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Man survives Auckland shooting

A man is being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds after an incident in south Auckland last night.

Parking meter 'Robin Hoods' raise city's ire

Parking meter 'Robin Hoods' raise city's ire

In December James Cleaveland made an unusual New Year's resolution: to do all he could to keep police in the city of Keene, New Hampshire, from issuing parking tickets.

Opencast Pike River mine mooted

Opencast Pike River mine mooted

Officials are investigating a proposal which could lead to the Pike River mine being turned into an opencast coal pit stretching into a national park.

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.