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Florida city reverses ban on saggy pants

Florida city reverses ban on saggy pants

Saggy pants are a fashion choice and not a police concern, a Florida city has decided, rescinding a two-month-old ban that threatened jail time for styles intentionally exposing underwear or buttocks.

'He was dead and they got him back'

'He was dead and they got him back'

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost 30 minutes before they got a response.

Rugby: Injured Louw to be out two months

Rugby: Injured Louw to be out two months

South Africa's Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby Championship having become their second casualty from last Saturday's test loss in New Zealand.

Flowers, pattern-mixing triumph at London Fashion Week

Flowers, pattern-mixing triumph at London Fashion Week

Designers took inspiration from nature, sportswear and eclectic pattern mixes for their London Fashion Week collections, offering an array of glamorous gowns and sleek casualwear heavy with hand-crafted details.

Poll points to tighter race

Poll points to tighter race

New Zealand First is on the rise and seems assured of returning to Parliament in bigger numbers, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.

Crash on Southern Motorway

Crash on Southern Motorway

A crash between a bus and car delayed traffic on the Southern Motorway early this afternoon 

League: Kiwis look set to marshall squad without Benji

League: Kiwis look set to marshall squad without Benji

Benji Marshall isn't likely to feature in the Kiwis squad for this year's Four Nations, despite the fact he's made a successful return to rugby league.

Spark users experience internet meltdown

Spark users experience internet meltdown

The country's biggest telecommunications firm is scrambling to fix an internet meltdown after an unexplained surge in internet traffic last night.

NZ children struggling to speak

Fewer children starting school can speak in sentences, prompting an investigation by education chiefs.

Cricket: Consolation win for England

Cricket: Consolation win for England

Joe Root's fine century saved England from the ignominy of a series whitewash on home soil as they beat India by 41 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer at Headingley.