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One person dies after fatal two car crash in Mangere:

May 26th, 2018

One person has died after a two car crash in Mangere. The crash happened at the intersection of Massey Road and Bucklands Road at about 6pm. A member of the public at the scene told The Herald that one car was on its roof on...

Karaka dad Greg Goldfinch: Seeing Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrive for critically hurt son 'like winning Lotto':

May 26th, 2018

Greg and Kelly Goldfinch were greeted with every parent's worst nightmare.A yelp of pain, blood and their little boy asking: "Am I going to die?"It was Auckland Anniversary weekend this year and the Karaka, South Auckland, family...

Ex-National MP Ross Meurant to the Head Hunters - gangs must join society or face becoming 'exploding' underclass of terrorism:

May 26th, 2018

Former National Party MP and police detective Ross Meurant told hundreds of Head Hunters members inside the gang's headquarters to mobilise in a bid for political representation.Failure to do so would leave those in gang communities...

Four-vehicle crash in the Victoria Park tunnel:

May 26th, 2018

Police are attending a four-vehicle crash in the Victoria Park tunnel in Auckland.The crash happened in the northbound lane near Beaumont St, just before 4.30pm, a police spokeswoman said. More to come.

One dead following crash in Mangatawhiri, near Pokeno:

May 26th, 2018

One person has died after a fatal crash in Mangatawhiri. The two-vehicle collision occurred on Mangatawhiri Rd shortly before 4.30pm.Another person was injured in the crash St John confirmed they attended a traffic incident...

Emergency situation at Auckland airport: Air New Zealand plane with flat tyre lands safely:

May 26th, 2018

An emergency situation at Auckland airport involving an Air New Zealand flight has turned out to be a false alarm, with the plane landing safely.An airport spokesperson says the alarm was raised following reports of a possible issue...

Serious crash between vehicle and cyclist in Timaru:

May 26th, 2018

Police are attending a serious crash between a vehicle and a cyclist in Timaru.The crash happened on Washdyke Flat Rd about 2.30pm.Washdyke Flat Rd is closed between Laughton Rd and Kelland Hill Rd. Police are advising motorists...

'I wanted to nail him to get proof': Rapist's Facebook apology to victim:

May 26th, 2018

A man who apologised to his victim online after raping her twice in a secluded Dunedin walkway has been found guilty.The jury's unanimous verdicts came after four hours' deliberation at the conclusion of a three-day trial at the...

Kiwi employer prefers hiring locals to highly qualified migrants:

May 26th, 2018

Our immigration system is flawed, with highly skilled and qualified migrants being approved who may not be suitable for New Zealand, an expert is warning.A design professional and employer says he prefers hiring locals to highly...

Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson fends off shark in second Tasman crossing attempt:

May 26th, 2018

A Kiwi kayaker who is trying to become the first person to paddle solo from Australia to New Zealand in huge seas has been forced to fend off an attacking shark.Former Rotorua kayaker Scott Donaldson has faced an aggressive shark...

Injured pig hunter rescued from Opotiki bush: Video shows dense bush and difficult conditions:

May 26th, 2018

A hunter who was stuck with a broken ankle 100m down a ravine for hours gave his rescuers a thumbs up as he was carried on a stretcher, a photo taken at the scene shows.The man fell down a bank and hurt himself while he and a hunting...

Serious crash closes State Highway 1 near Warkworth, north of Auckland:

May 26th, 2018

State Highway 1 is closed after a serious crash near Warkworth, with authorities warning of significant delays.Police said emergency services were called to a serious crash on State Highway 1, about 3km south of Warkworth, shortly...

Missing Kiwi woman Claire Nelson found injured in US national park:

May 26th, 2018

A badly injured Kiwi woman missing for three days has been found with a shattered pelvis in a US desert by a helicopter search crew.Claire Nelson, 36, has been flown to a local hospital for treatment after rescuers found her on...

Woman in her 70s attacked in Countdown car park in Oamaru:

May 26th, 2018

An elderly woman has suffered facial injuries in an attack in a supermarket car park in Oamaru.Police are investigating after the woman, in her 70s, was knocked to the ground by an unknown male about 2.45pm on Friday, in the Countdown...

San Diego Zoo Safari Park says Māori native to Australia when opening new exhibit:

May 26th, 2018

An American zoo has been slammed for using Māori dancers in the opening for an Australian exhibition, saying they were "native" to both countries.San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California launched its Walkabout Australia exhibit...

At home with the Dotcoms in Queenstown:

May 26th, 2018

At first glance, it looks a bit like a show-home.A multimillion dollar one, sure, but lacking in the personal touches that makes a house look lived-in.There's no pictures on the walls, no candles or ornaments or trinkets, no bookshelf.If...

Rotorua woman helps save husband's life with extraordinary CPR skills:

May 26th, 2018

When Jennifer Raphael looked up to see her husband "dead" at his computer table, she swung into action and saved his life.The registered nurse tipped John, her husband of 43 years, out of his chair, phoned 111 and put it on speaker...

'M. bovis' outbreak devastates couple's life:

May 25th, 2018

Thousands of cattle have been slaughtered because of Mycoplasma bovis, but there has also been a very real human cost.Until Wednesday, former Van Leeuwen Dairy Group (VLDG) sharemilkers Sarel and Mary Potgieter were living in a...

New Zealand-Aussie singer Stan Walker returns to stage in Auckland after health battle:

May 25th, 2018

Stan Walker has made an energetic return to the stage in his first solo concert since going public over his health challenges.The Kiwi-Aussie singer spoke in heartbreaking detail about his health earlier this year in a documentary...

Man and pregnant partner hit by large stag 'out of nowhere':

May 25th, 2018

A Dunedin man and his heavily pregnant partner had a lucky escape after colliding with a large stag while driving home.The accident happened on State Highway 1, north of Dunedin, as Tommy-lee Winder (20) and partner Anna Whitmore...

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