New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has defended bowlers Mark Craig and Tim Southee after the pair struggled to make an impact during the first-Test loss to England at Lord's.
Queensland coach Mal Meninga has admitted they're out for revenge in State of Origin's Game I tonight.
Campaigners against the use of surgical mesh have told a select committee there is new evidence that the polypropylene mesh degrades in the body, causing severe pain and complications.
Long-time New Zealand Breaker Thomas Abercrombie has been re-signed by the ANBL franchise for three more years.
A projected increase in revenue has allowed New Zealand Rugby to lock up two of its most talented players without the need for a sabbatical clause.
The National Party caucus is divided, with backbench MPs staging a revolt against their own party's health and safety reforms.
The developer behind Canterbury's Rangitata water storage scheme has constructed a salmon-spawning race next to its ponds, to hopefully increase the number of fish in the river.
Torrential rains are now responsible for at least nine deaths in Texas and Oklahoma, but up to 40 people are still missing.
It's 40 years since the first official New Zealand Top 40 music chart, and the music industry is celebrating with a special set of awards.
Would you live next door to an exploding power substation or a cemetery? If the answer is yes, then the Government's latest policy aimed at creating affordable housing should be of interest.
An update on the markets for May 27, 2015.
The lawyer for a terminally-ill woman seeking the right to die has accused the Crown of scaremongering.
Two missing deer hunters are safe and well after finding their own way out of the Kaimai Ranges.
A new map for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is based on the classic Highrise, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Developers of BioShock and Dead Space have launched a Kickstarter for Perception, a first-person horror game.
Labour has accused the Government of building "unaffordable houses among Auckland's power plants and gravestones" as its answer to the city's housing crisis.
World class pair Brodie Retallick and Julian Savea have become the first All Blacks to commit to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight say businessman Bob Jones was ejected after ignoring a safety briefing and refusing to move from an exit row.
A 53-year-old man has been arrested after police were called out to an "incident" on Auckland's North Shore today.
New trailer for the upcoming Mad Max videogame introduces characters and story.
A missing 14-year-old boy who spent a night in Taranaki bush in freezing temperatures has been found safe and well.
Up to 30 people have been treated for adverse effects after ingesting a new synthetic drug in Auckland.
An international relations expert says Iraqi forces trying to stop Islamic State aren't the "cowards" they've been made out to be.
The high-adrenaline remake features big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding and free rock climbing.
Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed an Auckland liquor store with a machete and a shotgun on Monday night.
Capcom have announced that Resident Evil Zero is getting an HD Remaster, due out in early 2016 for PS4, XBONE, PS3, 360 and PC.
Netflix New Zealand users are being advised to check their bills after some customers were charged as many as 11 separate times in one month.
Allowing young teenagers to terminate pregnancies without their parents' knowledge is the only good part of our abortion law, argues Family Planning.
The Government is brushing off Labour's criticism of plans to open up pockets of vacant Crown land in Auckland for housing development.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo AKA DJ Bravo has enlisted the help of his cricketing friends, including Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum for a music video.
Kiwi mountain-biker Kelly McGarry has suffered a shocking crash at an event in China.
Redundant Stockton Mine workers will have difficulty finding jobs, says West Coast MP Damien O'Connor.
Torrential rain has left large parts of Houston submerged and trapped fans at a basketball game.
A Danish radio host has been slammed for killing a baby rabbit while on air, but the station's owner has defended the host's actions.
Police are looking into claims a school bus driver took kids on a 17km, out-of-control joyride.
The Black Caps could be without two of their key players when they try to level the Test series against England at Headingley in Leeds.
Marina Erakovic has gone down fighting on centre court - in her first round match at the French Open, losing to fourth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Controversial plans to reform the country's health and safety laws have hit a stumbling block with a select committee asking for more time to make changes.
Weather presenter Ingrid Hipkiss has had a rabbit up for adoption at Wellington's SPCA named after her.
A director of Ritchies Transport has refuted claims a bus driver took children on an out of control drive and says several students were "sitting on the buzzer".
We are often told about the special relationship between the two countries, but there's nothing special about being a Kiwi in Australia.
As a new school term gets underway, how much is your child preparing for this brave new world: with pencil and pen, or keyboard?
An Australian $16.6 million (NZ$17.7 million) Powerball winner is in hiding after being accused of ripping off his Melbourne workmates.
The New South Wales Origin captain says the Blues don't fear Queensland after breaking their losing streak last year.
A Sydney mother has reportedly left her two young children behind to join Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East.
The Government's plan to open up public land to help with the Auckland housing crisis is under attack, with revelations the land includes a power substation site.
Things aren't getting any easier for the injury-hit chiefs with Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of Saturday night's with the Highlanders.
Kiwi surfer Ricardo Christie is making an impression on the World Surf League just four events into his rookie season on the elite tour.
New Zealand troops will not leave Iraq, despite the advance of Islamic State (IS) militants to within an hour's drive of where our soldiers are stationed.
Bill English has admitted being sideswiped by the SuperGold Card used by people aged over 65.
A seal that's been calling Auckland home over the past two days has been taken back to sea far away from the city.
An update on the markets for May 26, 2015.
Relationships Aotearoa (RA), the country's largest counselling provider, says it has been betrayed by the Government and will close this Friday.
Residents in central Otago had a chilly start to the morning after yesterday's heavy snow, but the gales and polar conditions that plagued the lower South Island have now eased.
A group of intermediate school children were forced to escape out of an emergency exit after a relieving bus driver embarked on a West Auckland joy-ride.
Solid Energy has confirmed 113 jobs will be slashed at its Stockton Mine.
Wellington council workers are bracing themselves for high tide this evening after the cityAAAs south coast was battered with 5-metre waves today.
Ryan M was ejected from the Bachelorette house after drunkely making a rape joke and slapping a lady on the behind.
Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant is facing a fine, censure and suspension for her reaction to an umpire's call in her side's 55-55 draw with the Southern Steel.
NZ First leader Winston Peters clashed with Speaker David Carter during question time on Tuesday and continued to argue over a ruling Mr Carter had made.