Most talked about New Zealand Herald stories

Toby Manhire: Mad as a hatter on multi-tasking — Prime Minister's response to SIS-Whale Oil report shows we have the world's first post-modern leader. Leave John Key alone. Give the guy a break. With the possible exception of his caucus, who nod loyally in Parliament like plastic dogs in car rear windows, it seems no one this week will speak up for our Prime Minister.

Crane crashes through North Shore house — A crane has toppled over and crashed through a house in Albany on Auckland's North Shore. - New Zealand Herald

Kiwifruit lawsuit against Govt expected — A claim against the Government by kiwifruit growers for hundreds of millions dollars over the Psa virus that ripped through much of the Bay of Plenty is expected to be lodged at the - New Zealand Herald

Graeme Hart orders another superyacht — New Zealand's wealthiest man, Graeme Hart, has just finalised plans for another superyacht to add to his collection. - New Zealand Herald

Auckland trotting club unveils $205m mall, apartment plan — A new $205.4 million urban village with almost a half-hectare mall and 231 apartments is to rise in an Auckland horse racing club's carpark. - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

RT @nzheraldbiz: Auckland trotting club is selling Alexandra Park land for a $205m mall, apartments

Police refocus crime stats on victims — Police are changing the way they record their statistics in a bid to count the victims behind the crimes. - New Zealand Herald

John Drinnan: Change, change and more change — 2015 won't offer any rest for media's big two. The year is approaching its end with uncertainty over the future shape of the two big media corporates - MediaWorks, owner of TV3, and NZME., owner of the Herald. Both firms have been considering a sale or share float, though nothing has yet come to fruition.

[ALBUM STREAM] Dictaphone Blues: Mufti Day — Listen to Mulfti Day , the new album from Dictaphone Blues, streaming for free all week on - New Zealand Herald

Dynamic Business: Back in the habit of winning — Before Spark NZ chief executive Simon Moutter was officially named to the top job at what was then Telecom, he saw a business in dire straits that needed to make a fundamental shift - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

RT @simonmoutter: Why did Spark rebrand? What did we do to encourage winning business habits? Here's my story.… #deloittetop200

Escaped killer Phillip Smith on his way back to New Zealand — Fugitive Phillip Smith is on his way back to New Zealand from Brazil. - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

Phillip Smith en route to NZ after deportation from Brazil.... More soon.

Sarkozy on track for comeback — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy seems set to clear the first obstacle in a once-improbable bid to return to France's highest office this weekend when he secures the leadership of - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

Sarkozy is on track to return as UMP boss but 2017 presidency nomination is the battle to watch by @CatherineField

Key: I am not actively contacting Cameron Slater — The Prime Minister was yesterday insisting he does not speak to Cameron Slater in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary and further calls for him to apologise for working with - New Zealand Herald

Suburban stabbings: Husband on murder charge — By Morgan Tait, Moana Tapaleao, Steve Deane, Sam Boyer Mother dead, daughter and partner seriously ill with stab wounds A 45-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of his wife and attempting to murder her daughter and the daughter's partner.
Nov 27, 2014

Triple stabbings: Brent Scott charged with mudering wife and attacking daughter and partner via @nzherald

Kiwi accused fights to hold case in China — A Kiwi accused of embezzling US$10 million ($12.65 million) from his American employer is making another attempt to keep the case out of the New Zealand courts. - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

Kiwi accused of embezzling US$10 million fights to hold case in China via @nzherald

Cricket: Tributes for Phillip Hughes pour in after 'unthinkable' death — The cricketing world halted overnight to pay tribute to one of its own after the death of young Australian international batsman Phillip Hughes. - New Zealand Herald

Air NZ set to announce new US destination — Air New Zealand is poised to make a decision to fly to a new destination in the United States. - New Zealand Herald
Nov 26, 2014

Air NZ set to announce new US destination - this would be of big interest to Aussies too via @nzherald

Auckland's Albany Primary in lockdown — A police operation has forced an Auckland primary school into lockdown. - New Zealand Herald

Boss' bum slap a 'fun slap' - ERA — The Employment Relations Authority has found a boss' slap on the bottom of his female employee was a fun slap. - New Zealand Herald
Nov 27, 2014

Wow! It's legit for a male boss to give a female worker a 'fun slap' on the arse.Boss' bum slap a 'fun slap' - ERA:

Congo detains 6 UN peacekeepers — KINSHASA, Congo (AP) A provincial governor says that six members of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo have been detained after Congolese military uniforms were found in their - New Zealand Herald