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Vandals shoot up Mavora hut

Vandals shoot up Mavora hut

Gun-toting vandals have damaged a public hut in the Mavora Lakes, raising police concerns and potentially leading to restricted access to the  popular, family-friendly area.

Boris Johnson backs call for Kiwi freedom in UK

Boris Johnson backs call for Kiwi freedom in UK

London Mayor and parliamentary hopeful Boris Johnson is backing a report by a British think-tank which calls for New Zealanders and Australians to freely live and work in Britain.

Rugby: Hansen hints at surprise picks for Brisbane

Rugby: Hansen hints at surprise picks for Brisbane

After making it clear to reporters yesterday that he wasn't going to pick the team on Monday to give Ewen McKenzie a leg-up with his planning, All Black coach Steve Hansen hinted that this was the sort of game - with the Bledisloe Cup already secure - where it would be appropriate to experiment a little.

Rugby: All Blacks prevail in tight encounter

Rugby: All Blacks prevail in tight encounter

Captain Richie McCaw scored a second-half try to help the All Blacks maintain their five-year unbeaten record in New Zealand with a tense 14-10 victory over a combative Springboks side in the Rugby Championship.

Boxing: Kiwi teen wins gold in ring

Boxing: Kiwi teen wins gold in ring

New Zealand have picked up two medals in the ring this morning.

Cricket: Six new players get NZ contracts

Cricket: Six new players get NZ contracts

Black Cap spinners Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi, young pace bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne, all-rounder James Neesham and wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi have all been offered New Zealand cricket contracts for the first time this year.

Farmers warned as El Nino looms

Farmers are being cautioned to prepare contingency plans amid early signs of a large El Nino climate event this year.

Tennis: Sharapova out of Australian Open

Tennis: Sharapova out of Australian Open

Maria Sharapova's quest for a second Australian Open title was halted in the fourth round today when the third-seeded Russian ran out of steam against an inspired Dominika Cibulkova, who emerged with a 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory on Rod Laver Arena.

Teens recount horror at fatal air crash

Teens recount horror at fatal air crash

When young pilot Adam Reid saw the glider go into a spiral, he knew disaster was imminent.

Boy locked up for killing neo-Nazi dad

A judge has ruled that a Riverside County boy found guilty of killing his neo-Nazi father should be placed in a state-run juvenile justice facility for seven years.