There's a new trailer out for the latest edition of Call of Duty, a fortnight ahead of its release.
With daily reports about the fight against the Islamic State, what's often lost is stories about those who are living in the crossfire.
Siding Spring made its closest encounter with Mars this morning at 7:27am, racing past the red planet at a dazzling 203,000km/h.
Riot police with pepper spray is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in the town of Keene, New Hampshire, during a pumpkin festival.
LeBron James returns to his hometown of Akron, Ohio in the newest Beats by Dre commercial.
Coastguard NZ is urging boaties to pay attention to safety and get prepared for summer as part of Safer Boating Week, after recent deaths and injuries on the water.
A San Francisco Giants dynasty seeking its third World Series crown in five seasons faces a team of destiny in the Kansas City Royals.
Want to learn a new language, but aren't interested in French, Spanish or any other language of this world? How about Dothraki?
Russell Brand was threatened with arrest in New York earlier this week as he staged a protest outside Fox News headquarters after alleging he had been dumped from a planned TV appearance.
Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson is Helen Clark's natural successor, but that might not be what the party needs right now, says Chris Trotter.
The super-secret Boeing X-37B space drone has just returned from two years orbiting the planet. But only the Pentagon knows what it has been doing up there.
Australia's foreign minister has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about 200 special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against jihadists.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown says "there is absolutely no connection" between ballooning property values and the amount the council collects in rates.
The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has killed more than 4500 people, almost all in west Africa, with close to 2500 deaths registered in worst-hit Liberia.
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his pro basketball career in the Philippines in a scoreless debut spent.
People found guilty of internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under new government proposals.
Convicted rapist and former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans expressed "regret" over his actions but insisted he had not committed a crime.
A new study in the US has revealed that an expanded waist line isn't the only health issue soda lovers face - it could be aging them prematurely.
Colin Slade might have kicked the conversion that wins a Test match, but he could be dropped from the next All Blacks tour.
Former Labour Party president Mike Williams says Grant Robertson's made a strategic error by announcing Jacinda Ardern as his preferred deputy.
Valerie Adams still doesn't know when she'll be back competing.
It is something no one saw coming AAA Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie quitting less than a year out from the World Cup.
Amazon is having a battle with a book publisher that could be described as a horror story.
Monaro was named after the Aboriginal word for high plateau, but it was Holden's first win at Mount Panorama, which secured fame.
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika looms as the Australian Rugby Union's No.1 target to guide the Wallabies to next year's World Cup.
Grant Robertson has revealed the not-so-secret weapon he hopes will help him win the Labour leadership contest AAA Jacinda Ardern.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says there's no indication that any New Zealanders have been caught up in a freak storm that has killed more than 40 people in Nepal.
The mother of a boy who became seriously ill from chickenpox is urging others to get their children vaccinated.
The ozone hole is shrinking, and while that is good news, experts are warning that as the ozone hole reduces, climate change could worsen.
The Auckland Council is assuring homeowners their rates aren't going to rise by anywhere near the same levels as the latest capital valuations.
Social service agencies say the housing crisis is the worst it's ever been and they're struggling to keep up with demand.
Maritime New Zealand is investigating after a crash between a row boat and a power boat on Otago Harbour left a teenager with severe arm injuries.
After spending 25 years rusting away in a backyard, a rare Holden Monaro is almost back on the road after being lovingly restored.
The Junior Kiwis get head to head with their Australian rivals during a stirring Haka.
Border Collies are usually used as sheep dogs, but that's not the case for Taranaki's Grace Banks.
The All Blacks have come from behind to snatch victory at the death against Australia 29-28 in Brisbane.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in Brisbane.
With slope-style now challenging the half-pipe as the glamour event, McMorris is almost as well-known as superstar Shaun White.
Tonight will be All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's 144th match with the All Blacks and his 38th as head coach, and he's as passionate as ever.
Their horse, Who Shot the Barman, is running in the Caulfield Cup AAA the major lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup.
Taranaki have held off Auckland in a thrilling encounter, advancing to the ITM Premiership Final with a 49-30 victory in extra time.
Tech entrepreneur Vaughan Rowsell has launched his latest venture AAA a series of workshops designed to get children and teenagers excited about technology.
Despite being rather formulaic and long-winded in its delivery, the film has some rousing moments and universally good performances.
It could have been an archaeological dig to change history AAA a giant sphinx pulled from the sands of California.
One person is dead and three others are in intensive care after a horror night of car crashes on Christchurch roads.
A NZ aid worker who has just returned from northern Iraq is cautioning the Government as it considers offering support in the fight against Islamic State militants.
The US Antarctic programme has followed in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and developed a key supply route, using tractors from McMurdo Station to the South Pole.
A New York man has been freed after spending 29 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.
A Christchurch company is celebrating a change to New Zealand road rules that means its innovative bikes can now take to the roads with far fewer restrictions.
So far there's been no decision on whether to send New Zealand medics or military troops, but MFAT says it's considering what further help we can provide.
Manawatu have advanced to the ITM Championship final after defeating Southland 23-18 in Palmerston North
New Zealand's 2014 Spelling Bee champion has been crowned in Wellington this afternoon.
Hawke's Bay have held off a spirited Northland challenge 26-21 at McLean Park to make their second straight ITM Championship final.
The 2014 New Zealand Spelling Bee final has kicked off in Wellington this afternoon.
Murray McCully says New Zealand's seat on the United Nations Security Council does not mean it will automatically be drawn into military action in the Middle East.
New Zealand's very first Beard and Moustache Championships were held at the Kings Arms in Auckland.
Former ACT leader Jamie Whyte and social commentator Wendyl Nissen discuss New Zealand's appointment to the United Nations Security Council.
Sines has already been critically hailed as a career highlight - its beautiful soundscapes making the eight-year wait worthwhile.
The Breakers have easily accounted for the Adelaide 36ers by 101-80 in their season home-opener at Vector Arena.
At the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year finals, Lachlan and Ali thought they'd give a playhouse a crack but the organisers had other ideas.