The Highlanders have thumped a sloppy Chiefs outfit 36-9 in Invercargill.
Tomorrow afternoon's clash between the Warriors and the Newcastle Knights will see Nathan Friend make his first start of the season in the number nine jersey, while fellow hooker Siliva Havili will make his long-awaited return to first grade from the bench.
Students played traditional Taiko drums, watched cultural performances, tasted Japanese food and played games.
Written commentary and video highlights as the Highlanders host the Chiefs in Invercargill.
Ana Ivanovic is through to the last 16 at the French Open, and while the seventh seed is focused on winning a second grand slam, she told 3 News she is keen to come back to New Zealand and win another ASB Classic title.
An eight-year-old boy who had his dream moment ruined at London's Wembley Stadium has been given a special treat.
New Zealand's oldest RSA branch, in Christchurch, is playing host to two of the country's oldest battlefield relics.
A state of emergency has been declared in 70 counties in Texas following another night of heavy rain.
In the Sierra Nevada mountain range, US special forces are saddling up and training in the art of mountain warfare.
Almost 20,000 kilometres away from the politics in Zurich, the sun shone brightly for the opening of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Auckland.
After accidentally shooting himself in the face, Richard Norris was left severely disfigured. He became a recluse.
The Iwi Chairs Forum, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, says it will put a bid in for the Government's portfolio of state houses, but, it says, only on its terms.
USA had to come from behind to win their opening U-20 World Cup game, seeing off Myanmar 2-1 in Whangarei.
The Green Party has selected a new co-leader. He's self-described metrosexual James Shaw, who has strong business background.
Argentina and Panama played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in wet conditions in Wellington.
New Zealand have opened the U-20 World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Auckland.
A representative of the iwi Chairs Forum refutes claims Maori are lining up to invest in the 200 state houses the Government are selling, and says that iwi should have the state houses transferred for free.
Tennis starlet Ana Ivanovic has spoken about her desire to return to Auckland and play at next yearAAAs ASB Classic.
As Russel Norman stands down as Greens male co-leader, Metiria Turei has praised him for building the party's economic credibility and driving it forward.
The Brumbies have edged the Bulls 22-16 to keep their Super Rugby playoff hopes alive.
More than 700 contraceptive devices are on show at Te Papa for an exhibition celebrating the life and career of a kiwi pioneer in sexual health and contraception.
Dan Carter was happy with his return to first five-eighth as the Crusaders picked up a bonus-point win over the Hurricanes in Nelson.
After 24 years at TV3 it was an emotional occasion for John Campbell as Campbell Live aired its final show.
A small English coastal town says it's cracked it when it comes to reducing anti-social behaviour.
Codie Taylor clearly doesn't feel the wintery cold, abandoning his jersey during the Crusaders win over the Hurricanes in Nelson.
All Blacks pivot Dan Carter's return to first five-eighth fired the Crusaders to a 35-18 win over the Hurricanes in Nelson.
Brendon McCullum has batted away criticism of his team ahead of the second Test against England starting tonight.
They play different sports and have different personalities, but the Wheeler brothers are both striving to make their mark on the sporting landscape.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the Crusaders host the Hurricanes in Nelson.
The Under-20 World Cup begins tomorrow in the shadow of the FIFA corruption scandal, with New Zealand against Ukraine at North Harbour Stadium.
If cats do in fact have nine lives, then Ash the Riverstone cat wasted no time using a few of his.
An update on the markets for May 29, 2015.
A Christchurch software company has come up with a novel way to teach bus drivers the literal ins and outs of the new central city interchange.
The family of a five-year-old autistic Christchurch boy who died from serious head injuries are "extremely upset" by his death, police say.
Lotto New Zealand is urging syndicates buying tickets to take precautions after an Australian syndicate took a member to court.
The Ministry of Education is asking schools to consider uniforms that are gender-neutral.
The old Christchurch central city police station is on the verge of being blown up in only the second such demolition of the whole Christchurch rebuild.
The Government's unveiled its latest initiative to combat soaring house prices in Auckland - 600 properties earmarked for development on public land.
New Zealand Football have confirmed they will support Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein in the FIFA Presidential election and not current boss Sepp Blatter.
A Whanganui man has told a court he completely loved and trusted a woman he met online and never imagined he was falling for a trap that's landed him on trial in Bali for drug smuggling.
New Zealand Football (NZF) say they could abstain from voting in the FIFA elections as a corruption scandal surrounds the sport.
Almost hidden on a pontoon below the bridge at the entrance to Wellington's Frank Kitts lagoon, a sunning seal went all but unnoticed by the public this morning.
Daniel Rutledge talks to Paul Henry about Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2.
This year's FIFA 16 will add women's teams, a first for EA Sports' 22-year-old football simulation series.
After more than a decade on air, the curtain comes down on Campbell Live this evening.
Massive job losses at media giant Fairfax are bad for Kiwis who want to understand what's going on around New Zealand, a union representative has claimed.
Food companies are making progress reducing salt levels, but New Zealand's still far from reaching global guidelines.
A judge has dismissed Wade Robson's lawsuit alleging he was molested by late pop icon Michael Jackson, because the choreographer filed legal papers too late.
Officials in the coastal town of Newquay in the UK say criminal activity has plummeted since they banned the mankini.
Ireland prop Jack McGrath may face a suspension that could ruin his World Cup hopes after kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze in the back during Ireland's 22-21 defeat against the Barbarians.
Metiria Turei has confidence the Green Party will pick the right co-leader for her, because "they haven't made any wrong decisions so far".
3D will this Sunday bring you the story of Peter Gardner, the young Kiwi who could face death after being accused of drug smuggling in China.
A prominent sex educator is praising the Ministry of Education's updated sex education guide.
Sicon Ferguson has told staff it's closing its Greymouth and Whataroa branches at the end of August after losing a contract to Fulton Hogan.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is adamant his side will stick with their attacking approach to Test cricket in the series finale against England at Headingley starting Friday.
FIFA's president says the football body faces "more bad news", and the officials accused of corruption have humiliated the organisation.
The Whanganui man accused of smuggling 1.7kg of methamphetamine into Indonesia has spoken at his trial.
The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, then briefly known as Snoop Lion, and now known as Snoop Dogg is back, again.
A recent police chase in the US was certainly furious, but the offender was lacking the essential element of speed.
Swiss authorities say there are no plans as yet to question FIFA president Sepp Blatter in their investigation of money laundering and corruption allegations.