Raising money for PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust, Paddle for Hope today hosted the country's largest stand-up paddleboard event in the country.
The All Blacks have been greeted by snow and freezing temperatures at Chicago's Soldier Field, with Kieran Read leading the pre-game captains run.
The Silver Ferns have comprehensively ended their six-match losing streak with a 52-38 win over England helping draw a line under what's been a woeful international season.
The Pukekohe driver took the lead on the first morning, and stayed there for all 34 stages.
A symbolic departure of naval warships from Albany is just one event being held at the southern WA town this weekend as part of Anzac commemorations.
They come in the minivan-load to more upmarket central city neighbourhoods in Auckland, and this has some residents of those suburbs upset.
A Fijian-born church pastor who has lived in New Zealand for 10 years could be forced to leave because he suffers serious kidney problems.
An American man has been arrested in Niue after allegedly abducting his son from Seattle two months ago.
In the United States there are increased fears that drones could be used in terrorist attacks.
Thousands of state houses look likely to be sold in spite of Prime Minister John Key's pre-election promise that asset sales would stop.
Britain's National Health Service says it's concerned about the number of British doctors applying to work abroad, including in New Zealand.
An installation of nearly 1 million poppies has been put in place at the Tower of London, representing the British and colonial war heroes of World War I.
New Zealand have escaped with a win over a gallant Samoan team 14-12 in a riveting Four Nations encounter in Whangarei.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as New Zealand take on Samoa in Whangarei.
A masked and armed man's robbery of an Invercargill dairy has sparked the lockdown of a nearby school.
Move over Rod Drury and Sam Morgan; Lucy Warhurst meets the next generation of NZ entrepreneurs and finds out what makes them different.
A US judge has ruled that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients could leave home.
Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft has crashed during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving at least one pilot dead.
Jesus has seemingly returned AAA but this time on stage AAA as the Auckland Theatre Company kicks off its season of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Communications advisor Josie Pagani and real estate agent Graham Wall discuss the week in politics.
The band have become a Kiwi favourite and staple at summer festivals here and overseas with their hip hop, jazz, reggae, Latin sound.
The British comedian says he loves performing to Kiwi audiences because they're "savvy and they get British humour".
The Breakers have earned a convincing 84-70 win over the Townsville Crocs at Vector Arena, their fourth in the past six games.
Julian Lee went to visit a place which probably pushes the definition of a 'house' - but wait till you hear the price.
At Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology, a record crowd of around 7,000 is expected for a frightful Friday night.
Jan Collins' cats have all been de-sexed, wormed and she wants your help to put them in loving homes.
Families of the victims are desperate for a mission to collect evidence and to see if there are any bodies in the drift.
The Silver Ferns hope to restore some pride tonight when they take on England in the second Test in Palmerston North.
Interest in the annual Wellington Sevens seems to be fading, and an organiser says it is due to a "collection of reasons".
The Kiwis are keeping their win over Australia in perspective ahead of tomorrow's Four Nations clash with Samoa in Whangarei.
Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna is staying clear of his usual off-season bulge by preparing for December's Fight for Life.
Renegade cricketer Jesse Ryder is keen to play in the World Cup early next year, but realises he's got some work to do to get there.
Pukekohe's Glenn Inkster is on the verge of claiming his maiden victory in Targa New Zealand.
Taylor Swift's new album 1989 is set to debut at number one around the world, but the album is not available on music streaming sites like Spotify.
An eight-month review of forestry safety has found an industry riddled with problems from top to bottom.
An update on the markets for October 31, 2014.
The head of the tech giant said coming out was part of his personal fight to stand up for minorities, a value he said his company also embraces.
Figures out this week show the construction sector is anticipating a $100 billion boom over the next three years.
A tattoo parlour on Cuba St offered an opportunity to get a Halloween-themed tattoo for just $31.
A police helicopter has joined the search for an armed gunman following the attempted robbery of a Four Square.
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.