'We wanted Dan Carter!': Richie McCaw apologises to Mataura kids for the 'disappointment'

All Blacks captain asked why he, and not Dan Carter, had come to visit a class of primary school children in Mataura.


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NZ's stance on refugees is 'indefensible' - Amnesty

The human rights group says NZ's behind on the issue and needs to double its intake of migrants.

Jury retires unable to decide fate of teen accused of murdering rugby league protege

A jury deciding the fate of Vincent Skeen has retired for the night, unable to reach a verdict.


Brodie Kane: You might find it hard to look at, but it's time to stop looking away from the problem

Brodie Kane has a simple message for John Key: "Open up your heart, and the taxpayers wallet. Because we should do more."


'We had an early flight the next morning': McFadden slams partying Warriors

Andrew McFadden says three Warriors displayed a level of professionalism that was 'unacceptable.'

Investigation absolves animal control officer from Hastings bulldog beating

A three day independent investigation found the officer "could not have been involved".


First look at sheep under 40kg 'blanket' of wool that took Shrek's world record

Rescuers say its the heaviest fleece to be shorn at one time and estimate he had five years of wool on him.


He acted 'like it was a stag do': Minister apologises as vulgar video surfaces

National MP Maurice Williamson says he "misjudged the situation" at a gala dinner in Auckland.


'Do me a favour, give Richie this from me': Dunedin granny puckers up for super awkward Ben Smith

The All Blacks winger was asked to pass something on to Richie McCaw. What happened next caught him completely off guard.


'Social media can be a problem': Steve Hansen on unwanted All Blacks' Tweets

Cory Jane and Israel Dagg Tweeted their disappointment after being cut from the World Cup squad.

There are about 3,000,000,000,000 trees in the world, study says

It's about eight times the number that was previously estimated.


'I didn't want to create something new': Flag designer used govt fern logo

The fern on one of NZ's flag finalists has already been used on America's Cup boats, apple boxes, aircraft and even tattoos.


What does Steve Hansen think of the Silver Fern being on the flag?

The All Blacks coach shares his thoughts on the Silver Fern potentially being on a new flag.


50kg female MMA fighter manhandles Brazilian street robber with 'triangle choke'

Straw-weight fighter Monique Bastos and her two friends were approached by a pair of robbers while walking to jiu-jitsu.


'I’m only 27, it’s not over' - Israel Dagg opens up on All Blacks future

Dumped All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg spills the beans after his one-on-one with Steve Hansen today.

Greens believe NZ can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%

The Green Party has a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2030.

$40k payment after Petone worker loses fingers

A Petone importing and manufacturing company has been told to pay $40,000 after a staffer lost four fingers while on the job.


Harrowing image of drowned toddler puts spotlight on the refugee crisis

The image is bringing worldwide attention to the deepening migrant crisis.


Tourists get up close and personal with huge humpback

A group of a lucky people found themselves just metres from a humpback whale as it surfaced.

$120k drone to transform New Zealand agriculture industry

The unmanned chopper weighs just under 100kgs and can fly continuously for 45 minutes.


‘I hope everybody got out’ – helpless onlooker films Palmerston North fire

The fire service found uninstalled smoke alarms in a cupboard of the two unit house, which has been completely destroyed.


US tennis star CoCo Vandeweghe in racquet-smashing meltdown

Down 5-0 in the first set, the US tennis player took her rage out on her racquet.

Jury deciding verdict over death of young rugby league player

Vincent Skeen is accused of murdering Luke Tipene.


The world's youngest bookworm, the baby who cries whenever a book is closed

These parents can never stop reading because if they do, baby cries.


No 'softening' of Will Smith movie Concussion to keep NFL happy, studio says

Sony state a New York Times report based on leaked emails was misleading.


Director defends Taylor Swift over 'whitewash' music video

"This is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa."

Illegal fishing operations shut down

The Ministry of Primary industries has moved in on black market seafood trading.

Auckland house prices ease - but only just

Winter has taken the edge off the red hot market.

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