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One person in serious condition after car rolls near Taupō

A helicopter is at the scene of a car that has rolled this morning near Taupō. One person is in serious condition and will be transported by helicopter to Rotorua. Two people were in the car which rolled on SH32 on Western...


Nine people with minor injuries after boat crash on Queenstown's Shotover River

Nine people have minor injuries after a boat crash on Queenstown's Shotover River in Skippers Canyon.About 10 people were on board the boat when it crashed in a wall while riding the Shotover River just after 10am. DO YOU KNOW...


Two seriously injured in crash near Kaikohe, Northland

Two people have been seriously injured in a crash near Kaikohe, north of Auckland.The crash happened about 9.40am, close to Mangatoa Rd and State Highway 12.Two helicopters are en route to assist the patients.Police said the...


Northland official responds to 'harmful information' on meningococcal vaccination

Northland health officials have rubbished claims on social media that it has vaccinated a child without consent in its meningococcal vaccination campaign.Three Northland deaths from the meningococcal W strain promoted a mass vaccination...


'He did not deserve to be killed': Family say dead man will be 'dearly missed'

The family of a man who was allegedly murdered in Dunedin say he will be dearly missed and did not deserve to die that way.The body of Brent Andrew Bacon was found near a gravel road north of Waitati on Monday evening, the day...


Driver of car seriously hurt in crash with truck in Hastings, Hawke's Bay

One person has been seriously hurt in a serious crash between a truck and car in Hawke's Bay.The crash took place on State Highway 2 at Poukawa, near Hastings, at 7.30am, police say."The driver of the car was taken to hospital...


Men spoken to over deaths of black-billed gulls at Sulphur Point in Rotorua

Two men will go through "alternative actions" instead of police prosecution in relation to the deaths of five critically endangered seagulls at Sulphur Point in Rotorua last year. The pair are working with police and conservation...


Fans at Auckland's Six60 and other events around the county can expect mostly clear skies

Auckland's Six60 concert goers can breathe a sigh of relief as forecasters tip overnight showers to clear this morning and fine weather to run into the evening.Elsewhere, mostly fine weather is expected in Thames for day two of...


What the cricketers who wouldn't fly to Napier can tell us about plane phobias

A_HBT17246005.JPG The small planes that fly in and out of Napier Airport aren't for everyone. Photo / Warren BucklandWhat if the engine falls off, what if the wing snaps, what if the wheels don't go down, why is it making that...


Police investigation a blank slate after Flaxmere Eddie Peters homicide

Police are still exploring "all options" in the hope of an arrest in the three-month inquiry into the fatal bashing of Flaxmere man Eddie Peters.Despite huge workloads within Hawke's Bay CIB, two detectives are still working full-time...


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Cheshire Police found guilty of discrimination after rejecting white heterosexual man for job

A police force has been found guilty of discrimination after it refused to give a potential recruit a job because he was a white heterosexual man. Cheshire Police are believed to be the first organisation in the UK to be found guilty...


Home invasion death: Mystery around champion bodybuilder's final moments

A few days ago, Johan Francois Schwartz was woken by the sounds of his dogs barking, before he walked down the stairs to find champion weightlifter Bradley Soper inside his Sydney home.Soper, 35, was reportedly standing barefoot...


Canadian man Christian Knudsen's hilariously 'poetic' LinkedIn post goes viral

A Canadian man's oddly poetic morning routine has gone viral after he posted it on LinkedIn this week.Global Sales vice president Christian Knudsen, who lives in Montreal, shared his typical morning that begins at 4.30am on the...


Church in crisis: Can Francis fix it?

Facing an erosion of trust in the church and in his papacy, Pope Francis has opened a landmark summit on clerical sexual abuse, saying that Catholics expected "concrete and effective measures" against the scourge — the kind of steps...


Leighton Smith: A current obsession with leadership

Leadership was under media examination this week with the release of the first political polls of the year. Initially it's the party leader figures, then the parties, and then how the House would shape up based on the seats that...


