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Mercy dash for hunter injured in bush

A 28 year-old hunter fell, broke his leg and was stuck in bush overnight before a helicopter crew winched him up and flew him to hospital this morning.

Man in custody after shooting at police

A 49-year-old man is in custody after firing multiple shots at police and hitting a police dog several times with a rifle on Auckland's North Shore last night.

Pedestrian hit by car dies

A woman is dead after bing struck by a car in Wanganui last night.

Man dies after falling down bank

A man has died after being found unconscious part way down a bank in Ohakune early this morning.

Rugby: Bench role a shot in arm for Woodcock

Rugby: Bench role a shot in arm for Woodcock

The low point of Tony Woodcock's year could well have been last week, when he was lying in an Auckland hospital bed for two days hooked up to an antibiotic drip fighting an infection in his nose.

Basketball: Penney drops into Breakers' plans

Basketball: Penney drops into Breakers' plans

There was a time when many wondered how the Breakers would cope without Kirk Penney.

Netball: Corletto loss guts Mystics' defence

Netball: Corletto loss guts Mystics' defence

The cupboard is officially bare in the Northern Mystics' defensive department, with Australian import Julie Corletto - the last remaining defender from their original squad - scratched for the remainder of the season.

Rugby: France's debut New Zealand tour prized memory for BeeGee

When France first toured New Zealand, 52 years ago, future All Black Bryan Williams appeared in one of the curtain-raisers.

Rowing: Four more years for Bond and Murray

Rowing: Four more years for Bond and Murray

They have gone unbeaten for four years, capped it with the Olympic gold in London and are about to get back on the World Cup circuit next week.

Rugby: Warburton Lions' best choice as skipper

Rugby: Warburton Lions' best choice as skipper

After several false starts because of injury, Sam Warburton made his Lions debut in Brisbane.

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