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Live updates: Samoa v All Blacks

Follow all the action in from the historic Test in Apia, including video highlights.

Black widow spider scare forces Foodstuffs to pull grapes from shelves

Product on the suspected batch was withdrawn from sale on Friday with Foodstuffs saying they undertook standard industry product withdrawal protocols

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Samoan fans show their excitement after the arrival of the All Blacks in Samoa.

Live updates: Samoa v All Blacks

'People didn't read it' - fitness queen Lorna Jane on ad that's sparked outrage

Lorna Jane Clarkson has defended a controversial job advertisement her company posted online, saying she didn't think her critics read it properly.

Wellington high suburbs in for a touch of snow

Forecasters are saying that isolated snow flurries may be experienced as low as 50m in Wellington.

Rare sighting of humpback whale calf in Cook Strait

A whale survey team monitoring Cook Strait for humpbacks have spotted a calf - just the second reported in NZ waters.

Scott Watson knocked out fellow inmate before parole denied

The reasons why Double-murderer Scott Watson was denied parole have been made public today.

Teetering on the brink: Efforts to find a solution to Greek debt crisis fruitless

Greek leaders have failed to come up with any new ideas to pay off its enormous debt.

No relief in sight as wildfires rage in US

Firefighters are battling a blaze that has burned thousands of acres in Idaho.

After weeks of preparation Samoa is ready for the big match.

Live updates: Samoa v All Blacks

Pagani goes on the defensive over job ad to hire slim female worker

A job posted by fashion store Pagani seeking a slim female with specific measurements has drawn criticism.

Man stabbed in neck at Pizza Hut, suspect tracked by police dogs

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stabbed another in the neck.

Six bank employees sacked after staging ISIS mock execution on colleague

HSBC has fired the workers who staged the mock execution during a team building exercise.

Sneaky Vatuvei catches out Shaun Johnson car jamming

Johnson's reaction at realising he was being recorded is priceless.

Gavin Larsen appointed Black Caps selector

Former New Zealand cricketer Gavin Larsen has been appointed as a Black Caps selector.

Kapiti man charged over death of baby

A man has been charged with assault following the death of a six-month-old baby girl.

All Blacks vs Samoa touted as David vs Goliath by local newspaper

Apia is buzzing ahead of this afternoon's Test.

Government may post promised budget surplus after all

The latest Crown accounts show a surplus of just over $1.1 billion

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Natalia Kills takes new name in wake of X-Factor sacking

Natalia Kills wants to be known by a different name after she was kicked from an X-Factor judging panel for bullying.

Subway suspends ties with spokesman Jared Fogle after raid over child porn probe

Fogle became the Subway restaurant chain's spokesman after shedding weight.

Greece gets until Sunday to come up with plans to stave off collapse

Frustrated and angered eurozone leaders gave Greece a final chance today.

We're in Apia as Samoa buzzes ahead of this afternoon's Test.

All Blacks vs Samoa touted as David vs Goliath by local newspaper

I'm a Kiwi but people still 'give me that look' - Danny Lee

New Zealand golfing star Danny Lee says his heritage is far from a straight forward thing.

The Lego Movie directors at the helm of new Star Wars film

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord were announced as the new directors on Starwars.com today.

Radio New Zealand host Simon Mercep to leave broadcaster

The host of Radio New Zealand's well-known Afternoons show has announced Friday will be his last day.

Inga Tuigamala entertains with light-hearted boxing display in honour of Jerry Collins

Rugby royalty was in attendance at a boxing event paying tribute to former All Black Jerry Collins in Samoa.

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Follow the Black Caps' lead: Ashes captains warned over excessive sledging

Sledging's usefulness is being questioned, particularly after the spirit of sportsmanship by the recently departed New Zealand side.

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