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Cricket: What now for the Black Caps?

Cricket: What now for the Black Caps?

With the last wicket taken, last scone scoffed and last cup of tea drunk at Lord's, it is time to read the remaining tea leaves to see how New Zealand adjusts after a loss to England which unravelled some of the good work of the home series.

Football: Local knowledge the key for Merrick

Football: Local knowledge the key for Merrick

In the end, Ernie Merrick's knowledge of the A-League proved invaluable.

Rugby: NZ's big two prepare for showdown

Rugby: NZ's big two prepare for showdown

As one of the most anticipated matches of the Super Rugby season approaches, the coaches of the Chiefs and Crusaders are preparing as normal despite missing their best players.

Alleged killers bought petrol on night of murder

Two men accused of setting Auckland man Shalvin Prasad on fire allegedly filled two containers of petrol on the night of the murder, according to police.

Quake-damaged mansion's emergency demolition

A former hillside mansion which once commanded one of the most priceless views in Christchurch has been demolished in an emergency operation today after fears it could topple down a cliff.

Football: Merrick needs to locate new talent

Football: Merrick needs to locate new talent

New Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick wants seven new players for his squad although he doesn't have as much flexibility to sign new talent as he may have preferred.

Lost tramper believed to have slipped to his death

West Coast historian Les Wright built a bivvy after getting lost in bush in the King Country, but then appears to have slipped to his death, according to his brother.

Mighty River shares dip below issue price

Shares in Mighty River Power ducked below their issue price for the first time since their debut on the NZX today before recovering ground near the close of business.

Football: Merrick will eventually win fans over

Some Phoenix fans might be underwhelmed by the appointment of Ernie Merrick - but chances are they won't be for long.

Taurima seeks Labour spot for Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election

TVNZ's Shane Taurima has confirmed he will seek Labour's selection for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election, saying the late Parekura Horomia had approached him about standing in the past and he was now ready to "return home."

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