Scotland's Kiwi coach Vern Cotter is reportedly under fire for the rapid promotion of import John Hardie into their World Cup squad.
Police took an armed man into custody early this morning, after a standoff at a petrol station in the Waikato township of Mercer.
Metallica tickets sold out yesterday, but they are now appearing on the black market, with sellers looking to bump them off for thousands of dollars.
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup starting in just under a fortnight's time, all the 20 teams competing have named their 31-man squads for the tournament.
Injuries have played havoc with allrounders Corey Anderson and Jimmy Neesham, but both have important parts to play in a busy coming international cricket year.
Former All Blacks captain Andy Haden last night refused to back down from his claims of racial quotas in rugby and said he wouldn't resign as a Rugby World Cup ambassador.
If you want a brief glimpse into what is making Rowing New Zealand's programme the envy of the sport, listen to Aucklander Kayla Pratt.
The controversial trial period allowing workers to be easily sacked within their first 90 days on the job has failed to boost employment, research has found.
A senior Auckland policeman who admitted driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly one and a-half times the legal limit was let off the hook after a judge decided it was more important he stay working.
All Black enforcer Jerome Kaino has been forced to go to some dark places as he worked to adjust his skill set for an expected stint at lock during the World Cup.
Labour leader Andrew Little says he will withdraw New Zealand troops from Iraq if his party is elected to power next year.
The All Whites' future at the World Cup could be decided by a Fifa bureaucrat picking a name out of a hat.
Former All Black lock Ali Williams has claimed an interview he did with a French newspaper was "lost in translation" after he was quoted as saying England fans are "vindictive".
At least two of the people who died in a horror crash near Hamilton were parents of young children - including a young mum who was last night remembered as having a "heart of gold".
A German purchase of just under half of Craigs Investment Partners involved assets worth $4.7 billion, the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) says.
Another record tumbled at the hands of Lydia Ko on Monday, and more are set to fall at her feet over the next few years.
Newly-listed NZME, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, said it has completed its demerger from Australia's APN News & Media.
The Government's decision to shelve plans to lower the drink-driving limit and instead do more research is being called a "gutless" act that will leave it with "blood on its hands".
Conrad Smith is refusing to reveal the origins of the All Blacks new haka formation shown for the first time against Argentina at Wembley Stadium yesterday.