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Student loan reprieve for Kiwis in Australia

Australia has made a concession in its hardline policies denying expatriate New Zealanders access to government support and welfare programmes.

Peters on attack over Key's role

Peters on attack over Key's role

Prime Minister John Key began the day happily speculating aloud with reporters about whether National might work with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters in a third-term government, with the potential demise of his support parties.

Christchurch clubs eye merger

Christchurch's two prestigious clubs for business and professional people may be about to merge as a "superclub".

Cricket: Black Caps see Aussies as vulnerable

Cricket: Black Caps see Aussies as vulnerable

Australia's batting potency shapes as the key determinant in how they fare tonight against a New Zealand side boosted by a one-wicket Champions Trophy escape against Sri Lanka and a series victory over England.

Electric blanket sparks house fire

Electric blanket sparks house fire

A smouldering electric blanket, filled a bedroom with smoke before it burst into flames at a Bromley house yesterday.

Rugby: Cruden puts the boot in

Rugby: Cruden puts the boot in

All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden has put the boot into himself as he looks ahead to Saturday night's second test against France at AMI Stadium.

Rugby: Retallick happy to be home

Rugby: Retallick happy to be home

He might not be regarded affectionately by local footy fans after his feats for the Chiefs, but All Black lock Brodie Retallick is enjoying being home in Canterbury to prepare for Saturday's second test against France.

Man charged with drink-driving after AA meeting

A repeat drink driver blew more than twice the legal limit after being stopped on the way home from an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

League: Another win more important than milestone for Elliott

League: Another win more important than milestone for Elliott

Matthew Elliott brings up his 250-game milestone as an NRL coach when the Warriors face the Roosters in Sydney on Sunday night but he's more interested in seeing his side continuing their three-game winning run than his own landmark.

League: Ackland's departure signals end of an era at Warriors

John Ackland's departure from the Warriors at the conclusion of the season will bring to an end an era that ushered in one of the most successful stints in the club's history.

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