Sonny Bill Williams is facing up to a four week suspension after being being charged with making a shoulder charge in the NRL season-opening match.
A preview of the matches played in Super Rugby this weekend.
Both alleged assaults were against street workers and one was of a sexual nature.
The European Union has suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement.
Police have discovered what they suspect is a meth lab in an upscale apartment in central Wellington.
Britain's Prince Harry is launching the "Invictus Games," a new sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.
Kate Rodger reviews new releases 3 Mile Limit and Stories We Tell on Firstline.
Was it just an act of God, or do politicians bear some responsibility for the Christchurch floods?
The Greens want a 'blue zone' to allow owners of flood-damaged properties to cut their losses and move out.
A group of Italian scientists have successfully launched a the world's first 'pastrynaut' into the stratosphere.
Batsman Ross Taylor has scooped the top awards for New Zealand cricket.
Starship Hospital's entertainment hub Radio Lollipop will soon be able to stream its shows to hospitals around the country.
Scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of a dozen adults to help them resist HIV.
The electricity market is "broken" and prices should be coming down, rather than going up, says Labour's David Shearer.
As Reeva Steenkamp lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe, a witness testified.
Ukraine, the EU and the US have condemned Crimea's planned referendum to decide whether to join Russia.
Greg Inglis scored a hat-trick of tries to inspire South Sydney to a 28-8 win over reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters.
Rebecca Wright with a group of locals about how they have managed to get through it, and why they choose to stay.
Arnie hasn't entirely gone away, he's still making the odd television appearance, or in this case, web appearance.
After were hit Cantabrians again this week with wild weather and floods, what can people do to cope when the shocks just keep coming.
A new magazine hit Italian newsstands today, dedicated completely to covering Pope Francis.
The stories of two Lyttleton women and their desperate sense of frustration.
today, those who weren't affected by the floods, rushed to help those who were.
Tristram Clayton spent the past three days at Astrolabe Reef with exclusive access to the entire salvage operation.
New Brighton resident believes that nobody wants to admit to the reality in Christchurch.
New Zealand's biggest adventure race starts in Kaikoura this weekend.
The successful New Zealand Track Cycling team have arrived back home following their record medal haul at the World Championships in Colombia.
Some of New Zealand's top rowers have felt the sharp edge of the sports cut-throat selection policy.
Scientists are warning rising sea levels will make coastal flooding much more common.
TVNZ may force all employees to declare if they belong to a political party.
Mauha Fawcett has delivered his closing statements, confessing to lying in police interviews but maintaining he played no part in Mellory Manning's death.
A Ngapuhi elder has threatened to block the Prime Minister from returning to Waitangi's lower marae.
Westpac bank is trialling Apple's iBeacon, which allows them to send personalised messages to customers.
Power has been restored to most of Banks Peninsula tonight as residents clean up and salvage what they can.
Some homeowners forced from their properties don't know when, or even if, they will be allowed back.
Eight people have been arrested as police crack down on outdoor-grown crops across Auckland.
Bystanders and officers helped pull the woman and her children from their nearly submerged minivan.
Researchers say that during middle age, a high protein diet can increase the chance of death by 74 percent.
Two people have suffered burns after a gas explosion in a central city Auckland building.
Australia correspondent Tom McCrae takes a look at what's making news across the ditch.
Facing off in Europe's capitals, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
Helen O'Sullivan, chief executive of the Real Estate Institute examins the outlook for the housing market.
David Cunliffe was caught out for a donations trust in his leadership campaign, and an investment trust that he failed to declare.
The former NOTW editor did acknowledge paying a PR guru "in part" to stop allegations coming out.
England left it late to secure the win, Daniel Sturridge popping up to nod home a delightful ball from Adam Lallana to seal victory.
Christchurch is in clean-up mode today as the city scrambles to repair itself following severe flooding and gale-force winds.
A Christchurch community leader says without people banding together, the flood-damage would have been even worse.
Oscar Pistorius' trial has recounted a previous gun incident the paralympic athelete was involved in.
Time lapse footage has emerged of a massive storm that hit Sydney yesterday afternoon.
The EU is hoping to get the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers in the same room for the first time since the dispute over Crimea began.
A health robot to help the elderly, a ring that lets you go hands free with your mobile phone, solar panel on the moon and an app that allows users to take 3D photos on their iPhones.
Australia eventually blew down the South African stonewall with 27 balls remaining to claim a dramatic 2-1 Test series win.
Four goals in the space of 13 minutes inspired Japan to a 4-2 win over New Zealand in their soccer friendly in Tokyo.
Residents are being warned of health risks from contaminated floodwaters.
Tim Burrowes attempts to shed some light on how Corby's situation has reached this desperate point.
Paul discusses a survey that has found there's a certain amount of confusion about some of the common terms in technology.
The US and the European Union are preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia.
The Oscars brought plenty excitement to Hollywood, as well as some 'what not to wears' from Whoopi and Liza.
John Campbell and Anna Burns-Francis took to the flooded streets of Christchurch.
Homes damaged in the earthquakes from below are now ravaged by rain from above.