LATEST NEW ZEALAND NEWS, EVENTS, POLITICS AND ECONOMY
Shocking moment a man is sent flying after a driver smashes into him as he tries to confront hoons doing doughnuts just metres from children playing on a beach
A man who toppled over a car bonnet after a driver smashed into him was confronting hooligans about the dangers of doing doughnuts on an Auckland beach.
An entire house has been mysteriously dumped on a vacant block after it was cleared to make way for a retail centre in Auckland.
'It makes no sense!' Twitter users vent their outrage over the lack of women nominated for Grammys with just ONE female artist up for album of the year (and NONE for record of the year)
The nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were revealed on Tuesday on CBS This Morning by singer Andra Day, and elicited a quick, and big, reaction online.
Holiday like a supermodel: From a boutique lodge a stone's throw from the water to a restaurant so delicious she came back THREE times, inside Elle Macpherson's super luxe New Zealand getaway?
Supermodel, Elle Macpherson, 53, has been enjoying some downtime in New Zealand's Bay of Islands this week. FEMAIL took a look at her super luxe stay in the private bay.
Mother who force fed her baby son a battery and overdosed her daughter on prescription drugs sentenced to seven years prison
A New Zealand mother who suffocated her newborn son, fed him a button battery, and overdosed her daughter, was sentenced to more than seven years behind bars on Tuesday.
New Zealand police officers release viral recruitment video - but is it hilarious or a little bit cringey?
In the almost three minute clip a selection of trained authority figures take it in turns to run across the screen with information about what trainees should expect.
Long-dormant earthquake faultline has awoken and could trigger a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake - devastating New Zealand in MINUTES
New Zealand could be hit by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis after the awakening of the long-dormant Hikurangi subduction zone off the east coast, scientists warn.
Nothing holdin' him back! Shawn Mendes lights up the stage in Auckland as part of his 'Illuminate' world tour
He's the Canadian singer-songwriter behind a slew of worldwide hits.
New Zealand's capital Wellington rocked by an earthquake with thousands awoken by a powerful late-night tremor
The tremor, that struck at 2.31am on Monday, was a rude awakening for thousands of New Zealanders, with 2000 people reporting that they felt the quake.
'Our family has grown bigger': Man who met his birth father after tracking him down in RUSSIA reveals how the discovery changed his life
A New Zealand man who met his Russian birth father for the first time two years ago has opened up on how their bond has changed his life.
You know you lost, right? Partying Tongan fans shut down a major intersection outside a Sydney McDonald's after their team goes within two points of knocking England out of the World Cup
Partying Tongan fans have shut down a major intersection in Sydney after their team came agonisingly close to causing a major upset at the rugby league World Cup.
'We're in a power sport related to masculine tendencies': Australia's weightlifting boss slams New Zealand for picking a transgender woman in the 90kg class for the Commonwealth Games
Australia’s weightlifting boss has slammed New Zealand’s decision to select a transgender weightlifter for the Commonwealth Games.
How a 24-year-old woman's passion for selfies 'claimed her life': Carefree traveller documented her jet-setting life on Instagram before tragically plunging from a window 'while taking a photo'?
Carefree traveller Toni Kelly who documented her jet-setting life on Instagram plunged from a window 'while taking a photo'.
Family's desperate bid to bring home 'happy and beautiful' daughter, 20, who plunged to her death 'while taking a selfie' from the upstairs window of her London home
The parents of a young woman who fell to her death while taking a selfie have rushed to London to bring their beloved daughter back home.?
Female teacher at boys' school is struck off for playing '10 things you didn't know about orgasms' video about pleasuring women - because her students were 'bored'
A female teacher at a boy's school in New Zealand has been struck from the teacher's record after playing her science class a video titled '10 things you didn't know about orgasms'.
The family of a young New Zealand woman tragically killed in the UK after an accident want to bring her body home after her life support was turned off.
Sports presenter who put his wife in a wheelchair by pushing her down the stairs pulls out of appearing on 'hard-hitting' Sky TV show after uproar
A sports presenter who broke his wife's back and put her in a wheelchair by pushing her down the stairs has pulled out of appearing on a 'hard-hitting' new Sky show after uproar.
