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    Henderson Police Station temporarily evacuated after bomb scare

    Henderson Police Station temporarily evacuated after bomb scare


    A bomb scare temporarily forced part of the Waitakere Police Station to be evacuated this evening after the discovery of a suspicious-looking substance.The bomb squad was called to the station on Buscomb Ave in Henderson...

    A bomb scare temporarily forced part of the Waitakere Police Station to be evacuated this evening after the discovery of a suspicious-looking substance.The bomb squad was called to the station on Buscomb Ave in Henderson shortly...
    Murder trial: Witness tells jury 14-year-old admitted stabbing man

    Murder trial: Witness tells jury 14-year-old admitted stabbing man


    A 14-year-old had attacked a man before telling youths nearby "I stabbed him - run", a High Court jury has been told.The evidence was given by a witness today in the High Court in Napier.Haami Hanara,14, has pleaded not...

    A 14-year-old had attacked a man before telling youths nearby "I stabbed him - run", a High Court jury has been told.The evidence was given by a witness today in the High Court in Napier.Haami Hanara,14, has pleaded not guilty...
    Wellington Police find body on a Wairarapa beach during search for missing woman Sonam Shelar

    Wellington Police find body on a Wairarapa beach during search for missing woman Sonam Shelar


    Wellington Police searching for missing woman Sonam Shelar have recovered a woman's body on a Wairarapa beach.Formal identification is yet to take place but the body is believed to be that of the 26-year-old who was first...

    Wellington Police searching for missing woman Sonam Shelar have recovered a woman's body on a Wairarapa beach.Formal identification is yet to take place but the body is believed to be that of the 26-year-old who was first reported...
    Auckland Transport targets road Johnny Danger died on for speed reductions and safety improvements

    Auckland Transport targets road Johnny Danger died on for speed reductions and safety improvements


    Prominent entertainer Johnny Danger died after crashing his motorbike on the Dairy Flat Highway on Anzac Day, earlier this year.Now, safety improvements are looming for the stretch of highway which claimed the lives of nine...

    Prominent entertainer Johnny Danger died after crashing his motorbike on the Dairy Flat Highway on Anzac Day, earlier this year.Now, safety improvements are looming for the stretch of highway which claimed the lives of nine people...
    High school coach discharged without conviction for kissing girls

    High school coach discharged without conviction for kissing girls


    A high school sports coach has been discharged without conviction for indecently assaulting two teenagers by repeatedly kissing them on the lips.The 44-year-old, who has permanent name suppression, appeared in the Wellington...

    A high school sports coach has been discharged without conviction for indecently assaulting two teenagers by repeatedly kissing them on the lips.The 44-year-old, who has permanent name suppression, appeared in the Wellington District...
    'Highly secret' NZDF documents available on Nato website, journalist Nicky Hager tells Operation Burnham inquiry

    'Highly secret' NZDF documents available on Nato website, journalist Nicky Hager tells Operation Burnham inquiry


    Highly secret documentation which the NZ Defence Force says can't be released publicly in an inquiry into a NZSAS raid is available on a Nato website, says journalist Nicky Hager.Hager, who co-write the book which led to the...

    Highly secret documentation which the NZ Defence Force says can't be released publicly in an inquiry into a NZSAS raid is available on a Nato website, says journalist Nicky Hager.Hager, who co-write the book which led to the inquiry,...
    Emergency services working to rescue person trapped in campervan which has gone over bank near Westport

    Emergency services working to rescue person trapped in campervan which has gone over bank near Westport


    Emergency services on the West Coast are attending a crash on Lower Buyller Gorge Rd where a campervan has gone down a bank.A police spokesperson said the incident occurred on Lower Buller Gorge Rd around 4.15pm at Hawks...

    Emergency services on the West Coast are attending a crash on Lower Buyller Gorge Rd where a campervan has gone down a bank.A police spokesperson said the incident occurred on Lower Buller Gorge Rd around 4.15pm at Hawks Crag."A...
    Auckland Transport boss says cycleway report is fundamentally flawed

    Auckland Transport boss says cycleway report is fundamentally flawed


    Auckland Transport chief executive Shane Ellison says a report stating the council body may have used overestimated figures to give a favourable business case for four cycleways in the city is fundamentally flawed.A Herald ...

    Auckland Transport chief executive Shane Ellison says a report stating the council body may have used overestimated figures to give a favourable business case for four cycleways in the city is fundamentally flawed.A Herald story...
    Auckland's microplastic scourge under the microscope

    Auckland's microplastic scourge under the microscope


    So small that they're typically invisible to the naked eye, microplastics nonetheless pose a goliath threat to our oceans.These particles of broken-down plastic products are now being found within rainwater, sea salt, air and...

    So small that they're typically invisible to the naked eye, microplastics nonetheless pose a goliath threat to our oceans.These particles of broken-down plastic products are now being found within rainwater, sea salt, air and even...
    Cooking the Books podcast: How to successfully make money from your hobbies

    Cooking the Books podcast: How to successfully make money from your hobbies


    Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the things you need to know before monetising a hobby. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books:...

    Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the things you need to know before monetising a hobby. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books: How...
    Drink-driver caught twice in three weeks

    Drink-driver caught twice in three weeks


    A couple of weeks after Jeffrey Douglas Coward was charged with drink-driving, police went to serve him with a court summons - and caught him at it again.The extraordinary coincidence saw the 56-year-old come before the...

    A couple of weeks after Jeffrey Douglas Coward was charged with drink-driving, police went to serve him with a court summons - and caught him at it again.The extraordinary coincidence saw the 56-year-old come before the Dunedin...
    Environmental group Friends of Sherwood seek referendum on 1080

    Environmental group Friends of Sherwood seek referendum on 1080


    The same environmental group that won a temporary stop to a 1080 poison drop on Auckland's Hunua Range is seeking enough signatures to trigger a referendum on its prohibition completely.Friends of Sherwood has proposed a...

    The same environmental group that won a temporary stop to a 1080 poison drop on Auckland's Hunua Range is seeking enough signatures to trigger a referendum on its prohibition completely.Friends of Sherwood has proposed a citizens...
    The Front Page podcast: SAS raid inquiry underway, WoF licence suspended after fatal crash

    The Front Page podcast: SAS raid inquiry underway, WoF licence suspended after fatal crash


    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today, an inquiry is underway into a controversial SAS raid on an Afghan village, a car involved in fatal crash should never have passed a...

    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today, an inquiry is underway into a controversial SAS raid on an Afghan village, a car involved in fatal crash should never have passed a warrant...
    Woman charged with neglecting child after incident in Hamilton car park

    Woman charged with neglecting child after incident in Hamilton car park


    A 23-year-old Hamilton woman has been charged with neglecting a child. It comes less than a week after a 2-month-old baby was rescued from a sweltering car in Hamilton while its caregiver was reportedly playing pokies....

    A 23-year-old Hamilton woman has been charged with neglecting a child. It comes less than a week after a 2-month-old baby was rescued from a sweltering car in Hamilton while its caregiver was reportedly playing pokies. Acting...
    Taranaki firefighters scramble to rural fire in commercial building

    Taranaki firefighters scramble to rural fire in commercial building


    Taranaki firefighters are being scrambled to a rural fire at a "well lit" commercial building used for vehicle repairs. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US First responders from Stratford have scrambled to the scene on Hastings Rd,...

    Taranaki firefighters are being scrambled to a rural fire at a "well lit" commercial building used for vehicle repairs. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US First responders from Stratford have scrambled to the scene on Hastings Rd, just...
    Hawke's Bay Wine Auction confirms record $265,500 raised for Cranford Hospice

    Hawke's Bay Wine Auction confirms record $265,500 raised for Cranford Hospice


    Hawke's Bay wine producers and organiser of the annual Hawke's Bay Wine Auction have presented a record-breaking cheque to Cranford Hospice.An official ceremony at Church Road Winery last night saw the handover of a $265,500 ...

    Hawke's Bay wine producers and organiser of the annual Hawke's Bay Wine Auction have presented a record-breaking cheque to Cranford Hospice.An official ceremony at Church Road Winery last night saw the handover of a $265,500 cheque,...
    Kawakawa crash victim, 87, named

    Kawakawa crash victim, 87, named


    The man killed in a head-on crash near Kawakawa on Sunday was Phillip Edward Pratt, a stalwart of Northland's country music scene. Pratt, who was 87 and lived near Maromaku, was returning home from a Little Tennessee Country...

    The man killed in a head-on crash near Kawakawa on Sunday was Phillip Edward Pratt, a stalwart of Northland's country music scene. Pratt, who was 87 and lived near Maromaku, was returning home from a Little Tennessee Country Music...
    Prison for hitting good Samaritan with car

    Prison for hitting good Samaritan with car


    A man who hit a good Samaritan with his car when the victim was trying to intervene in what he thought was a family violence incident has been sent to prison.Tyrone Ryan Woodcock, 31, appeared in the Wellington District Court...

    A man who hit a good Samaritan with his car when the victim was trying to intervene in what he thought was a family violence incident has been sent to prison.Tyrone Ryan Woodcock, 31, appeared in the Wellington District Court this...
    New solar panels will reveal if Ōhope Beach School is the sunniest in the country

    New solar panels will reveal if Ōhope Beach School is the sunniest in the country


    Pupils at Ōhope Beach School can now track their solar energy to see if their town's sunny reputation stacks up. Ōhope Beach School joined the Genesis School-gen solar programme following the installation of a...

    Pupils at Ōhope Beach School can now track their solar energy to see if their town's sunny reputation stacks up. Ōhope Beach School joined the Genesis School-gen solar programme following the installation of a 10-kilowatt...
    National MP Simon O'Connor considering a tilt at the Auckland mayoralty

    National MP Simon O'Connor considering a tilt at the Auckland mayoralty


    The National MP for Tāmaki, Simon O'Connor, is considering running for the Auckland mayoralty next year.O'Connor said he had been approached by people involved in local and national politics about putting his hat in the...

    The National MP for Tāmaki, Simon O'Connor, is considering running for the Auckland mayoralty next year.O'Connor said he had been approached by people involved in local and national politics about putting his hat in the ring...