Same-sex couples say "I do" as New Zealand becomes the first Asia-Pacific country - and only the 14th in the world - to legalise gay marriage.
James Horwill says he's taking no comfort from Australia's recent success against South Africa ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal clash.
New Zealand's famous war dance was in danger of losing its potency because it was being performed too often, says Peter de Villiers.
Fiji says they refuse to be intimidated by SA's lineup for Saturday's World Cup match, and the Boks' list of injured player won't make them complacent
Sex workers in New Zealand expect to be rushed off their feet as 95 000 fans arrive for the Rugby World Cup, with brothels doubling condom orders.
The New Zealand government has announced the end of a 10-year moratorium on aquaculture on the South Island.
New Zealand on Tuesday said the latest Christchurch earthquake had confirmed fears that thousands of homes in the city would have to be abandoned.
Huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts in Tonga, contributing to its obesity epidemic.
While the Crusaders' match at Twickenham on Sunday was an on-field success, the New Zealand club says it was not the financial lifeline it hoped for.
Twenty-two fishermen were presumed dead after their South Korean trawler sank suddenly off Antarctica on Monday.