One of world's rarest humpback whales spotted in NZ (+ photo)

The sighting of a white humpback whale called Migaloo in Cook Strait has DOC excited.

Intimidating new haka revealed by Gisborne Boys' High School

A video of the Poverty Bay school's new haka was posted on social media.

Queensland rally around skipper Cameron Smith after Alex McKinnon allegations

Days out from the State of Origin decider Cameron Smith is reeling from Alex McKinnon's scathing criticism of him.

61 Kiwis in overseas jails pleading for NZ Government help

Human rights advocates want Kiwis to be brought home to finish their sentences.

Exclusive: Top West Coast cops claim boss made slanderous remarks to media

Following a restructure the trio claim a Superintendent's comments portrayed them as incompetent.

Irishman's death in Wellington Harbour 'an unfortunate accident'

Finbarr Clabby had been out socialising with friends on Saturday night.

All Blacks begin their journey to Samoa for historic Test

The All Blacks have begun to make their way to Apia ahead of Wednesday's Test against Samoa.

'Atmosphere buzzing' in Samoa ahead of All Blacks Test

Coconuts have been painted black, white and blue and line the roads around the nation.

Thousands turn out in Dunedin to celebrate with the Highlanders

Highlanders supporters have turned out in force at a parade in Dunedin today to celebrate the team's success.

Hanover directors welcome settlement that gives investors $18m

The failed finance company has settled with the Financial Markets Authority.

Man rescued from river in second attempt

A middle aged man has been rescued from the Waimakariri River.

Stunned tourists film leopard mauling British safari guide at popular Kruger Park

A tourist is hailed for his life-saving actions during a random leopard attack at Kruger Park.

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Brodie Kane: Where's that tweet taking you?

Sometimes, it's an extremely helpful tool as a journalist. And then sometimes, it just goes feral.

Is your car in NZ's top 10 most likely to be stolen?

Ninety two per cent of theft claims for vehicles on the list were for cars more than 10 years old.

Kiwi ingenuity sees beer biofuel run North Island cars

Brewtroleum, a biofuel derived from beer will be available at North Island petrol stations from today.

Pope Francis on home turf urges defence of poor and planet

Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time today.

Woman found dead near tractor after Southland farm accident

A family member found the woman lying dead near a tractor on the rural property.

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Pebbles Hooper deletes Twitter account after 'natural selection' comments

Controversial gossip columnist Pebbles Hooper has deleted her Twitter account.

We believe the compensation secured now is the best outcome for those investors - FMA Chief Executive Rob Everett

Hanover directors welcome settlement that gives investors $18m

Aussie news helicopter warns surfers of looming great white shark perilously close

Journalists on a news helicopter in Australia helped warn people in the water of a potential shark attack.

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USA star hits World Cup Final wonder goal that is better than Beckham's

Carli Lloyd scored her third goal of the first half catching Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori off her line and scoring from midfield.

Deteriorating nails fell apart when balcony collapsed in North Carolina

The nails deteriorated after years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean.

TVNZ launches ONE News Now

TVNZ’s new digital-first offering ONE News Now is live.

Tramper lost in cold wet bush saved by Facebook post

A Facebook post saved a 41-year-old Waikato woman who was cold, wet and lost in bushland by Mt Te Aroha.

It's a proud moment for me and my family to wear the black jersey - George Moala on his call up to the All Blacks

George Moala reveals the emotion of telling his mum about making All Blacks

NZ weightlifter's cannibal comments slammed in PNG

New Zealand has been slammed at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea after a weight lifter made cannibal comments.

Madonna fans flock to website to snap up tickets for New Zealand concerts

Tickets to Madonna's first ever New Zealand concerts go on sale this morning.

Danny Lee wins maiden PGA Tour title in thrilling playoff

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has won his maiden PGA title - and nearly $2m.

George Moala reveals the emotion of telling his mum about making All Blacks

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has awarded George Moala a starting debut in Wednesday's Test against Samoa in Apia

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School to survey parents over puffer jacket controversy

Motueka High School, which banned puffer jackets, will ask parents whether they should be part of its regulation uniform.

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