Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least 12 people

The storm which has battered the Dominican Republic is now starting to lose steam - but has left a trail of destruction.


You thought you could air guitar? Meet the world champs

A group of competitors bring their talent out of the bedroom and onto the stage.


Club prize-giving to go ahead despite fire

Canterbury's Glenmark Rugby Football Club is going ahead with its senior prize-giving despite its clubrooms being destroyed by a fire.


Monk sunbathing on wind turbine 'annoyed' by drone disturbance

The man filmed atop a wind turbine sunbathing by a drone was a monk looking for solitude - and the drone ruined it.

Live TV shooting survivor describes traumatic ordeal

Vicki Gardner has woken from her medically induced coma and spoken of her miraculous survival.

Nick Willis through to 1500m world championships final

Kiwi middle distance runner Willis has comfortably made it through to the final of the 1500m at the world championships in Beijing.

Ex-editor of phone-hacking UK tabloid set to return

Rebekah Brooks is in talks with News Corp to take back her old job about a year after she was cleared of criminal charges around the phone hacking scandal.

Air NZ shares dive despite soaring profit

Concern about Air New Zealand's ability to profitably fill capacity increases as economies weaken and competition increases.


How poetic are New Zealanders?

With a history of Janet Frame, Sam Hunt, and James K Baxter, it would be safe to assume most Kiwis have at least some poetic nouse - right?

Data dispels 'myth' on undersize snapper

Undersized snapper account for a far smaller percentage of snapper caught by commercial fishermen than previously believed, data shows.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down after hacking scandal

'The king of infidelity,' made millions off the philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life.


Dan Carter-mad Feilding schoolgirl wins All Blacks flag-bearer RWC trip

Jannah Rowden was selected from 34 hopefuls to be the flag bearer for the All Blacks opening match.


Death toll rises to 71 in Austrian migrant tragedy, three arrested

Austrian police say three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths, which were likely to have been caused by suffocation.


Hawke's Bay breeze past sloppy Counties Manukau

Israel Dagg's solid night in Pukekohe should be enough to get him to the World Cup while Zac Guildford returned to his lethal try-scoring ways.

Fatal shooting at US university campus

The shooting comes less than 48 hours after a television news journalist and a cameraman were shot dead.


Melbourne man allegedly running over cop caught on CCTV

Desperately trying to get out to the carpark the driver runs over a police officer.


'He's been hit so hard his sock fell down': Andrew Horrell smashed into next week by Johnny Fa'auli

The Counties Manukau second-five ripped into the Hawke's Bay utility in Pukekohe.


'156 school pools have closed in the past seven years and there could be lots more to come'

Toni Street fondly remembers her time as a child spent learning to swim at the school pool.


Kiwis put to the literary test on national poetry day

From Janet Frame to Sam Hunt, New Zealanders are well-known for their poetry. So we should be able to reel off a line or two, right?


The bright lights of US sports have never been clearer for Kiwi athletes

Seven Sharp caught up with NBA star Steven Adams, who is inspiring a generation of Kiwi kids to follow in his giant footsteps.


'We're feeling pretty insulted' - Far North locals feel shut out over oil exploration

Norwegian company Statoil has a permit to drill for 15-years in the Northland Basin.


Who is the luckiest kid in NZ? Young fan chosen to be All Blacks flag bearer

A young fan was chosen to carry the Kiwi flag out at Wembley Stadium before the All Blacks match against Argentina.


Porirua Council has passed a bylaw banning residents from washing their cars in their driveways.

'Stuff them, I'll still wash my car' - Porirua residents vent at council carwash bylaw


The Glenmark Rugby Club in North Canterbury went up in flames overnight.

'History destroyed' - All Blacks great Grizz Wyllie lament loss of rugby club


NZ Post launches new app to combat falling postal volume

Kiwis are sending 10 per cent fewer letters than last year, forcing NZ Post to launch a new online delivery service to reverse the trend.


World first sees Kiwi supermarkets move towards eco-friendly food packaging

Supermarkets are trialling an alternative to polystyrene trays, stopping 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of polystyrene going to landfills.


'I'll not leave for any man' - Auckland woman's home auctioned off after rates debt

A South Auckland woman saw her home sold for $600,000 after she failed to pay her rates for nine years.


Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans remains devastated

A decade after Katrina devastated the jazz town, President Barack Obama visited the worst affected areas.


Serco boss in NZ to address 'major issue' with how Mt Eden Prison is run

Corrections have taken back the running of Mt Eden Prison after the issues around Serco surfaced late month.

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