The Kiwi way is that we reach out to those in need in other parts of the world - Labour leader Andrew Little

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


Awkward (but funny) silence: Shark segment leaves Today Show hosts gobsmacked

Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson are not sold on whether the shark is real.

They’re very clear and very bright and I think most New Zealanders will embrace change - Prime Minister John Key

'Dad looks as handsome as ever' - Sir Ed's son delighted with new banknotes


‘That’s the kind of summer he has had!’ – Shane Watson kicks ball on to own stumps

In what could be his last international innings, Shane Watson’s misery was complete with this ugly dismissal.

World Cup first-five curse strikes All Blacks - Colin Slade hurts knee at training

The first-five was injured at the All Blacks first official Rugby World Cup training, with the All Blacks to comment after 1pm.


'Enough is enough' - grieving mum calls for farmers to take responsibility over wandering livestock

Thousands of crashes over the last five years have been due to livestock wandering the roads.

'Lol...even laser beam kiwi would be better' - social media reacts to flag semi-finalists

Kiwis have been taking to social media to air their opinion of the flag finalists.

Flooding threatens to close Karangahake Gorge

The Waikato Regional Council is warning the Karangahake Gorge could be closed this afternoon.


Is this the NRL's hit of the year? Jamie Soward smashed unconscious by (legal) human missile

The Penrith playmaker made a full speed break against Canberra, but what came next was sickening.


Kid plays hilarious game of peek-a-boo with baby gorilla

Isaiah, 2, caught Kamoli’s attention at the Columbus Zoo by beating his chest.


Street battles in Ukraine leave cop dead, many injured

The battles were sparked after the government voted to give more autonomy to separatist regions in the east.


Glimmer of hope in ongoing fight against dementia

A trial treatment is underway in Australia that could prevent the onset of symptoms.


Lorde bucks her own trend making rainbow entrance at VMAs after-party

Lorde managed to score an invite to a star-studded private after-party.


Top four: Semi-final flag designs revealed

The final four designs in the running to be New Zealand's flag have been revealed at Te Papa.


'Scott Dixon had a s**t season' - IndyCar champs bitter rival slams double point system

New Zealand IndyCar champion Scott Dixon had 'a s**t season' according to his bitter rival.


Auckland flooding forces Fair Go reporter off bus and into long walk to work.

King tide flooding closes parts of Auckland's Tamaki Drive


'Dad looks as handsome as ever' - Sir Ed's son delighted with new banknotes

The son of the man on the $5 note says he was initially anxious about the redesign.


Tonga back-up 2011 Rugby World Cup with another colourful arrival

The Tongan rugby team have arrived in the UK for the Rugby World Cup with a bang.

Elderly man killed for refusing to give money to a stranger

Turei Kingi bashed Jacques Donker with a half-full bottle of Jim Beam. The sticker was found stuck to Donker's face.

Flooding, rain and snow make for a wet start to spring

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.


King tide flooding closes parts of Auckland's Tamaki Drive

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


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 die.'

Reports of another huge explosion in China

Local media are reporting another explosion at 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.


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.

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