Love it or hate it, the United States has one of the most recognisable national anthems in the world - and now 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is 200 years old.
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Plans to present a statue of Kate Sheppard to Parliament have been rejected by the Speaker, but Women's Refuge says the suffragette will be brought there anyway.
National is promising to hold job fairs in Australia to lure back skilled New Zealanders.
A new series of workshops kicks off today, aiming to encourage south Aucklanders to grow their own food and reuse waste.
There are seven parties and 249 candidates standing for the new 50-seat parliament. Each candidate has been assigned a three-digit number, and it's that number that appears on the voting papers.
English golfer Andy Sullivan has won a trip into space worth $US100,000 for a hole-in-one on the 15th at the KLM Open.
Wounded veterans from around the world are taking part in the final events of the Invictus Games in London, a tournament established by Prince Harry.
A spokeswoman for Women's Refuge says Parliament's rejection of a statue of Kate Sheppard shows a lack of leadership, but is ultimately a sideshow.
Microsoft's annual TechEd conference, which has just wrapped up in Auckland, is a chance for developers and IT professionals to meet and network with the company's experts.
Social media sites around the world have been trying to crack down on postings from Islamic State jihadists.
Former National Party president Michelle Boag says mass surveillance in New Zealand is a "ridiculous" idea that "doesn't make any sense".
Team USA have claimed back-to-back FIBA Basketball World Cups after steam-rolling Serbia 129-92 in the final in Madrid.
Karrie Webb has come agonisingly close to winning her eighth career major, finishing one stroke behind Hyo-Joo Kim at the Evian Championship in France.
Mauro Icardi scored a hattrick and Pablo Osvaldo added a brace as Inter routed Sassuolo 7-0 for the second successive season in Serie A.
Leon Best came off the bench to rescue a point for Derby County in a 1-1 draw away to English Championship leaders Nottingham Forest.
The Northern Knights have all but assured themselves a place in cricket's lucrative Twenty20 Champions League after another qualifying win.
David Cameron has vowed that Britain will hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the "embodiment of evil".
Some 2000 demonstrators have taken to the streets of Glasgow to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knife-edge vote.
A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" have been married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony.
North Korea's Supreme Court on has sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald told media over the weekend that US National Security Agency documents obtained by Edward Snowden show the GCSB has engaged in widespread domestic spying.
Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United earned a 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.
Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon recorded his best-ever finish in a World Rally Championship with sixth place at Rally Australia.
The Canterbury Bulldogs have booked a semi-final date with Manly after easing past the Melbourne Storm.
Frenchman Sebastien Ogier claimed overall honours at the final day in Coffs Harbour.
For New Zealand Gardener's 70th birthday its readers shared photos of their bouquets to show the changing floral trends.
The Wairarapa electorate is shaping up to be a close contest thanks to a late entry to the race.
It was hard going for everyone and one boy in particular who had to dig a little deeper than most.
A spat has broken out between Parliament's Speaker and Women's Refuge over a statue of Kate Sheppard.
A top lawyer who's quitting the legal profession here to fight Thailand's sex trade is urging Kiwi tourists to play their part in eliminating the illegal business.
Fiji is just three days away from its first election in eight years, but the voting process isn't straightforward.
The worst flooding in Kashmir in a century has killed more than 450 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
Dairy farmers across Southland and Otago fear one of their most important winter feed crops is killing stock.
The Magpies account for Otago comfortably by 34-0, registering their first Shield defense.
The journalist who says NZers have been the subject of mass surveillance stands by his claim and says John Key's assurances it never happened are wrong.
Labour has launched its last policy of the election campaign AAA a fund it says will ensure national assets remain in public ownership.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says the murder of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State is an act of pure evil.
Sevens star Joe Webber's hat-trick boosted Waikato to a 26-21 win over Counties Manukau.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as HawkeAAAs Bay vs Otago. VIDEO will be available as soon as the final whistle goes.
Mauricio Pochettino conceded Tottenham need to discover a killer instinct after they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Sunderland.
The first-ever Formula E electric car race ended with a spectacular crash as the race leaders bumped into each other on the final lap.
The Wallabies accounted for a valiant Pumas side 32-25 tonight at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
It was a tale of two halves as the North Queensland Cowboys hung on to beat the Brisbane Broncos 32-20 at 1300Smiles Stadium.
The All Blacks triumph by 14-10 in a test match of brutal beauty against the Springboks in Wellington.
Piri Weepu joined more than 1000 people at Twickenham to set a world record for the largest-ever scrum.
It's Rally Australia, but New Zealand's Hayden Paddon says he feels right at home, with day two of the WRC round staged on roads he's driven before.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as New Zealand take on South Africa. VIDEO will be available as soon as the final whistle goes.
Southland have snatched a 36-34 win over Northland with a last-gasp try to Lolohead Loco.
The two key performances from are the highlight for me, showing a range and depth which elevate both actors to a whole new level.
At the Port Hills in Christchurch National has targeted the electorate held by veteran Labour MP Ruth Dyson as one to win.
Frank Bainimarama held his last big rally today before the Fiji elections on Wednesday. The military dictator has ruled for eight years, this the first election since his coup in 2006.
Northern Ireland's colourful protestant leader, Ian Paisley, has died at the age of 88.
Neighbours of a fatal house fire in Christchurch last night say it was a miracle anyone managed to escape the inferno that claimed the life of a teenager.
John Key and Winston Peters have engaged in a good, old-fashioned political stand-off, each leader calling the other's bluff on post-election negotiations.
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp reacted with disbelief at a judge's decision to acquit Oscar Pistorius of murder charges.
One-hundred years ago 43 men were killed in the Huntly mining disaster, and today they were remembered.
The PM has admitted for the first time that New Zealand spies did look into a form of mass surveillance on Kiwis, but never actually went through with it.
Auckland piled on 27 unanswered points to smother Bay of Plenty 27-12 at Rotorua's International Stadium.
Torben Akel finds out what the locals in three bellwether booths think about the election campaign.