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    NZ, Chile and Singapore are negotiating a new set of trading rules for a digital era

    NZ, Chile and Singapore are negotiating a new set of trading rules for a digital era


    New Zealand has partnered with the Governments of Singapore and Chile to create a new set of international trade rules that are better suited for a digital era. As well as adapting the rules around trade, officials negotiating...

    New Zealand has partnered with the Governments of Singapore and Chile to create a new set of international trade rules that are better suited for a digital era. As well as adapting the rules around trade, officials negotiating the...
    Serious injuries in crashes on rural North Island roads

    Serious injuries in crashes on rural North Island roads


    At least two people have been injured in serious crashes on rural North Island roads. Fire crews near Poukawa south of Hastings are battling to free the driver of a car that rolled into a paddock off Middle Rd just after 4pm....

    At least two people have been injured in serious crashes on rural North Island roads. Fire crews near Poukawa south of Hastings are battling to free the driver of a car that rolled into a paddock off Middle Rd just after 4pm. A...
    'Such a big heart': Tributes flow for man swept away in West Coast river after jet boat crash

    'Such a big heart': Tributes flow for man swept away in West Coast river after jet boat crash


    Friends and family of the man swept away during a jet boating accident are scouring the swollen West Coast river where he was last seen to "bring you home". Two men were washed downstream on the Taramakau River on Friday after...

    Friends and family of the man swept away during a jet boating accident are scouring the swollen West Coast river where he was last seen to "bring you home". Two men were washed downstream on the Taramakau River on Friday after a...
    Call for gang patch ban action after Hastings library window toss

    Call for gang patch ban action after Hastings library window toss


    A Hastings councillor wants a further crackdown on gang insignia in the CBD to be considered after a man was thrown through the city's library window last week. The incident is the latest in a number of allegedly gang-related...

    A Hastings councillor wants a further crackdown on gang insignia in the CBD to be considered after a man was thrown through the city's library window last week. The incident is the latest in a number of allegedly gang-related incidents...
    Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has criticised National's Alfred Ngaro for sharing a controversial abortion post

    Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has criticised National's Alfred Ngaro for sharing a controversial abortion post


    Independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has fired a shot across the bow of the National MP who is considering launching his own party and rumoured to be thinking about running in Ross' Botany electorate.But National Leader Simon Bridges...

    Independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has fired a shot across the bow of the National MP who is considering launching his own party and rumoured to be thinking about running in Ross' Botany electorate.But National Leader Simon Bridges was...
    Herald afternoon quiz: May 19

    Herald afternoon quiz: May 19


    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 yourself with more...

    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 yourself with more quizzes,...
    'Information of interest': New leads for police after $100k reward offered in Angela Blackmoore cold case

    'Information of interest': New leads for police after $100k reward offered in Angela Blackmoore cold case


    Detectives investigating a brutal 1995 cold-case murder have received new "information of interest" since announcing a $100,000 reward yesterday. Angela Blackmoore, a 21-year-old mum who was 10 weeks' pregnant, was stabbed 39...

    Detectives investigating a brutal 1995 cold-case murder have received new "information of interest" since announcing a $100,000 reward yesterday. Angela Blackmoore, a 21-year-old mum who was 10 weeks' pregnant, was stabbed 39 times...
    Gun pellets found after damage to Dunedin home

    Gun pellets found after damage to Dunedin home


    Police are investigating after woman discovered pellets apparently from a firearm at her home in the Dunedin suburb of Belleknowes.The pellets were reported to police about 10.30am today, several hours after the same caller...

    Police are investigating after woman discovered pellets apparently from a firearm at her home in the Dunedin suburb of Belleknowes.The pellets were reported to police about 10.30am today, several hours after the same caller reported...
    Hundreds of bottles dumped on Mount Maunganui beach in plastic protest

    Hundreds of bottles dumped on Mount Maunganui beach in plastic protest


    At least 500 people turned out to a beach protest in Tauranga against plastic used by the growing Eastern Bay of Plenty water bottling industry.The protest, organised by Greater Tauranga and Why Waste, was held at Omanu Beach...

    At least 500 people turned out to a beach protest in Tauranga against plastic used by the growing Eastern Bay of Plenty water bottling industry.The protest, organised by Greater Tauranga and Why Waste, was held at Omanu Beach today.Protesters...
    High-tech tags set to crack r-eely old mystery

    High-tech tags set to crack r-eely old mystery


    Scientists are finally about to discover where a slimy swimmer of our streams and rivers winds up after making an epic, once-in-a-lifetime Pacific odyssey.Having tagged a group of native longfin eels, Niwa's Dr Paul Franklin...

    Scientists are finally about to discover where a slimy swimmer of our streams and rivers winds up after making an epic, once-in-a-lifetime Pacific odyssey.Having tagged a group of native longfin eels, Niwa's Dr Paul Franklin and...
    Napier primary school introduces buddy bench to combat loneliness and encourage friendship

    Napier primary school introduces buddy bench to combat loneliness and encourage friendship


    Painted in bright and inviting colours, Onekawa School's new buddy benches have been created to reduce loneliness and encourage friendship in the playground. The school's PTA, Team Pipi, were inspired to create their own bench...

