Most talked about New Zealand Herald stories

Football: Cruz Azul loss a 'disaster' — This morning's defeat to Auckland City has been labelled a disaster by Cruz Azul skipper Gerarado Torrado. - New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: Auckland City's staggering achievement

Sydney siege: Caller tipped off authorities two days before attack — Just days before the Lindt Café Siege which rocked the nation, an anonymous caller rang the Australian National Security hotline to alert authorities to the website of Man Haron Monis. Australia's Intelligence Organisation has revealed they received a call around two days before the deadly siege, advising them to "take a look at this man's website".
Dec 20, 2014

RT @GgNewsAU: Sydney siege: Caller tipped off authorities two days before attack - New Zealand Herald

Football: Heroics trigger windfall across the board — Auckland City's heroics at the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco have provided a huge financial shot in the arm for the sport in this country. - New Zealand Herald

SkyCity 'holds the cards' in Govt negotiations — SkyCity is holding all the cards in the latest round of negotiations with the Government over its increasingly expensive convention centre, Labour's Economic Development spokesman David Clark says. Design improvements, a new five-star hotel and inflation have rocketed up the SkyCity convention centre's pricetag by as much as $130 million.
Dec 19, 2014… here's an idea. Why don't Sky City's shareholders pay for the shortfall of convention centre?

Flights disrupted by Jetstar IT glitch — Holiday travellers have had their plans disrupted after a Jetstar IT glitch delayed transtasman flights for up to an hour and a half today. - New Zealand Herald

Diana Clement: Your trash can be treasure on auction site — Things you've stashed away may be worth more than you think The attack of the new clutter - otherwise known as Christmas - is on its way. Personal finance journalists, budget advisers, debt counsellors and financial planners all recommend people have the mother of all garage sales to turn clutter into money.

City of sandwiches, bridges and rug gurus — Our roving correspondent, Steve Braunias, presents his vision of the 20 best things in Auckland life. Best sandwiches Herne Bay Bakery, 192 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay. Strange that Herne Bay, with its million-dollar homes and its boring talk of espresso and pesto, should excel in the humble sandwich.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @SteveBraunias: Fantastic email from David Hartnell saying he, too, has always loved the gate at 4265 Great North Rd via @nzherald

Publisher hits back at claims — An Auckland publishing company that got $330,000 of taxpayer money is complaining it was treated unfairly after its funding was suspended and the Serious Fraud Office contacted. - New Zealand Herald

Cricket Herald: Prospect of a series win — Cricket writers Andrew Alderson and David Leggat give their opinion and analysis on current Black Cap series and the challenges ahead.
Dec 18, 2014

@legslip1 adds some gravitas to proceedings. Cricket Herald: Prospect of a series win via @nzherald

Ruble trouble: Rescue package for Russia? No chance — Here's what is happening with Russia: Its currency has lost half its value and investors have pulled out tens of billions of dollars amid a plunge in oil, its biggest export. - New Zealand Herald

Council's order to move stuns Mangere fish vendors — The lure of cheap fresh fish pulls people from their beds all over Auckland at weekends to a stall in the Mangere Bridge shopping centre. - New Zealand Herald

Couple trapped in keyless car for 13 hours — An Alexandra couple hope others can learn from their near-death experience after being trapped in their new keyless car in their own garage for almost 13 hours. - New Zealand Herald
Dec 18, 2014

!!! --!!! --!!!---> Couple trapped in keyless car for 13 hours via @nzherald

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Lee_Ars: Is this….is this real? Is this story real? "Couple trapped in keyless car for 13 hours"…

Dec 18, 2014

Is this….is this real? Is this story real? "Couple trapped in keyless car for 13 hours"…

Dec 17, 2014

Trapped in your car cause you didn't know how to unlock it! Only in Otago ;)

Obese man charged after squashing nativity donkey — An overweight man has been charged with animal abuse in southern Spain after a young donkey died three days after he sat on it at an outdoor nativity scene. - New Zealand Herald