American Samoan-born Jerome Kaino sums up Apia arrival: 'This is just a dream come true'

They were late in arriving but the All Blacks were warmly welcomed when they touched down in Apia.

Judge overturns ban on euthanasia campaigner Nitschke's medical licence

Philip Nitschke says common sense has prevailed after a judge overturned the suspension of his medical licence.

Manawatu Gorge closed after oil spill causes crash

An oil spill from a truck caused a vehicle crash on the Ashurst side of the gorge.

It's always been Samoa for Chiefs star Tim Nanai-Williams - now he faces cousin Sonny Bill

Tim Nanai-Williams will fulfil his dream when the runs out for Samoa against the All Blacks in Apia on Wednesday.

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Intimidating new haka revealed by Gisborne Boys' High School

A video of the Poverty Bay school's new haka was posted on social media.

61 Kiwis in overseas jails pleading for NZ Government help

Human rights advocates want Kiwis to be brought home to finish their sentences.

It's amazing just amazing. I've been so close so many times this year and to win one, wow... - Kiwi golfer Danny Lee

Danny Lee wins maiden PGA Tour title in thrilling playoff

Samoa is going crazy about a big game of rugby

The last tickets have been snapped up as Samoa get ready for the All Blacks.

One of world's rarest humpback whales spotted in NZ (+ photo)

The sighting of a white humpback whale called Migaloo in Cook Strait has DOC excited.

Queensland rally around skipper Cameron Smith after Alex McKinnon allegations

Days out from the State of Origin decider Cameron Smith is reeling from Alex McKinnon's scathing criticism of him.

Exclusive: Top West Coast cops claim boss made slanderous remarks to media

Following a restructure the trio claim a Superintendent's comments portrayed them as incompetent.

Irishman's death in Wellington Harbour 'an unfortunate accident'

Finbarr Clabby had been out socialising with friends on Saturday night.

All Blacks begin their journey to Samoa for historic Test

The All Blacks have begun to make their way to Apia ahead of Wednesday's Test against Samoa.

'Atmosphere buzzing' in Samoa ahead of All Blacks Test

Coconuts have been painted black, white and blue and line the roads around the nation.

Thousands turn out in Dunedin to celebrate with the Highlanders

Highlanders supporters have turned out in force at a parade in Dunedin today to celebrate the team's success.

Hanover directors welcome settlement that gives investors $18m

The failed finance company has settled with the Financial Markets Authority.

Man rescued from river in second attempt

A middle aged man has been rescued from the Waimakariri River.

Stunned tourists film leopard mauling British safari guide at popular Kruger Park

A tourist is hailed for his life-saving actions during a random leopard attack at Kruger Park.

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Brodie Kane: Where's that tweet taking you?

Sometimes, it's an extremely helpful tool as a journalist. And then sometimes, it just goes feral.

Is your car in NZ's top 10 most likely to be stolen?

Ninety two per cent of theft claims for vehicles on the list were for cars more than 10 years old.

Kiwi ingenuity sees beer biofuel run North Island cars

Brewtroleum, a biofuel derived from beer will be available at North Island petrol stations from today.

Pope Francis on home turf urges defence of poor and planet

Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time today.

Woman found dead near tractor after Southland farm accident

A family member found the woman lying dead near a tractor on the rural property.

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Pebbles Hooper deletes Twitter account after 'natural selection' comments

Controversial gossip columnist Pebbles Hooper has deleted her Twitter account.

We believe the compensation secured now is the best outcome for those investors - FMA Chief Executive Rob Everett

Hanover directors welcome settlement that gives investors $18m

Aussie news helicopter warns surfers of looming great white shark perilously close

Journalists on a news helicopter in Australia helped warn people in the water of a potential shark attack.

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USA star hits World Cup Final wonder goal that is better than Beckham's

Carli Lloyd scored her third goal of the first half catching Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori off her line and scoring from midfield.

Deteriorating nails fell apart when balcony collapsed in North Carolina

The nails deteriorated after years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean.

TVNZ launches ONE News Now

TVNZ’s new digital-first offering ONE News Now is live.

Tramper lost in cold wet bush saved by Facebook post

A Facebook post saved a 41-year-old Waikato woman who was cold, wet and lost in bushland by Mt Te Aroha.

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