Sir John Todd, one of NZ's richest men, dies aged 88

Sir John's business empire is worth about $3 billion.


French football great Zinedine Zidane scores brilliant rugby try

The World Cup winner showed some deft footwork as he scored a try against Toulon in a charity match.


Boy becomes world’s youngest recipient of a double hand transplant

Zion Harvey’s operation is a medical breakthrough and a huge step forward in transplants.


Canterbury police launch investigation into racial abuse of rugby player

"I urge anyone responsible to show some moral courage," said the officer hunting those who abused Sake Aca.

Raids on Head Hunters: One of the accused can now be named

One of the men arrested following the raids has appeared in court.

Boost for travellers with new Jetstar Wellington to Dunedin route

The airline says the new service will add 56,000 seats to Wellington's domestic market.


Mega rich set sail for NZ - superyacht visits hit highest number since 2000 America's Cup

Making it easier for yachts to visit New Zealand has paid off, the government says.


Frosty start to the day for Christchurch gorilla troop at $6m pad

Ranging in age from six to 12 years, the gorillas were “quietly” brought into the country in mid-June.


Dentist rarely discussed passion for hunting with patients

Walter Palmer remains in hiding but told patients: "I respect that not everyone shares the same views on hunting."

Thames schoolgirl knees attacker in groin after indecent assault

The victim fought him off by kneeing him in the genitals and then raised the alarm.

'God Defend New Zealand has meaning' - gold medal winning rower wades into anthem debate

Joseph Sullivan says the anthem is "entrenched in each New Zealander".

Students sue Rolling Stone over false campus rape story

A lawyer for the men said they suffered "vicious and hurtful attacks" because of the inaccuracies in the article.

Karangahake Gorge closed after fatal crash, two people feared trapped

Motorists travelling between Paeroa and the Bay of Plenty should expect delays, police say.


Motorist shot dead by cop after traffic stop

A US policeman who pulled over a man missing front license plate and shot him dead has been indicted on murder charges.


'She will carry this for the rest of her life': Readers feel for mother of Blessie's killer

"Let's not kick a lady when she's down," wrote one Facebook reader.


Kiwi umpire Chris Gaffaney's sharp eye sends David Warner packing

World Cup villain David Warner takes on Chris Gaffaney and comes off second best.


Search for MH370: Debris is 'consistent in appearance' with Boeing 777 part

An aviation expert describes the find as "hugely significant, because there are so few 777 plane crashes."


Girl drops toddler at Wellington wedding trying to catch bouquet

A much anticipated bouquet toss at this Wellington wedding had unintended consequences.

Facebook users 'more engaged than ever before' as mobile numbers soar

The social media mega "has proven its ability to attract and retain users".

We have a strong role to play in making sure our children keep safe - Auckland Primary Principals' Association head

Corrections made 'huge blunder' in housing Blessie's killer so close to schools


Panda triplets cuter than ever on first birthday

The world's only surviving giant panda triplets are now aged one and very cute.

Search for MH370: Airplane debris is consistent in appearance with part of Boeing 777 wing, CNN reports

Search for MH370: Debris is 'consistent in appearance' with Boeing 777 part

New Zealand will continue to push for accountability for the downing of flight MH17 - Murray McCully

NZ 'deeply disappointed' at Russia MH17 tribunal veto

Tall Blacks fall to buzzer-beater three in Croatia

The Tall Blacks were beaten on the buzzer by Croatia in Slavonski Brod.


'I don't expect him to be Shaun Johnson' - Townsend on his new Warriors halves partner

Chad Townsend will have to take a bigger leadership role for the Warriors in his remaining games for the club.


‘You seem a bit irritated’ – did TV host give Cara Delevingne a raw deal?

Cara Delevingne didn’t appear to be that engaged in her interview at the film Paper Towns.


Corrections made 'huge blunder' in housing Blessie's killer so close to schools

Robertson had just been released from prison after eight years for kidnapping and indecently assaulting a five-year-old girl.

'Meth lab not included': Two Breaking Bad houses for sale

A mother-daughter realty team are helping sell the home where fictitious Jesse Pinkman made meth.


Pictures show the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion had been on 'trophy hunts' before.

Two in court over slaying of Cecil the lion

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