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    Seven people injured, one critical, after serious crash near Waipawa

    Seven people injured, one critical, after serious crash near Waipawa


    Seven people have been injured, including one critically and another seriously, after a serious crash in Central Hawke's Bay.Emergency services are attending the crash at the intersection of Pourerere Rd and River Rd near...

    Seven people have been injured, including one critically and another seriously, after a serious crash in Central Hawke's Bay.Emergency services are attending the crash at the intersection of Pourerere Rd and River Rd near Waipawa,...
    Outpouring of support as Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch, recovers in hospital from three heart surgeries

    Outpouring of support as Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch, recovers in hospital from three heart surgeries


    Messages of love and support for the Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch, are being posted online after news he is recovering from heart surgery.His son-in-law and Mad Butcher store owner Michael Morton told the Herald Leitch had...

    Messages of love and support for the Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch, are being posted online after news he is recovering from heart surgery.His son-in-law and Mad Butcher store owner Michael Morton told the Herald Leitch had three...
    Victim of assault in Queen St, central Auckland, dies in hospital

    Victim of assault in Queen St, central Auckland, dies in hospital


    A 24-year-old man critically injured during an assault in central Auckland has died in hospital.The incident happened on Queen St at 4.20am on Saturday."The man died in hospital this afternoon," police said in a statement....

    A 24-year-old man critically injured during an assault in central Auckland has died in hospital.The incident happened on Queen St at 4.20am on Saturday."The man died in hospital this afternoon," police said in a statement. "His...
    'I'm just bloody grateful I woke up today': Sir Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher, in hospital after heart surgery

    'I'm just bloody grateful I woke up today': Sir Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher, in hospital after heart surgery


    Sir Peter Leitch, aka the Mad Butcher, is recovering in hospital after heart surgery last week.Over the weekend, Leitch said on his Facebook page that he was recovering in hospital after "battling" for his life."I'm not...

    Sir Peter Leitch, aka the Mad Butcher, is recovering in hospital after heart surgery last week.Over the weekend, Leitch said on his Facebook page that he was recovering in hospital after "battling" for his life."I'm not gonna...
    Overseas teachers paid below legal minimum wage

    Overseas teachers paid below legal minimum wage


    Teachers recruited to help fill New Zealand's desperate teacher shortage are being paid below the legal minimum wage, their union says.The union, the NZ Educational Institute (NZEI), has referred three cases to the Labour...

    Teachers recruited to help fill New Zealand's desperate teacher shortage are being paid below the legal minimum wage, their union says.The union, the NZ Educational Institute (NZEI), has referred three cases to the Labour Inspectorate's...
    Four divers rescued off Matauri Bay, Northland

    Four divers rescued off Matauri Bay, Northland


    Four divers have been rescued after they were reported missing off Matauri Bay earlier today. A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called at 11.30am after the divers had not been seen for an hour. DO YOU KNOW...

    Four divers have been rescued after they were reported missing off Matauri Bay earlier today. A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called at 11.30am after the divers had not been seen for an hour. DO YOU KNOW MORE?...
    Security expert says claims Sri Lanka attacks revenge for Christchurch massacre unlikely

    Security expert says claims Sri Lanka attacks revenge for Christchurch massacre unlikely


    New Zealand security expert Paul Buchanan says it's unlikely that coordinated bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were a response to the Christchurch mosque shootings. Buchanan's comments follow claims on social media from Islamic State...

    New Zealand security expert Paul Buchanan says it's unlikely that coordinated bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were a response to the Christchurch mosque shootings. Buchanan's comments follow claims on social media from Islamic State supporters...
    Political Roundup: Why the CGT had to be ruled out

    Political Roundup: Why the CGT had to be ruled out


    The soul-searching and blame-game over the surprise demise of the capital gains tax proposals continues to occupy politicos and commentators over the long weekend. Allegations of betrayal continue, while some are also pointing...

    The soul-searching and blame-game over the surprise demise of the capital gains tax proposals continues to occupy politicos and commentators over the long weekend. Allegations of betrayal continue, while some are also pointing to...
    New Zealand artist's work to appear in London show

    New Zealand artist's work to appear in London show


    Two paintings by a Kiwi artist have been selected from more than 2000 entries to appear alongside portraits by some of Britain's leading artists. Sarah Jane Moon's portraits will appear in the Royal Society of Portrait...

    Two paintings by a Kiwi artist have been selected from more than 2000 entries to appear alongside portraits by some of Britain's leading artists. Sarah Jane Moon's portraits will appear in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters'...
    'This is a serious offence to our beautiful town': Vandals in Huntly destroy Anzac Day memorial crosses

    'This is a serious offence to our beautiful town': Vandals in Huntly destroy Anzac Day memorial crosses


    Dozens of memorial Anzac Day crosses have been destroyed in Huntly over the Easter weekend by a group of vandals.According to a Facebook post, one witness saw a group of four or five people in a vehicle approach the crosses...

