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    The day William Tyrrell vanished

    The day William Tyrrell vanished


    Mid-morning on September 12, 2014, Paul Savage was inside his house on Benaroon Drive, Kendall, in the green and tranquil river valley of Camden Haven on NSW's mid-north coast. Then aged 70, Mr Savage...

    Mid-morning on September 12, 2014, Paul Savage was inside his house on Benaroon Drive, Kendall, in the green and tranquil river valley of Camden Haven on NSW's mid-north coast. Then aged 70, Mr Savage ...
    The contenders: Top seven candidates to replace Steve Hansen

    The contenders: Top seven candidates to replace Steve Hansen


    Steve Hansen had hardly announced he would step down as All Blacks head coach after next year's World Cup in Japan when speculation started as to who will replace him. Liam Napier discusses the virtues...

    Steve Hansen had hardly announced he would step down as All Blacks head coach after next year's World Cup in Japan when speculation started as to who will replace him. Liam Napier discusses the virtues ...
    Killed after boy jumped off bridge in suicide attempt

    Killed after boy jumped off bridge in suicide attempt


    There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake...

    There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake ...
    'Dodging scrutiny': National demands PM release text from Richie Hardcore

    'Dodging scrutiny': National demands PM release text from Richie Hardcore


    There is precedent for private texts sent to a Prime Minister to be made public, but a media law expert says whether it would apply to Jacinda Ardern's text from Richie Hardcore would depend on the context. Hardcore...

    There is precedent for private texts sent to a Prime Minister to be made public, but a media law expert says whether it would apply to Jacinda Ardern's text from Richie Hardcore would depend on the context. Hardcore ...

    The 'Father Christmas' giving away $100 bills and burgers


    Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular...

    Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular ...

    'No point in you calling': Noel Leeming fined $200k for misleading consumers


    Technology and appliance retailer Noel Leeming has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers about their rights to return faulty goods after several complaints led to an investigation by the Commerce...

    Technology and appliance retailer Noel Leeming has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers about their rights to return faulty goods after several complaints led to an investigation by the Commerce ...

    'I was 129kg': Warriors great Manu Vatuvei reveals secret fight


    Something had to change for Manu Vatuvei, the former Kiwi and Warriors league legend who returned to Auckland this year from his stint with English club Salford injured, increasingly overweight, and with...

    Something had to change for Manu Vatuvei, the former Kiwi and Warriors league legend who returned to Auckland this year from his stint with English club Salford injured, increasingly overweight, and with ...

    'Outpouring of grief': Prayers for 4yo who died in scrum machine incident


    A Māori prayer is being said at a South Auckland rugby club where a preschooler died in an incident involving a scrum machine. Police reported a 4-year-old girl died and emergency services were...

    A Māori prayer is being said at a South Auckland rugby club where a preschooler died in an incident involving a scrum machine. Police reported a 4-year-old girl died and emergency services were ...

    The Front Page podcast: Grace Millane friends fear compromised trial


    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today, a family friend of Grace Millane calls out British media for suppression breaches, a teen driver escapes jail...

    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today, a family friend of Grace Millane calls out British media for suppression breaches, a teen driver escapes jail ...

    'No remorse': 'Heartless' learner driver killed teen


    An Auckland teenager has been sentenced to home detention after killing a 15-year-old in a drunken hit-and-run - and later posting an insensitive social media post of herself in an orange prison jumpsuit. Air...

    An Auckland teenager has been sentenced to home detention after killing a 15-year-old in a drunken hit-and-run - and later posting an insensitive social media post of herself in an orange prison jumpsuit. Air ...

    Auckland iwi wins court case over Rangitoto rights stoush


    An Auckland iwi has won a Supreme Court case giving it the right to re-apply for exclusive rights to conduct commercial operations on Rangitoto and Motutapu. Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust...

    An Auckland iwi has won a Supreme Court case giving it the right to re-apply for exclusive rights to conduct commercial operations on Rangitoto and Motutapu. Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust ...

    Police release photos of deceased Auckland man Shannon Baker


    Police have released photos of Shannon Baker and revealed his car was last seen in Auckland on Monday night. Fifty-five-year-old Baker was found dead at an address on Calgary St in Sandringham on Tuesday...

    Police have released photos of Shannon Baker and revealed his car was last seen in Auckland on Monday night. Fifty-five-year-old Baker was found dead at an address on Calgary St in Sandringham on Tuesday ...

    Daring tale: Shipwreck uncovered on west coast beach after 153 years


    The New Zealand shipwreck given up from its sandy grave after 153 years has rolled away on the back of a truck. The timber hull of the 17m-long sailing vessel, the Daring, whose shroud of sand was wiped...

    The New Zealand shipwreck given up from its sandy grave after 153 years has rolled away on the back of a truck. The timber hull of the 17m-long sailing vessel, the Daring, whose shroud of sand was wiped ...

    Meghan 'fed up' with rumours of royal rift


    Meghan Markle is finding it "frustrating and stressful" that she has "no voice" against a barrage of bad headlines, a US magazine has claimed. The pregnant Duchess of Sussex is said to be "fed up" that...

    Meghan Markle is finding it "frustrating and stressful" that she has "no voice" against a barrage of bad headlines, a US magazine has claimed. The pregnant Duchess of Sussex is said to be "fed up" that ...

    Severe thunderstorm risk hangs over North Island


    Motorists are being asked to take care as thunderstorms lash the North Island and a flooded river closes State Highway 2, near Gisborne on the East Coast. The Herald understands the road was closed...

    Motorists are being asked to take care as thunderstorms lash the North Island and a flooded river closes State Highway 2, near Gisborne on the East Coast. The Herald understands the road was closed ...

    Girl, 7, dies of dehydration and shock after crossing Mexico-US border


    A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a...

    A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a ...

    Scotty Stevenson jumps ship from Sky TV


    Scotty Stevenson has jumped ship from Sky TV to lead Spark and TVNZ's coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In addition to his Rugby World Cup 2019 responsibilities, Stevenson will work across other...

    Scotty Stevenson has jumped ship from Sky TV to lead Spark and TVNZ's coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In addition to his Rugby World Cup 2019 responsibilities, Stevenson will work across other ...

    Community rallies behind preschool after playground theft


    Supportive messages, morning tea and even donation offers are flooding in for a south Auckland preschool that had its playground stolen in a shocking theft. On Thursday morning as staff at Small Kauri...

    Supportive messages, morning tea and even donation offers are flooding in for a south Auckland preschool that had its playground stolen in a shocking theft. On Thursday morning as staff at Small Kauri ...

    Former league star's tears in desperate bail bid


    Accused killer Chris Dawson has broken down in court during a desperate bail bid after he was sensationally charged with the murder of his first wife Lyn. Mr Dawson, a former rugby league player and...

    Accused killer Chris Dawson has broken down in court during a desperate bail bid after he was sensationally charged with the murder of his first wife Lyn. Mr Dawson, a former rugby league player and ...