A couple in Christchurch used today to have their wedding, themed entirely around Star Wars.
Welcome to the latest Star Wars production, starring Mary De Garnham as Princess Leia, Kerry Smith as Han Solo, with cameos from Chewbacca and Empress Amidala.
When Tauranga woman Bertie Ratu wrote to her local MP on Facebook, she knew others would see it. And she wasn't worried AAA it wasn't offensive, or derogatory or unfair.
It sparked rolling battles on the streets of Auckland; angry, violent protests over the removal of 160 state houses from the suburb of Glen Innes.
Floyd Mayweather has announced he will relinquish all five of his title belts, following yesterday's win over Manny Pacquiao.
A shallow magnitude 5.8 quake has struck north-west of Wanaka this afternoon.
The Australian Federal Police commissioner says Australia did not have enough evidence to stop the Bali Nine drug smugglers traveling to Indonesia to commit drug offences.
Gun salutes will be fired across London to mark the birth of Britain's new princess and tourism chiefs say the baby is expected to boost visitor numbers to the capital.
A motorist needed rescuing from a massive greedy pig yesterday as the animal caught a whiff of food and clambered into her car to claim it.
The cheapest homes in the Government's flagship affordable housing development are set to increase by $50,000 each.
An update on the markets for May 4, 2015.
The brother of a Cabinet minister will appear in court tomorrow on charges of a sexual nature, and Labour says the minister should have been stood down because there's a conflict of interest.
Sir Edmund Hillary's son Peter Hillary was at Mt Everest with some old Auckland school friends when the 7.8-magnidue quake struck Nepal just over a week ago.
Elusive outside backs Nehe Milner-Skudder and Matt Proctor have re-committed to Super Rugby leaders the Hurricanes until the end of 2017.
Melbourne City coach John van't Schip says his team are finding the killer instinct in front of goal at the right time of the season.
Another 5800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats.
If a stranger started talking to your child at a playground, would they run for cover?
A man accused of seriously assaulting an Auckland couple last month can now be named.
Lachlan Keating of Deaf Aotearoa says many people underestimate the size of the deaf community.
Sir Edmund Hillary's son has returned home to New Zealand after witnessing first-hand Nepal's devastating earthquake.
Martin Taupau has played down a throat-slitting gesture he made towards Kangaroos veteran Sam Thaiday in the Kiwis Anzac Test win.
The Green Party is dismissing claims the proposed Twin Coast Cycle Trail won't go ahead because the Govt is yet to secure the land it needs to build it.
Chad L Coleman, star of The Walking Dead and The Wire, launched into a furious tirade on a New York subway train over the weekend.
Shaun Johnson has gone from criticised, to critical, to success as the Kiwis banished another hoodoo in Brisbane last night.
The Salvation Army says demand for its services is greater than ever, particularly in the provinces which are struggling with people leaving for the cities.
Still raw from Wellington Phoenix's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City, skipper Andrew Durante nonetheless managed to unearth some positives.
The Prime Minister is suggesting Auckland may have to acknowledge some hard truths when it comes to the controversial ports debate.
John Key has claimed pulling a waitress' ponytail wasn't sexist because he "could have" done it to a man.
Prime Minister John Key isn't giving up on achieving a surplus this year, despite a seventh consecutive deficit being predicted in this month's Budget.
A senior experienced striker is top of Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's wish list as he looks ahead to the next A-League season somewhat sooner than expected.
Judith Collins is plotting her return to Cabinet, but Prime Minister John Key says she'll have to bide her time.
New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney believes his team are just scratching the surface of their potential after their 26-12 Anzac Test win in Brisbane.
A Cabinet minister whose brother has been charged with sexual offending against a child does not need to step down, Prime Minister John Key says.
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz have been fined for a heated on-pitch argument during the final day of the drawn first Test between the sides.
The organisation representing rank-and-file police is once again calling for the arming of frontline officers.
A police guard has been watching a roadside area near Nelson overnight where a burnt-out car was discovered with a body inside.
A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal, seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake.
Prince William and Kate's second child, still without a name, is spending her first full day at home in Kensington Palace in London.
Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at a festive, sun-soaked Stamford Bridge to claim their first Premier League title since 2010.
The Wellington Phoenix season has come to a crashing halt as they were knocked out of the A-League playoffs by Melbourne City.
The Kiwis have overwhelmed the Kangaroos 26-12 in Brisbane, completing three consecutive wins over the old foe for the first time since 1953.
A stirring round of Super Rugby has been tarnished by the injury of three All Blacks, including Jerome Kaino and Beauden Barrett.
The ANZAC Test will do well to match the Samoa versus Tonga match for drama.
Live updates as the Wellington Phoenix host Melbourne City in the A-League finals from Westpac Stadium.
The activities of a man in the weeks leading up to him being shot by police will be the focus of a thorough investigation.
Judith Collins is on a media blitz, writing a weekly column and appearing on Seven Days. She resigned last year, and this is the Cabinet comeback tour.
Ana-Carolina has spent more than 500 days in Starship's intensive care unit, battling a condition that has no name.
In the rural village of Sangachok, there is one building that is still standing, all thanks to the handiwork of a team half a world away.
It was billed as the fight of the century, with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao going toe-to-toe in Las Vegas taking five years in the making.
About 2000 protesters have marched against the Ports of Auckland's expansion plans - and they're only the tip of the iceberg, says an organiser.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as New Zealand take on Australia in Brisbane.
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has triumphed over Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao with a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas.
Frank Pritchard says performances like what they laid out on in Samoa's 18-16 win over Tonga were further proof of the pride the Pacific sides have in their country.
Dominique Peyroux has become an unexpected hero for Samoa - after a stunning solo try proved the difference in an entertaining Pacific Rugby League test.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as Floyd Mayweather takes on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
An emotional win for Samoa over their fiercest rivals Tonga was celebrated on the field and savoured behind closed doors.
An inspirational tackle by captain Frank Pritchard has helped Samoa hold onto a 18-16 win over Tonga in their rugby league Pacific Test on the Gold Coast.
The Melbourne Rebels have upset the highly-rated Chiefs 16-15 to again push their case for a maiden Super Rugby finals berth.
A try-scoring double by Melbourne's Marika Koroibete has helped Fiji overcome a brave Papua New Guinea 22-10 in an historic rugby league Test on the Gold Coast.
A freakish solo try by Cronulla's Valentine Holmes has helped the Junior Kangaroos claim a tense 22-20 win over the Junior Kiwis on the Gold Coast.