Live updates: All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad announcement

New information as it comes to hand ahead of the big announcement at Parliament.

Serious crash closes SH1 near Warkworth

The highway has been closed south of Warkworth so one person can be removed from a car.

Emergency turnout as stricken plane approaches airport

The light plane with three people on board landed safely at Christchurch Airport.

Lomu's focus on sons, not rugby

"Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd be a dad," says former All Blacks wing Jonah Lomu."


Agile bystander saves child's life with a mop

A young girl in China was saved by the actions of a quick-thinking man and a trusty old mop.


Drive to get more women into trucking

A top female trucker from the US has been enlisted by the local industry to help attract more women drivers.

Grant Robertson 'sick of sexist b******t' towards Jacinda Ardern

The Labour MP's fuming over what he sees as misogynistic comments about his colleague.

Thousands of dead fish near Olympics venue in Rio

The shore of Brazil's Jacarepagua Lagoon was inundated with at least a tonne of dead fish.


Men smash bottles over attendant's head in Christchurch robbery

Men who stole alcohol were caught on camera attacking the attendant at a Christchurch bar on Saturday.


'I have no regrets' Mum says medicinal cannabis was the only thing to help her daughter

A woman admits illegally giving her daughter cannabis for a severe medical condition.


Justice system needs overhaul to reduce Maori crime - expert

A law academic says NZ can no longer ignore the “elephant in the room" - Maori over-representation in prisons.

Kidnapper on the run after ditching bracelet, assaulting security guard

A man with an extensive criminal history is on the run after breaching his bail conditions in Auckland.


Suspicious fires in two Hamilton primary school buildings

Every fire crew in Hamilton was called to a large fire at a Hamilton school this morning.


One medal would have been enough before, now Mo Farah has a handful

Only seven years ago, Mo Farah was daydreaming about winning a medal - just one, any color.

Auckland group attack leaves man in critical condition

A 21-year-old is fighting for his life after being assaulted in Auckland's CBD early this morning.


Former AB's haka challenge taken up by French journo

Byron Kelleher's venture is in support of children suffering from dire illnesses in hospital.

Limited edition Kanye West shoes offered for new kidney

Would you go as far as giving up a kidney for some highly-coveted designer shoes? American man Matt Neal hopes so.

Legendary Aussie racehorse trainer Bart Cummings dead at 87

Legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings has died at the age of 87 in Sydney.


The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US

The World's Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win today in the 4x100-metre relay.

Thousands rally against Malaysia's prime minister

Embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak is accused of receiving about US$700 million in underhand donations.

Bangkok bombing: foreign suspect arrested and named

The man was found in possession of explosives and multiple passports and is believed to have been present when the bomb was planted.


Honey cure for acne could be Kiwi teens' saviour

The Medical Research Institute has found kanuka honey is one of the best ways to zap zits.

Former All Black Francis Saili recovering after suspected concussion

Saili was reportedly concussed during his second game for the Irish side Munster.

Egypt sentences Al Jazeera staff to 3 years in prison

Governments, human rights groups and media organisations world-wide are condemning the ruling.


TV shooting survivor gives harrowing details

Vicki Gardner was shot at multiple times and hit once in the back.


Wellington hold Northland scoreless in sodden clash

Wellington ran in four tries as Cory Jane and Victor Vito used their last chance to prove they're worthy of a World Cup spot.


Stunt plane pilot dies during rehearsals

The pilot of a stunt plane has been killed during rehearsals for an airshow in the US.


Former sports star potentially linked to callout

Mystery surrounds an armed police callout at a Central Auckland apartment block.


Auckland Council's alcohol crackdown plans stalled

The council’s provisional policy would see restrictive sale times, but that’s not enough for critics.


Otago pip Taranaki at the death in New Plymouth

A try in extra time handed Otago a famous win over Taranaki in New Plymouth.

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