Catholic priest, 58, extradited from New Zealand to face charges of sexually assaulting seven boys and young men ?
A former Catholic priest has been extradited from New Zealand after being accused of sexually assaulting seven boys and young men who were aged between 14 and 20 in 1987 and 1989.
Dynamic duo! Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde wow fans in Auckland on the first leg of their New Zealand tour
Fleetwood Mac's Stevie nicks and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde gave New Zealand fans plenty of reasons to smile on Tuesday when they played to a packed house in Auckland
What the cluck? KFC makes Christmas decorations in the shape of Colonel Sanders, hot chips and a bucket of fried chicken
KFC New Zealand has brought out its own range of fried-chicken themed decorations to help spice up people's Christmas trees this year, with five unique chicken-themed ornaments.
Buzz off! Terrifying moment thousands of bees shut down town’s main street as swarm invades pedestrian shelter
A video has emerged of a huge swarm of bees taking over a bus shelter outside a popular Auckland shopping centre.
A New Zealand teetotaler was told she couldn't buy a bottle of grape juice because it was being sold as booze despite having zero alcohol.
Did Donald Trump mistake Jacinda Ardern for Justin Trudeau's wife? New Zealand PM denies claims the US President thought she was married to the Canadian leader
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vehemently denied claims Donald Trump thought she was Justin Trudeau's wife during a recent visit to Asia for the APEC summit.
Family left in 'vegetative state' and face being paralysed for LIFE after 'eating contaminated wild boar they caught on a hunting trip'
Three members of the same family have been left in a 'vegetative state' and may be paralysed for life after eating contaminated wild boar they shot on a hunting trip in New Zealand.
The shocking truth about where your eggs come from: Secret footage shot inside a chicken farm shows 'horrific' conditions for caged birds and MICE running all over?
Horrific video obtained by activists from Direct Animal Action has shown the 'heartbreaking' conditions at Zeagold Foods egg farm in Whangarei, New Zealand.
The world's most stubborn drivers: Two motorists enter a merging lane and each REFUSES to budge for the other - so who is supposed to give way?
A pair of the world's most stubborn drivers have battled it out on the streets of Wellington, New Zealand, leaving the internet divided.
Heavily-tattooed Finks bikie enforcer, 22, deported from Australia back to New Zealand hours after being turned away from Bali - but he claims he has no ties to the outlaw motorcycle club?
Jesse Johnston, who has been living on the NSW Central Coast until recently, was allegedly visiting Indonesia on a gang holiday before he was refused entry into the country.
Family left in vegetative state believed to be suffering from botulism?after 'eating wild boar they caught on hunting trip'
Doctors believe three members of the same family who are in a 'vegetative state' after eating contaminated wild boar may have contracted botulism.
Family left in vegetative state after 'eating wild boar they caught on hunting trip' may have contracted an ultra-rare and potentially fatal disease
Three members of a New Zealand family remain in hospital after becoming gravely ill. The family are believed to have contracted botulism, after eating a contaminated wild boar.
A New Zealand city comes alive again:?The resurrection of pretty Christchurch is a reason to be cheerful
Terribly damaged by an earthquake in 2011, the New Zealand city of Christchurch has taken time to find its feet. But now, there are plentiful signs of new life, says Mark Palmer.
That'll come back to hurt him: Bizarre moment a UFC fighter 'attacks another fighter with a BOOMERANG' in the middle of a Sydney street - before being charged with assault
UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum has been charged with assault after police say he threw a boomerang at fellow UFC fighter Colby Covington's head during an argument outside a Sydney Hotel.
The Royals treatment: Lorde scoops the pool at the New Zealand music Awards taking home a formidable SIX 'Tuis'
She's the New Zealand songstress whose current album, Melodrama, is kicking more goals than the All Blacks rugby union team.
'I am deeply insulted': Woman named 'Gay' claims an anti-homophobia ad discriminates against her and others who share her name
A woman named Gay claims she and others who share her name are being discriminated against by a gay rights television commercial.
