'The coffee here is great and the food is amazing' - Jason Donovan falls in love with NZ on first visit

He made his name in Neighbours, before huge success as a singer and in shows. Now, Jason is in NZ. Source: Seven Sharp

Irish pop icon Ronan Keating can't contain his smile as he gets to meet All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett

Irish pop star Ronan Keating looked extremely chuffed when he briefly met All Blacks and Hurricanes player Beauden Barrett today.

The pair were all smiles at Hurricanes training as Barrett walked off the Westpac Stadium playing field into the tunnel.

Keating is in New Zealand for the British and Irish Lions Tour as a fan, with his 18-year-old son Jack.

Jordie, along with brothers Beauden and Scott, have been selected in the All Blacks squad to face the British and Irish Lions. Source: 1 NEWS

The Hurricanes play the Chiefs in Wellington on Friday. The Lions' next match is against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Irish singer looked chuffed to be in the presence of the star All Black at Westpac Stadium today. Source: 1 NEWS



Two injured, one critically, in Karaka crash

Two people have been injured, one critically, in a crash near Karaka, south of Auckland.

One man is in a critical condition and the other is in a serious condition after the crash on Glenbrook Rd.

Both men have been taken to Middlemore Hospital.

Police say Glenbrook Road is closed in both directions between Ostrich Road and Charles Road and will remain closed for some time.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

Police car Source: 1 NEWS