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Man killed in Nth Island crash

A 51-year-old man killed when his ute crashed into a tree north of Turangi last night was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Rugby: Hammett names powerful Hurricanes side

Rugby: Hammett names powerful Hurricanes side

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has named a forward pack laced with experience for his side's season-opening Super Rugby game against the Blues at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.

Whalers ram protest ships - Sea Shepherd

Crews aboard an anti-whaling protest ship in the Southern Ocean have escaped injury but are struggling to mend "significant damage'' to their vessel after it was rammed by Japanese whalers.

Parole for baby-killer

A woman serving a life sentence for killing a 17-month-old girl and poisoning another child has been granted parole.

Rugby: Four big guns absent for Chiefs' opener

Rugby: Four big guns absent for Chiefs' opener

Four of the Chiefs' big guns will be absent from their opening Super Rugby match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

Man guilty of spade attack

Man guilty of spade attack

A man has been found guilty of fracturing his partner's skull with intent to cause serious harm when he hit her with a spade during a domestic incident.

F&P Healthcare revises profit forecast

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare said it had revised up its net profit forecast for the year to March, based on improved sales, despite the ongoing strength of the New Zealand dollar.

Auckland stabbing victim named

Police have named a 24-year-old student found stabbed to death in his Auckland home.

Greens slam Lake Rotorua deal

Greens slam Lake Rotorua deal

The Green Party has criticised an agreement between Rotorua farmers and the regional council to reduce nitrogen levels in Lake Rotorua, saying the compromise further erodes the country's clean green image.

Police look at space-saver wheel

Police are investigating whether a space-saver wheel played a part in the crash which killed a Rotorua mother.

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