Homecoming queen! Pop powerhouse Lorde wows crowds as she takes to the stage for a special performance in her native Auckland, New Zealand
She's the quirky pop star adored by millions around the globe.
'Looking to reap some peeps this summer!' Water safety campaign introduces 'the Swim Reaper' in a bid to reduce swimming deaths
New Zealand Water Safety has launched a new campaign in time for summer, designed to reduce swimming-related deaths. They've introduced the 'Swim Reaper'.
'All I wanted was to feel human': Woman, 24, who lost her limb to bone cancer reveals her struggle with body image?- and how she went to extreme lengths to hide her prosthetic leg
Jessica Quinn, from New Zealand, who lost her limb to bone cancer has spoken candidly about her vulnerability of living with a prosthetic leg growing up.
Diver whose dad died after his leg was ripped off by a shark encounters EIGHT of the animals feasting on a whale carcass - but claims it still hasn't put him off going in the water
Barry Watkins, whose dad was killed in a shark attack, encountered eight of the animals in a feeding frenzy around a whale carcass off Garden Island in Western Australia on Sunday.
'All I could hear was the most horrible screams': Hero teacher, 28, haunted by mother's cries as he tried in vain to save a drowning five-year-old boy and almost died himself
Bernard Riedl, 28, dived off a wharf in his underwear trying to save a five-year-old boy from drowning at an Auckland beach, but wasn't strong enough to pull him from the choppy water.
'This is who I am': Woman, 25, poses in stunning lingerie photoshoot with her feeding tubes while on the waiting list for a double lung transplant
A New Zealand woman on the waiting list for a potentially life-saving double lung transplant has posed for a stunning series of body-positive photographs wearing lingerie.
'Unacceptable': New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern slams Australia's handling of Manus Island crisis after Malcolm Turnbull rejected her offer to take in refugees
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia's handling of the refugee crisis on Manus Island as unacceptable as she seeks another meeting with Malcolm Turnbull.
Panic as powerful earthquake rocks Wellington and 'strong jolts' cause buildings to shake in New Zealand's capital
A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand causing buildings to shake in Wellington. The 4.8-magnitude tremor on Sunday evening hit 20km west of the capital at a depth of 45 kilometres.
Baby girl born at 25 weeks weighing just 510 grams?defies the odds to celebrate her first birthday - as she breathes on her own after 391 days
Little Billie Ava Stevens, from Brisbane, who was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing a tiny 510 grams has defied the odds to celebrate her first birthday.
Is this the most intense haka EVER? New Zealand and Tonga stars square off in heated showdown before crunch World Cup game in front of thousands of rowdy fans
The Tongan and New Zealand rugby league teams have engaged in a fierce showdown ahead of their crunch World Cup match.
A taste of their own medicine: Company creates a robot to target scammers by replying to them with time-wasting emails
An internet safety company in New Zealand has created a chatbot to target scammers by replying to their requests for information with controlled emails.
Homophobic preacher who said gay people should be shot in the head and women belong in the kitchen moves to Australia to set up a new church
Fundamentalist New Zealand pastor Logan Robertson who said gay people should be shot in the head is opening a branch of his WestCity Bible Baptist Church in Brisbane.
'Pay up!' Bachelorette loser Ryan Jones jokes he has been DEPORTED to New Zealand after betting site asks fans to wager on whether he will be exiled?
On Wednesday this week, Bachelorette loser Ryan Jones joked that he has been deported to New Zealand.
Children as young as two have rotten teeth removed as they are many are forced to share toothbrushes because of financial struggles?
Children as young as two years old have had their teeth removed due to decay, and disease is on the rise, a dentist says about Australia and New Zealand's declining dental health.
Heartbreak for Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand’s First Cat called Paddles is killed in a car accident - with Kiwis calling for a state funeral for the moggy
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s popular pet Paddles – dubbed the nation’s ‘First Cat’ - has tragically died after being run over.
