Egypt sentences Al Jazeera staff to 3 years in prison

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

Bangkok bombing foreign suspect arrested

The man was found in possession of explosives and multiple passports.


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.


Breaking down barriers - women urged to try out for the SAS

Not one civilian woman has applied to try out for the elite unit since applications were opened four years ago.

Kids in car as woman four times over limit sparks chase - police

Police say they're shocked and dismayed by the incident in Hawera.


Charge down! Fend! Offload! Try! Taranaki No 8 Iopu-Iopu Aso turns blunder into gold

The Hurricanes loose forward busts into open field and shows some impressive speed and skills.

Woman in custody following Hamilton stabbing

The victim received a number of wounds and is currently in Waikato Hospital where he underwent surgery today.


Shocking Sydney train brawl caught on camera

The fight broke out between at least three females before spilling out onto the platform.


Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Scores of people suffocated in a truck, while an estimated 200 are feared drowned off Libya.


Canterbury hang on to down Auckland at Eden Park

Auckland blew a late chance to pip Canterbury at Eden Park.


Is this the cheapest Superman movie ever made?

“So, I duct taped a Superman figure to my Phantom and flew it over Victoria Park."

A 43-year-old man has been charged over the brutal attack which has left a toddler in critical condition.

Young children allegedly set on fire by man at home

'Fancy Feast' cat food made with slave-caught fish?

Nestle has come under fire for manufacturing their cat food product with fish from a supplier known to use slave labour.

Dangerous fugitive caught after cutting off bracelet near Wellington

A man who removed his ankle bracelet and went on the run near Wellington today has been caught by police.


Nick Willis through to 1500m world championships final

Kiwi middle distance runner Willis has comfortably made it through to the final of the 1500m at the world championships in Beijing.


Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least 20, PM says

The storm which has battered the Dominican Republic set the country back 20 years, its PM says.

Young children allegedly set on fire by man at home

Three children have suffered burns after a flammable liquid was allegedly poured over them in Perth.


You thought you could air guitar? Meet the world champs

A group of competitors bring their talent out of the bedroom and onto the stage.


Club prize-giving to go ahead despite fire

Canterbury's Glenmark Rugby Football Club is going ahead with its senior prize-giving despite its clubrooms being destroyed by a fire.


Monk sunbathing on wind turbine 'annoyed' by drone disturbance

The man filmed atop a wind turbine sunbathing by a drone was a monk looking for solitude - and the drone ruined it.

Live TV shooting survivor describes traumatic ordeal

Vicki Gardner has woken from her medically induced coma and spoken of her miraculous survival.

Ex-editor of phone-hacking UK tabloid set to return

Rebekah Brooks is in talks with News Corp to take back her old job about a year after she was cleared of criminal charges around the phone hacking scandal.

Air NZ shares dive despite soaring profit

Concern about Air New Zealand's ability to profitably fill capacity increases as economies weaken and competition increases.


How poetic are New Zealanders?

With a history of Janet Frame, Sam Hunt, and James K Baxter, it would be safe to assume most Kiwis have at least some poetic nouse - right?

Data dispels 'myth' on undersize snapper

Undersized snapper account for a far smaller percentage of snapper caught by commercial fishermen than previously believed, data shows.

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