Police investigating the cause of a large scrub fire in Canterbury want to speak with two cyclists captured on a motorist's dash cam footage.
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A pilot who realised he had run out of fuel near Hawaii has managed to land his plane with the help of a parachute.
Rural fire crews are considering all possible options as a massive scrub fire burns through a high-country station in Canterbury and temperatures creep up.
The NFL is reportedly looking intently at a New England locker room attendant as it probes improperly inflated footballs used by the Patriots.
Cricket fans will be spending nine hours a day sitting outdoors during the World Cup, so need to make sure they're not only covering up, but that their sunscreen is up to scratch.
Politics lecturer Bryce Edwards says much of the media's attention in 2015 is likely to be on Andrew Little's attempt to rebuild the struggling Labour Party.
College teams in the US have used their maths, science and engineering skills to develop hands-free, automated snow plows.
The kiwi dollar hit a new three-year low amid speculation the Reserve Bank will remove the prospect of higher interest rates.
A British Labour MP is calling on police to increase efforts to investigate allegations of sexual assault against Lord Leon Brittan, who died last week.
The silver lining in the furore over comments made by the head of the Auckland branch of the SPCA is that he's at least got people talking about the responsibilities of dog ownership.
British actor Eddie Redmayne is firming up his Oscar favouritism after picking up Best Actor at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
A Greek fighter jet has crashed at a military airbase in Spain, killing 10 people and injuring 13.
The US Secret Service has recovered a device from the White House grounds after the building was put on lockdown.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans brace for a northeastern winter storm that New York's Mayor warned could be one of the biggest blizzards in history.
The EU is warning Greece its place in the eurozone is at risk if the new leader fails to meet austerity and debt commitments.
Prime Minister John Key is arriving back in the country after a trip to Europe to be present at the first Cabinet meeting of the year.
Ceremonies to mark 70 years since the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz are being held around New Zealand.
The Church of England has ended centuries of male-only leadership and consecrated its first female bishop.
Up to 10 helicopters could be brought in to fight an expanding scrub fire in the South Island's Arthur's Pass.
Auckland champion Venus Williams continued her march at the Australian Open reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in four years.
Pop star Ed Sheeran only agreed to take part in TV motoring show Top Gear to make viewers laugh, as it emerged he narrowly avoided spinning out of control.
An 85-year-old man was knocked unconscious after falling 60 metres down a steep bank onto rocks and water in Auckland.
Brendon McCullum will join his Black Caps teammates in Wellington for the final one-dayer against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Beachgoers on Auckland's Howick beach this afternoon had an unexpected encounter with a small penguin, which was found struggling in the surf.
Serena Williams is through to the quarter finals of the Australian Open but not without a fight.
The UK government has reminded its departments to be on alert after a hoax caller managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron.
An investigation is underway after a Manawatu woman was among six who died in one of France's deadliest avalanches in years.
Police have named the Gisborne man who drowned while trying to save his brother at the weekend.
Birdman, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and Orange Is the New Black were the toast of the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards today.
New Zealander Tai Wynyard has committed to play for American College powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats.
It was the end of an era at the Karaka Yearling Sales today when lot 102 went under the hammer.
Scientists have discovered what's causing one of the world's largest glaciers to melt much faster than others nearby.
US President Barack Obama has expressed deep concern about ceasefire violations in Ukraine after recent rocket attacks.
Auckland has been in party mode all day, with the City of Sails celebrating its 175th anniversary.
A six-year-old who died during a charity trail ride in the Wairarapa yesterday was driving a child-sized quad bike.
Tai Wynyard says he can't wait to put on the Kentucky Wildcats colours and play in front of a packed Rupp Arena.
A major crash has left several people injured and others trapped on the outskirts of Christchurch.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras says Greece is determined to leave behind austerity, after his party won the country's general election.
The victims of a brutal Upper Hutt axe attack have been named, while their alleged attacker has been remanded for a psychiatric assessment.
Diafra Sakho's header saw West Ham beat Bristol City 1-0 in the FA Cup as the Londoners move into the last 16 of the competition.
rmer Wellington Phoenix star Paul Ifill made a long awaited return from a ruptured Achilles for Team Wellington in the ASB Premiership.
The heatwave that has bathed the country has also seen a spike in drownings, with five people dying in three days.
More than 10,000 people are set to turn out to Auckland's Laneway Festival today, after the event sold out for the fourth year in a row.
Fans of Belgian giants Standard Liege caused outrage when they unfurled a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded.
Holders Arsenal have held on for a 3-2 win at Brighton to lead a trio of Premier League teams into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown says the NRL Nines event is staying in New Zealand, despite speculation Australia wants it back.
It's been a long weekend of celebrations for Auckland as the city turns 175 years old.
A man has been arrested after a dramatic police chase in Auckland involving gun shots that ended on the Harbour Bridge.
British prisoners caught with so-called legal highs behind bars will face similar penalties to those found with heroin.
Canadian No.7 seed Eugenie Bouchard has continued her love affair with the Australian Open, moving into the quarter-finals with a victory over Irina Camelia-Begu.
Triathlon New Zealand is taking the use of science to another level in its bid for Olympic glory at Rio 2016.
The national spearfishing championships have been held this weekend in Mercury Bay, and a local duo took out the title for the seventh time.
The big thing at this month's Detroit Auto Show wasn't made on an assembly line, but on a 3D printer.
SPCA boss Bob Kerridge has been labelled racist after he linked dog attacks to the ethnicity of their owners.
A Northland couple is appealing for help to save a piece of maritime history from becoming an old wreck.
Organisers of next week's Auckland Nines tournament admit they have a fight on their hands, and they may need the Government's help to keep the tournament in New Zealand.
Doctors in the United States are urging all parents and schools to vaccinate children against measles, as an outbreak that began at Disneyland continues to spread.
The Transfercar website offers vehicles that rental companies need to have relocated. They're available for free or a reduced rate to people willing to drive them to and from set locations.
The fire service is investigating what caused a vintage steam train to ignite 20 fires as it travelled south from Oamaru last night.