Richie McCaw

A ride in the skies with Richie McCaw in the pilot's seat is closer to reality

The rugby legend has gained his commercial fixed wing licence.

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The morning’s efforts were mirrored after lunch with the Black Caps all out for 183

Live updates: Black Caps v Australia, Day Two of the first Test

A good crowd has gathered at the Basin Reserve as play gets under way.

00:12
A number of young people have been charged over the brawl, which was allegedly arranged on Facebook.

Two teenage girls charged after vicious Aussie schoolgirl brawl

Meat cleavers, carving knives and baseball bats were at the scene but fortunately not used in the brawl.

00:12
Swift's younger brother Austin wasn't happy that the rapper called out Taylor on his latest album.

Taylor Swift's brother bins $1400 Yeezy shoes in backlash against Kanye West

West is not popular at the moment with his new single referring to having sex with Swift and how he made her famous.

Bishop Barry Jones

Christchurch Bishop dies after months of ill health

Barry Jones was the ninth Bishop of Christchurch and had served in the role since 2007.

Two dead after horror crash south of Whanganui

The accident happened in Kaitoke, and has left three others in hospital.

00:23
A man has been charged over the death of 41-year-old Simon Prue.

Man charged after discovery of body in Christchurch

Simon Prue, 41, was found on the banks of the Heathcote River.

01:44
Tasha Fierce is the alter-ego of Wellington performance artist Rose Kirkup, who takes the stage at the New Zealand Fringe Festival.

'All the single ladies' - Wellington artist channels Beyonce for stunning Fringe show

Tasha Fierce is the alter-ego of Wellington performance artist Rose Kirkup.

02:31

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris facing further sex charges

He is to be charged with seven further counts of indecent assault against girls and women.

00:25
Footage shows a snake catcher removing a nest of over a dozen carpet python’s from an Australian garden.

Brave snake catcher pulls python eggs from garden bed

Imagine having over a dozen snakes nesting out in your garden? This snake catcher sets out to solve the problem.

Scene of Phoenix school shooting

Teen girls shot dead at Phoenix school

The 15-year-old girls were each shot once and a gun was found near the bodies.

00:20
California man Joseph Carrillo will never have to make a delivery again.

Broke pizza delivery man wins million dollar lottery

Joseph Carrillo was moving out of his apartment as he couldn't pay the rent.

00:29
The New Zealand side qualified for the NBL playoffs with a 100-63 thumping of Melbourne.

Breakers book playoff spot after massive victory over Melbourne

American Charles Jackson top-scored for the home side with 18 points.

01:40
The students at Aranui are still keen to carry on tomorrow and soak up the satisfaction of completing the tough course.

'Still sore, still hungry' - High school students take on Coast to Coast challenge

Bryce Adamson and Taitama Tukaki are aiming for the Christchurch finish line today.

02:01
Labour is crying foul over proposed employment law changes despite the Government promising a new bill has gotten rid of them.

Compo up in the air for workers told to be on standby

The Unite Union and Labour say a court will have to decide what's 'reasonable compensation'.

02:59
The young girl was taken while walking to school.

'We will find him' - Police determined to catch young girl's abductor

Five-year-old Shekinah Relies-Skipper is back with her family after she was snatched off a street in Palmerston North.

01:32
Auckland is hosting the national beach volleyball finals this weekend.

'We can beat anyone' - mental preparations big focus of Rio volleyball hopefuls

New Zealand's best male pair have some tough competition ahead, but it's pressure that they're most focused on.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed at a Facebook announcement in New York. Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday Feb. 12, 2016 as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Facebook loses crucial legal battle in France

The social network could now be sued over removing a French user who posted a photo of a famous nude painting.

Collapsed buildings in Istanbul

Five-storey building collapses in Istanbul

It is not yet known if anyone was inside at the time of the collapse.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, arrive for a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

The deal appears to be a compromise between the United States and Russia.

Police investigating homicide in Christchurch

St John Ambulance attended the address, but say nobody has been transported.

00:35
Toni Street says thank goodness for the quick thinking 91-year-old who came to the rescue of an abducted girl.

Child abduction: 'We're not as engaged with our neighbours as we used to be'

Toni Street says thank goodness for the quick thinking 91-year-old who came to the rescue of an abducted girl.

01:11
Seven Sharp is ramping up their campaign to get Mike Hosking to a far.

True, blue Kiwi gold from all of you desperate to see Hosking on a farm

Seven Sharp is ramping up their campaign to get Mike Hosking to a farm.

03:55
"Everything that you would do normally as you know a home owner you do it with no clothes on."

Time to get nude: Our reporter visits opening day at a naturist camp

"Everything that you would do normally as you know a home owner you do it with no clothes on."

02:49
The Wilson sisters, Vicki, Kelli and Amanda are the unstoppable horse-riding sisters.

Riding with the stars: The galloping showbiz career of our Kaimanawas sisters

The Wilson sisters, Vicki, Kelli and Amanda are the unstoppable horse-riding sisters.

03:47
"At the end of the day it’s about the kids and part of that is about empowering these mothers to be better parents."

Meet the lovely lawyer ladies working pro bono to help prison mums

"At the end of the day it’s about the kids and part of that is about empowering these mothers to be better parents."

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