'He's loyal and would give anything for the brothers': McCaw honours Nonu with 100th Test cap

The All Blacks captain presents the sixth New Zealand centurion with his milestone cap at St James' Park.


Man arrested after dozens of immigrants rescued from sweltering truck in Texas

Cops say they discovered the Central American immigrants last month locked in a semitrailer.

'He'd giving anything to the brothers beside him': Richie McCaw honours Ma'a Nonu in 100th All Blacks Test

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw presents Ma'a Nonu with 100th Test cap at St James' Park.


Report: Ma'a Nonu caps impressive end as All Blacks pull away

It took a good hour but the All Blacks began to put together what their fans and coaches have been waiting for.


Delightful Aaron Smith no-look pass puts smiling Sonny Bill and his slick haircut over for sweet try

The All Blacks halfback pulled one out of his box of tricks to set Sonny Bill Williams free.


Fans erupt as All Blacks start haka during Tonga's Sipi Tau

Captain Kieran Read wasted no time leading the All Blacks in 'Ka Mate' as Tonga were wrapping up their pre-game challenge.

As it happened: All Blacks v Tonga

All Blacks second-five Ma'a Nonu becomes sixth player to reach 100 Tests in the black jersey, against Tonga at St James' Park.

'Hallucinations, confusion and agitation': Police sound warning over LSD-type synthetic drug

Six have been treated in Christchurch after taking the synthetic drug in the past week.


Go Tonga! Fans cheer the Ikale Tahi as they take on the All Blacks

Tongan fans were in full voice in Auckland to cheer on their side against the All Blacks.

Referendum flags to be raised over Wellington

Communities are being encouraged to fly them close to each other so people can see them in real life.


'It's a wrap!' Happy, laid-back Lorde shows off her best karate kick at Magnets wrap party

Lorde kicks up her heels at the Magnets party in a fun video she posted on Instagram.


'I hope he's my mate': Piri Weepu congratulates Ma'a Nonu on his 100th Test

Former All Black and 2011 World Cup star has a few kind words for his former Hurricanes team-mate ahead of his clash against Tonga.

Woman killed after falling from horse in Levin

The 39-year-old died despite the efforts of emergency services staff.

Texas university on lockdown after fatal shooting

The shooting was reported at Texas Southern University apartments, on the edge of the Houston campus.

Dressing room ban for England coaches following referee incident

Coaches after admitting to approaching a match official during the loss to Australia.


"This is not going to be a normal day at NAU," said school President Rita Cheng. "Our hearts are heavy."

One dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University


'It'll go nicely with the tour photo': Dave Gallaher's 'Originals' All Blacks jersey sells for $411k

Jersey from legendary 1905 Test against Wales smashes world record by over NZD$300,000.


Do you see/hear anything? Police set up special number as Alex Fisher homicide probe continues

"It is the last weekend of the school holidays and there may be property owners returning home to Waitarere" - police.


Reporter's view: Watching Chris Cairns sit in a large glass box

Chris Cairns played 62 tests and 215 ODIs, but they don’t mean a thing when you’re in that glass box.


Rural firefighters brace for warm and windy El Nino

An early start to the fire season means firefighters will miss their annual challenge as they take on the real thing.

One dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

The suspected shooter is an 18-year-old first year student at the university.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

The prize is a huge victory for small Tunisia, whose young and still shaky democracy suffered two extremist attacks this year.

No one alive, one missing on fishing boat floating off east coast of China

Violence in China's vast fishing industry is not uncommon, usually sparked by disputes over money.

Inmates die in fire at Philippine maximum-security prison

The blaze may have been caused by faulty wiring in the building that was built after a fire in 2013.

Malcolm Turnbull admits he uses private email account

Mr Turnbull said he reached many people via a non-government account which he's used for years.


Brad Weber beats Hawke's Bay on his own

A stunning second half hat trick has almost single-handedly won Waikato the Ranfurly Shield.


Waikato cut it fine to win Ranfurly Shield

Three minutes into extra time and Waikato finally saw off a desperate Hawke's Bay salvage.


Waikato win Ranfurly Shield, see off desperate comeback

The cowbells were ringing in Napier as Waikato hung on to pinch the Ranfurly Shield.

Studies say a third of young men in China to die from smoking

Smoking rates have dropped significantly among men in developed countries but more young Chinese men have taken it up.

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