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Drug-dealing cheerleader's sentence slashed

A cheerleader and model who was the "driving force" behind a P syndicate has had three-and-a-half years shaved off her 10-year jail sentence.

Man killed in Napier workplace

Man killed in Napier workplace

A man has been killed in a workplace accident in Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Chiefs' flanker Sam Cane, the only No 7 named in the All Blacks' wider training group yesterday, has been ruled out of Friday's match against the Hurricanes with a slight back strain.

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

A drink-driving sportswoman will have her case re-heard after a High Court justice found there was no evidence to support her discharge without conviction and permanent name suppression.

Police volunteers drafted for bunny hunt

Armed police volunteers have been drafted for a night-time bunny hunt along the Greymouth coastline to control an infestation of rabbits and hares that have been pot-holing sports fields and walking tracks.

West Coast author missing

West Coast historian and author Les Wright has been reported missing in the North Island.

Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

A 72-year-old man suffered serious injuries when his van plunged 150 metres down a bank in Hawke's Bay this morning.

NZ housing overvalued - IMF

NZ housing overvalued - IMF

New Zealand housing is already overvalued by about 25 percent and if it continues to rise may force the Reserve Bank to hike interest rates, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Crash victims suffered 'horrific' death

Two women who drowned in their upturned car after it crashed into a mangrove swamp and sank had blood-alcohol readings almost double the legal limit, a coroner has found.

Paralympics: Medallists head Para-cycling team

A 10-strong team headed by Paralympic medallists Phillipa Gray, Laura Fairweather and Fiona Southorn will contest the UCI Paracycling road world cup and road world championships in Canada in August.

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