Rugby World Cup live updates: All Blacks v Tonga

All Blacks second-five Ma'a Nonu becomes sixth player to reach 100 Tests in the black jersey, against Tonga at St James' Park.


Go Tonga! Fans cheer the Ikale Tahi as they take on the All Blacks

Tongan fans were in full voice in Auckland to cheer on their side against the All Blacks.

Referendum flags to be raised over Wellington

Communities are being encouraged to fly them close to each other so people can see them in real life.


'It's a wrap!' Happy, laid-back Lorde shows off her best karate kick at Magnets wrap party

Lorde kicks up her heels at the Magnets party in a fun video she posted on Instagram.


'I hope he's my mate': Piri Weepu congratulates Ma'a Nonu on his 100th Test

Former All Black and 2011 World Cup star has a few kind words for his former Hurricanes team-mate ahead of his clash against Tonga.

Woman killed after falling from horse in Levin

The 39-year-old died despite the efforts of emergency services staff.

Texas university on lockdown after fatal shooting

The shooting was reported at Texas Southern University apartments, on the edge of the Houston campus.

Dressing room ban for England coaches following referee incident

Coaches after admitting to approaching a match official during the loss to Australia.


"This is not going to be a normal day at NAU," said school President Rita Cheng. "Our hearts are heavy."

One dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University


'It'll go nicely with the tour photo': Dave Gallaher's 'Originals' All Blacks jersey sells for $411k

Jersey from legendary 1905 Test against Wales smashes world record by over NZD$300,000.


Do you see/hear anything? Police set up special number as Alex Fisher homicide probe continues

"It is the last weekend of the school holidays and there may be property owners returning home to Waitarere" - police.


Reporter's view: Watching Chris Cairns sit in a large glass box

Chris Cairns played 62 tests and 215 ODIs, but they don’t mean a thing when you’re in that glass box.


Rural firefighters brace for warm and windy El Nino

An early start to the fire season means firefighters will miss their annual challenge as they take on the real thing.

One dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

The suspected shooter is an 18-year-old first year student at the university.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

The prize is a huge victory for small Tunisia, whose young and still shaky democracy suffered two extremist attacks this year.

No one alive, one missing on fishing boat floating off east coast of China

Violence in China's vast fishing industry is not uncommon, usually sparked by disputes over money.

Inmates die in fire at Philippine maximum-security prison

The blaze may have been caused by faulty wiring in the building that was built after a fire in 2013.

Malcolm Turnbull admits he uses private email account

Mr Turnbull said he reached many people via a non-government account which he's used for years.


Brad Weber beats Hawke's Bay on his own

A stunning second half hat trick has almost single-handedly won Waikato the Ranfurly Shield.


Waikato cut it fine to win Ranfurly Shield

Three minutes into extra time and Waikato finally saw off a desperate Hawke's Bay salvage.


Waikato win Ranfurly Shield, see off desperate comeback

The cowbells were ringing in Napier as Waikato hung on to pinch the Ranfurly Shield.

Studies say a third of young men in China to die from smoking

Smoking rates have dropped significantly among men in developed countries but more young Chinese men have taken it up.

Woman dies after fall from horse in Levin

Despite the efforts of emergency services, a 39-year-old woman from Levin died at the scene.


That fence: ‘Why would you want war with your neighbours?’

Peter and Sylvia Aitchison are tied up in the Environment Court trying to reclaim their million-dollar view.


Waikato young guns bust out early in Ranfurly challenge

In only the fourth minute, Damian McKenzie put on step and set up this half field beauty, combining with second-five Anton Leinert-Brown.


Keen for a game of frozen chook? Latest online fad involves getting naked and posing like a chicken

Remember planking? Well the successor may just have been found by a group of New Zealand friends - they're calling it the "Frozen Chook".


Booming building industry desperate for more apprentices

It's estimated New Zealand will need more than 18,000 extra carpenters in the next five years.


Hawke's Bay halfback celebrates his 100th game with his daughter

Two years after the tragedy that claimed her mother, Chris Eaton's daughter got the thrill of walking her dad out to commemorate his 100th game for Hawke's Bay.

Baby dies from meningococcal disease despite efforts of hospital staff

"Tragically, despite the best attempts by hospital staff to save her life, the baby died," Dr Mills says.


Are cellphones making us become spectators of our lives?

A photo from the movie Black Mass has gone viral, can you see why?

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