New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond and batsman Kane
Williamson are embracing the prospect of a wicket with more
life in it when the second test against England gets under
way at the Basin Reserve on Thursday.
New Zealand Breakers centre Alex Pledger played a major role
in helping his team extend their winning streak to 15 games
and as a result has earned the NBL Player of the Week award
for round 22 of the NBL Championship.
The Auditor General's final report into Labour MP and former
Immigration Minister Shane Jones' decision to grant
citizenship to Chinese businessman Yang Liu or Bill Liu has
found "an unfortunate combination of circumstances, but no
evidence of corruption".