A young man who was rescued from a dumpster in the United States as a baby has been reunited with his birth father, 25 years later.
The trial of the man accused of murdering Auckland mother-of-three Blessie Gotingco is scheduled to begin today.
A Kiwi has died in Nepal of a heart attack, following the massive 7.8 earthquake which struck Nepal in the weekend.
A memorial service will be held at Greymouth's Tai Poutini Polytechnic on the 20th anniversary of the Cave Creek disaster that claimed the lives of 14 people,
Rain in Wellington has caused flooding in some parts of the capital.
Familiarity is far from breeding contempt for Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney, but the Halberg coach is happy to have consistence selection at his disposal.
Konrad Hurrell may not have the chance to play the Kangaroos this weekend but he has had the chance to face off with other Aussie wildlife.
Kiwi world power-boat champion Warwick Lupton has walked away from a 300km/h crash on Lake Dunston.
Over the weekend, Julia travelled to Gloriavale to see her sister and family.
Herbert Christophers and his wife have been on a two-month pilgrimage at sea heading to visit the grave of his great uncle Victor Christophers, who fell at Gallipoli.
New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson believes Benji Marshall deserved a recall for the Kiwis in Friday night's rugby league Test against Australia.
The Hurricanes are back at the top of the Super Rugby table following their 35-19 win over the Reds in Brisbane.
Cool-as-a-cucumber Kiwi golf star Lydia Ko has shown her big game temperament to defend her Swinging Skirts Classic title in San Francisco.
The joy of winning their fifth straight Oceania Champions League looks set to be offset by the pain of losing their coach for Auckland City FC.
Relatives of those affected by the Cave Creek platform collapse will gather in Greymouth tomorrow to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have refused to sign their execution papers, saying their impending deaths by firing squad are unjust.
Wild weather brought power outages to parts of Auckland and heavy rain and strong winds to most of the country.
The Prime Minister's wife will be covering up in the traditional robes rather than taking a moral stand in Saudi Arabia.
New Zealand search and rescue teams will depart for Nepal in a matter of hours.
From the big official aid organisations to small local community groups, fundraising efforts for Nepal are underway across New Zealand.
International rescue teams and relief supplies have begun arriving in Nepal's devastated capital to help survivors of a quake.
Two passengers on board a light plane coming into Auckland had a lucky escape when their plane was forced to land on its belly.
The Kiwis halfback has opened up about the criticism of his form this season, saying he's more than aware of what is being said.
CCTV of the incident shows shopping trolleys went flying when a sedan crashed through the windows at Mt Albert's Pak n' Save supermarket overnight.
Video footage has emerged showing the moment an avalanche struck Base Camp at the foot of Mt Everest.
A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial.
The Hurricanes remain top of the Super Rugby ladder after holding off an improved Queensland Reds to win 35-19 on Sunday.
Sydney FC moved up to second spot on the A-League ladder with a controlled 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.
It's been a good day for the Kiwis in the Indian Premier League, with Mitchell McClenghan playing a vital role for Mumbai, while Brendon McCullum was man of the match for the Chennai Super Kings.
It's been another disappointing weekend for New Zealand teams in the ANZ trans-Tasman Netball championship.
The Crusaders say they won't hesitate to rule Richie McCaw out of next week's do-or-die clash with the Hurricanes.
Marcel Parmentier is one of the first New Zealanders to test out ReWalk's robotic exoskeletons.
Saudi Arabia is a rich country in a very rich part of the world, and Prime Minister John Key is there to talk trade.
A group of genealogists is trying to raise awareness of an almost forgotten chapter of World War I.
Conservationists hope an agreement with Aotearoa Fisheries to educate its staff about avoiding catching seabirds will boost the population of black petrels.
New Zealanders in London have paid their respects to the ANZACs with a Dawn Service at the iconic Wellington Arch in Hyde Park.
Sydney's wild weather has continued, with a huge hailstorm battering the city last night.
One of the first bars to open in post-quake Christchurch has called its last drinks.
He has the most serious job in the world, but once a year US President Barack Obama can drop his serious side and poke fun at those who give him a hard time.
A special service for New Zealanders has been held at Chunuk Bair, above Anzac Cove in Gallipoli.
At least 1910 people are dead and 4718 have been injured in the Nepal earthquake but the final toll is expected to be much higher.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the Phoenix take on Sydney FC in Wellington.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of New Zealand's entry into one of the last century's other great conflicts - Vietnam.
The Lions have edged the Cheetahs 34-29 in a Super 15 thriller at Ellis Park that gave the competition a much-needed boost in South Africa.
Rally of Argentina spectators have been taken to hospital after New Zealander Hayden Paddon's car ploughed into the crowd.
The Waratahs have held out the Rebels 18-16 to set the stage for a potentially decisive Super Rugby conference derby with the Brumbies in Canberra.
Last-placed Manly have upset ladder-leading Melbourne in their Anzac day clash at AAMI Park with a hard-fought 12-10 victory.
Josh McGuire was all smiles as his runaway second half try helped inspire Brisbane's 28-16 NRL Anzac Day win over Parramatta
There are fears for almost 100 New Zealanders who are registered as being in Nepal, after a massive earthquake has killed more than 1200 people.
The Crusaders rediscovered their winning form with a bonus-point 29-15 Super Rugby win over the Blues on Saturday in Christchurch.
The ICC is investigating signs that indicate a fresh challenge to take control of the game could be just around the corner.
Five years after his first attempt, Mad Mike Whiddett is having another crack at the world's toughest drifting contest.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the Crusaders take on the Blues in Christchurch.
There is one bottle of beer at the Waihao Forks Hotel that has never been drunk and never cleared away, left there in 1939 by Private Ted d'Auvergne.
Hundreds of thousands paid tribute at commemorations this morning, including New Zealanders who served and are now living in Australia.
Turkey condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.
Retired Olympic champion Bruce Jenner has confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female, declaring, "I'm a woman."
Preparations for the New Zealand service in Gallipoli have accidentally revealed an almost 100-year-old secret.
The service has taken on an especially personal significance for so many people because of the ballot system. Never been have there been so many descendants of the troops at one commemoration service.
A smaller, but just as moving, Dawn Service was held in a remote part of north Canterbury to honour not just the soldiers, but the horses that left New Zealand for World War I.