Massive blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills five

The blast sent a dense plume of white smoke into the sky that could be seen for kilometres.

Final four flag designs to be revealed

The four strongest flag designs will be revealed this morning by the consideration panel.

Two minute silence to be held in remembrance of Ashburton shooting victims

It's been a year since a gunman walked into Ashburton's Work and Income killing two people and injuring another.


Grand old Wurlitzer organ looking for a new home

The 88-year-old organ is no longer wanted at Avondale's Hollywood Theatre.

Gareth Anscombe's Rugby World Cup dream with Wales dashed

New Zealand-born first five-eighth Gareth Anscombe has been been left out of Wales' 31-man squad.

Grenade explodes outside Parliament in Ukraine during protests

One officer dead and another 100 injured in clashes between police and nationalist protesters.

Pistol brandished at staff as robbers strike two Christchurch dairies

Two robbers entered a Hoon Hay dairy at 6pm and demanded cash and cigarettes.


Stunt plane dives nose first into the ground killing pilot at Austrian airshow

The pilot, a 50-year-old local man, made a steep ascent and then went into a quick descent before crashing.


'Mum was hanging out, I had a sleep in' - Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett admits he was nervous about his own World Cup place in the All Blacks - but not as nervy as mum.


Cheeky baby twins snapped chatting to each other through monitor

Blogger Judy Travis was filming her twin babies when she got an unexpected reaction.

Murder-accused 'proud' after attack

A man accused of murdering his partner told her niece "you're too late, she's no more" after allegedly stabbing her to death.

Labour MPs defy party leader and attend charter school fundraiser

Two Labour MPs defied party leader Andrew Little and attended a fundraiser for a charter school at the weekend.


Tax plans to crack down on foreign speculators buying homes

The IRD wants feedback on a document proposing a withholding tax on foreign buyers of residential property.


Mike's View: Midwives are underpaid – but how can they convince court they deserve more?

How do you prove you're underpaid for no other reason than your sex?


Toni's View: Why did Herald writer bag All Blacks just minutes after World Cup team named?

Toni says Chris Rattue's timing was off and the All Blacks should have been allowed to celebrate, rather than being panned.


Xenophobic Right Wing Resistance leader fears 'white race's survival' in NZ

“We're just worried about the cultures we're bringing into the country ... especially when they're killing and raping white people," Vaughan Tocker says.


Who is behind spate of beehive thefts?

A series of Waikato beehive robberies has beekeepers considering what to do next.


Hot, dry, El Nino summer could cause a big headache for farmers

Last time New Zealand saw these conditions a drought wiped $618 million out of the economy.


'There's a lot of risk': Jetstar's new domestic routes will have a hard time taking off - commentator

The consumer is the big winner as Air NZ offers cheap fares to combat Jetstar.


'Mum broke down, and got quite a long hug from her' - fringe All Blacks reveal that phone call

Wingers Waisake Naholo and Nehe Milner Skudder said they were still in shock at the prospect of playing in their first World Cup.

Sunday morning I wake up and pray thanks to God … I’m lucky I’m still alive - Store owner Gursharan Singh

'I think they had a plan to kill me' - Christchurch liquor store owner recalls horrific attack

Son a murder suspect as Gold Coast cops search for NZ woman's remains

Police believe the body of Linda Frances Sidon is buried in bushland.

Former Christian school principal admits sexually abusing boys

Raymond Melrose, 69, plead guilty to indecently assaulting two boys, one between the ages of 12 and 16, and another boy aged nine.


All Blacks banking on x-factor, says selector Grant Fox

All Black selector Grant Fox says Nehe Milner-Skudder and Waisake Naholo could end up being the All Blacks big World Cup difference-makers.


Final four flag finalists announced tomorrow

Kiwis are about to get their first glimpse of the four flags which could replace the current New Zealand flag.

VMAs as it happened: Surprise albums and presidency announcements

ONE News Now brings you live highlights from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in LA.


Taylor Swift and her pals enjoy winning MTV video of the year

The American singer and Kendrick Lamar won the main prize at the MTV VMAs for Bad Blood.


'I think they had a plan to kill me' - Christchurch liquor store owner recalls horrific attack

Gursharan Singh was beaten over the head with full bottles of booze as his store was robbed.

Bigger workplaces more stressful for employees - survey

More than a third of employees at big New Zealand businesses say their stress levels have risen in the past year.


Miley Cyrus ends MTV awards with bizarre, raunchy, psychedelic performance

The controversial singer hosted the MTV Music Video Awards, and ended the show with a lively performance.

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