The biggest bash of the year! Lorde celebrates her 21st birthday by kicking off her New Zealand Melodrama World Tour...with fans lining up with gifts for the star from 5am
She's one of New Zealand's most successful exports.? And on Tuesday, Lorde not only kicked off her New Zealand Melodrama World Tour but celebrated her 21st birthday. Taking
'Shave your head you mutant': Married at First Sight star blows up at Tinder match after she refuses to 'satisfy his Asian fetish' - before asking her on a DATE
Reality star Andrew Jury from Married at First Sight, has apologised after offensive messages he sent to a woman on Tinder calling her a 'w***e' and 'mutant' surfaced online.
'Mum was disappointed it happened in a bathroom': Lawyer at centre of All Blacks star Aaron Smith's airport toilet sex scandal reveals her mother felt the tryst 'wasn't classy'
Bridget Morton (pictured) made headlines in August when a series of salacious text messages showing the rugby champion asking her for sex were revealed by Daily Mail Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull meets new Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern for the first time as he faces pressure to take up her offer and send hundreds of Manus Island refugees to New Zealand
New Zealand's newly elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated an offer to take 150 refugees from offshore centres in her first meeting with Malcolm Turnbull.
'The world is watching Australia and we look like a**holes': Russell Crowe hits back at critics on refugee policy as PM refuses NZ offer to resettle those remaining at Manus Island camp
Hollywood star Russell Crowe has slammed Australia for refusing New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 asylum seekers stranded on Manus Island and Nauru.
EXCLUSIVE: 'If he'd have told the truth there would have been no problem': All Blacks star Aaron Smith lied about airport toilet sex scandal - as lawyer who had two-year affair with him says she has 'nothing to hide'
New Zealand All Blacks rugby star Aaron Smith tried to cover up the full extent of his toilet tryst with lawyer Bridget Morton, an investigation has found.
'I was really surprised': Georgia Fowler reveals the biggest backstage secrets about life as a Victoria's Secret model
She's the New Zealand born model that's been cast for Victoria's Secret.
Heartbreaking portrait series captures women with terminal breast cancer with the people who love them most - but some didn't live to see the images
Seven terminally ill women from New Zealand have been captured in a heartbreaking but beautiful photo series posing next to their 'rocks'.
One-year-old boy left bruised and grazed when a rotten SANDWICH was thrown at his head as he sat in a car with his mother
A young mother has described her shock after a rotten sandwich was thrown at her one-year-old son's head through the car window in Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday.
An avocado a day, resistance band training and no fruit in the final lead-up: How Kiwi model Georgia Fowler prepares for the Victoria's Secret show?
New Zealand-born model, Georgia Fowler, recently shared what she's doing in the lead-up to the Victoria's Secret show on November 20. Georgia said she weight trains and cuts out excess carbs.
What could go wrong? Teenage girls wearing nothing but their underwear and helmets cut a boy's leg 'to the bone' after crashing into him in a botched motorbike prank?
A girl who was one of six topless teenagers wearing only their underwear cut a Year 12 student's leg 'to the bone' when a motorbike she was riding crashed into him.
Julie Bishop STILL hasn't called New Zealand's new PM Jacinda Ardern - after the Foreign Minister said she couldn't be trusted
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop still hasn't called New Zealand's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, as tensions remain over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship scandal.
Beauty AND function: New Zealand fashion label creates stunning maternity lingerie for mothers' fuller figures and post-baby bodies
NZ label Lonely Lingerie has launched it's maternity lingerie as a response to the growing demand for comfortable, easy-to-wear pieces which fit the bodies of pregnant and new mothers.
So, was it? Victoria's Secret model Georgia Fowler sets the record straight on whether Harry Styles wrote track 'Kiwi' about the New Zealand-born stunner
The Victoria's Secret model was rumoured to have dated?Harry Styles in 2015. And on Thursday, New Zealand-born stunner Georgia Fowler addressed speculation a song by the British star was about her.
Brutal pictures show kidnapping victim's horrific injuries after masked gunman stormed his house and forced him to tie up his own family?
Brutal photos revealing the gruesome injuries suffered by a man who was kidnapped in New Zealand have been released by police as they continue to search for a masked gunman.
