King tide flooding closes parts of Auckland's Tamaki Drive

Motorists on Auckland's major arterial route Tamaki Drive have been told to detour.


Funky new New Zealand banknotes released

The new $5 and $10 notes have new security features and are heavier than the current notes.


Jarryd Hayne survives first NFL cut at San Francisco 49ers

Jarryd Hayne has survived the first round of roster cuts at the San Francisco 49ers.


'We can do more' - Little says NZ refugee quota should be 1250

Labour's leader says NZ should be doing more to help with the global refugee crisis stemming from the conflict in Syria.


Will Smith takes on NFL in controversial concussion movie

'Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain...men die.'

Footage posted of another huge explosion in China

Local media are reporting another large explosion in a chemical plant in China overnight just weeks after the Tianjin blast killed 147.


Accused to appear over Hamilton toilet block killing

The man accused of killing an elderly man in a toilet block last month will appear in the High Court at Hamilton this morning.


Shaun Johnson is the man in his own video game, scores six tries as himself

The Warriors halfback may be injured but is undefeated on the unreleased Rugby League Live 3 video game.


The world is watching: Four flag designs to be revealed in Wellington

The final four designs in the running to be New Zealand's flag will be revealed at 10am.


Ana Ivanovic, Kei Nishikori dumped out of US Open

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and Kei Nishikori were both upset in the first round of the US Open today.


Did not disappoint: Miley Cyrus's outrageous antics at VMAs

Nicki Minaj lashed out at Miley, Justin Bieber cried, and Taylor Swift's girl squad ruled.

Kiwi's women’s eight knocking on Rio's door

Kiwi crews made another solid start on day two of heats at the 2015 World Rowing Championships.


ISIS bombs greatest site of the ancient world

The militants caused severe damage to the Bel Temple in Syria.

Richie McCaw wants flag featuring a silver fern

The four strongest flag designs will be revealed this morning by the consideration panel.

Car hit by slip as country lashed by wind, rain and snow

Kiwis are in for a wet, windy or snowy day across most of the country today as an area of low pressure continues to swirl.

Kiwi men urged to give cancer the finger

The Blue September campaign encourages all men over the age of 40 to have regular prostate checks.

Man left with head injuries after home invasion

A Matamata man was assaulted overnight after his home was broken into.


Housing complex fire kills 10 in Saudi Arabia

Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in the fire.

Massive blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills five

The blast sent a dense plume of white smoke into the sky that could be seen for kilometres.

Two minute silence to be held in remembrance of Ashburton shooting victims

It's been a year since a gunman walked into Ashburton's Work and Income killing two people and injuring another.


Grand old Wurlitzer organ looking for a new home

The 88-year-old organ is no longer wanted at Avondale's Hollywood Theatre.

Gareth Anscombe's Rugby World Cup dream with Wales dashed

New Zealand-born first five-eighth Gareth Anscombe has been been left out of Wales' 31-man squad.


Grenade explodes outside Parliament in Ukraine during protests

One officer dead and another 100 injured in clashes between police and nationalist protesters.

Pistol brandished at staff as robbers strike two Christchurch dairies

Two robbers entered a Hoon Hay dairy at 6pm and demanded cash and cigarettes.


Stunt plane dives nose first into the ground killing pilot at Austrian airshow

The pilot, a 50-year-old local man, made a steep ascent and then went into a quick descent before crashing.


'Mum was hanging out, I had a sleep in' - Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett admits he was nervous about his own World Cup place in the All Blacks - but not as nervy as mum.


Cheeky baby twins snapped chatting to each other through monitor

Blogger Judy Travis was filming her twin babies when she got an unexpected reaction.

Murder-accused 'proud' after attack

A man accused of murdering his partner told her niece "you're too late, she's no more" after allegedly stabbing her to death.

Labour MPs defy party leader and attend charter school fundraiser

Two Labour MPs defied party leader Andrew Little and attended a fundraiser for a charter school at the weekend.

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