother is suspected of having killed her two adult children, then taking her own life, just days after gushing over them on social media.The bodies of Marsha Edwards, 58, her daughter Erin, 20, and her son Christopher, 24, were...


North Korea has fired projectiles off east coast, says South Korea

South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North's northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday...


How a McCain came home from war to mourn his famous father

A year after the death of his father, John S. McCain IV is wrestling with his past and his future.Better known as "Jack," the Navy helicopter pilot and son of the late senator deployed to Afghanistan in May 2018 while his father...


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Rugby League: Stephen Kearney kicks off at 'soft' effort

Warriors NRL coach Stephen Kearney has questioned his team's mental resilience in the wake of the 42-16 loss to the Sharks in Cronulla yesterday, their third heavy defeat in four weeks.Kearney also labelled some of their defence...


America's Cup: Teams preparing to launch first race boats as World Series nears

After months of simulations and trials on smaller-scale models while the full-sized model was being built, the moment of truth awaits.For Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa, INEOS Team UK and American Magic, that time is looming.Within...


Cricket: Tom Latham gives Black Caps a chance in second test against Sri Lanka

The second test showdown between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka has been an intriguing fight — a battle where the advantage has changed hands on several occasions, and which promises to have several more twists remaining.It is also...


Kayaking: Lisa Carrington wins gold - again at world championships

The Ohope express has done it again.Lisa Carrington's remarkable streak at the top of her sport had another successful chapter on Saturday night, as she took out the K1 200m final at the world championships in Szeged, Hungary.It...


Rugby league: New Zealand Warriors fall to Cronulla Sharks in another NRL hammering

The Warriors season is sinking without a trace.For the third time in four weeks they have been hammered, going down 42-16 to the Sharks in Sydney.The result ends any maths-based optimism that they could sneak into the top eight,...


Rugby: Liam Squire and the All Blacks' big World Cup mystery

COMMENT: Will he or won't he? It's the question on the minds of All Blacks fans and pundits alike ahead of Wednesday's Rugby World Cup squad announcement.If we're using recent form as a barometer, you can expect to hear Liam Squire's...


Live cricket updates: Australia v England, third test day three - The Ashes

All the Ashes cricket action between Australia and England.


New Zealand Darts Masters: Michael van Gerwen turns it on in the Tron

Michael van Gerwen successfully defended his New Zealand Darts Masters title, crushing fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 8-1 in the final at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena tonight.The match was a repeat of last year's decider,...


All Blacks: Why Steve Hansen is heading to the 2019 Rugby World Cup at the peak of his coaching powers

On Wednesday, Steve Hansen will name his 31-player squad to contest the World Cup in Japan. It will be a talented group who will be favourites to win the tournament for the third time in a row and if they are successful a big reason...


Live cricket updates: Black Caps v Sri Lanka, second test day three - ICC World Test Championship

All the action from the second test between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka.


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Back from the brink

A man imprisoned for manslaughter is making good at another chance at life.


Family focus for unwell father

A young dad and daughter's trip to Disney on Ice on Sunday took on special significance.


8chan investigated over content

Notorious internet message board is being investigated over child sex abuse content.


Clark slammed over UN inaction

A diplomat claims Helen Clark failed to act over an investigation of an alleged war criminal.


Cops raid cannabis club

Campaigner Dakta Green appears in court after police swoop on The Daktory in Wellington.


Lime's chaotic launch

Rider breaks his leg, e-scooters wind up in the Waikato River within 48 hours of Lime's launch in Hamilton.


Shooter and victim knew each other

Witnesses say shooting took place during a charity event at Auckland bar.


Five injured in Nelson crash

A person is in critical condition after a car and van collided in Nelson this afternoon.


Crash victim a doting mum

The 29-year-old died when the car she was driving and a truck collided in South Taranaki.


Instinct helps nab ram raiders

When the dairy owner saw two vehicles lurking outside after midnight, he knew something was up.


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Donald Trump arrives at G-7 with a list of grievances

With the global economy slowing, the US president presents more problems than solutions.


Prince Andrew denies witnessing Jeffrey Epstein's sex crimes

The Queen's son has issued a lengthy statement about his "association" with Epstein.


Sean Spicer hasn't had to face the damage that the lies he amplified caused

OPINION: Ex-White House press secretary should know the first step to redemption.


Helen Clark 'wasn't interested' in UN Rwanda genocide claims

A diplomat claims Helen Clark failed to act over an investigation of an alleged war criminal.


The world's lungs are on fire, how come nobody seems to care?

OPINION: The Amazon is having an arson-induced asthma attack. Soon, we'll all find it harder to breathe.


China frees British Consulate employee in Hong Kong

Chinese police release British Consulate employee in Hong Kong as protesters take to the streets once again.


$2 million worth of cocaine found in bananas shipped to Safeway stores

Workers in a US supermarket found 56kg of drugs in brown boxes marked 'CK'.


US woman finds 3.72-carat yellow diamond at park

She was watching a YouTube video on how to find diamonds - then spotted a 3.72-carat one in a US state park.


IVF could bring 'extinct' rhino back from the dead

Vets successfully harvest 10 eggs from the last two surviving female northern white rhinos of their species.


US newborn found dead inside trash bag may have been injected with heroin

Police are investigating whether the mother injected the baby with heroin after entering a home that "smelled of death".


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Latham ton lifts Black Caps

Superb unbeaten century lifts Black Caps out of a tricky spot to leave second test in the balance.


France roll past Tall Blacks

Paul Henare's Kiwi men's basketballers slumped to a third consecutive defeat on their World Cup buildup.


ABs squad has holes to fill

OPINION: George Bridge showed the selectors just how valuable footballing savvy can be, writes Mark Reason.


Team NZ launch imminent

It's almost time to splash the giant foiling monohull - and then the spy game ramps up to find its hidden secrets.


Surgery for cyclist's suffering

A pesky side strain has plagued George Bennett for years, but he believes he may finally have found a fix.


Carrington powers to gold

It's seven K1 200 world championship titles in a row for Kiwi kayaker Lisa Carrington.


Southee, Boult race heats up

Black Caps swing duo are mates but fierce competitors when it concerns their test wicket tallies.


Gambling threat to football

Football coaches fear the growing online gambling epidemic poses a threat to keeping the sport clean.


Jacobson shines as Waikato win

Counties lose their second straight home game this season as Waikato hold on.


Armstrong leaves mark on F3

The teenage driver is hoping he's done enough this season to move up to F2 in 2020.



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