Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker suffers setback at UFC 192

NZ's own Dan Hooker suffered a setback to his title aspirations at UFC 192, losing to Yair Rodriguez by unanimous decision.


'We need to accept people at their mistakes' – Brian Tamaki speaks on Chris Brown visa saga

'Man Up' - Destiny Church leader invites Chris Brown to take up an anti-violence program


Thurston's daughter's black doll hailed as 'symbol of inclusiveness' for Australia

The Cowboys halfback capped off a fairytale NRL season by embracing his daughter.


Cadbury factory in Dunedin evacuated due to gas leak

Cordons are in place as fire crews work with engineers to locate the source of the leak.

Six fall ill at New Plymouth swimming pool complex

Six people, including children, have been taken to hospital after falling ill at the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.


Opinion: Chris Cairns trial will be a defining moment for the future of cricket

Tonight Chris Cairns will walk into Southwark Crown Court to stand trial for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Auckland loan shark targeted gamblers at SkyCity

An Auckland loan shark who targeted casino users has been fined and banned from lending.


Back in the Day: The Instant Kiwi is born enticing young and old to gamble

1989: The latest gambling craze hits New Zealand – the Instant Kiwi scratch card.


'You guys expect the world from us so we were pretty disappointed' - Aaron Smith

The All Blacks are looking to come out firing in their final RWC pool match against Tonga.


'We are extremely disappointed in our own oversight' - Tourism NZ pulls bungled 'roadtrip' ad

A short film funded by Tourism NZ shows a campervan being driven on the wrong side of the road.


Hold it! Kim Dotcom lawyer seeks to put the brakes on the trial's proceedings

Grant Illingworth QC says his clients can't get a fair hearing


Diego Maradona parties with the Pumas like it’s 1986

Remember Maradona dancing at the FIFA World Cup in his prime? He’s still using the same moves.

Andrew Saville's RWC musings: England disappear, the ABs give a fright and Cheika works miracles

Sav has reached the north of England. The motorway was dull, giving him time to reflect.


Hillary Clinton whips/nae naes her way through the campaign trail

The Democratic Presidential candidate has been hamming it up on Saturday Night Live and Ellen to gain more voters.


Bail for Auckland parking office invasion accused

John Wanoa and John Monga deny charges of forcible entry.


'Man Up' - Destiny Church leader invites Chris Brown to take up an anti-violence program

Auckland's Brian Tamaki emphasises the need for "accepting people at their mistakes".


'You will rise above and conquer' - Kiwis rally behind Toni Street

There's been an outpouring of support for the Seven Sharp presenter, with fans shocked to learn she's battling a deadly disease.


Heroes and Villians: Can Kiwis empathise with downtrodden England?

The knives for England's shock World Cup exit have only nicked the surface. Imagine the impact if this was the All Blacks in 2011.


‘Whey-aye, it’s South Africa’ – baffled Geordies struggle at identifying All Blacks jersey

Some folk in the football mad city of Newcastle were a little off the mark with their answers to our question.


Who's playing who in the RWC quarter finals?

Three places remain for the quarter finals. Who's filling them and is it going to be an all Southern Hemisphere semi finals?


Thurston reaches out to shattered Hunt after grand final howler

Superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston reached out to his crestfallen counterpart after Ben Hunt's extra-time blunder.

We need to be more vigilant when approving content - Tourism New Zealand

'We are extremely disappointed in our own oversight' - Tourism NZ pulls bungled 'roadtrip' ad

Close to 5000 New Zealand Volkswagens have emissions cheating engines

Eleven million vehicles worldwide have been caught up in the scandal.


‘He’s amazing!’ Loved-up Bindi Irwin gushes over wakeboarder boyfriend

Steve Irwin’s daughter sat on the DWTS couch with Kiwi Dominic Bowden and talked relationships and koalas.

I got into the car and just burst into tears - Seven Sharp presenter Toni Street

'I've worried I'm not going to be around to look after my girls': Toni Street fighting life-threatening illness


The image that has captivated Australia - Johnathan Thurston's daughter and her dark-skinned doll

The scenes between Thurston and his daughter have been hailed as the 'best' from the grand final.

NZ to be 'at the forefront of scientific advances' - Joyce predicts

Universities have welcomed a new strategy which they believe will guide future investment in science.


Jarryd Hayne fumbles after being hit by own team-mate

San Francisco was lucky not to turn the ball over when Hayne called for a fair catch but was hit by L.J. McCray.


England’s coach made a ‘big boo-boo’ by picking Sam Burgess

There was so much anticipation before the RWC for what Burgess could do. Then the RWC started for real and England lost.

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