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Dramatic moment Kiwis perform a HAKA to stop cops taking away the anti-vaxxer head of NZ megachurch - after he was arrested over protests against lockdowns

17/01/22 00:24

16/01/22 14:39

Queensland father Mosese Sitapa tried in vain to warn his four-year-old son and his family of the gigantic waves rolling towards their home before a freak tsunami ripped through Tonga's islands.

16/01/22 01:52

Reece Walsh said he had become 'arrogant' with his partying in the lead up to his arrest for cocaine possession and is 'ashamed' of himself after turning to drugs.

15/01/22 22:30

Tsunami warnings were issued for Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Lord Howe, Macquarie Island, and Norkfolk Island along with Japan, Hawaii, and the west coat of the US.

14/01/22 03:38

Kim Anderson-Robb from Dunedin is among those already stung by recent amendments to New Zealand's lending laws

13/01/22 22:30

Gary Lineker thought it was 'hilarious' that Newcastle were spending £20million on Burnley striker Chris Wood. He was no doubt bent double when discovering it was actually £25m.

13/01/22 20:51

The Duke's ceremonial military roles, which saw him take up prestigious titles of Canadian, New Zealand and British military units, were dramatically returned to the Queen on Thursday.

13/01/22 14:18

Zane Wedding, from Auckland, went to the doctor on Saturday with what he thought was water stuck in his ear canal after a day of swimming, only to be told he had an insect in his ear canal.

13/01/22 09:09

Newcastle have completed the £25million signing of Burnley striker Chris Wood after raiding their relegation rivals and activating the player's release clause.

13/01/22 04:08

A mother has launched a scathing attack on a hair salon after her daughter's hair was 'ruined'. But the hairdresser has defended her actions claiming the teenager had lice.

13/01/22 00:25

New Zealand's 'first bloke' Clarke Gayford has been busted trying to force a chemist to sell rapid antigen tests to his musician mates just before he is due to marry Jacinda Ardern.

12/01/22 22:07

JENNI MURRAY: Do judges look on a grandmother in her 60s or 70s as someone who couldn't possibly have the energy to endure the undoubted pressures of looking after a small child?

12/01/22 11:30

Northampton Saints have confirmed director of rugby Chris Boyd will leave the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of the season, as first revealed by Sportsmail.

11/01/22 08:33

Bangladesh managed 126 in the first innings and were 278-9 in third day's final session when New Zealand skipper Tom Latham tossed the ball to Taylor.

10/01/22 01:54

His girlfriend Rita Ora has a penchant for nail art.

08/01/22 09:25

Kiwi socialite and fashion blogger Jaime Ridge has fumed at Jacinda Ardern's government as 'a bunch of muppets' after losing out on a place in NZ's extremely tight hotel quarantine system.

08/01/22 00:41

Henry Dimbleby launched a scathing attack on former Trade Secretary Liz Truss - who oversaw the deals - at the Oxford Farming Conference.

07/01/22 05:52

Australia and England have been warned players contracting COVID at the end of the women's Ashes won't be allowed at the World Cup.

07/01/22 05:47

Former New Zealand international Te Maire Martin is eyeing off a return to the NRL a year after he was forced to retire with a bleed on the brain.

06/01/22 23:01

Houzz Australia has predicted the six hottest home design trends set to take off this year including navy blue kitchens, preppy pastel hues, curved craftsmanship, and 'peace zones'.

06/01/22 21:12

These images show the unadulterated beauty of the Big Apple and beyond.

06/01/22 08:32

Channel 10 has announced that casting is already underway for the new season of The Bachelor.

06/01/22 08:12

These images show the unadulterated beauty of the Big Apple and beyond - the judges chose from over 3,000 photos that were submitted from more than 50 different countries.

06/01/22 04:51

A top airline industry ratings website has released their list of the safest carriers in the world for 2022 with former number one Qantas pushed to seventh place and a surprise winner.

05/01/22 23:52

New Zealanders in Australia won't be allowed to apply for the next round of hotel quarantine places to return home. The country has closed their border to quarantine-free travel amid Omicron surge.

05/01/22 03:43

Seamer Ebadot Hossain took a career best 6-46 as the tourists dismissed the Black Caps for 169 early on day five at Mount Maunganui.

04/01/22 19:14

Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was convinced he had Taylor - who will retire from international cricket later this year - trapped lbw when the Kiwis were 90 for two.