Man punches his lawyer after getting 47-year sentence

Attorney Aaron Brockler is used to fighting for his clients - but not so used to his clients trying to fight him.The Cleveland-based lawyer - whose firm's answering machine advertises "smart, aggressive representation" - turned...


Israel set to become fourth nation to land on the moon

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night (US time) by SpaceX.A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon...


Three years after Melbourne teen Alexander Li died on a school camp in the Australian outback, his family is suing

Hiking through an outback cattle station in near-40C heat, Alexander Li's body shut down.He clutched his water bottle close to his chest and struggled to walk with 24kg strapped to his back.Before he collapsed, the 16-year-old...


Girl dies after eating ice cream on holiday in Spain

A nine-year-old girl has died after eating an ice-cream during a family holiday in Spain.The British girl, who has not been publicly named, went into anaphylactic shock after having a severe allergic reaction to the dessert she...


Melbourne rampage killer sentenced to life in prison

Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas has been jailed for life for what a Victorian judge called "one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history", but will be eligible for parole in 46 years.A packed Victorian Supreme...


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Gregor Paul: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be enraged at how World Cup squad was managed

New Zealand is good at looking after its players, managing them carefully. Ireland is better.New Zealand's system is based on gentleman's agreements between club and national coaches, handshake deals that are more best practice...


Exclusive: North Harbour kicks junior rep rugby to touch in shock move

EXCLUSIVE North Harbour rugby bosses have axed their junior representative programme for kids – a move officials say is aimed at changing emphasis from performance to participation.General manager of the Albany-based union David...


Phil Gifford: Why Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal is the Donald Trump of rugby

COMMENT Would a DNA test show that Toulon rugby club owner Mourad Boudjellal and Donald Trump are twin sons of different mothers?It's true they don't look alike at all, but when it comes to brutish bullying, thuggish threats,...


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

Fresh off his team's sixth Super Bowl win, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing charges in Florida of soliciting prostitution at a spa, according to a reports.Mr Kraft, who is also CEO and chairman of the Kraft Group,...


Cricket: How the Black Caps 2019 Cricket World Cup squad will stack up

The start of the Cricket World Cup is still months away, but with their ODI summer schedule done and dusted, the Black Caps have almost locked in their 15-man squad for the pinnacle event."It's pretty close," said Black Caps head...


Super Rugby: Highlanders hold off Reds in thrilling tryfest

A look at the Super Rugby table will show the Highlanders are flying into the new season. After beating the Chiefs in round one, they repeated the dose against the Reds in Dunedin tonight.While the side is unbeaten to start the...


Michael Burgess: Why can't the Halberg Awards recognise the achievements of Steven Adams

The Halberg Awards desperately need another category if they want to remain relevant.The two greatest achievers in New Zealand sport over the last 12 months were arguably Chris Wood and Steven Adams, but there is no room for either...


Warren Gatland: Wales can't afford to give England fast start again

For the blockbuster Six Nations rugby match in Cardiff tomorrow, coach Warren Gatland gave two warnings about starting late.One was for England. The other was for his Wales side.The coach mischievously cautioned the England players...


Football: Radical result - Rudan's remarkable Rufer resurrection

A phone call from coach Mark Rudan — and a snap decision to fly halfway around the world — has changed the course of Alex Rufer's footballing destiny.Of all the storylines around the Wellington Phoenix this season, the resurrection...


Tennis: Osaka's refreshing honesty opens up a new game on mental health

Painfully shy and with a mouth that moves so little she looks like a ventriloquist, Naomi Osaka is an unlikely advocate. In fact, were it up to her, Osaka would probably eschew her media commitments and luxuriate in playing her favourite...


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Rubbish and human waste sound the death knell for Nelson city's Pocket Park

The food carts that lined Nelson's Pocket Park are leaving, driven away by litter and waste.


