With a whisker to spare

Plans to open a Christchurch cat cafe are purring along nicely.

Australia reneges on refugee deal

UN says there was a "clear understanding" some refugees in offshore detention centres would be allowed to settle in Australia.

Thorn in Wallabies camp

In a sight to make All Blacks fans weep, Brad Thorn is helping out the Wallabies.

Lower Selwyn Huts still underwater

Questions are being asked about why Canterbury's Lake Ellesmere was not opened to the sea ahead of the weekend's flooding.

Hosking: My salary should stay secret

Mike Hosking says the public doesn't need to know what public broadcasters like him are earning.

'Shark' 1, Phelps 0

After much hype, TV viewers were upset when swimming great Michael Phelps didn't race an actual shark.

Driving range hazard for residents

A Masterton street has been under siege from flying golf balls for nearly two decades.

Boris: Don't dream the OE is over

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson thinks Kiwis coming to the UK is a "great thing".

First look at Kaikoura village

Mark von Huben​ normally wears a tour guide's hat when he visits Kaikoura - now he's behind the wheel of a dump truck carting rubble away from slips blocking SH1.

Big numbers for Kiwi drama

Resolve earns biggest Sunday night Kiwi drama audience since last year's Scott Watson story.

From Gollum to Apes via Star Wars

Andy Serkis has had more hit franchises to his name than any of his more famous Hollywood stars.

Parents sell up to treat child

A Hamilton couple are selling their home to give their first born a fighting chance.

9 found dead in hot truck

In the back of a truck in a US car park, 39 people were locked in. Eight were dead, another soon to die, and many brain damaged from heat.

Republicans skidding out of control

The US President's own party may control all branches of government, but it's waging a messy internal war.

Doctor Who boss attacks journos

Steven Moffat tells media to "shut the hell up" about outrage over Jodie Whittaker's casting.

Up close with a big bore

Drilling work to find a backup water supply to the capital shows promising signs.

Westeros book coming

George RR Martin finally updates Game of Thrones fans on the long-awaited Winds of Winter.

Linkin Park's Karaoke recording

Band shared fun day out just a week before lead singer Chester Bennington died.

Much-loved duo live on in Quahog

Even death can't silence Mayor Adam West.

Cheika's 'unrelenting' regime

Coach running Wallabies players into the ground to get them fit to face the All Blacks.

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