'Crimes against entire nations'

Green Party leader Norman says NZ has committed crimes against countries with GCSB spying.

India's censor blocks Fifty Shades of Grey

India's government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey to be shown in cinemas.

NZ spied on Pacific Islands

Snowden documents show the GCSB targeted nearby countries including Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway

Passengers and crew of a Turkish Airlines flight had to be evacuated when their aircraft skid off the runway.

Red-zoned home battle

Repair plans range from $190k to $351k

Tony Bennett's Sumner home is full of cracks, has moved over his boundary, and is red-zoned - but his insurer insists it can be repaired.

Massive WWII battleship found

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his research team have found wreck of one of the largest battleships in history.

Cooking sparks fire

Working smoke alarms saved a man’s life after a blaze gutted his New Plymouth home early this morning, firefighters say.

Donor lightens bucket list

'I just look at things a little bit differently now'

Ten months after donating a kidney to a stranger, Graham Arthur is taking on the Round the Bays race.

Hero to the end

Dam Buster survivor Les Munro is sticking by his decision to sell his war medals.

Kapa Haka week hits Hagley

Organisers served up a haakari (feast) for thousands of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival-goers.

Under-used Clarke basks in team's glory

Captaincy, catch and five overs, but no minutes with the bat - Australia skipper justifies own demotion.

Pakistan beat UAE in poor World Cup clash

It’s not easy to manufacture an insipid 129-run win but Pakistan managed it no trouble at all.

One in a million

Baby girl loses her battle to live

To her mum, she was one in a million, an unlikely joyous child with a rare condition who died before her time.

Pens galore for collector

Dennis Hamilton never has to worry about never finding a pen - he has 50,000.

First date sleepover for Picton pair

Picton's most popular love story looks set to continue after a successful first date ended in a sleepover.

'There was a close connection'

There was "a bit of magic" between a shirtless, tattooed barista and a traveller whose first date has made global headlines.

Britney Spears loses hair-piece on stage

Oops, Britney Spears has lost a piece of her, or rather her hair, during a recent performance.

Barking mad over loud dogs

A woman was shaken when told her noisy dogs could be taken after a year of complaints from a neighbour.

Slain Putin critic laid to rest

Mourners call slaying of Boris Nemtsov a "watershed" that has left them afraid for future of Russia.

Welcome to 'Cat Island'

An feline army rules this remote island, where the cats outnumber humans six to one.

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