New Zealand

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Karl Stefanovic and Aussie commentators slam 'bitter, whining' Kiwi athlete who called Nick Kyrgios an 'absolute knob': 'It's easy to say that stuff when you've been beaten' 

27/01/22 02:54

27/01/22 01:20

Gladiator star Russell Crowe recalled 'uncomfortable white blokes' doing the Maori Haka with the All Blacks when he was a child as part of a new documentary.

27/01/22 01:13

The nation's wool industry normally relies on 500 workers from New Zealand - who this year are staying at home due to border closures - to meet a surge in demand for sheep shearers every spring.

26/01/22 15:40

Wales captain Jones, who has played in a world record 161 Tests for Wales and the British and Irish Lions, has undergone two operations since he was hurt against New Zealand in October.

26/01/22 12:19

Video footage showed a silver Mercedes carrying PM Jacinda Ardern being forced off the road in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by anti-vaxxers who joked about being arrested for the stunt.

26/01/22 03:42

Fin Crane, the brave youngster who copped an accidental tennis ball to the stomach from Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open has revealed it was 'quite a shock' and 'really hurt.'

25/01/22 07:01

Nick Kygrios called on Aussies to 'sink p*ss and come on out' after he and best mate Thanasi Kokkinakis won a highly-contentious Australian Open doubles quarter-final on Tuesday afternoon.

25/01/22 06:38

Jacinda Ardern has banned a slack New Zealand habit of wearing a t-shirt pulled up over the nose, or a bandana or scarf as a face mask as it prepares for an expected surge of Omicron cases.

25/01/22 05:26

Nau Hoeft met her ex when she was just 18, while on a trip from her home in Christchurch, New Zealand. She kept the distressing details of their relationship a secret for four years.

24/01/22 19:38

Australian TV host Lisa Wilkinson has been slammed after comparing Australia's Covid-19 response to a 'bin fire'.

24/01/22 12:32

New Zealand will face toilet paper shortages 'within a week' and supply chains for products will be impacted by the new strict self-isolation rules, experts warned today.

23/01/22 21:43

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced strict measures would come into force after the nation recorded its first confirmed community spread of the Omicron strain.

23/01/22 13:25

Major events including The Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Christchurch, the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin and Auckland's New Zealand Fashion Week have all been cancelled.

23/01/22 13:24

The Project co-host speculated what really caused New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to make a tough decision about postponing her wedding and bringing in new Covid rules.

23/01/22 00:00

Throughout the pandemic Qantas had the comfort of knowing it was recognised as the safest airline in the world. But not anymore. It has had a sharp drop in an annual safest airline list.

22/01/22 23:12

Jacinda Ardern has announced she will delay her own wedding after putting all of New Zealand on Covid Red Alert.

22/01/22 22:25

Jacinda Ardern has placed the whole of New Zealand under the highest Covid alert setting after just 84 new cases in the country.

22/01/22 13:51

New Zealand Ministry of Health announced the strict measures as the country battles to stay Covid Zero despite the threat of the highly contagious mutant strain.

22/01/22 02:48

Jess Dromgool, from Auckland, New Zealand, tipped the scales at 110kg in 2020 from overeating but was satisfied with the way she looked.

21/01/22 22:36

David Moyes says the All Blacks policy of 'no d***heads' is one which could be applied to West Ham, where he wants to sign humble players who will work and prioritise the team.

21/01/22 08:34

England drawn in their second match against hosts and defending champions Australia on October 28 in Melbourne before backing up against New Zealand on November 1 in Brisbane.

20/01/22 12:16

Colin Craig-Brown, from New Zealand, was weeding the vegetable garden on his small farm near Hamilton when he discovered a giant, misshapen spud weighing nearly eight kilograms.

20/01/22 01:41

Aid agencies have warned that Tonga is facing imminent water and food shortages after crops and drinking sources were inundated with salt water and ash from the volcanic explosion and Tsunami.

20/01/22 01:32

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed New Zealand will scrap lockdowns once Omicron cases emerge in the community and will instead adopt its traffic light Covid-19 protection framework.

19/01/22 23:32

Harry 'did everything in his power' to make the concerts happen, a source said, but the uncertainty of Covid-19 and stadiums being unable to accommodate full crowds meant it wasn't possible

19/01/22 11:05

Water that tens of thousands of Tongans rely on has been contaminated by salt water and ash with a shortage imminent, the Red Cross has warned, with a food crisis also looming.

19/01/22 10:06

KATE CROSS: This is a big tour in so many ways because not only are we trying to win the Ashes for the first time since 2014 but we then go straight to New Zealand for our defence of the World Cup.

19/01/22 08:45

New Zealand's limited-overs tour of Australia has been postponed indefinitely due to uncertainty over when the visitors would be able to return home due to COVID-19 protocols.

19/01/22 05:49

The postponement means Australia will have a summer without a single men's home ODI in for the first time in more than 40 years.

19/01/22 05:07

Incredible dashcam footage shot on New Zealand's North Island shows two surfboards flying off the roof of a Range Rover nearly smashing the car behind.

18/01/22 22:09

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: To cast Cook as a villain is sheer historical illiteracy. As Professor Robert Tombs, one of our most eminent historians, has observed, Cook embodied the Age of Enlightenment.

18/01/22 09:53

At least three people have died and 'a number' are injured, the Tongan government has said, as it gave its first update on the situation since a devastating eruption and tsunami hit on Saturday.

18/01/22 07:30

Lisa McCune has spoken out after she was caught kissing New Zealand opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes back in 2012, while they were both married to other people.

18/01/22 04:26

The 25-year-old woman who lost her sister and father in the White Island volcano tragedy says she is still asked an ignorant and painful question even two years after the eruption.

17/01/22 14:47

The body of the former Rebels bikie boss was reportedly found in his kitchen a week before Christmas, but a month later, his death certificate still remains blank.

17/01/22 10:22

Angela Glover, 50 and originally from Brighton before moving to Tonga with husband James in 2015, has been found dead after a tsunami hit the island late Saturday, her brother has said.

17/01/22 00:24

More than 50 supporters of New Zealand's evangelical Destiny Church blocked police by doing the haka after they arrested their outspoken anti-vaxx leader.

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.






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