Palmerston North's Hayden Pritchard is proof not all weightlifting stereotypes are true.
All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg has been moved off the bench and back into the Crusaders' starting side to face leaders the Chiefs.
Four Christchurch schools will merge into one 'super-school', under an interim decision announced by Hekia Parata.
The Green party and an intelligence expert say the GCSB more than likely helped the police spy on those subsequently arrested during the Urewera raids.
After the tornado alarm went off, students at Plaza Towers, in Oklahoma, scrambled into the halls to find safety.
A multi-million-dollar dispute involving one of the country's richest men is due to return to court 16 years after the first action was taken.
Police say they have already made "significant" changes to address the many issues raised in an independent report into the so-called Urewera terror raids.
Much of the Urewera police attention was centred on the small Bay of Plenty community of Ruatoki.
Six fire crews are tackling a large blaze in Sydney's CBD, as smoke pours out of the second-level of a building.
Video has emerged of what is perhaps China's worst scooter driver.
A report by New Zealand's police watchdog into the Urewera terror raids has found police were unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable.
Five Christchurch schools will today find out whether they have a future or whether they will be merged.
Helmeted rescue workers raced to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb destroyed by a mammoth tornado.
It might pay to stock up on caffeine, as there's a good chance stores will be running dry this weekend.
Upcoming EA Sports titles will be powered by Ignite, a new game engine showcased at the Xbox One reveal event.
Around a dozen protesters picketed in front of a Wellington McDonald's this morning, in a bid to get the fast-food giant to increase its pay rates.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play to officers forced to work together in this comedy from the director of Bridesmaids (warning: contains coarse language).
A look at the two player co-op mode offered in Tom Clancyas Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
There is encouraging news for the tourism industry today as inbound visitor numbers hit a record high in April.
Mighty River Power shares have been floating around the $2.50 mark, the same price the Government set for their listing.
John Banks is calling for an inquiry into Zespri, after a Chinese subsidiary of was fined $11 million for double invoicing.
The official Call of Duty: Ghosts reveal trailer, debuted at the Xbox One announcement event.
More than 70 firefighters have battled a huge early morning blaze at a film processing plant on Auckland's North Shore.
Super tornadoes are likely to happen more often as the world warms, according to NIWA.
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console.
Microsoft will adapt its flagship Xbox shooter franchise Halo into a live-action TV series executively produced by Steven Spielberg.
Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah has said that all contracts are on the line a including his own a after the side suffered an abysmal 62-6 loss at the hands of the Penrith Panthers.
Nathan Guy has reiterated his belief that NZ meat has been stalled at customs in China because of a documentation issue.
The official judgment on police actions against activists at alleged military-style camps in the Ureweras will be made public today.
Barack Obama has pledged urgent help for tornado-stricken Oklahoma, as the death toll is confirmed to be 24, and more tornadoes are forecast.
It's been 14 years since sport's greatest entertainers, the Harlem Globetrotters, visited New Zealand.
Ten years after the Da Vinci Code Dan Brown is back with a new novel, inspired by Dante.
Dave Dobbyn has been putting on a bunch of shows getting other musicians to put their spin on his body of work.
At least 20 children are among the more than 90 reported dead so far in Moore, Oklahoma.
The vast majority of Christchurch residents who spoke yesterday did so because of their EQC and insurance frustrations, but then there are some positive stories.
Only a handful of skydivers have survived what happened to Liam Dunne.
Once again Campbell Live has a very powerful caravan of opinion about the private insurers. Responding is Tim Grafton.
Coach Steve Hansen refused to give away his new game plan with the test series against France only a few weeks away.
Kiwi BMX queen Sarah Walker has had two months back on the bike following surgery on her dislocated shoulder.
Just a day into his new job, Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's already winning over the Yellow Fever.
Willy Moon is a Kiwi musician with fans all over the planet.
The rising cost of preserving one of Dunedin's oldest streets may be a step too far for the city council.
New Zealand's Mt Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary has been labelled as a 'great Briton' by an English newspaper editorial.
The Doors star Ray Manzarek has died following a secret battle with cancer. He was 74.
A petition boasting more than 37,000 signatures against the use of animal testing in the development of legal highs has been delivered to Parliament.
A group of emergency services workers training to become Urban Search and Rescue personnel have undertaken a simulated rescue in Palmerston North.
After a cliff-top home in Christchurch was demolished, the CERA staff and demolition crew struggled with how to get rid of the debris.
Murray McCully has offered to send NZ soldiers to the Middle East if there's an unsanctioned peace deal between Palestine and Israeli.
An inquiry into the actions of the GCSB has found that the organisation did not break the law by spying on 88 New Zealanders.
The first full trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins is out and confirms Deathstroke will be a fully playable character.
A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been deployed to remove debris from the site of a once-dangerously perched Christchurch house.
Barcelona may have only just lifted the Primera Division trophy for this season but star playmaker Lionel Messi has already switched his sights to mounting a successful campaign next term.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti spoke about their attempts to win the Indianapolis 500 for a record tying fourth time this weekend.
Three 60-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Tiger Woods spoke for some 20 minutes about the state of his game, belly putters, the U.S. Open and the AT&T National. As he was wrapping up, he needed just one word to cover the topic of Sergio Garcia.
At least 37 people are thought to have been killed and dozens of children remain missing after a powerful tornado hit Oklahoma City.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says New Zealand meat stalled at Chinese customs may already be starting to enter the country.
Eliminated X Factor NZ contestant Eden Roberts talks to 3 News about being voted off in the first of the show's elimination episodes.
More than 50 New Zealanders die of asthma every year a about one a week.
Video has emerged of a skydiving incident in Motueka last year, which left a man with serious injuries.