John Key well aware 'no party can defy gravity forever'

The Prime Minister is aware voters may get fatigued with a government in its third term.

Rare white whale spotted in Cook Strait

Migaloo, an all-white male humpback, was once thought to be the only whale of its kind.

04:09

'Show them how proud we are' - Dunedin mayor calls for big parade turn-out for heroic Highlanders

Highlanders supporters are invited to attend a parade in Dunedin today to celebrate the team's success.

Get your extra blankets out - cold, wintry weather on its way

Another round of cold, wintry weather looks to be on its way.

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02:07

Duped drug smuggler to begin campaign to educate on online dangers

Sharon Armstrong wants to educate others on the dangers of online scams.

Johnsonville stabbing victim's family show support for others affected

Hudson Garratt's family sends love and sympathy" to those affected.

Kiwi chef hosts 'hangi workshops'

It's Kiwi as, but there are fears the hangi is becoming a dying art.

Rail line re-opens after storm damage

The service is back up and running after being washed out three weeks ago.

02:17

Good Sorts: Gerri Judkins and Julie Huggins

The two women run the library at Southwell School in Hamilton.

02:17

Herald gossip columnist's 'natural selection' tweet 'horrifying' and 'cruel'

A tweet from a Herald gossip columnist about an accident in Ashburton has caused widespread offence.

01:50

Helen Clark has no worries about the left's plight

The former PM was questioned on Q+A about the state of the left and her future plans.

02:07

Duped drug mule warns about internet scammers

Sharon Armstrong was locked up in an Argentinean jail for more than two years.

00:38

'It's great to get the job done' - Highlanders deliver Super Rugby trophy to cheering fans

The Highlanders are celebrating prevailing over the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby thriller.

Man charged with murder of woman in Dunedin

A 22-year-old has been charged with the murder of Vicki Warrington.

Auckland hangi workshop 'an opportunity to reconnect'

A hangi workshop is taking place in inner Auckland today.

01:47

Scott Base science facilities get major upgrade

The world's southernmost building project is happening in the coldest months of the year.

NZ defence teams in Darwin for warfighting exercise

More than 600 NZ defence personnel are taking part in a warfighting exercise.

01:41

Moves to woo Auckland school students onto the farm

A looming shortage of farm workers has prompted moves to encourage school students to take up careers in agriculture.

Speed and alcohol suspected in serious Marlborough crash

Two people were seriously injured after a vehicle travelling down the Awatere Valley rolled several times early this morning.

Nelson assault victim dies in Wellington Hospital

The man died following an alleged assault in Nelson early yesterday.

00:08

Public spot body floating in Wellington Harbour

A man's body has been found floating in the Wellington Harbour this morning.

00:51

Greek crisis: It's not like this is a shock, Bill English says

NZ's Finance Minister is "not particularly concerned" about whether Greece's financial crisis will roll on to New Zealand

Jubilant fans wait to welcome Highlanders home

Around 1,000 fans are expected to welcome home the Highlanders.

01:47

Stringer steps back to defuse 'Colin vs John' Conservative scenario

John Stringer has quit as a board member, saying he never wanted a confrontation with Colin Craig.

01:47

Stringer quits board over 'Colin vs John' battle

John Stringer has quit as a board member, saying he never wanted a confrontation with Colin Craig.

00:40

Helen Clark: Bring people out of poverty and ease refugee crisis

The key to tackling the problem of refugees fleeing countries in unsafe boats is to stem the flow, the former Prime Minister says.

01:47

John Stringer quits Conservative Party board membership

John Stringer has resigned as a board member of the Conservative Party.

01:50

World Press Photo Exhibition gives Aucklanders a stark reminder

From the MH17 disaster to the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapping, 2014 was a big news year.

01:47

Scott Base science facilities get major upgrade

The world's southernmost building project is happening in the coldest months of the year.

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