Top StoryCrew member's cryptic tweets before suspected cruise ship plunge
A frantic search is under way for a young dancer believed to have plunged from a cruise ship several hundred nautical miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.The alarm was raised after crew member Arron Luke Hough, 20, failed to show...
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...