    Painted in bright and inviting colours, Onekawa School's new buddy benches have been created to reduce loneliness and encourage friendship in the playground. The school's PTA, Team Pipi, were inspired to create their own bench after...
    Major West Auckland bridge to be out of action at night

    Major West Auckland bridge to be out of action at night


    A major West Auckland bridge will be regularly out of action for late-night motorists over the next few weeks, in the latest part of a three-year, $110 million motorway upgrade.The NZ Transport Agency was warning travellers...

    A major West Auckland bridge will be regularly out of action for late-night motorists over the next few weeks, in the latest part of a three-year, $110 million motorway upgrade.The NZ Transport Agency was warning travellers the...
    Marine heatwaves: Why do they make our seas scorch?

    Marine heatwaves: Why do they make our seas scorch?


    They melt mountains, send tropical fish into colder climes and turn our beaches into warm baths.But precisely what triggers marine heatwaves – a phenomenon that's helped make New Zealand's past two summers among the hottest on...

    They melt mountains, send tropical fish into colder climes and turn our beaches into warm baths.But precisely what triggers marine heatwaves – a phenomenon that's helped make New Zealand's past two summers among the hottest on record...
    'Back where he came from': Australia rejoices as Fraser Anning booted out of Senate

    'Back where he came from': Australia rejoices as Fraser Anning booted out of Senate


    Bye, Fraser.Australians are this morning celebrating after controversial Queensland politician Fraser Anning was booted from the Senate.The ABC's authority on vote counting, Antony Green, made the announcement last night,...

    Bye, Fraser.Australians are this morning celebrating after controversial Queensland politician Fraser Anning was booted from the Senate.The ABC's authority on vote counting, Antony Green, made the announcement last night, fittingly...
    Hundreds of millions promised to 'break the cycle of family and sexual violence'

    Hundreds of millions promised to 'break the cycle of family and sexual violence'


    The Government will spend $320 million on a package of initiatives aimed preventing family and sexual violence and breaking the cycle of violence.The pre-Budget announcement is, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the...

    The Government will spend $320 million on a package of initiatives aimed preventing family and sexual violence and breaking the cycle of violence.The pre-Budget announcement is, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the largest...
    Hundreds of millions promised to 'break the cycle of family and sexual violence'

    Hundreds of millions promised to 'break the cycle of family and sexual violence'


    The Government will spend $320 million on a package of initiatives aimed preventing family and sexual violence and breaking the cycle of violence.The pre-Budget announcement is, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the...

    The Government will spend $320 million on a package of initiatives aimed preventing family and sexual violence and breaking the cycle of violence.The pre-Budget announcement is, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the largest...
    National MP Alfred Ngaro won't comment on speculation he's setting up a new party but Simon Bridges says Ngaro is 'considering' it

    National MP Alfred Ngaro won't comment on speculation he's setting up a new party but Simon Bridges says Ngaro is 'considering' it


    National MP Alfred Ngaro won't comment on speculation he is planning on splitting off from National to form his own Christian conservative party. But National Leader Simon Bridges has revealed to the Herald that Ngaro is...

    National MP Alfred Ngaro won't comment on speculation he is planning on splitting off from National to form his own Christian conservative party. But National Leader Simon Bridges has revealed to the Herald that Ngaro is "considering"...
    Jacinda Ardern on 'stardust' of the 2017 election: She said no to leadership for four days

    Jacinda Ardern on 'stardust' of the 2017 election: She said no to leadership for four days


    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken about her sense of "betrayal" to the electorate that she had formerly contested.Ardern said this morning that shifting to win the Mt Albert seat - after the departure of...

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken about her sense of "betrayal" to the electorate that she had formerly contested.Ardern said this morning that shifting to win the Mt Albert seat - after the departure of former...
    Two students arrested after incident at Victoria University's residential hall

    Two students arrested after incident at Victoria University's residential hall


    Two people have been arrested after a group of students trashed a residential hall at Victoria University.The incident, on Thursday evening, has left a resident of the accommodation fearing for her safety.A police...

    Two people have been arrested after a group of students trashed a residential hall at Victoria University.The incident, on Thursday evening, has left a resident of the accommodation fearing for her safety.A police spokesperson...
    Elective surgery rates: Simon Bridges fires shot at Government over '10,000 shortfall'

    Elective surgery rates: Simon Bridges fires shot at Government over '10,000 shortfall'


    Hospitals are falling behind last year's performance with doctors likely to perform 10,000 fewer surgeries, claims Simon Bridges.Ministry of Health figures showed district health boards were not on track to meet their planned...

    Hospitals are falling behind last year's performance with doctors likely to perform 10,000 fewer surgeries, claims Simon Bridges.Ministry of Health figures showed district health boards were not on track to meet their planned annual...