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If Peters was telling the truth, I'd probably sack her

Details If Peters was telling the truth, I'd probably sack herIf Peters was telling the truth, I'd probably sack her Judith Collins has denied a claim by Winston Peters that one of her loyalists approached him to ask if he could work with her after the election if he could not agree with a deal with Mr Key. The New ......

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Jail for running meth ring from mum's

Details Jail for running meth ring from mum'sJail for running meth ring from mum's A man who ran a methamphetamine ring from his mum's house while serving a sentence of home detention has been jailed for seven and a half years. William Luke MacFarlane, 30, appeared in the High Court ......

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Principal's top job begins under cloud

Details Peter ClaguePrincipal's top job begins under cloud The former principal of one of the country's best schools who starts his new job at the helm of one of England's most prestigious schools next week will have to come home to defend allegations of assaulting ......

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Jet escort after they lit cigarette on a plane

Details Jet escort after they lit cigarette on a plane Lilia Ratmanski, 25, and Milana Muzikante, 26, have been charged with smoking on board a Sunwing aircraft and endangering its safety. The airline said the flight had left Toronto on Wednesday afternoon ......

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Sexually assaulted while on work break

Details File photo / APN A Napier woman was dragged from her car and sexually assaulted while on a break near her work in Ahururi last night. Police said in a statement that the woman was attacked about 9.45pm yesterday. She ......

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Who did Facebook like last night?

Details Loading Labour Leader David Cunliffe's performance saw him create a slightly bigger buzz than Prime Minister John Key among Facebook's 2.4 million New Zealand users during last night's leaders' debate, according ......

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One wrong turn - a lifetime of recovery

Details One wrong turn - a lifetime of recovery A wrong turn on Mt Ruapehu eleven years ago led North Shore man Jamie Trower over an unintended ski jump and into a life of hospitals, complex medical terminology and rehabilitation. Just a nine-year-old ......

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Bikeway to open - but no uni access

Details Bikeway to open - but no uni access Auckland's new $11 million cycleway through Grafton Gully is due to open on Saturday next week without a link to the neighbouring university. That is despite a hope that students will be among its main ......

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Twitter explodes - about Obama's suit

Details Twitter explodes - about Obama's suit US President Barack Obama was making serious comments about the Islamic State's threat, but the Twitterverse was obsessed with his tan suit. President Obama held a news conference on the threat of ISIS ......

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Lucy Lawless: Much ado about nothing?

Details Lucy Lawless: Much ado about nothing? Crikey dick! The media has been fraught with drama these past two weeks. Everyone on talkback says that they're sick of hearing about "the Hager saga" but they obviously didn't read any of it. It is riveting. The ......

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Supplementing the depression fight

Details Photo / Thinkstock Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are ......

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Fares fair? Let's compare

Details Fares fair? Let's compareFares fair? Let's compare Kiwis wanting to travel to some regional centres are faced with an 18-hour bus ride - or forking out hundreds of dollars for an Air New Zealand flight. And, in some centres, it is cheaper to drive a car-load ......

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Stripped and marched to their deaths

Details Stripped and marched to their deathsStripped and marched to their deaths The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours ......

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Skier survives crater plunge

Details Skier survives crater plungeSkier survives crater plunge A novice skier probably would have died after tumbling 35 metres into the crater of Mt Ruapehu if not for a chance meeting with two local men who decided at the last minute to extend their day on the ......

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Ministry man investigated over blog

Details Ministry man investigated over blog A public servant is under investigation over allegations that he said beneficiaries were "stupid" for having children. The man, who works for the Ministry of Social Development, has been suspended amid ......

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Stabbed boy meets VIP visitor

Details Stabbed boy meets VIP visitor A boy stabbed in the head at school three months ago is now able to sit up and will soon start learning to walk again. Mateaki Lolohea, 11, was in a coma for more than 10 days after being stabbed through ......

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Apple sets the date - iPhone 6 tipped

Details Apple sets the date - iPhone 6 tipped Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company. The Sept. 9 launch, which is expected to feature a larger ......

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Poll puts Minto into Parliament

Details Veteran activist John Minto Internet-Mana would have four MPs in Parliament including veteran activist John Minto, if its support in the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey were translated to an election result. But on the basis of the ......

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Auckland rail may run under harbour

Details Photo / Greg Bowker Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has left open a prospect of trains, trams or buses running under Auckland's Waitemata Harbour - not just motorway traffic. He told a public meeting in Auckland that ......

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Pick'n'fix: Parties push housing cures

Details Photo / Michael Craig Auckland's home affordability headache won't be solved in a hurry but both National and Labour now have quick fixes for desperate home buyers. The National Government's announcement on Sunday of an extra ......

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Great-gran's last wish comes true

Details Great-gran's last wish comes true A great-grandmother and dementia sufferer who chose to take her life after publishing a lengthy manifesto about her belief in a person's right to die has received widespread support across New Zealand. Christchurch-born ......

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More free with Nat's home-buy policy

Details More free with Nat's home-buy policy Hunting for a home for the past two years, 41-year-old Tauranga teacher Stefan Nogaj says of the two major political parties' flagship home affordability policies, he prefers the look of National's HomeStart ......

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The day NZ took Samoa from Germany

Details The day NZ took Samoa from Germany Mele Ioelu still remembers running towards the village church when the sirens went off - signalling that the soldiers were coming. "When they came, we all ran to the church to hide. Other families had ......

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Brangelina - finally wed

Details Brangelina - finally wed Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married last weekend in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple has confirmed. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by ......

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Joan Rivers in fight for life

Details Joan Rivers in fight for life Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said. The 81-year-old comedian's condition wasn't ......

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Sideswipe: Pino-Key-o

Details Sideswipe: Pino-Key-o Taking care of business A high school student in South Carolina was arrested and suspended from school over an assignment in which he claimed to have killed his neighbour's pet dinosaur. Alex Stone ......

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The Diary: 24 things to know

Details The Diary: 24 things to know 1. Why did Ali Mau reject Russell Crowe's sexual proposition? Alison Mau. She said on her radio show this week that the actor tried to pick her up years ago after he had just won his Oscar, but she ......

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Big rate rises in store despite cuts

Details Big rate rises in store despite cuts Auckland Mayor Len Brown is talking of selling council carparks and naming rights to swimming pools to help balance the books in his new 10-year budget. Mr Brown released his first draft of the budget ......

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Kiwis split on whether Collins should go

Details Kiwis split on whether Collins should go New Zealanders are evenly divided over whether Justice Minister Judith Collins' head should roll for her part in the Dirty Politics scandal, a Herald-DigiPoll survey has found. And while a slim majority ......

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford in new scandal

Details Toronto mayor Rob Ford in new scandal Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by a Toronto Catholic school ......

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