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'Points don't matter to them': Briar Hales' rugby team decides to play on, with her in it

A Havelock North Intermediate 1st XV rugby team has decided to play on with a girl in their team at a school rugby tournament, and forfeit their points as a result.Briar Hales, 11, had previously pulled out of her team after the...

 

Gun buyback scheme covers hundreds of firearms and parts, but excludes business losses

The Government's gun buyback scheme covers hundreds of types of guns as well as high capacity magazines and other parts, but excludes economic loss or losses for business interruption.It will also include a $300 payment for gun...

 

'Pathetic': Councillor Steve Morris apologises for Facebook dig at Tauranga mayoral candidate Tenby Powell

A Tauranga councillor has apologised for a Facebook dig at a mayoral candidate for mispronouncing the name of a local icon.But the target of the post says the episode was "just plain pathetic".Last night Mount Maunganui/Pāpāmoa...

 

Random sword fight breaks out in New Plymouth intersection

A video of a random sword fight in a Taranaki intersection has gone viral, with Kiwis being entertained by the spectacle.New Plymouth resident, Michael Atkinson, was driving up Devon St when he spotted four knights in armour sword...

 

Hawke's Bay wakes to coldest morning of the year

Hawke's Bay is waking to its coldest morning this year so far.Lawns and car windshields were layered with lashings of frost as temperatures dropped to -0.7 degrees Celsius in Napier and 0.6C for Hastings at 8am, MetService meteorologist...

 

Gun scare near New Plymouth schools

Schools in the Lynmouth area of New Plymouth were placed in lockdown this morning, after police received reports of a man carrying what appeared to be a firearm. A police spokesperson says police were notified at around 8.30am this...

 

Second death on Northland roads in six hours after early morning crash

A person died in road crash in Whangārei this morning, that second fatal road accident in around six hours in the district.Police said one person died in a single vehicle crash on Otaika Valley Rd, Otaika, Whangārei earlier...

 

Dunedin man Michael van Delden jailed for threat to 'cut heads off with a machete'

A man who threatened to decapitate Oranga Tamariki staff with a machete has been locked up for 14 months.Michael Gerard van Delden, 37, appeared in the Dunedin District Court this week after pleading guilty to two charges of threatening...

 

Kiwi caught filming Brazilian backpacker while she showered in Australia

A New Zealand scaffolder left a Brazilian backpacker terrified after he secretly filmed her while she showered.Richard Riley Te Heuheu, who now lives in Queensland, Australia, crept along the side of the Couple O'Days Backpackers...

 

One dead in early morning crash in Northland

One person has died in car crash in Northland overnight.The crash took place on Otaika Valley Rd in Otaika, near Whangarei, just after midnight.One person died at the scene, between Stunnell Rd and Mulberry Lane, police said.Serious...

 

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She knocked El Capitan off: 10-year-old girl climbs Yosemite's famous granite wall

A 10-year-old girl who climbed Yosemite National Park's famed El Capitan says she was overwhelmed and emotional when she reached the summit.Selah Schneiter said she trained mentally and physically for nine months before climbing...

 

Student who used 3D printer to make guns is convicted in UK legal first

A student who claimed he was producing props for a university film project has pleaded guilty to making two guns using a 3D printer.In the first case of its kind Tendai Muswere admitted using the printer to make a revolver and a...

 

Alaska murder for hire: Best friend and teens killed girl to cash in on fake 'millionaire' offer

Two Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $13.7 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body...

 

Jamal Khashoggi's horrific death: 'Joints will be separated. It is not a problem'

The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked...

 

Top cop on Sunshine Coast tackles man being chased by angry father during bizarre presser

A police press conference on the Sunshine Coast was cut short after a senior detective tackled a man who was running away in the background.Criminal Investigation Branch officer in charge detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards...

 

Inside the measles fight: Meet the couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than US$3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunisations online and at live events - including...

 

Paul Waldman: How Trump may get manipulated into war with Iran

COMMENT: In August 2002, as the Bush administration was deep into its propaganda effort to convince the public that if we didn't invade Iraq then Saddam Hussein would kill us all with weapons of mass destruction, a British official...