Two seriously injured in Kaikohe crash in Far North

Two rescue helicopters have been sent to the scene of the crash on SH12 in Kaikohe.


Woman raped by convicted killer Malcolm Rewa knew he was 'capable of murder'

A woman raped by Malcolm Rewa two weeks before he murdered Susan Burdett knew he could kill.


Man charged with kidnapping, threatening to kill after fleeing house fire in Northland

Police hunting a man who fled a house fire in Northland have taken him into custody.


One person seriously injured after crash involving car and truck in Hastings

One person is injured after a serious crash at Poukawa, Hastings.


Northland Police arrest man after domestic disturbance, fire

Man taken into custody after blaze breaks out at Whangarei house following domestic disturbance.


Malcolm Rewa trial: Susan Burdett's family gets justice as serial rapist found guilty of murder

Susan Burdett's family has waited 27 years for justice. Finally, "the right person is in the right place for the right reasons".


University of Otago student contracts measles, prompting health warning

Health authorities are urging people to be on notice after a university student contracted the disease.


Fire investigators look into Marlborough blaze

SIx fire crews battled a fire in a building east of Blenheim early Saturday morning.


Man killed in Kawerau police shooting named

The man shot dead after robbing a bank and fleeing police has been named.


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The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success

OPINION: As Donald Trump's power has grown, his falsehoods have become bolder and more apparent.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with paying for sex in Florida massage parlour

Team owner, worth US$6 billion, could get in trouble with the NFL after police say he was caught in a prostitution sting.


Powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits southern Ecuador

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes southern Ecuador, close to country's border with Peru.


Empire producers cut Jussie Smollett from season's last episodes

The producers of the TV show say his character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season


Steve Irwin's birthday marked by Google doodle honouring his life

Google is paying tribute to The Crocodile Hunter, Australian wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin.


Fifa bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

The Premier League giants can't sign any players in the next two transfer windows.


Theresa May faces calls to quit within three months

The British PM said she'd stand down before the 2022 general election, but she may be asked to leave sooner.


Time's Up CEO resigns after son is accused of sexual assault

After sexual misconduct allegations were made against her son, the Time's Up president resigned.


New Zealand and Australia play up importance of China trade

PM Jacinda Ardern and Australian PM Scott Morrison downplayed suggestions Huawei could dent Five Eyes alliance.


Israel flying to moon in a craft barely the size of a washing machine

The spacecraft - called Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis or "In The Beginning" - will take nearly two months to reach the moon.


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Super Rugby: Crusaders one win short of history making 17th on the bounce

Only the depleted Hurricanes can deny the Crusaders from making Super Rugby history on Saturday night.


Warren Gatland: Wales can't afford to give England fast start

Wales coach knows his side can't concede early against fast-starting England.


NZ Warriors show promising signs in trial win over Melbourne Storm

ANALYSIS: A number of players caught the eye ahead of the start of the NRL.


Tom Abercrombie comes up big to propel Tall Blacks to 10th straight Fiba victory

A late triple from their small forward edged the Tall Blacks to a tough 69-67 victory in Lebanon.


Junior representative rugby programme removed by North Harbour

North Harbour won't field junior rep sides as it opts for 'development and fun'.


Ben Ikin's golf dream ends with Queensland PGA debut

The former league star finished dead last when missing the cut.


Sri Lanka chasing 197 for unexpected series win in SAfrica

Underdogs on brink of stunning series win in low-scoring test.


Super Rugby: Thorns says Reds brave but can be more ruthless

The Reds coach wants his team to put the foot on the throat when ahead.


Rugby coach Alosio Taimo's offending prompts difficult conversations about child sex abuse in NZ sport

Junior rugby coach Alosio Taimo's "unprecedented" offending shows why sport needs to confront sexual abuse.


Scotland or New Zealand? Hurricanes halfback Finlay Christie keeps both doors open

Hurricanes halfback keeps his options open as he ponders his rugby future.



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