The proposed levy on sweetened beverages is a shaky way of controlling the nation’s obesity and disease rates.
As odd as the timing of their tour to South Africa may be, New Zealand and the Proteas are seizing the opportunity to play.
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara joined an elite group of cricketers on Saturday when he became only the fifth to make 12 000 runs in his career.
Gareth Anscombe stepped comfortably into the boots of injured All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden, kicking 17 points to steer the Chiefs to a win.
South Africa have been fined for their slow over rate in a thrilling victory against New Zealand, says the International Cricket Council.
King Tuheitia has rejected an offer to meet Prince William, wife Catherine and their baby Prince George on the UK royal family's trip Down Under.
New Zealand's cricket team has taken a hold of the third Test by wiping out the West Indies second innings inside one session.
Twenty-five years ago, 28 people jumped off a bridge in the first-ever bungee jump. We pick the world's best adrenaline dives to mark the anniversary.
Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be coaxing tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in "The Hobbit" trilogy.
New Zealand defeated South Africa by one wicket in a thrilling finish to the first one-day international of a three-game series at Boland Park.
South Africa has completed a 2-0 series win over New Zealand after beating them by an innings and 193 runs on the fourth day of the second Test.
Facing an extremely hostile attack, New Zealand were in deep trouble trailing South Africa by 478 at stumps on day two in Port Elizabeth.
Black Caps fans responded angrily to their team's humiliating performance in the first Test against the Proteas.
As the film version of Tolkien's book hits the screens, New Zealand is welcoming a fresh wave of visitors keen to follow in Bilbo's hairy footsteps.
Up to 100 000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Despite leading 16-12 at the break, the Springboks could not pull off a win against a dominant All Blacks team at Soccer City.
It is what many have been arguing for since the end of isolation: strength versus strength in the Currie Cup.
Authors of nonfiction books on assisted suicide risk imprisonment, especially if the book is published in New Zealand, writes Barbara Erasmus.
Aaron Cruden again underlined his credentials as the successor to Daniel Carter with a superb all round performance against the Lions on Saturday.