 

And then there were four: Two Tory leadership hopefuls drop off

The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative MPs and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest.Johnson, a former London mayor and Foreign...

 

Sex cult leader Keith Raniere found guilty

The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted on Wednesday of preying on his female devotees and turning them into what prosecutors called his sex slaves.A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours...

 

Prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's killing, says UN probe

A special UN investigator called for further investigation of high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Agnes Callamard, a human rights expert who is a special...

 

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2019 Cricket World Cup: Black Caps beat South Africa in dramatic finish

By Niall Anderson in Birmingham "It's do or die," exclaimed South Africa ahead of their Cricket World Cup showdown with New Zealand.Kane Williamson decided it was time to play executioner.Their bowlers dug the grave, Colin de...

 

Cricket World Cup: Media reaction to Black Caps win: Praise, but should hero Kane Williamson have walked?

Kane Williamson dominated the headlines after leading the Black Caps to a four wicket win over South Africa, which all but secures New Zealand's World Cup semifinal place.A Guardian headline proclaimed "Williamson leads New Zealand...

 

Basketball: Is Steven Adams about to be traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Once again there are reports that Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams could be on the move.In a week that Adams confirmed he won't take part in the Basketball World Cup next year, according to reports the Oklahoma City Thunder are putting...

 

Rugby: Kendra Cocksedge says decision to exclude Briar Hales from playing with the boys was wrong

New Zealand rugby player of the year Kendra Cocksedge has slammed the exclusion of 11-year-old Briar Hale from playing with the boys in a Hawke's Bay rugby tournament.Hales, a Year 7 Havelock North Intermediate student, pulled out...

 

'Points don't matter to them': Briar Hales' rugby team decides to play on, with her in it

A Havelock North Intermediate 1st XV rugby team has decided to play on with a girl in their team at a school rugby tournament, and forfeit their points as a result.Briar Hales, 11, had previously pulled out of her team after the...

 

Rugby league: Former NRL bad boy John Hopoate says he embraces his past 'finger antics'

Former rugby league bad boy John Hopoate has embraced his past indiscretions and says he is "proud" of his finger antics.Hopoate was suspended for a record 45 weeks over 13 season in the top grade and is one of Australian rugby...

 

Rugby: World Rugby discontinues plans for Nations Championship concept

World Rugby has scrapped plans for the proposed Nations Championship after failing to get the support of the unions that would be involved. Rugby's governing body had offered huge sums of money to the individual unions as it tried...

 

Man arrested in connection with death of football player Sala

Police investigating the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala arrested a man today on suspicion of manslaughter.A single-engine aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel on Jan. 21....

 

Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei reveals boxing career ended after one fight due to brain cyst

Manu Vatuvei looked to launch a career as a professional boxer after stepping away from rugby league. He tells Christopher Reive about the brain cyst that ruled boxing out as an option for him and how dancing filled the void. Life...

 

Super Rugby: Return of All Black front-rowers hands Crusaders big advantage

The Highlanders have Ben Smith back for their quarter-final in Christchurch but the Crusaders have been able to select an All Black tight five following the return from injury of both Owen Franks and Codie Taylor, a state of affairs...

 

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Insurgent leaders admit they were in Afghanistan village raided during NZ SAS's Operation Burnham

Two insurgent commanders hunted by the SAS admit they were present in a village raided during Operation Burnham.

 

Government discarded expert advice not to use 'potentially misleading' data about dolphin threat

Numbers used in government documents are called "as close as you can come to lying".

 

Woman rescued from Christchurch lake

Two teenage boys helped rescue an elderly woman from a Christchurch lake after she crashed into the water, but her two dogs did not survive.

 

Auckland child abduction attempt: Papatoetoe community told to look out for distinctive black van

South Auckland community told to look out for black van with smash back window covered in plastic after attempted abduction.

