Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho, aged 90, passed away in Auckland overnight.

Tongan King's mother passes away in an Auckland hospital

Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho aged 90 was brought to NZ midweek with minor health issues.

10 killed after boat capsizes off Sri Lankan coast

The boat was one of many taking part in a religious festival procession near Colombo.

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He's magic with the bat in hand, but New Zealand's skipper won't want to watch this delivery again.

AB de Villiers guides South Africa to victory over NZ in thrilling first ODI match at Seddon Park

South Africa have won the opening ODI match against NZ by four wickets in Hamilton.

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The Sensible Sentencing Trust says communities need more information about high risk offenders in their area.

'We need more information' - call for communities to be consulted before sex offenders move in

"The communities are the ones who need to live with these monsters," says an advocate.

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The video released by the NZDF shares their hopes and fears as they continue to dampen down hotspots.

Port Hills blaze 'under control', says fire chief

"We've yet to get a full stranglehold on it," said Incident Controller Richard McNamara.

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Crews are still working to get the fire fully under control as residents wait to go home.

'The information channel has been absolutely atrocious' – Port Hills residents still waiting for the all clear

Crews are still working to get the fire fully under control as residents wait to go home.

02:05
The Florida rally was all about cultivating the image that Trump is winning.

Four weeks into being POTUS, Trump appears to be back on the campaign trail

The president has been trying refocus after reports of dysfunction within his administration.

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There are concerns that when the UK leaves Europe, it will look to buy more British meat.

Kiwi lamb rebranding a possible sign of things to come in post-Brexit trade war

There are concerns that when the UK leaves Europe, it will look to buy more British meat.

01:14
The fashion competition was fierce at the Auckland Pride Dog Show.

'Work that runway' – Auckland's gay community celebrates their four-legged friends

The fashion competition was fierce at the Auckland Pride Dog Show.

00:18
Marty Filipowski took nearly 10 hours to reach the South Island from Wellington.

Aussie man becomes 100th person to swim Cook Strait

Marty Filipowski took nearly 10 hours to reach the South Island from Wellington.

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The Aussies needed 11 off the final over, but didn't reckon on Peterson turning destroyer.

Watch: Kiwi bowler Anna Peterson snares hat-trick to lead NZ women to thrilling victory over Australia

The Aussies needed 11 off the final over, but didn't reckon on Peterson turning destroyer.

02:15
Good teaching, mentoring and hard work is helping 300 students thrive.

'We can be what we want to be' - programme helps Auckland Pacific Island students excel at science

Tangaroa College is seeing 94 per cent pass rates for its level three students.

02:36
Since she was a little girl, Auckand's Jacqui Knight has been fascinated by butterflies.

Good Sorts: 'They've taken over my life' – the Auckland woman sharing the joy of butterflies

Since she was a little girl, Auckand's Jacqui Knight has been fascinated by butterflies.

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Labour and the Greens have closed the gap on National, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.

1 NEWS poll: Labour and Greens close gap on National following John Key's departure

PM Bill English has made a strong start in the preferred Prime Minister stakes, however.

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Shaun Johnson and Tuivasa-Sheck combined to set up their side's second try against the Titans in their final NRL trial match in Palmerston North.

Warriors stars Johnson and Tuivasa-Sheck combine as Tui Lolohea scores off perfectly executed set move

New captain Tuivasa-Sheck played a key role in the Warriors' five-try 26-6 NRL trial win over Gold Coast in Palmerston North.

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It's believed those who overdosed had taken the synthetic drug GHB.

'Awash with drugs' - over 25 treated for overdosing at Melbourne music festival

St Vincent Hospital spokesperson: 'most had GHB and a cocktail of other drugs in their system.'

00:08
It's a bird eat gator world out there when it comes to the survival of the fittest.

Savage! Watch as heron casually swallows baby alligator

It's a bird eat gator world out there when it comes to survival of the fittest.

00:32
Glenn Robinson III slammed two spectacular dunks to win the NBA Dunk Contest in New Orleans.

NBA Pacers shooting guard leaps over three, slamming vicious dunk to win slam dunk contest

Glenn Robinson III slammed two spectacular dunks to win the NBA Dunk Contest in New Orleans.

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The rear windscreen of one guest was completely smashed in.

'It's a disaster, but funny' - Sydney couple's wedding crashed by large hailstones

They were determined to stay positive despite the uncooperative weather.

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Thankfully no-one was hurt when the truck plunged off the storm-damaged road.

Thankfully no-one was hurt when the truck plunged off the storm-damaged road.

Video: The incredible moment a fire engine tumbles off side of freeway during massive US storm

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Isaiah Papali'i, 18, scored the opening try for the Warriors in their trial match against the Titans in Palmerston North.

Watch: Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck lays on beautiful short ball for teen rookie's first try

Isaiah Papali'i, 18, scored the opening try for the Warriors in their trial match against the Titans in Palmerston North.

A nasty bug has got into the Havelock North water supply and it has affected six schools, including two boarding schools.

Test results clear for Waimarama but boil water notice still in place

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has had no reports of illness related to the water supply.

Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves in Palmerston North

Stunning 'breaking waves' clouds cause a stir in Palmerston North

1 NEWS weather presenter Dan Corbett said the formation were called Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves.

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The 13-year-old son of the late Crocodile Hunter has all his dad's charisma and enthusiasm.

Video: Like father like son - Steve Irwin's boy Bob freaks out Jimmy Fallon with giant snake

The son of the late Crocodile Hunter has all his old man's charisma and enthusiasm.

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