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May 27, 2019
'Your PIN or you're dead': Kiwis abducted in Tanzania

'Your PIN or you're dead': Kiwis abducted in Tanzania

A Gisborne couple were abducted by four men and repeatedly told they would be killed during a terrifying two-hour ordeal in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam last week. Chris Williams and partner Tiffany ...

Tamihere's plan to dump fuel tax 'pure fantasy' without Government approval

Tamihere's plan to dump fuel tax 'pure fantasy' without Government approval

• Tonight at 7pm on nzherald.co.nz and iHeartRadio we will have a live Auckland mayoral debate between Phil Goff and John Tamihere hosted by Heather du Plessis-Allan. What do you want to ask the ...

Expert advice: What to do if you get a suspicious knock at the door

Expert advice: What to do if you get a suspicious knock at the door

If you receive an unexpected knock on the door in the middle of the night, don't open your house to the stranger. That's the advice of police after at least two instances of suspicious late-night doorknocks ...

Final chapter in NZ's biggest drug bust: 27yrs' jail after 500kg meth haul

Final chapter in NZ's biggest drug bust: 27yrs' jail after 500kg meth haul

The final chapter in New Zealand's biggest drug seizure has closed with two characters nicknamed 'Blaze' and 'Marvel' handed long prison terms. More than 500kg of methamphetamine was smuggled from a ...

Fatal mosquito bite: Kiwi died on dream Mexico holiday from dengue fever

A 37-year-old Queenstown resident has died in Mexico after contracting dengue fever from a mosquito bite. Phillipa Greig, known as Pip, was house-sitting for a friend in a little village where she was ...

Christchurch accused's manifesto being sold overseas 'disgusting': PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it is "abhorrent and disgusting" that the alleged Christchurch terrorist's manifesto is being sold online. But she says there is little New Zealand can do about it ...

'My son is my hero'; Praise for boy who alerted family to fire

Helena Abbott can't shake the sight of seeing her son in the hallway of their Hamilton home as flames licked the walls and smoke filled the bedroom behind him. She put her hand out for 7-year-old, Brody ...

Receptionist sacked for blabbing at party about patients' sexual health

A medical receptionist who blabbed about a couple's sexual health at a party has been fired - and a complaint referred to the Privacy Commissioner. The woman was at a family gathering with extended family ...

Law change so bars, clubs can stay open for Rugby World Cup

The Government will introduce a bill to enable bars and clubs to stay open and serve drinks during Rugby World Cup games next month. Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the bill today, following ...

The Chase star's financial woes: 'I was struggling, I was hungry'

Star of The Chase Anne Hegerty, known as The Governess on the show, has opened up about financial struggles prior to the television show. The 61-year-old quiz master told The Sun on Sunday that prior ...

NZ has no boats to send to Strait of Hormuz: Defence Minister

Britain asked New Zealand whether it could help patrol the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure of oil tankers by Iran, but we didn't have any boats to send, the Minister of Defence says. Australia's ...

'Do not open the door': Second sinister scam victim emerges

A second Aucklander has revealed she was also targeted by a sinister scam involving a woman who knocks on a door in the early morning claiming she needs help as accomplices lurk nearby. It comes the ...

Top KiwiBuild boss departs on eve of reset

One of the key officials in charge of the Government's embattled KiwiBuild programme is leaving the housing policy unit on the eve of a much-anticipated reset. The Herald understands that Helen O'Sullivan ...

All Black anxiety: Fans panic as injured Brodie Retallick hits the slopes

Injured All Black Brodie Retallick has raised a few eyebrows after posting a picture with his family "bob sled training" at Mt Ruapehu. Retallick, who dislocated his shoulder in last month's draw against ...

'Coming at us': Odd moment air mattresses seen flying in wind

Against a barrage of rolling, tumbling, rampaging air mattresses, a kid tries in vain to keep one down. He is no match. Dozens of mattresses follow — carried by the wind and mankind's hubris that ...

Shane Jones on who is responsible for dairy farming's woes

New Zealand dairy farming is going through a "reset" and the Government is not the one responsible for it, says Shane Jones. "The Aussie banks, they're obviously flexing their muscles. ANZ's sitting ...

Teen in court over underage sex act filmed at party

A 13-year-old girl has been forced to leave school after a video of her performing a sex act on an older teen spread, a court has heard. In the footage, Shawn Michael Taylor, 17, of Milton, notices his ...

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