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Rugby: Crusaders too good for Blues

Rugby: Crusaders too good for Blues

The Blues haven't won in Christchurch since 2004 and were never in any real danger of breaking that pattern tonight when losing 23-3 to the Crusaders.

Kayaking: Carrington takes gold in Czech Republic

Kiwi golden girl Lisa Carrington again demonstrated her fondness for that particular hue, taking out the K1 500 at the second World Cup regatta in the Czech Republic tonight.

Knife-wielding man leads police on 100km pursuit

A driver in a BMW armed with a hunting knife and mask led police on a 100km low speed pursuit along a major Northland state highway.

Officer charged over meth ring

Officer charged over meth ring

A police officer has been charged with organising drug runs for a methamphetamine ring and accessing the police computer system to tip off his colleagues in the Head Hunters gang.

Roadworker shooting suspect says he's innocent

Roadworker shooting suspect says he's innocent

The primary suspect in an investigation into the murder of road worker George Taiaroa claims he is wanted only because he had a vehicle that matched the description of one police were looking for, an associate says.

One killed in crash near Dargaville

A person was killed and four others injured, one critically, when a car hit a power pole in Northland last night.

Cricket: Lord's pitch draws criticism

Cricket: Lord's pitch draws criticism

Disappointment has been raised about the state of the Lord's pitch, despite the inclement conditions faced by the ground staff to prepare a test-quality strip.

Rugby: Dagg's demotion due to lack of confidence - Blackadder

Rugby: Dagg's demotion due to lack of confidence -  Blackadder

He came the nearest of any Crusader to scoring a try against the Blues in their first encounter this season and made a statement when coming off the reserves bench against the Brumbies, yet Israel Dagg's failure to crack the starting XV tonight is down to his lack of confidence, says Todd Blackadder.

League: Late woes threaten Warriors' season

League: Late woes threaten Warriors' season

It's something that afflicted All Blacks' teams at World Cups for close to two decades and now the Warriors are experiencing their own performance anxiety that threatens to ruin their season.

Rugby: Kirwan picking epic encounter with Crusaders

Rugby: Kirwan picking epic encounter with Crusaders

Flight time Auckland to Christchurch: about 1 hour 20 minutes. Difference in recent rugby pedigree: light years.

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