04/01/22 05:40

Profession chef, Andy Hearnden, from the Sunshine Coast, has revealed his secrets to making the perfect poached eggs every time in a video posted to TikTok

04/01/22 02:28

The Masked Singer judge, 45, told the No Filter podcast she's phasing out jokes about her weight because she doesn't want to give 'bullies' material to use against others

04/01/22 00:41

Former New Zealand All Black Terry Morrison collapsed while stand-up paddle boarding in the surf at Maroochydore. His wife Jacqueline has issued a heartfelt tribute to her husband.

03/01/22 18:24

The Full Circle Everest Expedition is 'the first all black and brown expedition to the highest place on earth'. Leader Philip Henderson, said 'summiting Everest first, everything else second'.

30/12/21 10:26

​Oriini Kaipara, 37, who has a moko kauae, a traditional lower chin tattoo worn by Māori women, read Newshub Live's 6pm news bulletin in New Zealand on Monday.

30/12/21 08:48

A 26-year-old woman has revealed the moment she was told she has terminal breast cancer after beating it twice and believing it was gone for good.

30/12/21 05:36

Jason Bragg, his partner, and his nephew Andre were on a festive Boxing Day fishing trip in Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand, when they accidentally caught a massive great white shark.

30/12/21 02:49

The Amazing Race will return next week for its season 33 premiere after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

30/12/21 01:06

Celebrity chef Bridget Foliaki-Davis has shared a recipe for her healthy no-bake chocolate fudge that only has four ingredients.  

29/12/21 17:39

Dimension, real name Robert Etheridge, arrived on a flight from the UK via Doha on Dec. 16 and returned three negative tests before testing positive on Dec. 27, as a result of a day nine test.

29/12/21 01:31

If you're a parent, do you really want your children to smoke? Smokers defend their habit by saying the government needs the tobacco excise money their habit generates. The opposite is true.

28/12/21 16:15

PAUL NEWMAN looks at the key mistakes that have made Chris Silverwood's position untenable and raise serious question marks about the leadership of English cricket.

27/12/21 15:12

Dr Jarrod Gilbert, who helped co-author the biography of former bikie boss Shane Martin has defended the father as a good man and said his deportation from Australia is a 'terrible injustice'.

25/12/21 21:48

Singer Stan Walker married his longtime girlfriend Lou Tyson in September.

24/12/21 13:27

An ex-lawyer turned businesswoman who used to rely on a 'liquid breakfast' to kickstart her busy morning lost 20kg in 18 months to transform her health.

23/12/21 01:17

Keith, a five-year-old black cat, is responsible for a string of burglaries plaguing a quiet suburban street in Christchurch, New Zealand.

23/12/21 00:20

Nine minutes into a serious discussion about Covid-19, travel restrictions and the safety of vaccines, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern read out a comment posted by a viewer.

22/12/21 07:16

Anger at New Zealand's border backflip is boiling over, with expatriate Kiwis funding a legal challenge against Jacinda Ardern's government.

22/12/21 05:29

Sydney Fish Market is set to sell 120 tonnes of prawns in the lead up to Christmas as well as a range of lesser-known seafood species that can make the perfect addition to your festive feast.

22/12/21 05:15

Troy Hall was 22-years-old when he was electrocuted twice while picking an avocado harvest with his father in 2011, leaving him with third degree burns to over 60% of his body.

22/12/21 04:54

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern posted a pic of a knitted gingerbread house in a touching Christmas message - but the Facebook post backfired with an angry backlash.

22/12/21 02:32

The body of the former Rebels bikie boss was found at his home in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, but question marks still remain after police closed the investigation.

21/12/21 04:07

The three-time Norm Smith Medallist and Richmond Tigers premiership hero has indicted no plans to take an indefinite break from AFL, despite his death of his dad in New Zealand

20/12/21 22:50

They've been dating for less than a year, but sources say wedding bells are chiming for Rita Ora, 31, and her New Zealand director boyfriend Taika Waititi, 46. 

20/12/21 22:08

The death of a 26-year-old New Zealand man from myocarditis has been linked to the Pfizer vaccine. It is at least the second of this type of death in the island nation.

20/12/21 13:13

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN AUSTRALIA: The only two other England batsmen to have fallen hit wicket in a Test this century are Kevin Pietersen, against West Indies in 2007, and Mark Butcher in 2001-02.

