Kieran Mischewski looks like your typical Kiwi bloke. But he's a power lifter who's broken national records and has just qualified for the Commonwealth powerlifting championships over in Canada.
Sixteen months ago two sisters headed off into the West Coast bush for a picnic. But in the middle of their picnic, the peace was interrupted and Gwen Gardner and Kathleen Bartlett found out they were in a 1080-drop zone.
Cathrine Latu was once again snubbed, with three-Test cap Ameliaranne Wells getting the nod to fill Maria Tuatais' shoes.
There is concern from some early childcare teachers who say working conditions are like "factory farming children".
Stuart Lancaster has made what could be his last team selection as England coach, and it is as controversial as his first at the Rugby World Cup.
More and more people are taking on the anti-sugar message, judging by the sales of low-calorie drinks.
Universities around the country have been disrupted with threats that have come to nothing.
Prime Minister John Key is safely in Dubai after a top-secret trip to Iraq to visit the Kiwi troops he sent there.
Team New Zealand head to Bermuda next week, carrying a seven-point lead into the final round of the America's Cup World Series.
The San Francisco 49ers have given fans an in-depth look of what game day is like for former NRL star Jarryd Hayne.
A massive, out-of-control scrub fire has destroyed several houses near Mosgiel in a series of fires in the South Island that are being fuelled by high temperatures and gale force winds.
Police have released CCTV footage of an attempted robbery in Hamilton on Sunday.
Manawatu district search and rescue coordinator Sergeant Bill Nicholson is leading the effort to find Alex and explains the terrain the searchers are working in.
Catherine Latu has been left out of the Silver Ferns squad named to take on Australia in the Constellation Cup later this month.
John Key's trip to Iraq has been shrouded in secrecy, amid security fears Islamic State could find out and plan an attack.
They're falling like flies, but who will captain the Kiwis on the end of year England tour? The League Fix is here to look at the options.
Bindi Irwin has performed an emotional tribute to her late father, Steven Irwin, on the US version of Dancing with the Stars.
Firefighters have managed to contain a blaze which damaged shelterbelts near the Canterbury township of Akaroa overnight.
The American air strike on a Kunduz hospital was a mistake, the top US commander in Afghanistan has acknowledged.
Turkey has summoned the Russian ambassador to Ankara for a second time after a new violation of its air space by a Russian warplane close to the Syrian border.
As a lad growing up in Tonga, wing Telusa Veainu dreamed up playing for the All Blacks. That never happened, but he will get on the fields with them.
The Air Force has joined a team of more than 50 searchers looking for a 10-year-old boy missing in a forest near Levin.
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Uruguay scored their first World Cup tries for 12 years but could not stop Nemani Nadolo leading Fiji to a 47-15 victory in Pool A.
Samoa coach Stephen Betham is hoping his team can go out on a high at the Rugby World Cup.
The organiser of Boobs on Bikes is defending the controversial parade, saying the annual event was originally meant to be a one-off to make a point.
Students at Otago University are being told not to be alarmed today, despite threats of a mass shooting.
Romania captain Mihai Macovei's two second-half tries led a remarkable comeback to seal a 17-15 win over Canada.
It sounds straight out of the cartoon The Jetsons, but a powdered food is being touted as the future for people who don't have time to cook.
It is a line up every car manufacturer wants to be a part of.
The Uber effect is massive and there is no doubt the "Uberfication" of business really is changing the world.
The Wellington Phoenix are targeting a grand final appearance as they embark on their ninth, and potentially last, A-League season.
With 250 more refugees coming into New Zealand in the next three-and-a-half months, how do we decide whom to let in?
When politicians and bureaucrats call agreements things like a "TPPA" you have really got to wonder why they don't make any effort to make this stuff sound interesting.
A question mark hangs over the fitness of All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo.
Shoes that aren't made for walking? Yes, you read that right. But it's not what you would expect to hear when buying a new pair of shoes.
The trial has begun at London's Southwark Crown Court more than a year after Chris Cairns was charged with perjury for a comment he made about cheating.
An Upper Hutt woman says she had managed to calm down an armed man before police shot and killed him at a McDonald's last month - but that's not what police say.
Big temporary powerlines that brought desperately needed electricity to quake-hit residents in Christchurch's eastern suburbs are finally being removed.
A bus company has apologised to the family of two teens left stranded in the central North Island.
The value of security guards at WINZ offices has been demonstrated during an armed altercation, but more still needs to be done, the PSA says
Dunedin police are investigating an online threat made for a mass shooting at University of Otago tomorrow.
It's taken five years, with final talks lasting so long that one of New Zealand's negotiators needed medical treatment - but the TTPA has finally been agreed upon.
Auckland's brand new electric train system hit a snag today, leaving dozens of passengers on the Manurewa line stranded inside carriages for 40 minutes - before one man forced open the doors.
Under-17 football coach Danny Hay says he's "extremely confident" all 21 members of his World Cup squad are eligible to represent New Zealand.
A hedge fire at Old West Coast Rd in West Melton this afternoon has been brought under control.
Breakers point guard Cedric Jackson says the team are feeling confident but expecting a tough match in their NBL season opener against the Adelaide 36ers.
Boxer Kali Meehan can't wait for young up-and-comer Joseph Parker to try knock the "old dog" over when they fight at Trusts Arena next week.
The DLC pack boasts over 20 hours of content for Elder Scrolls Online players and will be released in November.
Cathrine Latu deserves another chance to prove she's got the goods to be goal shoot for the Silver Ferns.
Shopping in England has just got a little bit more expensive if you rely on plastic bags to take your goods home.
Brotherly love has been honoured by Prince Harry as a British teen gets an award recognising remarkable children.
After years of tough negotiations, New Zealand and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, but what does it mean?
Record rainfall has left large areas of the US southeast under water as roads were closed and residents were warned to stay indoors.
Pressure is mounting on Washington over the apparent US air strike on an Afghan hospital that killed 22, an incident the Pentagon chief says is "confused and complicated".
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South Africa clinched the three-match Twenty20 series against India, but the game was marred by crowd trouble.
It's not quite Driving Miss Daisy, but rather Daisy the dog driving her 14-month-old mate in a toy car.
A 32-year-old man allegedly went back to his car to get a shotgun after an altercation outside the Work and Income office in Linwood.
Reaction to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has ranged from descriptions of it being a "betrayal" and "disappointing" to hugely congratulatory.