Animals blessed in Auckland gallery video

Animals and animal lovers congregated at St Matthews In-the-city for a doggie day out.

The Blessing of the Animals brings a curious congregation to church - cats, dogs and a snail.

Creator of Goldstein ads dies

HEY QUEENSTOWN: Queenstown home loan rates get the wave of approval from ASB bank's Ira Goldstein (New York actor Steve Mellor) for a new series of television commercials.

Prominent adman David Walden, who created the ASB's Goldstein campaign, has died.

Air NZ passengers stranded

It was a long wait in Hong Kong for some Air New Zealand customers, leaving many of them unhappy.

Dozens of people forced to sleep in Hong Kong airport after an Air New Zealand flight suffered engine failure.

Jail rape victim 'transgender'

Police are investigating allegations of rape at the Serco-run prison in Wiri.

Police investigating allegation of sexual assault at a Serco-run prison in Auckland.

Maori activists appear in court

Maori land rights protestor John Wanoa appeared in Auckland District Court

Self-proclaimed Maori land activists who seized Auckland office will spend weekend in jail.

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Williams' family ends estate fight

Susan Williams, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams attend the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" in 2011.

Robin Williams' widow and his three children from previous marriages have reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor's estate.

Person crushed to death in Whangarei

Worksafe is investigating after a person was killed by a truck on a worksite in Whangarei.

Body removed from Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve

Man and woman shoot at police video


Kiwi basketballer speaks about college killings

Auckland basketballer Jaylen Gerrand, 20, has spoken out about seeing the gunman who killed nine people, and then himself, at a school in Oregon.

"I heard what I thought was a firecracker," Jaylen Gerrand said. "I didn't expect it to be a gun."

Around the world in seven days

Cowabunga – an extremely rare Argentinian steak.

Another week of RWC pool games – another week of opportunities to broaden your knowledge of the planet.

Twins to fight golf ban

Thomas, left, and Peter Spearman-Burn, pictured in 2010, have been suspended from Wellington Golf for the rest of the year for "equipment abuse".

Peter Spearman-Burn and his twin Thomas are appealing a four-month suspension from Wellington Golf.

Solo sailor loves time on the waves

Cory McLennan, 21, has the Atlantic in his sights.

Cory McLennan says sailing alone across vast seas is a thrill - and he's too busy to ever be lonely.

Auckland gets ready for V8 Supercars return

Andre Heimgartner drives the Super Black Racing Ford.

Auckland is getting revved up with a series of free events to celebrate the return of the V8 Supercars.

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