In a strange way the Breakers' six-game losing skid may have been the best thing for the team -- just as important as ending it.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London following a UN panel ruling calling for that, the South American country's foreign minister says.
Young Jacob Tremblay in such a pivotal role as Jack was captivating, conveying both the strength and vulnerability so key to this story.
Getting out of a gym contract can be almost impossible -- that's according to Consumer New Zealand after an investigation on gym chains across the country.
The second annual New Zealand Rural Games kicked off in the middle of Queenstown this morning.
Perth is heading for a record heat wave, with temperatures tipped to hover above 39degC for five days straight.
The deal which previously entitled travelling Kiwis to free health and dental care in the United Kingdom has been updated, meaning they too will now be stung with surcharge costs.
Around 50 people were trapped inside gondola cable cars in Christchurch, after it stopped working.
Prime Minister John Key has been booed as well as cheered as he made an appearance at the NRL Auckland Nines event today.
Around New Zealand today, people marked our national day in lots of different ways. The further south you were, the better the weather was.
As commemorations get underway to mark the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Prime Minister John Key's absence from official events in the Bay of Islands is still on the minds of many.
A powerful earthquake has struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse.
US Democrat Hillary Clinton has gone on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders in their most contentious presidential debate yet.
Five young New Zealand comedians are vying for the Billy T award tonight.
It's not a Kiwi summer without a BBQ and a few beats, but the soundtrack to this one is a little more impressive than most.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has had a sex toy thrown at him by protesters in Waitangi.
One person has died and five others have been injured after a fire broke out in a Bangkok high-rise.
Australia's clearly delighted to be off the postage stamp-like Eden Park, with Australian batsman David Warner referring to Wellington's Westpac Stadium as an "actual cricket ground".
Canterbury kids will be running wild with colour today as a collaborative art installation opens at Christchurch Art Gallery.
A man who became infamous for jail house breakouts and prison protests is making a different sort of name for himself on the outside.
A Chinese tourist has apologised for causing a head-on crash that injured a Kiwi driver near Queenstown.
A mix of vitamins and minerals could replace Ritalin as the best option to treat children with ADHD.
A crew of British military veterans have become the first team of amputees to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course John Key has decided not to go to Waitangi. Instead he's going to the nines.
Overcrowding by freedom campers at some Dunedin camp sites is raising safety concerns.
Andrew Johns, Johnathan Thurston and Carlos Spencer have climbed to the summit of multiple sporting achievements - but can they translate their sublime skills to some old-school backyard kicking contest?
The Waimakariri District Council has released its plan for the almost 100 hectares of land that was red-zoned after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Wellington's meerkats will be warm year round thanks to the installation of solar panels as part of the zoo's work in reducing its carbon emissions.
Just a week after racing in the Daytona 24Hour race, Scott Dixon is in for a very different experience at Rod Millen's Leadfoot festival this weekend.
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has been reinstated to play the Black Caps in the second ODI at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.
A report into the mishandling of a case against a Malaysian diplomat paints a picture of "serious failure on a serious matter", Murray McCully says.
A number of buses were damaged in a fire at Kilbirnie depot overnight.
Warriors maestro Shaun Johnson admits the clock is ticking for his side as they embrace the weight of a nation heading into this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines.
Prime Minister John Key's absence is likely to take some of the heat out of big protests expected at Waitangi.
A conference of donor nations raised US$11 billion (NZ$16 billion) for Syrian humanitarian needs, though New Zealand
Former drug executive Martin Shkreli has brushed off questions about drug prices when he appeared at a US congressional hearing against his will.
Ngapuhi elder Kingi Taurua says the Government treated the iwi "like children" over the TPP consultation.
15 players have been sanctioned after an "ugly" brawl broke out in a pre-season friendly between Argentinian rivals Estudiantes and Gimnasia.
Kiwi motorsport ace Scott DixonAAAs back in NZ, racing at Leadfoot Festival at Hahei in Coromandel this weekend.
It is the 50th Super Bowl on Monday. The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos and the game itself will generate US$620 million in revenue
Police battling Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) protesters in Auckland yesterday had no choice but to rough up demonstrators, says one former top cop
There's been a failed arson attempt on Social Development Minister Anne Tolley's main street electoral office in Whakatane.
A former top cop says police's manhandling of TPP demonstrators yesterday was done for the "benefit of the protesters".
Australia rugby league legend Andrew Johns has a man-crush on Carlos Spencer ahead of the Auckland NRL Nines tournament.
There was an unusual sight on the eve of the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open on Wednesday.
It's hard to believe that it's been 45 years since Grease the movie was released but now it's back and a television live theatre production.
Australia rugby league legend Andrew Johns has a man-crush on Carlos Spencer.
It's estimated the Super Bowl will generate US$15 billion for the wider American economy, drawing in up to 180 million viewers.
The only known wild jaguar in the US has made his film debut in footage captured and released by a conservation centre.
Auckland librarians are driving people in their 20s back to books.
When news networks do a story about a cat AAA you will think it's a slow news day.
You often hear about someone going through hard times and you think, "how on earth do they keep going?"
TPPA AAA it's one of those acronyms politicians did not really think about.
Rugby star Quade Cooper flew from France to Sydney yesterday only to be told today he won't be playing at the Sydney Sevens this weekend.
Mike Ormsby is in his 50th year of continuous service, a feat that's been honoured with a special award.
In amongst the dolled-up stars at the Academy Awards later this month will be one of very our own -- Kiwi producer Finola Dwyer.
The Government says the TPP deal will save wine producers $10 million a year in tariffs, in an export industry that's set to be worth $2 billion a year within four years.
A Newshub investigation into the Customs Service has revealed new concerns at the country's sea ports.
New Zealand international Alex Glenn hopes players have learned their lesson ahead of this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines in the wake of the league's alcohol-fuelled off-field dramas.
Black Caps paceman Mitchell McClenaghan has fronted the media for the first time after going under the knife following a nasty eye injury.