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Holmes cutting work commitments

Holmes cutting work commitments

Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes is scaling back his work, to spend more time at his Hawkes Bay property and "kicking back a bit".

Cricket: Selection axe could wielded

For some in the New Zealand squad who toured Sri Lanka, the afterglow of victory might be tempered by the fact their places are under threat for next month's tour to South Africa.

Drunk boatie fell overboard, drowned

A boatie was unable to pull his drunken friend to safety after he fell overboard while urinating over the side of the launch they were on in the Marlborough Sounds.

Drug-driving mum gets home detention

Drug-driving mum gets home detention

An Auckland mother who admitted driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a crash that killed her 12-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 12 months of home detention.

Pair deny armed robbery charges

A Western Bay pair charged in relation to the gunpoint hold-up of a female bar manager in Te Puke will defend the allegations at trial in March.

Police cleared of Otaki shooting

Police have been cleared over the shooting of a man who barricaded himself in a wardrobe with a loaded rifle during a tense stand-off last year.

Fatal crash in Northland

One man has died in a collision between a car and logging truck in Northland.

Severe weather warning for weekend

Severe weather warning for weekend

A severe weather warning has been issued for the South Island this weekend, with heavy rain and gales force winds.

'Brazen' conman guilty of $3m fraud

'Brazen' conman guilty of $3m fraud

The "brazen" conman who pedalled stories of a SkyCity takeover and global kickboxing event has been found guilty of $3 million worth of fraud offences.

Cricket: Black Caps not getting carried away

Cricket: Black Caps not getting carried away

Many New Zealand cricket fans have a fickle relationship with the national side, and their mood swings as wildly as the Black Caps' fortunes.

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