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Christchurch hit-and-run: Police seek driver who struck woman and fled

Police are investigating a hit-and-run in Christchurch which has left a woman in hospital.A spokesperson said that just after 8.20pm on Friday, a woman in her 50s was crossing Marshlands Rd at the intersection with Voss St when...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 8:57 pm

Auckland Local Elections: 22 candidates running

Twenty-two people are running for Auckland's mayor, from already high-profile candidates to an adult entertainer.Nominations closed mid-day Friday, with controversial publican Leo Molloy withdrawing at the eleventh hour. Molloy...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 8:28 pm

Delayed response from Watercare as Point Chevalier street in Auckland floods

Water is bursting from the ground, submerging one end of a Point Chevalier street.Russell Brown, a freelance journalist, posted videos online showing a flooded De Luen St. Update. I hope Watercare show up soon. This is a lot...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 7:39 pm

Car rolls outside Sacred Heart College in Glendowie, Auckland

A driver has escaped injuries after they hit a parked car then rolled their vehicle outside Sacred Heart College in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.The curious crash happened about 5pm in Crossfield Rd in Glendowie, and resulted...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 6:56 pm

Pilot and passenger survive plane crash near Nelson Lakes

The pilot and passenger aboard a light aircraft have survived a crash in the Nelson Lakes area on Saturday afternoon.Rescue crews converged in a remote South Island mountain range after a report of a plane crash near Murchison following...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 6:36 pm



Meth addict ex-refugee who robbed store in Halloween mask fails in Supreme Court bid

Mohammed Omar Nassery escaped the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as a child.But the former refugee has failed to convince the Supreme Court he should leave prison to serve out his sentence, for two armed robberies, from home.Nassery...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 5:52 pm

Waikato Mongrel Mob confronts the institutional abuse which created the gang

By Jimmy Ellingham, RNZ The Mongrel Mob was born out of state-run institutions for teens in the 1960s - the very institutions under the spotlight for mistreating children in their care.In recent years, the Royal Commission of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 5:50 pm

Former National MP Aaron Gilmore - please stop listing me in rogues' gallery of disgraced MPs

"All I did was call someone a dickhead in a bar who deserved it," says former National Party MP Aaron Gilmore.He's despairing over the company he has been thrust into this week by interviewers seeking answers from National's leader...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 5:15 pm

Labour Party's rogue MP Dr Gaurav Sharma says he wants to stand again and wants public inquiry into claims of bullying

The Labour MP who unloaded on his own party with accusations of bullying has called for an independent and public inquiry into his allegations.In an interview with the Herald, Hamilton West's MP Gaurav Sharma also said he would...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 3:15 pm

Herald afternoon quiz: August 13

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 3:00 pm

Auckland mayoralty: Efeso Collins could scoop Molloy votes - analyst

By RNZ A political analyst says people who would have voted for Leo Molloy in Auckland's mayoral election may turn to Efeso Collins as both candidates have working class appeal.The outspoken businessman dropped out of the race...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 2:58 pm

Jacinda Ardern fights back tears in memorial service to Michael Cullen

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern choked back tears at a memorial service for Sir Michael as she read aloud the last text message she sent to him."Michael at the risk of sentimentality which I suspect you probably hate I wanted to say...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 2:34 pm

Auckland e-scooter rider thrown into air in horrifying crash with car

An Auckland e-scooter rider has been tossed into the air in a horrifying crash with a car overnight.Video footage shows the scooter rider driving on an Auckland inner-city road at night, when a car coming the other direction turns...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 12:50 pm

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: 3650 new cases, 546 in hospital as infections fall

There are 3650 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today - a continued fall in infection numbers as the country emerges from the second wave of Omicron.There are 546 people in hospital with the virus, including 10 in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 11:59 am

National leader Chris Luxon says current MPs will have to go through new screening process - and that he went first

The National Party's new selection process for aspiring politicians has been extended to include current elected MPs - and leader Christopher Luxon has been the first to submit to it.In an interview with Newshub Nation this morning,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 11:23 am

Long-serving teacher was innocent, but police wouldn't listen

A long-serving teacher and master in charge of rugby at a prestigious South Island school have been awarded $25,000 after a botched police investigation.Bruce Wilson* had devoted his working life to the school - whose name, along...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 10:58 am

Missing kayaker: Navy and dive teams will continue to help look for the missing kayaker

The search for a teenage kayaker missing from Lake Rotorua continues today from both the lake and land.A police spokesperson said both the New Zealand Navy and the Police national dive squad were searching on the lake for the 18-year-old...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 9:25 am

Sam Uffindell was lucky to avoid NZ's criminal justice system as a schoolboy – but it was the right outcome

However you look at it, the National Party has selected someone who once committed an act of criminal violence to represent the Tauranga electorate in parliament.It's an unfortunate move for a self-styled party of law and order,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 8:45 am



Rock climbing accident leaves student facing long recovery

Family members of a 21-year-old University of Otago student who fell 12m while rock climbing in the United States this week say it is easier to count the bones she did not break in the accident.Anna Parsons, formerly of Invercargill,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 8:42 am

Blackmail targets 'naive' victims on NZ social media

At least three people in Dunedin have fallen prey to attempted blackmail this week after sharing explicit images of themselves online, police say.However, the issue could be more widespread, Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 13 Aug 2022 | 8:19 am





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