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Aucklanders asked to conserve water

Aucklanders asked to conserve water

Aucklanders have been given their first warning about the impact of the city's driest summer in 50 years as other regions continue to reel from drought.

Rugby: Anscombe to get sharp-shooting duties again

Rugby: Anscombe to get sharp-shooting duties again

For a player who didn't practise his goalkicking much in pre-season, Chiefs fullback Gareth Anscombe is doing an excellent job of bluffing his way through.

Scrub fire damages house near Wanaka

Scrub fire damages house near Wanaka

A house was severely burned when ash from a nearby scrub fire floated in and set it alight in Central Otago tonight.

Tourists injured when tree falls on road

Tourists injured when tree falls on road

Two tourists suffered suspected spinal injuries and a third received minor injuries when a large tree fell across the road and hit their car near Murchison in the Buller Gorge this afternoon.

Search for missing swimmer ends for night

A search at a Northland beach for a missing swimmer presumed drowned has been suspended for the evening.

Cricket: England dominate opening day

Cricket: England dominate opening day

England picked up where they left off in the second innings of the first test as they wore New Zealand down during a clinical day one performance in the second cricket test at the Basin Reserve today.

'Buttcrack Bandit' refused bail

The Northland man who gained national notoriety as "the Buttcrack Bandit" has been refused bail in another court appearance this week.

League: Warriors battling their own demons

It's often said sport is 10 per cent physical and 90 per cent psychological and, no matter what the split, the Warriors realise they have to make considerable progress in their mental application if they are to figure this season.

Toddler hit and killed by car named

A toddler struck and killed by a car in Rotorua yesterday has been named as 16-month-old Tyrese Hill from Taupo.

Rugby: Ear infection grounds Tietjens

Rugby: Ear infection grounds Tietjens

An ear infection will prevent New Zealand sevens coach Gordon Tietjens travelling with the team when it leaves for the Hong Kong tournament on Sunday.

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