Zimbabwe officially calls for lion killer's extradition

The Cabinet minister's lashed out at Walter Palmer, accusing him of trying to hurt Zimbabwe's image.


Joseph Parker shows off hidden piano talent

Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker showed off a talent of a different kind displaying fine form behind a piano.


Bikers set off on ride to remember Connor Morris

Motorcycles rumbled through the streets of Auckland this morning in remembrance of Connor Morris.


Bright green meteor filmed above Buenos Aires

A meteor spotted streaking through the sky above South America turned heads as it burned with a bright green flame.

Eleven military personnel killed in Colombia crash

Witnesses said the air force plane was struck by lightning shortly after taking off.


Protest at Mt Eden prison over privatisation

Protesters have gathered outside Mt Eden prison to challenge the government's policy to contract private companies to run prisons.

WWE icon 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies

The wrestling superstar has died, aged 61.

Susan Wood returning to NZ screens after serious head injury

The TVNZ broadcaster will make her first TV appearance since dangerous fall.

Four killed in private jet crash in England

An investigation has been launched after a private jet smashed into the ground 65km southwest of London, killing all on board.


Offshore buyers a fraction of visits to our biggest real estate website

Data analysis shows interest in New Zealand real estate coming from East Asia countries is a relatively small proportion of total traffic to the site.


Skiers welcome fresh snow on Mt Ruapehu

The snow cover at both Turoa and Whakapapa is said to be "superb".


Dave Grohl responds to video of 1000 fans performing

After a horde of fans performed the Foo Fighters' Learn to Fly, Dave Grohl responded and even promised a show for them.


England wins third Ashes Test

England leads the series 2-1 after beating Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife to have daughter

The head of the world's largest social network announced in a Facebook post he and wife Priscilla are having a baby.

Slump in oil industry profit takes its toll

The US oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment.


Tasers: 'It's the right thing to do' - commissioner

"They do prove a really good deterrent," Mike Bush says.

Ko two shots off the pace after round two at Women's British Open

Lydia Ko finishes the day with a 73 and currently tied for second.

The world "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine"

New Ebola Test vaccine could be "the beginning of the end" in controlling the West African outbreak.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Defeating Almaty, Kazakhstan, despite a lack of natural snow in the Chinese capital.


Mike’s view: Special day for my beloved Warriors after a hell of a week

Mike Hosking pays tribute to Sir Peter Leitch on the eve of the Warriors’ Mad Butcher appreciation day.


Toni’s view: Arming police with tasers is a step in the right direction

We should be able to rely on police to help when someone is in serious trouble.


All Black winger spills the beans on the boys

Cory Jane talks to Matt Chisholm about his tell all book, and the idea of facing up to his team mates after it comes out.

Elderly woman dies in head-on Queenstown crash

The driver of the second car was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.


Khloe Kardashian says she still calls Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

"We are allowed to call her any name we want to".


Antony de Malmanche will not appeal 15-year sentence

The Whanganui man will not appeal the lengthy sentence for smuggling 1.7kg of methamphetamine into Indonesia.


Critics fear tasers may become the go-to option

"There is a risk that there will be a use of the taser as the first response."


The breakthrough app allowing you to rent your car by the hour while at work

Drivers find a car near them using the app’s GPS technology.

Tauranga Port extends its reach into the South Island

Lyttelton says Tauranga's move south is just more healthy competition.

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