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New Zealand resident extradited to Australia following humanitarian disaster, to face trial over deaths of 350:

October 19th, 2019

A New Zealand resident has been extradited to Australia to face trial over the deaths of more than 350 people in 2001.Maythem Kamil Radhi was allegedly involved in the smuggling of a boatload of people from Indonesia before it sank,...

Winston Peters starts election run-up with scattergun attack, MediaWorks jab:

October 19th, 2019

Winston Peters has begun his run to the election swinging in all directions. The New Zealand First leader's opening speech at his party's annual convention on Saturday was a call to action for 2020, but it was laden with attacks...

Thousands of cancer patients missing out on life-saving radiation therapy:

October 19th, 2019

Many cancer patients in New Zealand and Australia are missing out on radiation therapy which could help in their treatment. Data presented to a radiology conference held in Auckland today shows fewer than a third of New Zealand...

Eerily similar: How to spot a new IRD email scam:

October 19th, 2019

Hundreds of Kiwis have been sent an intricate email scam claiming to be from the tax department alleging a refund is owed.And although the IRD does not track how much money is lost through scams, it does keep track of them.The...

Three people transported to hospital following serious head-on collision in north Auckland:

October 19th, 2019

A young man has been taken to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition following a head-on collision in Redvale, North Auckland this afternoon.The incident took place around 4.20pm on East Coast Rd and emergency services were...

Childhood friends from Christchurch Michael James Pratt and Matthew Isaac Wolfe face FBI sex trafficking charges over GirlsDoPorn website:

October 19th, 2019

Mike Pratt and Matt Wolfe were best mates growing up.Born a few months apart in 1982, the duo started primary school in Christchurch together but went to different schools in their teenage years.Wolfe was at Burnside, one of the...

Compulsory community service for teens? NZ First members say yes:

October 19th, 2019

New Zealand First's members have voted for the party to look into giving 100 hours of compulsory community service to all teenagers.The party's membership is this weekend meeting for its annual convention, which includes a public...

Herald afternoon quiz: October 19:

October 19th, 2019

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

Local Focus: Race Relations Commissioner supports local Māori push for councillor Andrew Hollis to resign over comments:

October 19th, 2019

New Tauranga City Councillor Andrew Hollis has stirred up controversy within a week of being elected.Hollis has been accused of racism after comments on social media supporting burning the Treaty of Waitangi, calling it a joke and...

Air NZ flight from Auckland to San Francisco diverted to Hawaii with 'engineering issue':

October 19th, 2019

An Air NZ flight from Auckland to San Francisco was rerouted to Hawaii this morning due to engineering fault. Flight NZ 8 departed from Auckland airport at 7:51 Friday, but was rerouted to Honolulu mid flight.Air NZ said the engineering...

Landslip closes section of West Coast highway near Greymouth:

October 19th, 2019

By RNZ There has been a large landslide at Omoto, east of Greymouth, closing a section of the highway until at least Tuesday.Continuous heavy rain and high river levels have contributed to the 2.5 metre landslide drop overnight...

Police confirm body found in Waitaki River jet-boat search:

October 19th, 2019

Searchers looking for a man who fell from a boat that overturned on the Waitaki River in North Otago have recovered a body, police have confirmed.The search was launched in the Waitaki district yesterday after a man fell from the...

Smashed car windscreen, man fights for his life in South Auckland:

October 19th, 2019

Police are focusing their attention on a house with a smashed car outside as a man fights for his life in hospital.Neighbours say gun shots rang out through the night on Naylors Drive in Mangere and a man is in a critical condition.But...

Search for missing former league coach Mike McClennan enters fourth day:

October 19th, 2019

Police have set up a mobile truck at Waiwera and are asking for information from the public as the search for missing former league coach Mike McClennan enters its fourth day.An officer at the site said dozens of members of the...

New Zealand weather: Settled weekend following by cool change midweek:

October 19th, 2019

A nice day is on the way, but enjoy it while it lasts, New Zealand.Persistent showery and blowy weather this month has stretched the patience of many New Zealanders eagerly anticipating summer. READ MORE: • Weather: Rain...

'Good riddance': Winston Peters lets loose on MediaWorks:

October 19th, 2019

Winston Peters has twisted the knife over MediaWorks' sale of its television division, as he railed against the media in front of party members.The New Zealand First party's members are meeting in Christchurch this weekend for their...

Winston Peters faces questions from angry gun owners at NZ First conference:

October 19th, 2019

NZ First leader Winston Peters has met angry gun-owning protesters outside his party's annual convention, but has avoided making any promises. NZ First had staunchly opposed the tightening of gun laws over previous decades, but...

Investigation launched after woman found dead:

October 18th, 2019

Rotorua police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman's body near Lake Rotorua yesterday morning.The death is currently being treated as unexplained, said Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley.Inspector...

Eight University of Otago trampers rescued overnight from Southern Alps:

October 18th, 2019

Eight trampers from the University of Otago had to be rescued early today after heavy snow stopped them from reaching a North Otago hut.Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand said an alert was received from a Personal Locator Beacon...

Research institute's name used to spread false information on measles:

October 18th, 2019

By RNZ The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has warned people that wrong information claiming to use ESR data is being circulated.In a tweet put out by ESR yesterday afternoon, they said an "unknown individual...

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