Top StoryPope's initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy
VATICAN CITY (AP) — It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not...
27.12.2018 Fire at Auckland International Airport
Parts of Auckland International Airport are being evacuated following a possible fire.A Fire and Emergency spokesman said they were responding to reports of a fire on the first floor of Auckland International Airport.A police...
27.12.2018 Two people extricated from vehicles following serious crash on State Highway 1 near Timaru
Two people have been badly injured in a two-car crash on State Highway 1 south of Timaru this evening.A St John spokeswoman told the Herald one person was in a critical condition, the other was serious and both have been transported...
27.12.2018 Police: Cat unlikely to have been tossed out of moving vehicle on Hawke's Bay state highway
A woman who claimed she saw a cat being tossed out of a car's window on a state highway "most likely" saw it being hit by a car instead, police say. Taylah Mcewen said she first thought it was a black piece of clothing being thrown...
27.12.2018 Herald evening quiz: December 27
Don't put your hats and sunscreen back in the cupboards yet, the sunshine is set to remain in the North Island despite a lacklustre start to the holiday period.Heading into the New Year, the weather in the north is looking summery,...
Police have charged two teenagers in relation to a stabbing outside an Ōtara pizza outlet last night. Police were called at about 9.15pm on Wednesday to reports a woman had been stabbed multiple times following an alleged dispute...
27.12.2018 Land rescue at Mt Pauanui
A land rescue is being performed at Mt Pauanui.Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was called at 10.45pm and is at the scene conducting a winch rescue, an ARHT spokesman told the Herald .A witness at the scene said the helicopter...