Chris Chang

01:43
Bodies will exhumed from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore as part of the latest New Zealand Defence Force repatriation mission, with family members bracing for an emotional return.

Bodies of 27 NZ Defence Force personnel coming home

Twenty-eight NZDF personnel and one child will be exhumed from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore and returned to New Zealand.

01:14
Curtis met Auckland students today, before he is recognised at the Kea World Class New Zealand Awards tonight.

Watch: 'It defines my purpose' - Hollywood star Cliff Curtis explains his passion for telling Māori stories

"On-screen in Hollywood, I used to be defined by the colour of my skin," Curtis said in Auckland today.

06:43
Richie McCaw lifts the Rugby World Cup

Spark promise 'world-leading platform' for Rugby World Cup as Australian streaming service struggles with football's top tournament

Australian network Optus have struggled to broadcast this year's World Cup, but Spark are assuring there won't be any issues for All Blacks fans next year.

Kiwi punter places $55,000 bet on previous champion to win FIFA World Cup

The TAB says New Zealanders bet more than $32.3m during the last tournament.

01:43
The dangers of privacy breaches, cybercrime and misuse of persona data had led to beefed-up laws in the EU.

Kiwi companies revise email mailing lists as new European Union privacy laws kick-in

Some firms are asking customers to review privacy policies or re-subscribe to their mailing lists.

01:43
Organisation that supports New Zealanders with rare diseases faces major funding cut

Organisation supporting New Zealanders with rare diseases faces major funding cut

The move could spell the end for the charity which is often a lifeline for those affected.

01:11

'It's a good thing' - Auckland Anglican vicar welcomes vote for same-sex blessings

Reverend Helen Jacobi of St Matthew in the City sees it as a first step.

00:36
Mangere's Samoan community's now planning a special welcome back service to celebrate their hometown hero.

Mangere locals proud of Joseph Parker for going the distance against Anthony Joshua

Mangere's Samoan community is now planning a special welcome back service to celebrate their hero.

00:56
The Samoan boxing legend spoke during the event, attended by hundreds.

'I have no doubt he's looking for a good fight' - David Tua and Samoan community behind Joseph Parker ahead of fight

Between 200-300 people gathered at the Fale o Samoa yesterday evening to offer prayers, songs, and blessings to their hometown boxing hero.

01:00
Pat Brown never saw her parents again after leaving for New Zealand, and says Britain's apology in 2010 was emotionally draining.

'It still hurts' - British post-war child migrant to NZ weeps as abuse inquiry recommends compensation

Pat Brown of Nelson says she's had a good life here but the child migrant scheme should never have happened.

01:46
The ACT leader says Golriz Ghahraman defends women being forced to wear the hijab.

Golriz Ghahraman and David Seymour beef over ACT leader's 'Meat Club' t-shirt

The Green MP says the t-shirt compared women to meat, but David Seymour labels her a hypocrite.

Evening weather report: Saturday 24 February

TVNZ weather presenter Chris Chang with the latest update.

02:16
One of the biggest players in the volunteer tourism sector is stopping their placements in international orphanages.

Child exploitation fears lead to Kiwi volunteers being phased out of overseas orphanages

One of the biggest players in the volunteer tourism sector, NZ based International Volunteer HQ, is stopping their placements in international orphanages.

01:41
There are calls for a long-term plan to tackle the deadly disease after the report published in medical journal The Lancet.

Cancer survival rates better in Australia than NZ - research

Around 2500 New Zealanders would have survived cancer if they lived across the Tasman, the research shows.

02:01
Almost six thousand electric vehicles are already here, but the distance between towns is proving to be a barrier.

Coromandel Peninsula helping to bring fully electric cars to NZ

Almost six thousand electric vehicles are already here, but the distance between towns is proving to be a barrier.

02:19
In separate incidents this year two parents have died attempting to help their children.

'I realised this is really bad' - Experienced swimmer talks of harrowing experience trying to save drowning children in Far North

Last week a father died at a Far North beach after attempting to save his children from the water.

02:10
The official holiday period ended this morning and drownings claimed the lives of three people.

'Know your limits' - Water Safety NZ pleads with drowning rescuers to think before they act

It comes after the second fatal incident in a week involving parents attempting to help their own children.

01:43
Kupe is proving highly effective in the fight against possums and rats.

Meet Kupe the wild piglet, an unlikely ally helping make NZ predator free by 2050

Kupe the Captain Cooker is using his snout to sniff out rats and possums in Coromandel.

01:55
Authorities are urging people to dispose of the trees properly.

Seriousness of dumping old Christmas trees highlighted by DOC

"If left [to grow], wilding pines would cover 20 per cent of New Zealand within 20-25 years."

00:18
Avi Holzapfel, DOC Hauraki operations manager, says it's been a huge reconstruction effort.

Watch: Extensive damage to Coromandel’s Pinnacles Walk after 2017 flooding revealed

March's Tasman Tempest saw 850mm of rain dumped onto the region over just three days.

01:43
Kiwis welcomed in 2018 without any major incidents, fireworks marking the midnight moment.

Police praise low key New Year's Eve around NZ

Kiwis welcomed in 2018 without any major incidents, fireworks marking the midnight moment.

01:38
The big day's almost here – will it be barbeques at the beach?

Kiwis optimistically look to the heavens anticipating patchy Christmas Day weather

Find out the weather forecast for Xmas just a few days out from the big day.

02:03
UNESCO recognises pizza after 2 million sign petition - and Kiwi locals agree.

Kiwi pizza supremo talks about the 'art that's almost been forgotten' as Neapolitan pizza making gets UN recognition

Auckland's Kevin Morris has the much coveted Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana certification.

01:43
Zuru's popular Bunch o Balloons device has been a target for copycats.

Kiwi toy firm wins multi-million dollar legal battle over balloon device rip off

Zuru's Bunch o Balloons device took American company Telebrands to court over their product.

03:59
Four years ago he went viral in New Zealand, now he’s doing so again overseas.

Maurice Williamson coming to terms with being a gay icon in Japan

The former National MP's pro same-sex marriage speech of four years ago has now gone viral in Japan.

01:45
The public can see the garden at Auckland's Trust Arena.

Paremoremo prison inmates' creation on display at New Zealand's biggest flower and garden show

Their entry - Redemption Garden - has earned rave reviews from punters at the show today.

01:54
It comes as the company prepares to delist from the NZ stock exchange.

'It's a profit he's created' – Rod Drury to cash in Xero shares, netting almost $95 million

It comes as the company prepares to delist from the NZ stock exchange.

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