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Rugby: McCaw and Carter up for best player award

Rugby: McCaw and Carter up for best player award

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have both made the shortlist for the IRB Player of the Year award.

TV reporter pleads case for gay marriage

TV reporter pleads case for gay marriage A TV reporter pushing for gay marriage has recalled the moment he revealed his sexuality to his rugby-playing, Speight's drinking father in Central Otago.

Mark Lundy's brother laments planned appeal

Mark Lundy's brother laments planned appeal

Mark Lundy's brother says a planned appeal by his sibling to the Privy Council against his convictions for murdering his wife and daughter brings everything back to the surface for his family.

Cricket: Black Caps in strong position

Cricket: Black Caps in strong position

The Black Caps need six wickets on the final day of the second test against Sri Lanka to capture their first test victory in 10 months after a captivating day four in which 17 wickets fell.

Rugby: All Blacks hit by mystery bug

Rugby: All Blacks hit by mystery bug

Most of the All Blacks have been flattened by a violent but brief bug which has swept the squad in London.

Coroner asks why teen killer roaming streets

Coroner asks why teen killer roaming streets

A coroner has questioned how the 14-year-old killer of a Scottish tourist was allowed to roam the streets of Taupo after midnight with a baseball bat before the murder.

Estate agent 'chief link in P chain'

Estate agent 'chief link in P chain'

A real estate agent is alleged to be the central link in a drug-dealing enterprise which supplied methamphetamine throughout the country.

Maori fight over asset sales to go straight to Supreme Court

The Maori Council's challenge to the Government's partial asset sales plan is likely to bypass the Court of Appeal and go directly to the Supreme Court early next year in order to meet the looming deadline for the sale of Mighty River Power.

Girls' crime wave not the reality: expert

A world expert on women and crime says a "moral panic" about violent girls is seeing more of them arrested and jailed, even though evidence suggests they are actually becoming less violent.

Rugby: Carter's baby plans could hurt Crusaders

Rugby: Carter's baby plans could hurt Crusaders

Daniel Carter doesn't have a sabbatical planned for next year but the new addition to his family could enforce one and it has the potential to impact badly on the Crusaders.

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