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Drunk man walks off in stolen boots

Drunk man walks off in stolen boots

A Greymouth fisherman claims he was so drunk that he walked out of The Warehouse without paying for the socks and boots he had donned in the store.

Denniston Plateau mine a step closer

Denniston Plateau mine a step closer

Australian mining company Bathurst Resources has passed a crucial hurdle to establishing an open cast coal mine on the West Coast's Denniston Plateau near Westport.

Yachting: Team Jolly lead at European regatta

Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie extended their lead in the women's 470 fleet in the Delta Lloyd sailing regatta in the Netherlands overnight (NZT).

Rugby: Franks out for Crusaders

Rugby: Franks out for Crusaders

The Crusaders have suffered a big blow ahead of their crucial clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow, with All Black prop Owen Franks ruled out with a hamstring strain.

Rugby: Blues flanker to miss Brumbies clash

Rugby: Blues flanker to miss Brumbies clash

The Blues have lost in-form blindside flanker Steven Luatua for their critical Super 15 clash with the Brumbies on Saturday.

Solomona murder: Teen to stand trial in Timaru

Solomona murder: Teen to stand trial in Timaru

A 16-year-old accused of murdering Ashburton mum Sina Nerisa Solomona will stand trial in Timaru in November.

Car crashes into North Shore petrol station

Car crashes into North Shore petrol station

A car has crashed through the front door of a petrol station on Auckland's North Shore.

Football: Greenacre signed as Phoenix assistant

Football: Greenacre signed as Phoenix assistant

Chris Greenacre impressed incoming Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick during their first meeting and now the former striker will assistant Merrick this season.

Compo question remains after police report

A lawyer heavily involved in the Urewera Raids case says it's now a matter of waiting to see what, if any, compensation will be offered to those "unlawfully and unreasonably" detained during the raids.

League: Five players earn extended Warriors' contracts

League: Five players earn extended Warriors' contracts

Suffering Warriors' fans might be hanging out for the capture of a world-class player but there was some news of movement from the club with promising outside back Ngani Laumape one of five youngsters who have had their contracts upgraded for the 2014 season.

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