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Farmers work to combat big dry

A West Coast farming expert says he is seeing first hand the pressures being put on farmers battling to combat the effects of the big dry.

Softball: Two unbeaten sides left at champs

Local teams Parklands Christchurch United and Albion are the last remaining unbeaten sides at the open men's club softball championship in Christchurch.

Cricket: England miss KP for series decider

Cricket: England miss KP for series decider

England have decided Kevin Pietersen can no longer play through the pain, but his early departure is no reflection on the tourists' opinion of their opponents.

Badminton: Weistra defending his title at champs

The national badminton championships, starting tomorrow in Auckland, will provide ideal preparation for players ahead of the world Grand Prix New Zealand Open next month.

Teen pleads guilty after Waipukurau crash

A teenager who crashed a car in Waipukurau last year when driving with almost no experience has plead guilty to three charges stemming from the accident.

Football: All Whites one win away from World Cup playoff

Football: All Whites one win away from World Cup playoff

It should be easy. All that's required is a win against a side made up of largely semi-professionals and you might need only one goal to grab that victory.

Football: Moss ruled out for All Whites

Football: Moss ruled out for All Whites

Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Glen Moss has been ruled out of the All Whites squad for the crucial World Cup qualifiers against New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.

Economic growth continues

The New Zealand economy grew at the fastest quarterly pace in three years in the tail-end of last year as demand for forestry exports underpinned gains in the primary sector. The kiwi dollar climbed on the figures.

Quick-thinking guard thwarts armed robbers

Two armed robbers were left empty-handed when the security guard they attempted to rob in west Auckland locked himself in his van.

Cops to tweet on the beat

Frontline police officers will tweet on the beat tomorrow (Friday) in a radical social media initiative to help the public learn about what work they do.

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