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Auckland gardener Bruce Steedman dies after falling into council tree pit on Broadway, Newmarket:

April 21st, 2019

A grieving Auckland woman is seeking legal advice after her elderly partner suffered fatal injuries when he fell into an open tree surround on a busy Newmarket street.Bruce Steedman - who was a month away from celebrating his 89th...

Pike River: Rick Durbridge tells of anguish of 'bullying' son to work at mine before explosion:

April 21st, 2019

A grieving father says he bullied his son into getting off the couch and going to his death in the doomed Pike River Mine."I bullied him into going into the mines, which is probably one of the worst things I've ever done," Rick...

Troy Baisden: Enviro report shows our poor grasp of causes:

April 21st, 2019

COMMENT: Faster change is possible only if we can overcome knowledge gaps. Environment Aotearoa 2019, a major report released last week, provides the first snapshot since 2015 of our environment across five "domains" — air, climate,...

Wet weather on the way for much of the North Island:

April 21st, 2019

The pleasant autumn weather which graced much of the country over the weekend is set to follow the lead of the Easter bunny and hop away.Meanwhile, motorways around the country are expected to be flogged by high traffic levels as...

John Roughan: Political capital needs to be spent:

April 21st, 2019

COMMENT If ever this Government was going to be brave it was now. This is its first term, chances are it will get a second term and maybe a third. Most New Zealand governments survive that long. But it will never again be as fresh...

Herald morning quiz: April 22:

April 21st, 2019

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

One person dead after serious crash in Huntly, first road fatality of Easter weekend 2019:

April 21st, 2019

One person has died after a serious crash near Huntly tonight, the first road fatality of this year's Easter long weekend.Police said emergency services were called to the single-vehicle crash on Hakarimata Rd about 8.35pm."One...

Auckland woman rattled by explosions in Sri Lanka, attended churches day earlier:

April 21st, 2019

An Auckland woman has been rattled by the Sri Lanka explosions which have killed more than 200 people and left hundreds more injured.Rachel Stephens said local military had set up barricades, hospitals were overflowing and people...

Sri Lanka explosions: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labels attacks 'devastating' and sends NZ's condolences to grieving country:

April 21st, 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described co-ordinated bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels as "devastating" and extended New Zealand's condolences to the grieving nation. At least 207 people have been killed and 500...

Woman in critical condition after 'family harm' incident in Flaxmere, Hawke's Bay:

April 21st, 2019

Emergency services responded to a family harm incident on Henderson Ave, Flaxmere at 11.10pm on Saturday. A police spokeswoman said one person had been arrested and was in custody after one person suffered serious injuries. A...

Young child, 10, left at service station alone after getting off InterCity bus to use toilet:

April 21st, 2019

An InterCity bus driver left an unaccompanied young child at a Bombay service station after the boy got off the bus to use the toilet.The company has apologised to the boy's family, refunded the ticket and launched an investigation...

Hawke's Bay man's treaty claim calls for vocational training rethink:

April 21st, 2019

Vocational training reform proposing radical changes in tertiary education delivery are rushed and will disadvantage Maori, according to a Hawke's Bay man who has lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim to improve reform consultation.The...

Person trapped in motor vehicle crash south of Hamilton:

April 21st, 2019

Emergency services are attending a motor vehicle crash in Tamahere, south of Hamilton.The crash happened just after 3.30pm this afternoon at the intersection of Marychurch Rd and Tauwhare Rd.St John transported one person to Waikato...

Tramper missing in Canterbury found safe and well:

April 21st, 2019

A tramper reported missing in Canterbury has been found safe and well.Police said Brigitte Visagie (56) walked to Nina Hut with two companions on Friday and stayed the night before beginning their walk back to State Highway 7 yesterday.However,...

Man in critical condition after suffering gunshot wound in Waiau Pa, South Auckland:

April 21st, 2019

A man is fighting for his life after suffering a gunshot wound today at Waiau Pa, just hours after another man was shot dead in South Auckland. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US HERE Police say emergency services were called to Wright...

Herald afternoon quiz: April 21:

April 21st, 2019

Test your brains with the Herald's revamped afternoon quiz. Be sure to check on tomorrow morning for another trivia fix with our new morning quiz. Android users please click here ‌ To challenge...

Simmonds Acrobatic Troupe reunite after five decades apart:

April 21st, 2019

An assortment of forgotten photos found in the basement after a third member died, sparked a reunion 50 years in the making. In their heyday, the Simmonds Acrobatic Troupe, from Napier, made up of a group of young girls, travelled...

Woman dashes to escape 'severe' blaze in Onehunga building:

April 21st, 2019

A woman was forced to quickly flee a fire that took hold in an industrial building in Auckland this afternoon. Around 70 fire crew battled a "large and severe fire" at Argus Fire Protection in Onehunga. Argus Fire Protection general...

Man still critical after central Auckland assault:

April 21st, 2019

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after an assault in Auckland's city centre left another man critically hurt.The 20-year-old faces a charge of serious assault and is due in Auckland District Court tomorrow morning.The other...

Third attempt to fix broken Pan Pac pipe fails:

April 21st, 2019

Pan Pac is searching for an alternative solution to fix its broken wastewater pipe after a third attempt has failed.It comes six months after a resident first reported discolouration near the water's edge at Whirinaki Beach, which...

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