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Rugby: Ben Smith may play in Crusaders clash

Rugby: Ben Smith may play in Crusaders clash

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith may take to the field tonight after all.

Rugby: Chiefs earn another life

Rugby: Chiefs earn another life

The Chiefs have kept their hopes of three consecutive Super Rugby titles alive with a win at Eden Park tonight which owed much to their ruthlessness in the wet and windy conditions and a fair bit to a Blues team who were anything but.

Netball: Southern Steel dumps shooter

Netball: Southern Steel dumps shooter

The Southern Steel has confirmed shooter Jodi Brown will not be returning to the franchise in 2015.

Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed following a family violence incident on the Thornbury-Waimatuku Road in Southland this morning.

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead.

Rugby: Can the Highlanders hold off the Crusaders?

Rugby: Can the Highlanders hold off the Crusaders?

ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer speaks with Andrew 'AJ' James the streaker-tackling chicken and Chris 'Snowy' Snow, of Speights and Zingari, about streakers and Zingari's performance this season. They also assess the Highlanders' chances against the Crusaders this weekend.

Police complete teen assault inquiries

Police complete teen assault inquiries

Four teenagers have been referred to a youth justice family group conference following a vicious assault in Dunedin that was caught on video.

Tennis: Cool and canny Bouchard takes success in her stride

Tennis: Cool and canny Bouchard takes success in her stride

For a 20-year-old who has been playing on the main tour for barely two years, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is scarily confident and composed.

Rugby: Highlanders name unchanged team

Rugby: Highlanders name unchanged team

The Highlanders have named an unchanged team to take on the Waratahs in Sydeny on Sunday.

Wintry blast set to bring snow

Wintry blast set to bring snow

A wintry blast is expected to hit the South tonight and tomorrow, bringing snow to 300m in several areas.