Firstline's Sam Ackerman catches up with code-hopping international Wendell Sailor to chat all things Nines.
An armed man has been overpowered at a Dutch national broadcaster after entering the building and demanding airtime.
Police in London are stepping up their surveillance of transport links by asking members of public to be their eyes and ears.
While the players will be the stars of the show at the Auckland NRL Nines over the weekend, the event wouldn't be able to take place without those who work out of the spotlight.
Forget the Super Bowl, and even the Puppy Bowl AAA the real game this Monday will be between the furry felines of Kitten Bowl.
Which of the two Oscar-nominated new releases should you see this weekend, Foxcatcher or Wild? Kate Rodger has the answer.
The case of a kitten being left in a cat shelter's letterbox on a hot day has prompted animal welfare groups to remind people to look after pets in the summer weather.
McLaren unveiled their new car, the MP4-30, which will be piloted by former world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in 2015, in an online presentation.
Rinko Goto says she fears there is little time left to secure her husband Kenji Goto's release.
The return of outrageous teddy bear Ted has been teased in the trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2.
Sixth seed Andy Murray has won an ill-tempered match against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open to book himself a place in the final.
According to Massey University's Home Affordability Report, houses in Auckland became 16.4 percent less affordable in 2014 - and it's probably going to get worse this year.
Two weeks before Christmas, lone gunman Man Haron Monis held 17 people hostage inside central Sydney's Lundt Café on Martin Place - an inquest is underway to determine what really happened.
Justin Bieber has issued a public apology for his "arrogant" and "conceited" behaviour over the past few years, saying he "pretending" to be a bad boy.
An ad for New Zealand company Michael Hill will be broadcast to millions when it airs during the Super Bowl in the US on Monday, New Zealand time.
Malaysia has formally declared missing flight MH370 to be an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead.
Jordan says it will not release the Iraqi female jihadist until it receives proof that a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State group is alive.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has signed up to appear in the new video from Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford's new band Future User.
The Breakers have registered a 90-79 statement win over the Perth Wildcats in the ANBL at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.
A pedestrian has been killed after being hit by a train in the Auckland suburb of Morningside this evening.
The German star has taken over Elle Macpherson as the new face of Australasian company Bendon Lingerie.
Sri Lanka have beaten the Black Caps by 34 runs in Wellington in the final match of their seven-game one day international series.
Shaun Johnson rates it a tougher gig than playing in the Four Nations, a tournament in which he inspired the Kiwis to victory in November.
The Kiwi accused of smuggling 1.7kg of methamphetamine into Bali has been moved to the infamous Kerobokan Prison.
With just five northern white rhinos left on the planet, conservationists say test tube fertility treatment is the breed's last hope.
Maria Sharapova has beaten Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets and looks set to meet arch rival Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
The Government is welcoming a proposal from the families of the Pike River miners to establish a 'Great Walk' track between the mine site and Punakaiki.
A report into an emergency landing in Antarctica by an RNZAF aircraft which had a Government minister on board has recommended a review into using a Boeing 757 for flights to the continent.
A hidden message has been uncovered during restoration work on Colin McCahon's 1947 piece 'Nelson Landscape from Queen's Drive'.
The Mr Men and Little Miss characters are moving from the small pages of those pocket-sized books to the big screen.
The Prime Minister's been forced to defend his social housing reforms, giving an assurance state houses will not be flogged off to line the pockets of developers.
Conflicting claims have broken out over the legality of extra payments being imposed by Wilson Parking on drivers who overstay what they paid for.
Staff at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne have been trying to find a cure for peanut and potentially other food allergies.
The Islamic State group has used Japanese hostage Kenji Goto to relay a new threat to kill a Jordanian pilot unless Amman hands over an imprisoned female jihadist by sunset.
Sri Lanka have set the Black Caps a target of 288 to win in the seventh one-day international at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
A creepy masked couple apparently carrying firearms and wandering through central Auckland could find themselves in an equally scary armed response, police are warning.
Doctor Who star Peter Davison says he is sceptical of a female Time Lord in an extended interview with 3 News.
Stand-in Black Caps captain Kane Williamson has lost the toss and will bowl first in the seventh one-day international against the Black Caps in Wellington.
OK Go have just released their new album on CD, mp3 and various music streaming sites. But later this year they will make history when they release it as DNA.
Barcelona saw off 9-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a crazy Copa del Rey quarter-final that got all too much for Arda Turan.
Nearly 3000 child soldiers aged between 11 and 17 laid down their arms this week in South Sudan.
Tottenham set up an all-London English League Cup final against Chelsea when they drew 2-2 with Sheffield United.
Provisional figures from NIWA show many areas around the country are looking at record or near-record lows for rainfall in January.
This week's Tech Bytes looks at a new invention that takes the sweat out of skateboarding.
Reptile is returning once again for Mortal Kombat X and this video shows off his new moves and fatality.
The latest survey of South Island listed companies shows strong growth in the last quarter of 2014.
The political year is underway, with both John Key and Andrew Little giving their State of the Nation speeches yesterday - and Patrick Gower was at both.
Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd will reprise their roles from 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer for the Netflix series.
Lisa Woolley of the VisionWest Community Trust was pleased to hear that state houses wouldn't be sold to private investors - instead going to community providers at a discount.
A new study in the UK has found more than 1 million people might have been wrongly diagnosed with asthma, and be taking unnecessary medication.
Parts of the United States have taken a hammering from a snowstorm in the northeast.
French side Nice B have come up with a new way to defend a free-kick.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches after being sent-off for lashing out at a defender.
Can Teddy Bear the porcupine predict the Super Bowl winner for the fourth time in a row?
US attorney Loretta Lynch is seeking to become the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney-General.
Novak Djokovic's imperious form continues at the year's first Grand Slam, as he chases another Melbourne crown.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces a three-game suspension after being charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
Brett Lee's finished his outstanding cricket career with a flourish in the Big Bash final in Canberra.
Kiwis captain Simon Mannering has been named Player of the Year at New Zealand Rugby League Awards.
The clock is ticking down on another deadline set by IS militants to execute Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh.