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Witnesses sought for hit and run in Grafton, Auckland

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run incident in Auckland last month.A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on March 30, at about 11.10pm, at the intersection of Karangahape Rd and Ponsonby Rd, in Grafton.The driver...

 

Ex-All Blacks and their foes join Golden Oldies line up

Some of rugby's greatest sporting heroes are taking on the senior sporting world in Christchurch at the 2018 Golden Oldies Sports Celebration.Former All Blacks head coach Sir Graham Henry is an ambassador for the iconic international...

 

Female rugby league player Katiana Waikato died after hitting head on ground in tackle: Coroner

A Napier woman likely died after being tackled during a game of rugby league and hitting her head on the ground, a coroner has ruled.Katiana Tereta Pakoti Waikato, who was a "comparative newcomer" to the game, died after she was...

 

Pregnant woman hit by ute in Hastings

A pregnant pedestrian was hit by a ute in Hastings this morning. Police said he woman was reportedly hit in a loading zone on Warren St about 10.15am.It's understood the woman was walking in the loading zone when the ute pulled...

 

Drunk driver blames rabbit for crash, makes Dunedin judge hopping mad

A Dunedin driver more than five times over the breath alcohol limit had an unlikely explanation for a car crash - it was because of a fluffy bunny.Oleksandr Zhukov, 43, was driving on Cannington Rd at 9pm on April 6 when he said...

 

Whangarei District Council finds 10 of 11 pool fencing non-compliant in random audit

A random audit conducted by Whangarei District Council found 10 out of 11 pools inspected were non-compliant. The discovery has promoted a full review of all the swimming pools in the council database, amid concerns there are other...

 

Worse than the recession: 100k Kiwi children living in severe poverty

Today's poverty levels are deemed worse than in 2008, during a recession brought on by the global financial crisis, with 100,000 Kiwi children living in severe poverty.New figures from the Salvation Army show one in five children...

 

Sinking feeling for Kapiti family

Happiness has turned to heartache for a South African family new to New Zealand as areas in and around their home slowly sinks.Meiny and Daniel Erasmus immigrated in 2007 and by 2014 were ready to buy their first home.Life in...

 

Post-mortem examination to be carried out on Whanganui man found dead

Police are awaiting results of a post-mortem examination to learn how a man in his 50s died at a Whanganui property this week.The man's death is being treated as suspicious, after he was found at a Wikitoria Rd, Putiki, home on...

 

Christchurch drug smuggler loses appeal but '35kg' of cocaine remains missing

A New Zealand drug smuggler has lost his appeal after being jailed for importing as much as 35kg of cocaine from South America - but the drugs have simply disappeared.Lee Dixon, a Christchurch air conditioning engineer, led a double...

 

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Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.The...

 

Mistrial declared for Border Patrol agent charged with murder in cross-border shooting of rock-throwing teen in Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — Mistrial declared for Border Patrol agent charged with murder in cross-border shooting of rock-throwing teen in Mexico.

 

The Latest: Attorney for convicted MS-13 member speaks out

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of three MS-13 members by a federal jury in Boston (all times local):7:35 p.m.An attorney for a MS-13 member is speaking out after his client was convicted of murder by a jury Monday....

 

Officials vow to improve 911 center after teen dies in van

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials plan to make changes to improve operations at the city's emergency call center, which is under scrutiny after the failed response to a teen who was trapped in a vehicle and died after twice calling...

 

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:1. VEHICLE PLOWS INTO PEDESTRIANSA van veers onto a sidewalk at a busy intersection in Toronto and strikes down passers-by,...

 

World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92.Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine...

 

Multiple fatalities after van mows down pedestrians for more than a kilometre on Toronto street

A van jumped a kerb in a busy intersection in Toronto overnight and struck more than 20 people.Toronto's Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen confirmed that nine people were killed and 16 were injured in the incident.Eyewitnesses described...

 

Staffer sentenced in leak nudes of congressional delegate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer of a congressional delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands has been sentenced in connection with the theft and circulation of nude videos and pictures of the delegate and her husband.WTOP-FM reports...

 

Nicaraguans take to streets en masse on sixth day of protests

Nicaragua: Despite a government attempt to defuse a mounting political crisis, protesters in Nicaragua took to the streets again by the thousands, as the violent unrest that started nearly a week ago over social security payments...

 

Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013, according to documents...

 

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Tunisian player who collapsed in Spain regains consciousness

MADRID (AP) — Spanish third-division club Toledo says a Tunisian player who collapsed from heart failure during practice 10 days ago has regained consciousness.The club says doctors removed sedative medication and Lassad Nouioui...

 

Porto regains lead in Portugal after routing Setubal 5-1

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto routed Setubal 5-1 to regain the Portuguese league lead on Monday.Moussa Marega, Ivan Marcano, Yacine Brahimi and Jesus Manuel Corona scored first-half goals and Alex Telles closed the scoring near...

 

COLUMN: Talladega could be equalizer for Busch and Harvick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The score is tied 3-3 between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the race for hottest driver in NASCAR. Each has won three races in a row and has been nearly unbeatable through the first nine races of the season.Up...

 

Lured out of retirement, Preds' Mike Fisher chasing 1st Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing."That was probably...

 

Levante nears salvation in Spain after 3-1 win at Athletic

MADRID (AP) — With two free kick goals by the same player from nearly the same spot only two minutes apart, Levante came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and move a step closer to avoiding relegation in the Spanish league on...

 

APNewsBreak: Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay luxury tax

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated...

 

Everton beats Newcastle 1-0 to move up to 8th in EPL

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott's second-half strike helped Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday and move up to eighth in the English Premier League, its highest position since August.The result ended Newcastle's four-match...

 

Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn't score a table at a Mexican restaurant.Antetokounmpo says the social media-fueled mess over the missed meal isn't a big deal.The...

 

Bessa scores against parent club to help Genoa beat Verona

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Daniel Bessa may have helped relegate his club as he scored in Genoa's 3-1 victory over Hellas Verona in Serie A on Monday.The result put Verona six points from safety with four matches remaining.Genoa is almost...

 

Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.St....

 

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Dry Anzac Day forecast for almost all the country

There's a good chance Anzac Day will be dry across almost the whole country, with the possible exception being the far southwest.

 

Motorcycle crash caused by coroner's drink-driving son

A coroner's son who was still over the limit after a night drinking injured two people by turning in front of the motorcycle they were on.

 

Judges move to speed up cases at Canterbury courts

Memo to Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.

 

Cigarettes the target of two aggravated robberies in Hawke's Bay

Police are investigating two aggravated robberies involving a mallet and a knife within the space of a few hours in Hawke's Bay on Monday.

 

Ours - treasures from Te Papa: Sir Richard Taylor and the wētā

It's the "ultimate monster" which has been on the scene even before the dinosaurs. Sir Richard Taylor was so enamoured by the critter that he named his company after it.

 

'Creep catcher' Connor Bevins appears in court

A man who went on a vigilante crusade to "out" adults he believed wanted to make contact with minors faces a raft of charges, including inciting violence and causing harm through digital communications.

 

Concerns Auckland social housing redevelopment will reduce school funding in short term

An Auckland suburb about to see a major housing redevelopment is being assured the impact on local schools will be well managed.

 

Hundreds of swimming pools fences in Whangarei could breach rules

Hundreds of swimming pools in Whangarei are to be reassessed for safety after the district council found it had approved pool fencing that should have failed.  

 

White rabbit defence by Dunedin drink-driver fails to fly

A man caught driving more than five times over the legal limit claimed he crashed because he was swerving to avoid a white rabbit.

 

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Nine dead after rental van drives into crowd in Toronto, Canada

Nine people are dead and 16 injuredafter avan jumped a kerb on a busy intersection in Toronto, Canada,striking people before racing from the scene.

 

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to third child, second boy in London

Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, has givenbirth to a baby boyat the private Lindo Wing of StMary's Hospital, the same place where she had her other two children, according to Kensington Palace.

 

Former president George H W Bush admitted to hospital

Former US President George H W Bush has beenhospitalisedwith an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wifeBarbara, a spokesman says.

 

Waffle House shooting suspect captured

Travis Reinking, the 29-year-old accused of killing four people in a US shooting rampage at a Tennessee Waffle House, has been arrested.

 

Strange ice circles in the Arctic have Nasa puzzled

Add this to the ever-growing list of things you have to worry about:

 

'Tase me, and you'll see what happens,' an American Airlines flyer said. Police did - 10 times

What began as a simple boarding dispute at Miami International Airport escalated into a tour de force of plane drama on Sunday (Monday NZT) as a belligerent passenger was repeatedly stunned by US police, forcibly carried out of his seat, then driven through the terminal with his head hanging out the back of a golf cart like a man in a stockade.

 

World first joint haka and corroboree on Anzac Day in Perth

A haka and Aboriginal corroboree will be performed in unison for the first timeon Anzac Day in Kings Park in Perth.

 

Mother of Australian boy who flew solo to Bali 'begged for help'

The mother of an Australian 12-year-old who managed to skip the country and fly solo to Bali, Indonesia is demanding answers as to how the youngster wasn't stopped.

 

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flight for emergency engine inspections

Travellers on Southwest Airlines have beenfacing delays or cancellationsdue to emergency inspections following the mid-air explosion of an engine on one of the airline's 737s last week.

 

US airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple

The US Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman US$500 ($699) for not declaring she was bringing a free apple she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Parisinto the country.

 

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Mark Reason: Better to call in an airstrike on social media than shoot Israel Folau

OPINION: So just who is Mike Sephton-Poultney?

 

Blues boss all but confirms reappointment of Tana Umaga as head coach

Tana Umaga's Blues boss has all but rubber-stamped his reappointment as coach of New Zealand's most under-achieving Super Rugby franchise.

 

Steven Adams admits to being 'weird' in expletive-laden self-description

Steven Adams is who he is and if that means he's weird or socially awkward, he's not bothered.

 

Former All Black Ma'a Nonu reportedly set to extend Toulon contract

Evergreen rugby star Ma'a Nonu is set to sign a fresh contract with French giants Toulon.

 

Chris Wood proves he's suited to the Premier League with Burnley goals

Early in the Premier League season, Chris Wood said he felt he "was suited to this division".

 

Napier woman Katiana Waikato died as a result of rugby league injury, coroner finds

A Napier meat worker died as a result of injuries which happened while she was playing rugby league, the coroner has found.

 

Liverpool have a glorious chance to use power of Anfield against AS Roma

Anfield. Under the lights. A big European night. A Champions League semifinal. Some football fans may scoff at the depth, the emotion, the intensity of such an occasion and what it can provoke, but it only has to be witnessed once to be believed; to be converted.

 

Mild-mannered Mason Lino winning over Warriors fans

Mason Lino will get something he hasn't had so far this season when the Warriors take on the Storm on Wednesday night -time to prepare.

 

England coach Eddie Jones is entitled to take Brad Shields to South Africa

OPINION:Eddie Jones is absolutely within his rights right to pick Brad Shields for the tour to South Africa. International rugby has never been about principle. It has always been about results. Never mind trying to occupy the high moral ground. Jones's only concern is scaling the peak that is the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.

 

NZ Rugby releases a timely video about diversity, attacking discrimination

Talk about timing. Just hours after All Blacks coach Steve Hansen praised halfback TJ Perenara for speaking out in favour of diversity, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) hasreleased adiversity promotion video.

 

 

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