‘McCaw would be available to play if this was the quarter final’ – Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Hansen is not taking any risks, resting Richie McCaw for their final RWC pool against Tonga.


'Our concerns for Alex increase by the hour' - search for missing boy resumes this morning

Police and military will continue to comb thick bush near Levin for Alex Fisher.


Bryan Habana draws level with Lomu as Springboks thrash USA

Bryan Habana equaled Jonah Lomu's career record of 15 Rugby World Cup tries when he crossed for a hat-trick.


'Arrogant' Chris Cairns was 'caught at the boundary' - court told

New Zealand cricket great Cairns is charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice

Ethics committe recommends FIFA boss Sepp Blatter be suspended

The FIFA President has been accused of widespread corruption.


Christchurch hall goes up in flames as fire crews work to quell blazes across the South Island

Overnight, fire crews were fighting several large wildfires in Otago and South Canterbury.

Elephant electrocuted in India while foraging for food in the forest

Twenty elephants try to save a member of their herd after an electric tower fell on him.


'You might have to do that again' - All Black Ma’a Nonu photobombs ONE News reporter

Jessica Mutch was midway through her piece to camera at the All Blacks' team base in Darlington when Nonu showed up.


The woman who tracks illegal rubbish dumpers - for free

She's on a campaign to clean up the country she loves and is slowly earning the respect of the Rotorua community.


Sugar, sugar everywhere and Kiwis drink a lot: Coke says tax not the answer

South Pacific Coca-Cola GM Paul Fitzgerald said he is yet to see evidence that a sugar tax works.

Breakers pay price for limp second quarter in heavy defeat

The Breakers opened the NBL season in Adelaide with a 90-71 defeat against the 36ers.

Ma'a Nonu to play 100th All Blacks Test against Tonga

Veteran midfielder to become sixth All Black to reach a century of Tests.


Police cagey about arrest linked to Alex Fisher

A man appeared in Levin court today, while the search for Alex will resume in the morning.


NSW authorities order 'counter-radicalisation' at schools after teen terror attack

Sydney high school student Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, shot dead police accountant Curtis Cheng last Friday, before dying in a shootout with police.


Northland finally come to life but Otago take the points

Despite being winless after nine games, Northland put together some of the most exciting attacking plays of the season.


Choppers working to contain Saddle Hill fire

High winds are fanning a plantation fire in North Otago that fire crews are struggling to contain.


New Zealand's biggest union formed as merger finalised

The merger between the EPMU and the SFWU has formed E Tu - boasting 50,000 members.

US to release thousands of prisoners in bid to reduce jailhouse overcrowding

About 6,000 inmates from federal prisons will be released, the majority being drug offenders.


'Northland haven't scored many in 2015 but that's the try of the season!'

Northland winger Dave Thomas bursts out of his own 22 to embarrass the Otago defence on the stroke of halftime.


'Get the f*** outta here' - woman abuses media after Aussie terror raids

Channel 9 News’ Natalia Cooper had eggs thrown at her outside a home were two men were arrested.

Taranaki man in court over string of historic sex offences, some involving children

Police allege the offences occurred between 1993 and 2012.


'We just rolled over and had our tummy tickled' - Labour angst at TPP land deal

The Labour Party is threatening to overwrite parts of the deal.

A review has been undertaken with Spark to determine the cause of the fault - Acting prison director Dennis Goodin

'You could ring anywhere in the world' - Mt Eden prisoners lap up phone system glitch

Young Kiwi traveller fighting for life in Romania after receiving electric shock

The parents of Fergus Chetwin-Kelly are flying to be by their son's side in hospital.

We won't search for Alex through the night, it's too difficult - Sarah Stewart, Manawatu Area Commander Inspector

Man arrested, search for Alex Fisher called off during night - police


Baked bean lovers become bean counters and find they're being shortchanged

James Wood has lifted the lid on his favourite food and found it's often below its advertised weight.


Shooting threat keeps many Otago Uni students at home

Many students chose to stay away from Otago University today after a shooting threat was anonymously posted online.


PM's supposedly-secret Iraq visit revealed by Iraqi news agencies to 10,000s

It was supposed to go un-reported for safety reasons, but at least one news organisation spilled the beans.


Knife-wielding dairy robber caught on camera threatening Hamilton shopkeeper

Police are hunting a man who threatened a female staff member at a central Hamilton store.

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