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Rugby: Retallick shaping up as 'something special'

Rugby: Retallick shaping up as 'something special'

It was with minimal fanfare that the New Zealand Rugby Union announced they had retained Brodie Retallick through to the next World Cup.

Boxing: Botha rates 'appetiser'

Heavyweight boxer Francois Botha says he is coming to New Zealand to "retire" promising young New Zealand fighter Joseph Parker - a tasty appetiser, he says, to the main course of a rematch against Sonny Bill Williams in December.

Drunken disorder forces lockdown

Drunken disorder forces lockdown

Up to 200 drunken youths have attacked an ambulance and forced an events centre into lockdown in a violent incident in Hamilton this morning.

Netball: Steel fall to Thunderbirds

Netball: Steel fall to Thunderbirds

The Southern Steel have slipped back to earth after the heights of last week, losing 60-54 against the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Invercargill this afternoon.

Another privacy breach

The Ministry of Education is the latest Government department to admit to a privacy breach.

Ambulance staff find unexploded mortar shell

Ambulance staff attending a call to a Porirua home this morning were surprised to find an unexploded mortar bomb in the resident's lounge.

Crashed plane broke into pieces

The plane that crashed into the sea off the Waikato coast, killing 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy, has broken into pieces on the seabed, divers have discovered.

Man critically injured in fall from ute

April 6 - A 24-year-old man was critically injured after falling off the back of a ute in the Tasman District early today.

Hackles raised over fur seal squatters

Hackles raised over fur seal squatters

Hundreds of fur seals descending on Herbertville Beach have met with a frosty reception.

Help sought in hunt for carcass dumpers

Hawke's Bay's Esk River bridge and banks have become what frustrated authorities are calling a "disgusting dumping place" with the latest disturbing find being an adult stag that had simply been shot and dumped.

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