New Zealand News

New Zealand storm: states of emergency declared as flooding hits South Island

State of emergency declared in three regions, road access to Dunedin city blocked and flood warning signs run out after heavy rain and landslides<p>A ferocious storm has buffeted the lower South Island of New Zealand overnight, with three states of emergency declared in Christchurch, Timaru and Otago …

Weather

Lorde pays special visit to Mt Eden fatal crash survivor

Grammy-winning Kiwi pop star Lorde has paid a special hospital visit to Elle Kronfeld-Tobin - the sole survivor of a crash that killed her father and …

New Zealand

Vampire Diaries actress jailed for trying to poison Obama

Shannon Richardson is pictured in this booking photo from the Titus County Sheriff's office in 2013.<p>A US actress has been sentenced to 18 years in …

New Zealand

Peter Busfield: Team NZ's nationality rules 'tick of credibility' to Kiwi boat builders

Peter Busfield, executive director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association, talks to Mark Watson (in for Tony Veitch) about what Emirates Team …

New Zealand

Tauranga $10m Lotto winner's euphoric collapse: 'Whoa, this is for real'

The Tauranga man who scooped $10.3m in the Powerball jackpot collapsed and was rushed to hospital after seeing all the zeros in his bank account.Lou …

New Zealand

A quick guide to the wonderful world of podcasting

IAIN McGREGOR/STUFF<p>Black Hands, a 10-part podcast series examining the complex and controversial Bain family murders by award-winning Stuff …

Podcasting

Pray for us: Millions needed to save St Kilda's historic Christ Church

St Kilda locals need $4.6 million, not just your prayers, to fix crumbling Christ Church.

Christ Church

Kiwi golfers Ryan Fox and Michael Hendry miss British Open cut

Kiwi golfers Ryan Fox and Michael Hendry have both succumbed to brutal conditions at Royal Birkdale, missing the midway cut for the British …

Golf

Wine: Three bottles beyond the pale

By Yvonne Lorkin for Canvas magazine Huia Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015 $32 This is a wine I hanker for each year. Apart from being one of …

New Zealand

Horses swim through raging floodwaters to safety in South Canterbury

Horses swim through raging floodwaters to safety in South Canterbury (explicit)<p>Horses stranded by floodwaters in the Hakataramea Valley.<p>Watching her …

New Zealand

Point Chevalier assault victim attacked from behind

The 55-year-old-woman attacked in her driveway in Auckland earlier this week was assaulted from behind by two men, say police.<p>The woman was punched …

Crime

Why your WiFi feels so slow sometimes

Randall Munroe, creator of the popular webcomic XKCD, is like the rest of us: He struggles with Internet reliability. In a new strip, Munroe explains …

Wi-Fi

Opinion: Sam Whitelock and Crusaders turn back the clock with grinding win

Sam Whitelock was a tower of strength for the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.<p><b>OPINION</b>: There was the weird sensation of travelling down a …

Rugby Union

Mumps outbreak: 169 infected in Auckland

A mumps outbreak in Auckland that has risen to 169 cases is largely a result of low vaccination rates, public health officials say.<p>Mumps is a highly …

Public Health

Crusaders book Super Rugby semifinal with win over Highlanders in dreadful conditions

As if taking heart from the wild weather that swirled around them, the Crusaders punished the Highlanders 17-0 to book their place in the Super Rugby …

Rugby Union

Live: NZ Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys - NRL round 20

The Warriors head to Townsville to take on Jason Taumalolo and the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys

Scott Brown - A model ambassador | Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 22 July 2017 | RNZ

Scott Brown, the United States Ambassador to New Zealand, said Mr Scaramucci is a "special friend" who will do a great job.<p>Mr Brown, said it was he …

Donald Trump

Live: Crusaders v Highlanders - Super Rugby quarterfinals

The Highlanders put their Christchurch travel woes behind them as they line up against the Crusaders in the Super Rugby quarterfinals.

Super Rugby

Man seeks $600k after murder charge against him dropped

The High Court has ruled a Hawke's Bay man who was charged with murder only to have the case thrown out on the first day of his trial can go ahead …

Crime

One person injured in collision with sheep north of Auckland

The crash happened around 6.50pm on Kaipara Coast Highway between Barr Rd and West Coast Rd. (FILE PHOTO)<p>A motorist has been left seriously injured …

Auckland

Abs-normal behaviour for tall poppy Greg Norman

<b>OPINION</b>: You bloody narks! You've been sniggering most unpleasantly about Greg Norman posting photos of his naked self on social media, showing off …

New Zealand

Local government survey reveals public priorities

A nation-wide local government survey has found many people want better value for money from their councils.<p>The recently released New Zealand Local …

New Zealand

Significant slip in Dunedin hits cars, locals evacuated

Hamish McNeilly<p>Police evacuate homes in Dunedin after slip.<p>Houses in the Dunedin suburb of St Clair are being threatened by a slip due to the heavy …

New Zealand

Winter storm: How the day unfolded

The deluge from the latest winter storm has seen evacuations across the South Island, with Otago farmland and Christchurch streets left underwater. …

Weather

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

By Mathew Murphy Embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over the hiring of a new communications director.Mr Spicer reportedly …

Anthony Scaramucci

State of emergency in Christchurch

Supplied<p>The Heathcote River in south Christchurch has flooded.<p>A local state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch after the Heathcote River …

New Zealand

Mel B fights for restraining order against her former nanny

Former Spice Girl Mel B showed up in court in Van Nuys, near Los Angeles today - with her 18-year-old daughter Phoenix - to demand a restraining …

Mel B

The Hill grill: Our Kim takes on US ambassador Scott Brown over 'misogynistic' Donald Trump

Listeners were treated to a fiery showdown between Kim Hill and United States Ambassador Scott Brown on RNZ's <i>Saturday Morning</i> show.

Donald Trump

Recovering alcoholic Lotta Dann: Why I want booze removed from supermarkets

Lotta Dann's popular blog and subsequent memoir, Mrs D is Going Without documented her recovery from alcoholism. Her journey exploring mindfulness is …

New Zealand

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

Paris