Witnesses in tears as five children drown trying to reach Greece

Authorities recovered 12 bodies and were still searching for two migrants missing after two boats sank.

00:30

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."

00:47

Dads skipping story-time in New Zealand households

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

00:35

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.

01:02

'Great concern' at anti-immunisation messages getting through to parents

"Unfortunatley vaccination is always something that gets linked with other things."

Pizza delivery man threatened with gun in one of two Wellington robberies

Police are unsure if the two incidents overnight are linked.

00:19

That hurt! Attempt to do splits live on TV cookery show goes horribly wrong

A presenter on an Italian TV show thought showing off her other skills was a good idea. It didn’t end well.

Has Australia found Shrek the sheep's cousin?

The woolly animal was found near Canberra yesterday, sporting an impressive level of growth.

00:19

Barbed wire and thirsty, exhausted migrants in Europe's refugee crisis

Jessica Mutch is at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

00:34

Bid to stop 'white Springboks' leaving South Africa for World Cup fails

The Springboks got the go-ahead to compete in the rugby World Cup after a court challenge failed.

01:51

'You need to kill your mortgage now' - financial guru's tips to do just that

Hannah McQueen reckons if you can't kick your mortgage into touch in today's conditions you should be afraid.

04:20

Rural school on the brink of closure looking to entice new principal

Next year Hurleyville's roll will shrink from eight to five students and it could close after being around for 123 years.

00:29

'Mate, storm in a tea cup' - support for winless Warriors after pre-match party

Konrad Hurrell and teammates look to have won more supporters than knockers after their night out.

00:33

Emotions run high as NZ rowing crews have mixed success

Eight New Zealand crews took to the water with one goal.

00:19

Can you score a try with your face? Taranaki's Berny Hall hangs head after blooper

Taranaki got its first win of 2015 but not before some awkward moments.

01:02

‘I’m astounded with the RSA’s view on the flag’

Mike argues that the RSA’s opposition call to spoil flag voting papers is ‘undemocratic’

00:58

Taranaki finally on the board in 2015, Counties sloppy again

The 2014 Premiership winners get their first win of the new season.

03:43

The inspirational Kiwi artist with only months to live

Ian Robertson only has months to live but he’s determined to make the most of his dying days

03:27

Boy with rare eye condition gets good news

Young Mason’s parents find out what’s been causing the glow in their son’s eye

Thunderstorms, hail and tornados forecast for Auckland tonight

MetService says an active front is expected to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to the city tonight.

Mr Williamson acted like it was a stag do - Guest at gala dinner

National MP Maurice Williamson accused of sexist and misogynist comments

00:27

Burst water main floods Christchurch streets

Video of the incident, filmed by Chris Stephens, shows water bubbling from the ground like a geyser.

01:56

'NZ has done nothing extra in the face of the world's biggest humanitarian crisis'

Former refugees and humanitarian agencies are urging the Government to raise the refugee quota from 750.

01:56

Two sisters had their own name suppression lifted last year but had to file for a judicial review to get their abuser’s name released.

Sisters fight to reveal identity of their abuser

00:29

'Letting off some steam' - Konrad Hurrell's manager defends partying Warriors

Before being humiliated by the Tigers, Konrad Hurrell, Dominique Peyroux and Manu Vatuvei were partying with R&B star Ginuwine.

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