A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Sam Ackerman reviews the first round of the Four Nations test, and looks ahead to the Kiwis v Samoa in Whangarei this weekend.
Shrek the Sheep is back, but like you've never seen him before.
Kate Rodger on Firstline with the Film3 guide to New Zealand's Halloween weekend at the cinema.
Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski star in the Peter Berg-directed live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
It's been a busy week in politics, from the 'tea break' Bill to the Prime Minister opening up about what he called "the campaign from hell".
We all know Luis Suarez likes a good bite, so it's no surprise he's become a zombie choice for someone's Halloween prank.
Monster trucks aren't a typical sight on Auckland's streets, but this weekend 10 of the world's best will be thrilling fans at Albany's QBE Stadium.
A new global campaign to combat asthma is being launched, and it's being led from Auckland.
A UK Home Office report says rehabilitation for drug users may be a better alternative to stiff jail sentences.
The first beta tests for online multiplayer action combat game Battlecry will begin exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.
Sir Brian Souter says New Zealand has a "vibrant" market for coach services, but none of the current players can match his new ManaBus service on price.
Kenova Mayor Ric Griffith is a busy man. When he's not running the town or his pharmacy, he has another project AAA a showcase of thousands of hand-carved pumpkins.
In an irony that could have been a tragedy, the man who invented the board game Operation needs an operation himself.
Warning youth about the dangers of alcohol isn't working and it's time to take more decisive measures, says Alcohol Healthwatch.
A US woman with terminal cancer who released a video saying she planned to kill herself on November 1, has decided she will hold on a little longer before taking her own life.
The Al-Aqsa mosque compound has reopened to Muslims hours after it was closed to calm tempers after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian accused of trying to kill a far-right Jewish activist.
A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa has taken a bike ride despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine.
MasterChef New Zealand, The Bachelor New Zealand and The Block NZ: Fans verses Favourites are heading to TV3 in 2015.
Country-folk singer Tami Neilson, along with her co-writer brother Joshua, have won the APRA Silver Scroll Award.
A new survey suggests barely more than half of Cantabrians believe the ChristChurch Cathedral should be restored.
At least four people were killed and five seriously injured when a small plane crashed into a building at an airport in the US state of Kansas, officials say.
French lock Romain Taofifenua was ruled out of the coming rugby internationals against Fiji and Australia after being banned for a head kick.
Together they are touring New Zealand as members of Elvis's TCB Band from Greymouth through to Auckland.
A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York City has gone viral.
The small band of Russian explorers travelled 26,000 km, all the way from Moscow in two light helicopters.
Campbell Live have now been contacted by 61 families in contract with CAMI, desperately trying to pay it off.
Anna Burns-Francis went on board both an Air New Zealand and a Jetstar aircraft to see just how filthy they really are.
A video has emerged of Australian boys as young as six allegedly being brainwashed into the Islamic State.
The San Francisco Giants have won baseball's World Series for the eighth time after a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in game seven.
Steve Hansen is staunchly defending the rookie nature of his team named to play the high-profile Test against the United States in Chicago.
Olympic bronze medallist Simon van Velthooven is taking time out from competition to ensure he's ready for Rio 2016.
Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson both missed the recent one-dayers through injury, and their skills will be sorely needed against Pakistan.
New Zealand scientists have been monitoring pest populations with motion sensor cameras, but they've got more than they bargained for.
One sanctuary in China seems to have stumbled on the formula for not only breeding pandas, but returning them to the wild.
The New Zealand dollar has fallen almost 2 percent today after the Reserve Bank kept the official cash rate (OCR) on hold at 3.5 percent.
The bidding war for the 2022 Winter Olympics is almost over after one of the last three contenders surrendered.
Three hundred New Zealand rugby supporters visited Soldier Field in Chicago, where the All Blacks will play the US.
A Christchurch man has designed a smartphone app he hopes will combat taggers and graffiti.
Green Party MP Steffan Browning has come up with an unusual take on how to cure Ebola with natural, alternative medicine.
A former top detective whose job it was to bust drug dealers has now admitted he is one.
A small Hawaiian village is now effectively doomed, according to officials monitoring the advance of lava.
Seagulls pinching your chips at the beach could become a thing of the past.
Willy Moon and Natalia Kills will join Melanie Blatt and Stan Walker on The X Factor NZ judging panel, TV3 has announced.
While a law change based on the outcome of the 'Roast Busters' investigation is unlikely, the Government says work is being done to review the justice system around victims of crime.
Ernie Merrick has questioned the future of New Zealand football as the Wellington Phoenix faces possible restrictions with their reserve team.
The final trailer has been released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 ahead of its release next month.
Former police detective Michael Blowers has admitted to stealing and supplying methamphetamine.
The Reserve Bank is keeping interest rates on hold as inflation remains in check and it may be some time before they rise again.
A British teacher has pleaded guilty to charges of funding would-be fighters going to Syria and planning to go there himself, but says he does not support the Islamic State group.
Oxfam says only intervention by governments around the world can stop growing inequality AAA left alone, the market will do nothing.
There is currently no cure for type 1 diabetes. But with diabetes on the rise, medical experts are working on a range of new approaches.
League Cup holders Manchester City have been knocked out of the competition at the hands of a youthful Newcastle United.
An Australian Senator is calling for a ban on all burqas, threatening fines and imprisonment for anyone caught wearing one or forcing someone else to.
A revised biography of the Prime Minister sheds new light on the events around Nicky Hager's book and its impact on the election campaign.
Curators at Louisville Zoo in Kentucky say a python named Thelma has produced six offspring by herself, no mate necessary.
North Shore rapper Randa won the VNZMA Critics' Choice Prize at a showcase performance in Auckland last night.
Auckland teenager Kerman Kohli's new app is helping students get their homework in on time AAA and he's making $100 a day.
Orbital Sciences executive vice-president Frank Culbertson is promising to figure out why its Antares rocket failed so spectacularly yesterday.
Daniel Radcliffe has pitched a buddy cop movie idea to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in a bid to land a role opposite his hero.