What do you call an English rugby fan holding a bottle of champagne?

There’s a joke doing the rounds about the English rugby team. Andrew Saville delivers it live on air.


Canterbury fire crews battle inferno next to forestry block

Eighteen fire crews fought a blaze at Loburn which raged overnight.

Bledisloe humbling keeps Hooper grounded

A Bledisloe humbling at Eden Park will drive home the Wallabies' need to stay grounded.


‘Communication was a bit lacking’ - Air NZ chairman on Hong Kong delay nightmare

Air NZ passengers finally made it back home after a very long wait in Hong Kong. The airline’s chairman was among them.


Botched Tourism NZ ad tells foreigners to drive on the wrong side of the road

A short film funded by Tourism New Zealand shows a campervan being driven on the wrong side of the road.


The TPP deal is about New Zealanders’ rights to affordable medicines – critic

How does the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement affect you? Opponent Jane Kelsey has her say.


Unconvincing Ireland squeeze past Italy to seal quarter-final place

The Azzuri were in the match right until the final whistle, lacking a real game-breaker in their ranks.


Andrew Saville: 'England used warm-up drills the All Blacks were using 10 years ago'

Andrew Saville dropped by England training last week. What he saw shocked him.


'I'm really happy for JT': Sonny Bill hails mate Johnathan Thurston's spectacular extra time grand final winner

They won an NRL title together at the Bulldogs in 2004, and today Sonny was proud-as-punch for his old mate.


Explosions heard as truck carrying gas bottles blazes in Nelson

A 500m evacuation zone was set up around the truck.


Kiwi man rescued elderly couple from being swept to death in French floods - father

Teone Capper is "trapped" and awaiting rescue after flash flooding tore through the French Riviera, killing at least 16 people.


‘I love these boys!’ Cowboys’ golden hero Johnathan Thurston shakes with pride

Post-match interviews can sometimes be dull. Not so if you’re Johnathan Thurston.


Liverpool sack Brendan Rodgers - now the quest begins for the manager who can deliver

Rodgers failed to deliver what Liverpool fans demand - success.

Fire crews battling to contain west Auckland ammonia leak

Motorists are being asked to avoid Henderson's Bruce McLaren Rd.


Travel warning as wild weather hits North Island

Motorists are being warned to take extra care this morning, as high winds sweep up the country.

Kiwi magazine under fire for use of ethnic slur

The short review about the film Dope was published on the Rip It Up website.


'We are the Cowboys here with pride' - ecstatic NRL champs North Queensland sing team song

A Johnathan Thurston golden-point field goal earned the Cowboys a dramatic 17-16 win.

Container spotted in search for missing cargo ship carrying 33 onboard

An intensive search has resumed for a US cargo ship battered in fierce seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin.


Video emerges of Sydney shooter moments before his death

Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed shot and killed a NSW police employee on Friday.


Diego Maradona steals the show with wild celebrations

The most famous of Argentine exports was in fine form at the rugby, showing his suited and booted minders how to have a good time.


Pumas too professional for entertaining Tonga

For an hour, a Tongan upset was on the cards. Argentina in the end had too much class.


'He's passed it 300 metres forward': Prop makes hash of counter attack

Marcos Ayerza wanted to be a back for a minute but royally messed up his chance.


Tongan prop finishes ultimate team try

After numerous phases, Tongan prop Soane Tonga'uihe found himself on the end of another brilliant Tonga attack.


Classy Johnathan Thurston wins Cowboys the NRL grand final

A Johnathan Thurston golden-point field goal has handed North Queensland a dramatic 17-16 NRL grand final win over Brisbane.


The magician Johnathan Thurston slots amazing winning drop goal in golden point

The Cowboys have been crowned the NRL 2015 champions after an incredible golden point drop goal from Thurston.


Johnathan Thurston magic seals victory for Cowboys in golden point

Thurston slotted a field goal in extra time to secure the GF win for the Cowboys, 17-16 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight.


Cowboys magic! Kyle Feldt scores on the hooter

North Queensland winger Feldt scored a fantastic try in the final minute to level the scores and take his side into golden point.


Adam Blair delivers superb offload for Broncos' opening try

Former Kiwis front-rower Blair set up Brisbane's first try with a well-timed offload for Corey Oates to score against the Cowboys in first six minutes of the Grand Final.


US airstrike on Afghan hospital sparks international outcry

Nineteen people were killed in Kunduz including 12 Doctors Without Borders staff


Black Caps help 11-year-old with his dream tournament

The Black Caps dream run at the Cricket World Cup spurred the young Pahiatua lad to chase his own dreams.

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