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Bethells beach incident: One person airlifted to hospital, two others rescued

One person has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in the water at Bethells Beach in Auckland this...

Dec 31 · 30 sec read >

Goodbye 2023, hello 2024: Ringing in the new year in Auckland – weather permitting

New Year’s Eve is all about the fireworks and those in Auckland are hoping the weather gods will play...

Dec 31 · 2 min read >

Police recover unidentified body from Waterfall Creek near Lake Wanaka

Police would like to hear from anyone in the area who has family or friends that haven’t returned home....

Dec 31 · 22 sec read >

Two dead in Christchurch Tunnel Rd crash, one dead at Te Puru; holiday road toll rises to 15

Three people have died in crashes overnight, bringing the holiday road toll to 15. Police have confirmed two people...

Dec 31 · 1 min read >

Peria, Far North quad bike swimming hole accident: Police pull bodies from Waikāinga Stream, rāhui in place

Police have recovered two bodies from a Far North stream where a quad bike carrying six people rolled over....

Dec 31 · 1 min read >

Lotto: $12.2 million Powerball First Division prize won in Auckland

Tonight’s $12 million Lotto Powerball jackpot has been won, marking the 19th player to become a multi-millionaire in 2023....

Dec 30 · 1 min read >

Port of Tauranga ‘break in’: Three men wearing hi vis gear allegedly found in imported shipping container area

A trio of men dressed in hi vis gear allegedly broke into the Port of Tauranga in the middle...

Dec 30 · 2 min read >

Crash on SH50, Hastings: One person taken to hospital in critical condition

One person has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after a two-car crash on State Highway 50 south...

Dec 30 · 12 sec read >

Effects of forest loss are evident in NZ streams, with key species absent

“Dramatic” biological shifts are taking place in our freshwater ecosystems as a result of deforestation around New Zealand, and...

Dec 30 · 1 min read >

The 50 Year Secret: NZ Herald true crime podcast finds new audience in 2023

Over summer, we’re revisiting some of the biggest and best podcast series from the NZ Herald network throughout 2023....

Dec 30 · 2 min read >