Most talked about New Zealand Herald stories

Brazilian city to pay transgender youth to finish school

nzherald.co.nz — SAO PAULO (AP) Brazil's largest city hopes to encourage transvestites and transsexual youth to return to school and finish their educations by offering them monthly payments. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 29, 2015

New program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will pay transgender youth to finish school tinyurl.com/psqp8nf #LGBT #LatAm

Northland MP Mike Sabin resigns

nzherald.co.nz — UPDATE - 12:15pm: The Prime Minister has issued a statement following the resignation of Northland MP citing personal reasons for Mike Sabin's departure from Parliament. - Northern Advocate
Jan 29, 2015

Typical greedy Nats. They couldn't even let @NZGreens have 15 minutes as the most dysfunctional party in Parliament. nzherald.co.nz/northern-advoc…

Eleanor Catton's dad phones Sean Plunket's show over 'ungrateful hua' comment

nzherald.co.nz — Award-winning author Eleanor Catton's father has defended her criticism of the Government by taking on broadcaster Sean Plunket after he branded her an ungrateful hua. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 29, 2015

Eleanor Catton's dad phones Sean Plunket's show over 'ungrateful hua' comment nzh.tw/11394100 via @nzherald

Aruba says Venezuela apparently shot down suspicious plane

nzherald.co.nz — ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) A government official in Aruba says Venezuelan authorities apparently have shot down a small plane over the Caribbean Sea and there appear to be casualties - New Zealand Herald

Kevin Spacey skipped SAGs to help Arab actors

nzherald.co.nz — Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on House of Cards , to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab world perform - New Zealand Herald

Jamie Oliver is coming to New Zealand

nzherald.co.nz — Superstar chef Jamie Oliver is coming to New Zealand - and he's chosen Wellington as the site of his new Italian restaurant. - New Zealand Herald

New laser brings 3D colour images of crime scenes to courtrooms

nzherald.co.nz — A new and improved laser that can quickly and accurately build a 3D colour image of crime scenes will bring new clarity to New Zealand courtrooms. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 28, 2015

New laser brings 3D colour images of crime scenes to courtrooms nzh.tw/11393706 via @nzherald

John Key outlines major move on state housing policy

nzherald.co.nz — The Government has promised to build thousands of new state houses at the same time as it sells off up to 8000 existing houses over the next three years. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 28, 2015

Reaction to John Key's state housing policy: 'He's forgotten where he came from' nzh.tw/11393315 via @nzherald

Pilot's bike idea flies worldwide

nzherald.co.nz — A Kiwi adventure pilot who decided to strap mountain bikes under the wings of his plane is surprised to find himself suddenly world famous. - New Zealand Herald

Booker prize winner Keri Hulme defends successor Eleanor Catton

nzherald.co.nz — New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised for speaking out against the current government. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 28, 2015

So much dumb all round in NZ uproar over @EleanorCatton's comments in India, which saw her called an "ungrateful hua" bit.ly/15MQCqf

Interactive map: How rents have changed in your suburb

nzherald.co.nz — Explore how median weekly rent has changed in your suburb since 2001 using our new interactive map. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 27, 2015

Interactive map: How rents have changed in your suburb nzh.tw/11393120 via @kamal_hothi

Former Heart of the City boss Alex Swney admits $2 million tax evasion charges

nzherald.co.nz — The former boss of Auckland's Heart of the City organisation has pleaded guilty to tax evasion of nearly $2 million. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 27, 2015

Former Heart of the City boss Alex Swney admits $2 million tax evasion charges nzh.tw/11393002 via @nzherald

'Django Unchained' actress pleads not guilty to lewd conduct

nzherald.co.nz — LOS ANGELES (AP) An attorney for Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges. - New Zealand Herald
Jan 27, 2015

'Django Unchained' actress pleads not guilty to lewd conduct nzh.tw/11392908 via @nzherald Huh... it actually went to court?

Sideswipe: January 28: Fishy error

85yo's stunning survival from Castor Bay cliff fall

nzherald.co.nz — An 85-year-old pensioner who fell 30m from his clifftop property on to rocks was unconscious for several hours - and then had to wriggle out of his pants to reach his cellphone to - New Zealand Herald
Jan 27, 2015

Castor Bay cliff fall drama how 85yo wriggled out of his pants to get help... nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/articl…

Standard & Poor's downgrades Russia's credit rating to junk

nzherald.co.nz — Russia's foreign-currency credit rating was cut to junk by Standard & Poor's, putting it below investment grade for the first time in a decade, as policy makers struggle to boost growth - New Zealand Herald

Backstage at Laneway (+photos)

nzherald.co.nz — This year's Laneway went off, featuring one of the festival's best line-ups and some stand out performances. We all saw what happened out on stage, but what went on behind the scenes? - New Zealand Herald