Live updates: Build-up to Samoa v All Blacks

All the action from on and off the field in Apia.

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.

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

Live updates: Build-up to Samoa v All Blacks

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


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 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.


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.

Cricketer dies in UK after being struck in chest

A cricketer has died after being struck on the chest by a ball during a local league match in the UK

Nick Kyrgios' brother: Dawn Fraser's apology means nothing to me

Former Olympian Dawn Fraser continues to cop flak for her comment about Nick Kyrgios.


Samoa packed with quality for historic All Blacks Test

Manu Samoa have ensured they will be no easy beats when they tackle the All Blacks.

Youngest survivor of London bombings gives heart-breaking speech

Speaking at a memorial service at Hyde Park, Emma Craig recalls talking to her mother after a bomb exploded on the train she was travelling on.

'All of us lost our innocence' - Survivor of London bombings reflects on attacks

Britons paused in silence to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

If we don't control that aggression, the game can fly off the handle - Samoa coach Stephen Betham

Samoa packed with quality for historic All Blacks Test

'Rest easy Craig' - All Blacks lead tributes to former Fonterra CEO Craig Norgate

Messages of sadness are being expressed for former Fonterra CEO Craig Norgate, who died last night in London.

Inga's hilarious boxing antics in honour of Jerry Collins

In honour of Jerry Collins, Inga Tuigamala put on a light-hearted boxing display at a charity bout in Samoa

Williams fights back from set down to defeat Azarenka

Williams' next opponent will be 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.

Djokovic comes back to advance to Wimbledon quarter-final

Two sets down, darkness was descending on Novak Djokovic's defence of his men's title.

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