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Cricket: Otago heading for huge total

Otago are on their way to a mammoth first-innings total against Wellington in their Plunket Shield match in Dunedin.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Nelson named

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died he collided with a truck on SH6 between Nelson and Rai Valley yesterday.

25 die in Myanmar train crash

A train in Myanmar carrying petrol derailed and burst into flames, killing 25 people and injuring 62, most of them villagers trying to collect fuel spilled in the accident, state television said.

Rugby: Deans not replacing Cooper

Rugby: Deans not replacing Cooper

Australia coach Robbie Deans has opted not to replace Quade Cooper in his squad for the last two tests of the Rugby Championship despite losing his first choice flyhalf to injury for the rest of the competition.

Poo pays off at fundraiser

Poo pays off at fundraiser

Six-year-old Outram dairy cow Nels Enigma, estimated to weigh about 700kg, walks past children at a King's High School fundraising event yesterday, which included a ‘‘moo poo'' raffle in which participants guessed which square of grass the cow would poo on first.

Pair charged over Auckland murder

Two men have been charged with murdering Lee McMurdo at his Helensville home in July last year, police said today.

Football: 'Desperate' Van Persie completes Man U transfer

Football: 'Desperate' Van Persie completes Man U transfer

Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie was "desperate" to join Manchester United and wanted the challenge of "coming to the biggest club in the world", manager Alex Ferguson said.

Petrol prices rise again

Petrol prices rise again

The price of petrol is climbing again, and three companies lifted the price of 91 octane fuel by 3c a litre yesterday.

The Dark Knight Rises - 'bleak, black and brilliant'

The Dark Knight Rises - 'bleak, black and brilliant'

Plaudits are coming thick and fast for ''The Dark Knight Rises'', one reviewer proclaiming it to be "the biggest, best and most exciting Batman of them all".

Four taken to hospital after crash

Four people, including two American tourists, were taken to hospital after a double-cab utility crashed on State Highway 8 south of Omarama about 3pm yesterday.