Greens believe NZ can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%

The Green Party has a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2030.

$40k payment after Petone worker loses fingers

A Petone importing and manufacturing company has been told to pay $40,000 after a staffer lost four fingers while on the job.

'I’m only 27, it’s not over' - Israel Dagg opens up on All Blacks future

Dumped All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg spills the beans after his one-on-one with Steve Hansen today.


Harrowing image of drowned toddler puts spotlight on the refugee crisis

The image is bringing worldwide attention to the deepening migrant crisis.


Tourists get up close and personal with huge humpback

A group of a lucky people found themselves just metres from a humpback whale as it surfaced.

$120k drone to transform New Zealand agriculture industry

The unmanned chopper weighs just under 100kgs and can fly continuously for 45 minutes.


‘I hope everyone got out’ – helpless onlooker films Palmerston North fire

The fire service found uninstalled smoke alarms in a cupboard of the two unit house, which has been completely destroyed.


US tennis star CoCo Vandeweghe in racquet-smashing meltdown

Down 5-0 in the first set, the US tennis player took her rage out on her racquet.

Jury deciding verdict over death of young rugby league player

Vincent Skeen is accused of murdering Luke Tipene.


The world's youngest bookworm, the baby who cries whenever a book is closed

These parents can never stop reading because if they do, baby cries.


No 'softening' of Will Smith movie Concussion to keep NFL happy, studio says

Sony state a New York Times report based on leaked emails was misleading.


Director defends Taylor Swift over 'whitewash' music video

"This is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa."

Illegal fishing operations shut down

The Ministry of Primary industries has moved in on black market seafood trading.

Auckland house prices ease - but only just

Winter has taken the edge off the red hot market.


Idiot motorcyclist hits the tarmac after wheelie fail

The rider, who was not wearing protective gear, slid over concrete after his attempt at a stunt went horribly wrong.


From World Cup punter to flanker: Sam Cane living the All Black dream

Rewind four years and flanker Sam Cane was just another punter at Eden Park.

Body pulled from Waikato River

Hamilton Police are currently trying to identify the person.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger confirm split

"We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other."


Dads skipping story-time in New Zealand households

A new survey has revealed only six per cent of Kiwi dads are regular story tellers.


Is this the worst rugby league blunder of all time?

With the hooter about to go, all he had to do was find touch or take the tackle.

Fox News presenter sues toymaker over hamster

Harris Faulkner says the toy wrongfully appropriates her name and persona, harms her professional credibility.

Texas man dies after gun selfie goes horribly wrong

Investigators say the man had found a gun and was taking pictures of himself and a cousin holding the weapon.


'Great concern' at anti-immunisation messages getting through to parents

"Unfortunatley vaccination is always something that gets linked with other things."

Pizza delivery man threatened with gun in one of two Wellington robberies

Police are unsure if the two incidents overnight are linked.


That hurt! Attempt to do splits live on TV cookery show goes horribly wrong

A presenter on an Italian TV show thought showing off her other skills was a good idea. It didn’t end well.

Has Australia found Shrek the sheep's cousin?

The woolly animal was found near Canberra yesterday, sporting an impressive level of growth.


Barbed wire and thirsty, exhausted migrants in Europe's refugee crisis

Jessica Mutch is at the border between Hungary and Serbia.


Bid to stop 'white Springboks' leaving South Africa for World Cup fails

The Springboks got the go-ahead to compete in the rugby World Cup after a court challenge failed.


'You need to kill your mortgage now' - financial guru's tips to do just that

Hannah McQueen reckons if you can't kick your mortgage into touch in today's conditions you should be afraid.

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