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 everyone 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.


Idiot motorcyclist hits the tarmac after wheelie fail

The rider, who was not wearing protective gear, slid over concrete after his attempt at a stunt went horribly wrong.


From World Cup punter to flanker: Sam Cane living the All Black dream

Rewind four years and flanker Sam Cane was just another punter at Eden Park.

Body pulled from Waikato River

Hamilton Police are currently trying to identify the person.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger confirm split

"We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other."


Dads skipping story-time in New Zealand households

A new survey has revealed only six per cent of Kiwi dads are regular story tellers.


Is this the worst rugby league blunder of all time?

With the hooter about to go, all he had to do was find touch or take the tackle.

Fox News presenter sues toymaker over hamster

Harris Faulkner says the toy wrongfully appropriates her name and persona, harms her professional credibility.

Texas man dies after gun selfie goes horribly wrong

Investigators say the man had found a gun and was taking pictures of himself and a cousin holding the weapon.

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