John McKenzie

01:55
After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

Kiwi motocross ace Courtney Duncan hoping third time's a charm after twice missing maiden world series crown

After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

01:54
Former solider Blair Benefield will skateboard from Stewart Island to Cape Reinga to tell his story and help those in need.

Skateboarding the length of NZ for mental health gives former soldier new purpose

Blair Benefield had his own battle with depression and addiction after a fellow soldier died.

Man facing murder charges following Dunedin house fire appears in court

Continued name suppression was granted to the man.

01:44
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze will compete against one another in Dunedin this afternoon.

'There's nothing similar to this' – Mountain biking rivals square off ahead of Commonwealth Games

Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze will compete against one another in Dunedin this afternoon.

01:46
The 116-year-old building has been the scene of some of New Zealand's most dramatic cases.

Dunedin Courthouse reopened seven years after closing for repairs

A parade and ceremonial sitting took place this afternoon.

00:09
Harry was raising money for Ronald McDonald House after he and his family received their charity during his younger sister’s cancer treatment.

Watch: Eleven-year-old Kiwi boy rides a pogo stick up the world's steepest street, all for a good cause

Harry and his family spent a total of 160 nights in Christchurch's Ronald McDonald house last year.

01:56
Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

Feilding drift driver tests out new and improved Upper Hutt speedway

Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

02:30
The Hurricanes loose forward isn't looking at his choice as closing a door but rather a new experience.

Exclusive: 'It was bloody tough' - Brad Shields reveals reason for turning down All Blacks, motivation behind England move

The Hurricanes loose forward isn't looking at his choice as closing a door but rather a new experience.

01:55
With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

Speedway fans to be treated with new revamped racing series in Upper Hutt

With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

01:53
James Gribble is travelling around NZ, giving the gift of golf to people who never thought it would be possible to play.

Aussie quadriplegic driving to inspire Kiwis with disabilities to swing a golf club

James Gribble is helping people who never thought it would be possible to play.

01:48
Tom Blundell will debut for New Zealand in the first Test against the West Indies on Friday.

'I go out there and look to be positive' – ex-landscaper prepares to become Black Caps' new wicketkeeper

Tom Blundell will debut for New Zealand in the first Test against the West Indies on Friday.

01:57
Sarah Tetzlaff, 17, will represent NZ at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires next year.

NZ teen rock climber qualifies for 2018 Youth Olympics, eyeing up Tokyo 2020

Sarah Tetzlaff, 17, will represent NZ at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires next year.

01:53
The All Whites host Peru tomorrow afternoon at Westpac Stadium in their World Cup qualifier.

Peru fans give football heroes big welcome in Wellington ahead of All Whites clash

The All Whites host Peru tomorrow afternoon at Westpac Stadium in their World Cup qualifier.

01:43
The All Whites host Peru in their World Cup qualifier in Wellington on Saturday.

All Whites legend Wynton Rufer backs New Zealand to provide big upset over Peru

The All Whites host Peru in their World Cup qualifier in Wellington on Saturday.

01:43
Peter Taylor was hired by NZ Football to help link UK based players with NZ’s plans.

All Whites let go of assistant ahead of Peru World Cup qualifier

Peter Taylor was hired by NZ Football to help link UK based players with NZ’s plans.

02:09
If the Turbos are successful tomorrow night in New Plymouth, Taranaki's reign will the shortest defence ever.

'Hopefully we can put some good memories back into the province' - Manawatu out to win Ranfurly Shield after 40 years of heartache

If the Turbos are successful tomorrow night, Taranaki's reign will be the shortest defence ever.

02:37
Milner-Skudder will be starting on the left wing against Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Rejuvenated Nehe Milner-Skudder raring to go after two year absence from All Blacks selection

Milner-Skudder will be starting on the left wing against Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.

02:11
At the age of 17, Lewis Clareburt is being compared to Olympic champion Danyon Loader.

Kiwi teen swimmer hoping to follow in the footsteps of NZ's greatest

At the age of 17, Lewis Clareburt is being compared to Olympic champion Danyon Loader.

01:28
The All Blacks hooker has been rushed back into the starting XV after an injury-plagued season.

Hurricanes given extra motivation for Super semi as captain Dane Coles returns for 100th match

The hooker has been rushed back into the starting XV after an injury-plagued season.

02:03
After big wins over the Crusaders and Brumbies in recent weeks, the defending champs are coming into the game roaring.

Hurricanes headaches coming from backline selection battles, not jetlag ahead of Super semi-final with Lions

"We're in a pretty special position where we've got boys in the backline who can play anywhere from 12 to 15."

01:36
The Lions coach has made a range of changes both in the forwards and the backs for the Test against the All Blacks.

'The series is on the line' – Warren Gatland adamant cornered Lions won't go down without a fight in crucial second Test

The Lions coach has made a range of changes both in the forwards and the backs for the Test against the All Blacks.

01:47
Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Vaea Fifita and Ngani Laumape will line up against the tourists on Tuesday.

Ruthless Hurricanes to unleash four All Blacks stars against Lions

Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Vaea Fifita and Ngani Laumape will line up against the tourists on Tuesday.

Provincial Barbarians keeping strategy simple for Lions clash: 'A lot of grunt really'

Roger Randle says his team will have to match the Lions' physicality.

01:39
Jordie Barrett and Ricky Riccitelli got up close and personal with some wildlife during a trip to Wellington Zoo.

Hurricanes stars prepare for Cheetahs by facing real life counterparts

Jordie Barrett and Ricky Riccitelli got up close and personal with some wildlife during a trip to Wellington Zoo.

Liam Malone prepared to sacrifice Tokyo Paralympics for new goal of becoming faster than Usain Bolt

The Kiwi sprinter says he constantly wants to achieve something new, but breaking records will also mean he breaks competition rules.

01:38
Wellington's under 12's will come up against the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Arousa competition.

'It's life changing for these boys' - Phoenix youngsters head to Spain to take on the world’s best

Wellington's under 12's will come up against the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

01:32
Matt Toole has never let his chronic renal failure better him so while he waits for a kidney transplant, he's keeping himself busy.

'I could take myself away from the situation' – Kiwi runner gearing up for 10km race despite inevitable kidney failure

Matt Toole has never let his chronic renal failure better him so while he waits for a kidney transplant, he's keeping himself busy.

00:59
Despite 10 players coming off contract and a new coach needing to be finalised, Phoenix GM David Dome is positive the formula for a winning team is already there.

'We've got real solid foundations' - Phoenix thinking positively heading into offseason rebuild

Ten players are coming off contract and a new coach needs to be finalised for next season.

02:00
Chris Eves joined the club as a player in 2014 and has become somewhat of an unsung hero for the 'Canes.

Hurricanes prop surprised at making 50 club: 'I just come to get away from Auckland'

Chris Eves joined the club as a player in 2014 and has become somewhat of an unsung hero for the 'Canes.

Kane Williamson one behind McCullum for most Test 150's as a Black Cap

Williamson's masterful innings ended moments later for 176, his third highest Test score.

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