    Dozens of memorial Anzac Day crosses have been destroyed in Huntly over the Easter weekend by a group of vandals.According to a Facebook post, one witness saw a group of four or five people in a vehicle approach the crosses with...
    Aucklander shines at Napier's Dame Malvina Major Aria competition

    Aucklander shines at Napier's Dame Malvina Major Aria competition


    The Dame Malvina Major Aria Competition in Napier drew 24 singers to Napier over the Easter long weekend. Aucklander Manase Latu took out the top prize, the tenor singing Tradito Schernito from Cose fan tutte by Mozart, and...

    The Dame Malvina Major Aria Competition in Napier drew 24 singers to Napier over the Easter long weekend. Aucklander Manase Latu took out the top prize, the tenor singing Tradito Schernito from Cose fan tutte by Mozart, and Una...
    Yacht stranded at Auckland's Takapuna Beach

    Yacht stranded at Auckland's Takapuna Beach


    Shells and seaweed weren't the only things to drift ashore Auckland's Takapuna Beach today - an unoccupied yacht also appeared. One beachgoer told the Herald the vessel was there when she was walking her dog at 9am this...

    Shells and seaweed weren't the only things to drift ashore Auckland's Takapuna Beach today - an unoccupied yacht also appeared. One beachgoer told the Herald the vessel was there when she was walking her dog at 9am this morning...
    Hawke's Bay Sri Lankans in shock at 'hateful' bombings

    Hawke's Bay Sri Lankans in shock at 'hateful' bombings


    AP190422004142.JPGA bombing victim is carried from the St. Sebastian's Church, which was damaged in a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo / APHawke's Bay Sri Lankans are in "shock" after more than 200 people...

    AP190422004142.JPGA bombing victim is carried from the St. Sebastian's Church, which was damaged in a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo / APHawke's Bay Sri Lankans are in "shock" after more than 200 people were...
    Easter Sunday trading leaves Napier retailers smiling

    Easter Sunday trading leaves Napier retailers smiling


    Napier retailers who opened their doors on Easter Sunday appear to have reaped the benefits although they believe there needs to be more publicity about it as many people still believed it was a day of closure.It was just that...

    Napier retailers who opened their doors on Easter Sunday appear to have reaped the benefits although they believe there needs to be more publicity about it as many people still believed it was a day of closure.It was just that until...
    Herald afternoon quiz: April 22

    Herald afternoon quiz: April 22


    Test your brains with the Herald's revamped afternoon quiz. Be sure to check on nzherald.co.nz tomorrow morning for another trivia fix with our new morning quiz. Android users please click here ‌ To...

    Test your brains with the Herald's revamped afternoon quiz. Be sure to check on nzherald.co.nz tomorrow morning for another trivia fix with our new morning quiz. Android users please click here ‌ To challenge...
    Outspoken British columnist Katie Hopkins tries to roast Jacinda Ardern over Sri Lanka attacks

    Outspoken British columnist Katie Hopkins tries to roast Jacinda Ardern over Sri Lanka attacks


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is ignoring a swipe by a British columnist over yesterday's attacks in Sri Lanka which have left hundreds dead.Katie Hopkins, a columnist and former contestant in the 2007 The Apprentice TV show,...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is ignoring a swipe by a British columnist over yesterday's attacks in Sri Lanka which have left hundreds dead.Katie Hopkins, a columnist and former contestant in the 2007 The Apprentice TV show, has...
    Easter Weekend road toll hits two, police urge drivers to take extra care

    Easter Weekend road toll hits two, police urge drivers to take extra care


    Motorists returning home to main centres after the Easter break are still facing long waits as heavy traffic continues to build. This afternoon the Easter Weekend road toll rose to two after a person was killed in a two-car...

    Motorists returning home to main centres after the Easter break are still facing long waits as heavy traffic continues to build. This afternoon the Easter Weekend road toll rose to two after a person was killed in a two-car crash...
    One person dead after crash on State Highway 3 at Awakino Tunnel

    One person dead after crash on State Highway 3 at Awakino Tunnel


    One person is dead following a crash on State Highway 3 at the Awakino Tunnel.The accident has taken the Easter Weekend holiday road toll to two.Police were called to the two-car crash at 1.20pm and say the road which...

    One person is dead following a crash on State Highway 3 at the Awakino Tunnel.The accident has taken the Easter Weekend holiday road toll to two.Police were called to the two-car crash at 1.20pm and say the road which connects...
    Revealed: The photos that show an abandoned Auckland at Easter

    Revealed: The photos that show an abandoned Auckland at Easter


    The Big Little City has been having a quiet long weekend, with most Aucklanders taking the chance for a final long weekend out of town before winter sets in.Even Auckland's usually busiest centres have been virtually empty...

    The Big Little City has been having a quiet long weekend, with most Aucklanders taking the chance for a final long weekend out of town before winter sets in.Even Auckland's usually busiest centres have been virtually empty today,...
    Man smashes ute into police car following family harm incident in Invercargill

    Man smashes ute into police car following family harm incident in Invercargill


    A man fleeing police smashed his ute into a police car, causing "significant damage" to a house in Invercargill as a result. Police say no one was injured in the process and the driver was arrested at the scene. A van caught...

    A man fleeing police smashed his ute into a police car, causing "significant damage" to a house in Invercargill as a result. Police say no one was injured in the process and the driver was arrested at the scene. A van caught in...