Tonga target perfect game – Latu believes Ikale Tahi can upset All Blacks

Nili Latu believes Tonga "can take the game to the All Blacks" at St James' Park.


Far too close for comfort - passenger jet touches fence in heart stopping landing

A jet got so close to the ground that bystanders described seeing "screws" on the plane's underside.


Phil Mickelson winds back the clock with amazing chip shot at Presidents Cup

The American veteran was on song on the 13th hole as he helped the Americans to a 4-1 lead.


Ireland stun Germany, Northern Ireland make Euro history

Ireland substitute Shane Long scored to upset world champions Germany 1-0.


French train attack hero Spencer Stone stabbed multiple times in fight

American hero Spencer Stone was stabbed on a night out in California.


The moment adorable girl rushes to soldier dad after nine months away - when she wasn't supposed to!

It was the first time Karis had seen her dad in months. She wasn't going to wait around for him to be dismissed.

Deadline is near: Kiwifruit growers urged to join PSA class action by 5pm today

National growers urged to join PSA class action against New Zealand government.


All Blacks ‘probably sick and tired’ of being asked THAT question

The media have been asking the All Blacks a common question, which may not be going down that well.


Aussie detention laws were for terrorists - not Kiwis! Ex-Aussie minister labels treatment shabby

Kiwis shouldn't be caught up in detentions and deportations under new laws, says Bob Carr.


'He was a delightful student, we were so proud of him' - school pays tribute to Alex Fisher

The school says it will focus on supporting Alex's parents and school students and staff.

We have lost a lovely member of our family. We will miss him dearly. - Alex Fisher's school

Waitarere community 'gutted' that Alex Fisher wasn't found alive - mayor


Andrew Saville: Richie McCaw 'would have taken a pounding' against Tonga

The All Blacks opted to rest McCaw for their final RWC game. Andrew Saville explains why.


All Blacks' PR operation in full flow - but can their game match it?

Deep in football territory in the north of England, the All Blacks are on a charm offensive in an attempt to spread their rugby message.

Major international airline returning to Kiwi market after 13-year break

The airline will have three flights a week from San Francisco to Auckland next year.

The Waitarere community are planning a candlelight memorial for Alex Fisher. "One Waitarere" will be held on Sunday at 7pm.

Waitarere community 'gutted' that Alex Fisher wasn't found alive - mayor


All Blacks eager to impress against Tonga at 'iconic' St James' Park

The All Blacks were buzzing today as they took in the stunning home of Newcastle United.


Gatland gives Kiwi comrade Gareth Anscombe Welsh call-up - but can he cope with Israel Folau?

"He climbed all over me on the high balls a few times." The former Chief knows what it's like to get done by Israel Folau. He says this time he'll be ready.


Five meals a day! – 'Portly' Black Caps face fresh day-night challenges

Forget about the pink ball! The Black Caps are facing diet issues ahead of their historic day-night Test match.


Waitarere community 'gutted' that Alex Fisher wasn't found alive - mayor

People are being encouraged to help Alex's family "during this absolutely tragic time".


‘I felt so wobbly’– boy who landed gig of a lifetime as All Blacks mascot

We catch up with Jake Thornton, the 12-year-old who stepped out with the All Blacks at Wembley.


Alex Fisher tragedy: Community to hold candlelight vigil

A memorial event for Alex will be held in the Waitarere community on Sunday.


This is so cute - Sonny Bill Williams makes young All Blacks fan’s day with hug

Rory Foster, 11, was absolutely chuffed after meeting All Black Sonny Bill in Darlington.


Don't look down! Tourists evacuated after 120m high glass skywalk cracks

Cracks were found in a panel of the skywalk that had just come into service at a China mountain resort.

'It's gorgeous' - stunning photos of blue skies shrouding Pluto beamed back to NASA

New images show signs of water and ice caps on the solar system's smallest planet.


All Blacks hugely popular as they pass on their skills to young fans

Four thousand local kids turned out for a training session at Mowden Park in Darlington.


All Blacks buzzing over ‘iconic, awesome’ St James’ Park

It is the magnificent home of Newcastle Utd – and the All Blacks are pumped about playing there.

Notorious career criminal wins appeal over ban to be interviewed on television

Arthur Taylor has more than 150 convictions and was refused permission for a TV interview.

'Like' this? Facebook testing out new emotion buttons

California-based social network is testing out buttons that represent the emotions of love, yay, ha ha, wow, angry and sad.


South Island fire hot spots dying down but firefighters continuing to take no chances

The calmer weather is welcome relief to fire crews who've been stretched to capacity this week.

Man due in court after crash in West Auckland takes out five vehicles

The 22-year-old has been charged with dangerous driving and breach of bail.

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