Murderer who raped and killed a deaf woman, 23, before trying to do the same to a student, 21, takes out an injunction against a TV company... but will represent himself in court after his lawyer is struck off for marrying him
A man who was handed the second-longest jail term in New Zealand history has taken out an injunction against the country's largest production company.
Wheelie brave... or wheelie stupid! Daredevil biker flies past stunned pedestrians and nearly hits a car as he races down a hill on just ONE WHEEL
This is the moment a daredevil cyclist performed a massive wheelie while hurtling down a hill in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The shocking moment a man throws a haymaker at a police officer - and comes within a hair’s breadth of being run over when he misses and stumbles onto a freeway
The shocking moment a man threw himself onto a busy New Zealand motorway and is almost hit by a car during a fight with a policeman was caught on camera.
Groom one minute, killer the next: Bikie gang member admits he beat a man to death just hours after he got married less than 120 metres away
Mongrel Mob gangster Christopher Manuel, 36, admitted to beating a man to death on his wedding day in New Zealand's Far North District, Kaitaia, when he appeared in court on Monday.
'He traded in his trains for a rugby ball': Adorable moment a three-year-old boy performs the Haka in honour of his beloved All Blacks
Ezra Baker, from New Zealand, is such a huge fan of the All Blacks rugby team he decided to learn their signature Haka in a bid to be just like his favourite idols.
'Men believed they had the right to violate me': From fighting off customers to being 'bottled' and raped - Australian and New Zealand sex workers reveal the horrible reality of the world's oldest profession
Australian and New Zealand sex workers have spoken out about the horrific realities of their job, detailing incidents from physical assault to having glass bottles broken within them.
The real dim Shady: Eminem claims he had no idea about his case against New Zealand’s National Party using Lose Yourself, will donate $600,000 payout to hurricane relief
Rap superstar Eminem will donate the money he receives as a result of a payout from a New Zealand political party over a copyright breach.
'I had no reason to believe I was a citizen of any country but Australia': Barnaby Joyce maintains he knew nothing about his New Zealand heritage after being booted from Parliament by the High Court?
Deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce maintains he knew nothing about his New Zealand heritage in the wake of his High Court disqualification from Australia's parliament.
It’s official! Jacinda Ardern sworn in as New Zealand prime minister - flanked by her partner’s super-cute nieces
Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as New Zealand prime minister on Thursday and said she will lead a government that's active, focused, empathetic and strong.
Just what we need... New Zealand's ban on foreign investors set to flood Australian real estate market and push soaring house prices even HIGHER
The Australian real estate market could soon be flooded with overseas investors following New Zealand's recently announced ban on foreign buyers.?
Labour prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said the ban, only applicable to non-residents, will be introduced by Christmas.
Bowler stumps batsman for very cheeky wicket after he left the crease to hand over the ball – so was it a quick-thinking masterstroke or just not cricket?
A controversial run-out during a New Zealand cricket game has divided opinion on what is considered acceptable in the 'gentleman's game'.
Coca-Cola accused of ‘corporate bullying’ as it threatens legal action against tiny New Zealand cafe because its name is too similar to the drinks giant’s Innocent Foods trademark
A small New Zealand vegan cafe is facing the wrath of beverage giant Coca-Cola over claims it stole its name.
How to Lose Yourself $600,000: Eminem awarded a whopping payout after New Zealand's National Party used his hit song in a campaign ad
Eminem will receive compensation after the New Zealand National Party used his song Lose Yourself in a 2014 campaign advertisement. The party must pay $600,000 plus interest.
Shocking moment a violent brawl breaks out in the middle of a SUPERMARKET as shocked shoppers abandon their trolleys to watch the fight unfold
A shocking brawl at an Auckland supermarket has been caught on camera, just minutes after two men started fighting in the shop's meat section.
'Call the police because you're ripping me off!' Hangry woman rages at Asian shopkeeper over $1.80 change before smashing the counter - but who's in the wrong?
An angry woman has been filmed abusing an Asian shopkeeper after she claims she was given the incorrect change at a bakery in New Zealand.