While your chances of being attacked by a shark are tiny, the risks of an injury from beach litter and marine debris are surprisingly high – and growing every year.
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Organisers of the Wellington Pride Parade have said that uniformed police officers will still be welcome at next year's parade. Today, we publish a statement from members of the Wellington LGBTQi community denouncing that decision.
Reports that Botany MP has been sectioned and is in care for mental health issues have sparked a flurry of conjecture over the last couple of days
Maurice Gee - recently named the author of the best New Zealand book of the past 50 years - writes a memoir of the boy who had a dark, terrifying idea for a game.
The story of Tupaia's famous illustration of an unnamed Māori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks is told in a beautifully produced book on Cook's three voyages to New Zealand.
Forensic psychiatrist Rees Tapsell tells the story of "Tama", who killed his aunt in a psychotic episode, and was referred to a kaupapa Māori rehabilitation unit.
He viewed Greymouth as "sub-human", rather wished James K Baxter would STFU, and regarded the poetry of "plump and round" Bill Manhire as "promising". A new book shares the 1968 diary of Landfall founder Charles Brasch.
For decades, New Zealand consumers have bought hoki on the assumption that it is a sustainable and properly managed fishery. But that's far from the truth.
While Anzac visitor numbers may be dropping, Erdoğan's pious generation' are increasingly heading to a site that has grown in significance since the recent failed coup
Veteran Herald sports reporter Wynne Grey has written a new book about what happens to rugby players when they hang up their boots. In this excerpt, Mark "Bull" Allen – the All Blacks prop who led the Hurricanes in the Super 12 in 1996, and played 110 games for Taranaki – tells his story.
If Trelise Cooper is "deeply committed to strong ethical standards" she appears to have a funny way of showing it, says fellow fashion designer Denise L'Estrange-Corbet.
Many Spinoff Parents readers have asked how to make a submission on abortion law reform in New Zealand. We asked national president of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa Terry Bellamak to write a guide for us.
The NZ Rideshare Drivers Network is asking Uber drivers and passengers to join a day of action over pay and conditions
The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows a 20% increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016. The Science Media Centre has collected commentary from the experts
With heavy rain and wind pounding away at New Zealand, what does it mean for the buses, trains and roads? It's a little more complicated than you might think.