 

Loyal dog saves life of woman who lay at bottom of steep bank for three days

Kerry Jordan spent three nights in the bush after her car plunged 100m down a steep bank, with only her dog for company.

 

Construction boosts growth as service sectors show weakness

Construction boosted growth at the start of the year, but growth per person stays weak.

 

Man charged with stabbing miniature horse Star granted interim name suppression

A man charged with animal cruelty after a miniature horse was stabbed 41 times has been remanded in custody.

 

Northland police officers who shot at suspects should not have been carrying pistols

Cops justified in firing at armed suspect, but shouldn't have been carrying Glocks in first place, IPCA rules.

 

New Zealander Sean Davison sentenced for assisted suicides in South Africa

NZ-born euthanasia advocate Sean Davison pleads guilty to three cases in South Africa in which he helped people to die.

 

Auckland traffic live: More train cancellations this morning

KiwiRail has promised an independent review following yesterday's network-wide suspension while cancellations continue on Thursday.

 

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Exhausted polar bear arrives in Russian city in Siberia

An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in the Russian city of Norilsk, far from its natural habitat,

 

World Refugee Day: Auckland aid worker living in world's largest refugee camp shares how NZers can help

Aucklander Carl Adams lives among 1m refugees in Bangladesh. Kiwis' help is vital, he says.

 

Cricket World Cup: Classy Kane Williamson lauded by international media

"Cool, classy, brilliant, astonishing" – Black Caps skipper hailed in victory.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Black Caps march on, end South Africa's playoff hopes

Captain fantastic powers NZ to victory under pressure as they remain unbeaten.

 

Bloodied and bruised, I survived the inside of a Kansas tornado

OPINION: A US storm enthusiast, whose van flipped three times, says he has had his last tornado tour.

 

New Zealander Sean Davison sentenced for assisted suicides in South Africa

NZ-born euthanasia advocate Sean Davison pleads guilty to three cases in South Africa in which he helped people to die.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill claims an unwanted hit against South Africa

Black Caps batsman hits his way into the record books, but not in the way he wanted.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Black Caps hero Kane Williamson gifted a life by sloppy South Africa

South Africa had NZ skipper out but failed to notice and he made them pay with unbeaten ton in crucial win.

 

Man arrested in connection with death of soccer player Emiliano Sala

A man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of the Cardiff player.

 

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downing: Charges laid focus on Russia

Probe into downing of Malaysia Airlines jet that killed all on 298 board charges four with ties to Russian intelligence.

 

Sports Headlines From Stuff.co.nz

 

Cricket World Cup: Classy Kane Williamson lauded by international media

"Cool, classy, brilliant, astonishing" – Black Caps skipper hailed in victory.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Black Caps march on, end South Africa's playoff hopes

Captain fantastic powers NZ to victory under pressure as they remain unbeaten.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Black Caps hero Kane Williamson gifted a life by sloppy South Africa

South Africa had NZ skipper out but failed to notice and he made them pay with unbeaten ton in crucial win.

 

Steven Adams 'available' as Oklahoma City Thunder weigh their NBA trade options

US basketball report has big Kiwi at least being shopped by the Thunder as off-season activity heats up.

 

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Argentina's dramatic comeback boosts Football Ferns' chances

Argentina rally from 3-0 down to draw with Scotland, making the Football Ferns' task a simple one.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill claims an unwanted hit against South Africa

Black Caps batsman hits his way into the record books, but not in the way he wanted.

 

Parents brawl at baseball game for seven-year-olds

Around 20 parents traded blows, as a fight broke out at a kid's baseball game.

 

Super Rugby: Chiefs make one tweak to team for quarterfinal against Jaguares

Tumua Manu to start at centre, with Alex Nankivell bracketd on bench, in Chiefs' sole change for quarterfinal.

 

Blow for global calendar as World Rugby abandons Nations Championship plan

Nations Championship proposal dropped due to lack of support from rugby unions, sport's ruling body confirms.

 

Top women's player Kendra Cocksedge says let Briar play rugby with the boys

New Zealand Rugby player of the year says playing with the boys helped her get to where she is today.

 

 

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