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    US authorities catch Waiheke Island man exploiting missing children

    US authorities catch Waiheke Island man exploiting missing children


    WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child sex offending. Authorities in the United States searching the dark corners of the internet for missing children were led to...

    WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child sex offending. Authorities in the United States searching the dark corners of the internet for missing children were led to ...
    Under siege: Gang members terrify upmarket complex

    Under siege: Gang members terrify upmarket complex


    Residents at an upmarket city housing complex are worried about their safety saying they are subject to intimidating behaviour from gang members who have moved into one of the homes. Several residents...

    Residents at an upmarket city housing complex are worried about their safety saying they are subject to intimidating behaviour from gang members who have moved into one of the homes. Several residents ...
    Man killed in Auckland park, homicide inquiry underway

    Man killed in Auckland park, homicide inquiry underway


    Police have launched a homicide investigation following a death in Otahuhu this morning. Emergency services were called to Seaside Park on Brady Road about 4.40am and found a critically injured man...

    Police have launched a homicide investigation following a death in Otahuhu this morning. Emergency services were called to Seaside Park on Brady Road about 4.40am and found a critically injured man ...
    How Taylor Swift's rule-breaking at Auckland beach is stifling filmmakers

    How Taylor Swift's rule-breaking at Auckland beach is stifling filmmakers


    For filmmakers, Bethells Beach has a lot to offer - a remote black sand beach, huge dunes, a lake, native bush, and a supportive local community. But as its popularity has grown with film producers, there...

    For filmmakers, Bethells Beach has a lot to offer - a remote black sand beach, huge dunes, a lake, native bush, and a supportive local community. But as its popularity has grown with film producers, there ...

    The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM


    Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader — and as the next prime minister. These are...

    Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader — and as the next prime minister. These are ...

    New deal on most expensive NZ property for sale


    A new deal has been struck on New Zealand's most expensive home for sale, with its owner hatching a different scheme to draw buyers. With a waterfront bar which pushes aside for a helicopter to land...

    A new deal has been struck on New Zealand's most expensive home for sale, with its owner hatching a different scheme to draw buyers. With a waterfront bar which pushes aside for a helicopter to land ...

    Nanogirl: What travelling in space does to the body


    Sending humans to and even settling on Mars is seriously on the agenda for agencies like Nasa and private enterprises like SpaceX. Humans, however, are not evolved to float in microgravity and building...

    Sending humans to and even settling on Mars is seriously on the agenda for agencies like Nasa and private enterprises like SpaceX. Humans, however, are not evolved to float in microgravity and building ...

    Police hunt for missing 9-year-old


    Rotorua police are this morning searching for a boy missing overnight. A Facebook post from the Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police page said the 9-year-old went missing from the Hamurana/Ngongotahā area...

    Rotorua police are this morning searching for a boy missing overnight. A Facebook post from the Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police page said the 9-year-old went missing from the Hamurana/Ngongotahā area ...

    What happens next with Brexit, now that Theresa May is resigning?


    On one side of the English Channel, supporters see it as the greatest peace project the world has ever known. But seen from that sceptered isle drifting scarcely 32km out at sea, the European Union looks...

    On one side of the English Channel, supporters see it as the greatest peace project the world has ever known. But seen from that sceptered isle drifting scarcely 32km out at sea, the European Union looks ...

    Volcano in Bali erupts, airport closes


    Bali's airport has canceled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national disaster agency said Friday night's eruption...

    Bali's airport has canceled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national disaster agency said Friday night's eruption ...

    Steve Braunias: The man who ate the Concourse


    Steve Braunias goes offroad in his attempt to revisit the scene of his epic junk-food journey in West Auckland. A funny thing happened the other day on the way to walking from my house in Te Atatu to...

    Steve Braunias goes offroad in his attempt to revisit the scene of his epic junk-food journey in West Auckland. A funny thing happened the other day on the way to walking from my house in Te Atatu to ...

    Emotional PM Theresa May resigns after Brexit failure


    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation today after pressure on her to quit reached a critical point following her failure to win support for her Brexit deal. The Conservative leader...

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation today after pressure on her to quit reached a critical point following her failure to win support for her Brexit deal. The Conservative leader ...

    Old videos and laughter: The last days of league legend Quentin Pongia


    There was laughter in Quentin Pongia's last days, the league legend's brother says. In the days before the 48-year-old's death, the man remembered by teammates and rivals as one of the toughest on the...

    There was laughter in Quentin Pongia's last days, the league legend's brother says. In the days before the 48-year-old's death, the man remembered by teammates and rivals as one of the toughest on the ...

    Herald morning quiz: May 25


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

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

    Two dead after horror night of serious crashes across NZ


    Two people have died in a spate of serious crashes across New Zealand tonight, and several others have serious injuries. One person has died after two vehicles collided shortly after 8pm on Culverden...

    Two people have died in a spate of serious crashes across New Zealand tonight, and several others have serious injuries. One person has died after two vehicles collided shortly after 8pm on Culverden ...

    Audrey Young: 'If Ngaro jumps, he must resign'


    COMMENT: It has been only eight days since the revelation National MP Alfred Ngaro is considering leading a new Christian party. But he has already been gazumped by political novices and evangelicals...

    COMMENT: It has been only eight days since the revelation National MP Alfred Ngaro is considering leading a new Christian party. But he has already been gazumped by political novices and evangelicals ...

    Rotorua flat is NZ's most unlikely prison


    For decades, the Government has locked up teenage offenders, even when they are on remand. It now knows there is nothing worse for their rehabilitation. So this year it is buying up homes all over the...

    For decades, the Government has locked up teenage offenders, even when they are on remand. It now knows there is nothing worse for their rehabilitation. So this year it is buying up homes all over the ...

    Shooting survivor's first question: 'Daddy was I shot'


    The father of the 5-year-old girl critically injured in the Christchurch mosque shootings has revealed the first question she asked him after waking up from a coma was: "Daddy, was I shot?". Alen Alsati...

    The father of the 5-year-old girl critically injured in the Christchurch mosque shootings has revealed the first question she asked him after waking up from a coma was: "Daddy, was I shot?". Alen Alsati ...

    Steve Braunias: The secret diary of Alfred Ngaro


    COMMENT: MONDAY Lo and verily did God say unto me today, "Caught you lounging around at your Te Atatu home, I see. Nice house." And I did reply, "Thanks. Actually, do you know the journalist Steve...

    COMMENT: MONDAY Lo and verily did God say unto me today, "Caught you lounging around at your Te Atatu home, I see. Nice house." And I did reply, "Thanks. Actually, do you know the journalist Steve ...

    Downfall: A tragic British tale of one woman's quest for power


    After hanging on against months of relentless pressure, Theresa May last night announced she will step down as Britain's Prime Minister on June 7. May cut a forlorn figure outside 10 Downing Street as...

    After hanging on against months of relentless pressure, Theresa May last night announced she will step down as Britain's Prime Minister on June 7. May cut a forlorn figure outside 10 Downing Street as ...