Staff left traumatised after Christchurch tavern robbed at gunpoint

An armed man made off with cash from the Tavern Harewood.

The US President defends his commute of Manning, saying her sentence was very disproportionate to what other leakers had received.

Watch: Barack Obama defends slashing Chelsea Manning's 'tough prison sentence' by 29 years

Obama said Manning received a sentence that was harsher than other leakers have received.

Two seriously injured after van ploughs into tree near Gisborne

Six people were travelling in the vehicle when the accident happened on Wharekopae Rd.

The president says he's enjoyed working with the press over the course of his two terms.

'You've kept us honest' – Barack Obama thanks the media for making his team work better

The president says he's enjoyed working with the press over the course of his two terms.

This is the final time as president Barack Obama will hold a press conference.

Barack Obama cracks jokes in signature style in parting words as President

This is the final time as president Barack Obama will hold a press conference.

The “weather bomb” that’s hitting Wellington today is creating quite some sights.

Severe winds create mesmerising ripple effect on Wellington building site's plastic sheeting

The "weather bomb" that's hitting Wellington today is creating quite some sights.


Live stream: Obama’s parting words as President

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office.

The British celebrity chef discussed the fate of Michelle Obama’s celebrated White House vegetable garden once Donald Trump takes office.

Jamie Oliver: Trump should keep Whitehouse vege garden

Oliver also said he is concerned about Trump's plans for the food industry in America.

A sinkhole partially swallowed a truck in a parking lot in Hall County, Georgia.

A sinking feeling: Huge 25-tonne truck crashes into sinkhole in Georgia

Crews worked throughout the day trying to remove the truck.

The incident took place as protesters were demonstrating against the court-ordered demolition of illegally constructed buildings in Israel.

Clashes as Israeli security forces demolish homes

The court-ordered demolition threatened to strain relations between the government and Israel's Arab minority.

The large scrub fire continues to flare as firefighters resume their battle.

Quiet night keeps Whitianga fire at bay as community thankful no lives lost

The fire, which destroyed six homes and a sustainable community, is believed to be under control.

Italian Andreas Seppi defeated the 14th seed Aussie 1-6, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-1, 10-8.

Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios self-destructs, crashing out of Australian Open

Kyrgios blew a two-set advantage to fall 1-6, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-1, 10-8 to Italian Andreas Seppi.

Flooding and slips force closure of Arthur's Pass and Lewis Pass

Strong winds and surface flooding are playing havoc in parts of the South Island.

Braden Currie is planning to compete in the Coast-to-Coast as well as the New Zealand Ironman.

Kiwi multisport star in final preparations to tackle brutal pair of endurance races all inside space of a month

Braden Currie is planning to compete in the Coast-to-Coast as well as the New Zealand Ironman.

Sodhi took 6-11 off his three overs, with the Thunder dismissed for a paltry 101.

Watch: Black Caps spinner Ish Sodhi destroys Thunder with sublime six-wicket haul, sends them packing in Big Bash

Adelaide's spinner Sodhi was the star of the show, taking 6-11 off his three overs in the Big Bash.

Mitch Evans is driving for Jaguar in the Formula E Circuit with the hope of promoting an environmentally friendly option for motorsport.

'The technology is so new to everyone' – Kiwi driver on forefront of clean, green motor racing

Mitch Evans is driving in Formula E, hoping to promote environmentally friendly motorsport.

People gather outside a hospital were injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

At least 50 dead after suicide blast at military base in Mali

More than 100 others were wounded in the attack.

After three straight losses, Paul Henare spoke about what it will take for the Breakers to make the NBL finals.

Breakers brace for difficult final run to NBL playoffs

"We'll take it one game at a time but we know each game is important - we've gone into playoff mode early."

The Deputy PM today visited Kaikoura, where Gerry Brownlee got a frosty welcome when he turned up before Christmas.

'It's been incredibly challenging' - life and business slowly returning to quake-affected Kaikoura

Two months after the earthquake and there are signs of life in the town.

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.

Obama expected to defend decision to pardon whistleblower

He commuted Chelsea Manning's 35-year jail sentence after she had served six years.

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Health and Human Services Secretary speaks in Washington. With coverage for millions of people at stake, Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump’s health policies, and his own investments in health care companies, from senators considering his selection as health secretary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Pointed questions await Trump's pick for health secretary

A budget hawk and a social conservative, he drafted his own plan to replace President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law.

Auschwitz concentration camp

Auschwitz museum asks Germans, Austrians to donate evidence

It's promised to guarantee the anonymity of any donors.

Students and teachers stand outside a highschool after it was evacuated following three earthquakes which hit central Italy in the space of an hour, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year, in Rome, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

Central Italy rocked by four strong quakes within a few hours

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Three helicopters and over a dozen fire appliances are being used to battle the blaze.

Fire crews forced to pull out as night falls, blaze continues in native bush near Ngaruawahia

Three helicopters and over a dozen fire appliances were used this evening.

The 27-year-old was reportedly found with less than one gram of meth at Denpasar Airport.

Kiwi woman appears in Bali court over drugs charges

Myra William is alleged to have been high, "babbling" and carrying meth when she entered Denpasar last year.

The 28-year-old first five says the deal with Montpellier was a real opportunity to go away and experience something different.

Aaron Cruden eyeing Lions Tour swansong despite ABs departure: 'I'll be working my butt off to make sure that happens'

The 28-year-old says the deal with Montpellier was a chance to go and experience something different.

The jogger was mauled by the animal during a run.

'He just kept going for me, he was so aggressive' - jogger shares her story of being attacked by a psycho kangaroo

Debbie Urquhart of Melbourne needed more than 30 stitches after being mauled by the animal during a run.

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