20/12/21 02:23

Richmond triple-premiership superstar Dustin Martin is mourning the death of his father, the AFL club has confirmed

18/12/21 13:54

Shane Martin, the father of superstar Richmond AFL player Dustin, died on Friday at the age of 54 after a life spent inspiring his son to become a footy great and rising to the level of a Rebels bikie captain.

18/12/21 05:57

The Richmond superstar is currently in mourning after his father Shane, 54, died on Friday. New Zealand's strict quarantine rules could affect Martin being able to travel to the country.

17/12/21 23:34

DANIEL MATTHEWS: The first time Sonny Bill Williams traded blows with Joseph Parker, he left the former world heavyweight champion with a bloody nose. 

17/12/21 11:34

Veteran broadcaster Alan Jones, 80, ripped into the pollies and bureaucrats behind the lockdown laws that caused untold misery for millions and killed off many small businesses.

16/12/21 03:24

New Zealand has recorded its first case of the Omicron variant after an infected person arrived into the country - days after Jacinda Ardern locked out Australians.

15/12/21 12:46

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed rendezvous gatherings of up to 25 people allowed under the 'red light' section of the country's new 'traffic light' system.

15/12/21 10:58

Eddie Jones' team kick off their 2022 autumn schedule against two 2023 World Cup opponents with Argentina at Twickenham on November 6, followed by Japan six days later.

15/12/21 10:11

All police officers and recruits in New Zealand must have had their first Covid jab by January 17 and their second vaccine by March 1 in order to keep their jobs (file image).

15/12/21 08:36

Rita Ora and her director boyfriend Taika Waititi put their fashion credentials on display as they attended the Being The Ricardos premiere in Sydney on Wednesday.

15/12/21 07:51

Nicole Kidman ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived at the Being the Ricardos premiere in Sydney with her husband Keith Urban on Wednesday.

15/12/21 07:23

TikTok has officially released the list of its most popular songs for 2021 - and a Sydney rapper's hit single has claimed the top spot. 

15/12/21 00:53

A truck driver who killed a mother and child after ploughing his prime mover through an intersection in Ballarat, Victoria has been sentenced to a non-parole period of just 14 months. 

14/12/21 23:30

On his 26th birthday, Max Key detailed how she struggled growing up in the spotlight and took the time away from social media to reflect on himself.

14/12/21 04:30

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has countless New Zealand residents on edge after announcing on Tuesday a late review of international borders due to the emergence of the Omicron Covid strain.

13/12/21 05:31

One woman in New Zealand has had at least 20 Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of anti-vaxxers. Another fraudster charges $100 per jab.

12/12/21 22:30

PAUL NEWMAN: The worry is England are just not good enough to stop the rot. Not now they have thrown away their golden opportunity in Brisbane. It's hard to see how they come back now.

12/12/21 21:05

Authorities believe a New Zealand man who received ten Covid-19 vaccines in one day was paid by anti-vaxxers so they could enjoy the same freedoms as the country's' vaccinated population.

12/12/21 18:00

Chris Silverwood has insisted England still have the belief to regain the Ashes after their prospects took a blow during a traumatic few days at Brisbane.

12/12/21 14:47

The Kiwi married mother-of-two has lived the highs and lows of the British F1 driver's career as his performance coach, inseparable trackside companion and close confidante.

12/12/21 12:18

Garth Cooper, a professor at University of Auckland signed a letter criticising a government working group's plans to give the same weight to Maori mythology as they do to science in the classroom.

12/12/21 02:55

The video is not real and is, in fact, something known as a 'deep fake' - a forgery supposedly so good it convinces many people it's real.

11/12/21 09:01

As Australian experts give their approval to Jacinda Ardern's plans to make New Zealand the world's first smoke-free nation, a NZ cultural icon looks set to disappear because of the radical proposal.

10/12/21 14:45

The images have been chosen by travel and photography blog Capture the Atlas. They are in the site's Northern Lights Photographer of the Year collection, which it presents each year.

10/12/21 04:55

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a 'game changing' plan to abolish smoking in New Zealand by 2025. Anyone born in 2011 or later will never legally buy cigarettes.

10/12/21 02:03

Former Opposition leader Bill Shorten has expressed his doubt over New Zealand's radical proposal to completely eradicate smoking from society by 2025 as part of a government plan.

09/12/21 21:23

The Global Times depicted a grovelling Mr Morrison holding onto the end of a cloak being worn by a man wearing the colours of the US flag.

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