A merger between Sky TV and Vodafone has been blocked by the Commerce Commission, which says it couldn't rule out it hurting competition.

Sky TV-Vodafone merger blocked

"Downright funny" filmmaker, actor and artist Taika Waititi has been named New Zealander of the year!

"[An] exciting and inspiring example of who and what we are as Kiwis."

'Failing maths at school occasionally works out!': Taika Waititi named New Zealander of the Year

Researchers have announced the stunning discovery of a new solar system which has the "best chance yet of alien life" so far.

'Crucial step to finding life out there': Seven Earth-like planets discovered

Newly released video shows a plane flown by actor Harrison Ford narrowly avoided hitting a taxiing plane at a Southern California airport last week.

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#BREAKING: Five people have suffered firearms related injuries after a late-night shooting incident in Whangarei.

Five seriously injured after shooting in Whangarei

She died instantly when a car driven by New Zealander Nicholas Michael Davison struck her as she crossed the road.

Sydney woman 'tried to run for life' before she was hit, killed by stolen car

Aware just how confronting the image is, his mum warned readers not to overreact.

“Life is not always politically correct and pretty, it is real. Life isn't pretty, and cancer destroys a person,” she wrote.

'I'm not going to make it': Mum shares heart-wrenching photo of cancer-stricken son

A bull that led police on a wild chase through New York City streets after escaping from a slaughterhouse has died.

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An accidental voicemail has captured the moment a California teacher was begging for her life as she was savagely murdered.

'We can think of something': Murdered teacher heard begging for life in 'butt dial' voicemail

As several areas of California were hit by massive floods, a group of friends decided it was time to go water-skiing.

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A Ross Taylor century and a crucial late wicket from Trent Boult have earned the Black Caps a nail-biting six-run ODI win over South Africa in Christchurch.

'It was a big win for us': Black Caps edge Proteas in ODI thriller

"I believe she woke up in the middle of the night, she went looking for Gerry and Kate," British reporter Mark Williams-Thomas said.

Journalist reveals new Maddie McCann theory 10 years after disappearance

More than 20 people have been injured, some seriously, after a bus crashed down a bank near Akaroa in Canterbury.

Several injured after bus goes over bank in Canterbury

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a bus crash near Akaroa, with police saying one person appears to have suffered serious injuries.

Bus goes over bank in Canterbury

A motorcyclist with a camera is right there to capture their unwelcome advances and her swift revenge.

Female cyclist exacts revenge on 'sleezy' blokes

The 32-year-old royal could be set to relocate across the pond to support his love Meghan Markle’s acting career.

Prince Harry eyes move for Meghan

A cousin of the late All-Black Jerry Collins who died while scuba diving near Wellington lacked experience and should not have been left on his own, the coroner has found.

All Black cousin's death needless: coroner

Glenn Garland was on a tour of New Zealand with his partner and friends when he admitted his fear of flying, during a visit to Milford Sound.

"Only burned 5,000 calories of anxiety on the flight over."

US man killed in Melbourne plane crash wrote of flying fears while in New Zealand

When Karen Ristevski disappeared on June 29, Borce Ristevski, and their daughter Sarah made a public appeal to find the 46-year-old.

Now Mr Ristevski's lawyer reportedly believes his client is the “number one suspect”.

Karen Ristevski's husband Borce 'number one suspect': lawyer