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Football: Phoenix sign another youth international

Football: Phoenix sign another youth international

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's search for a new left back has seen him add Australian under-20 international Reece Caira to the roster.

Nicotine inhaler popular with smokers

A new "nicotine inhaler", being tested in New Zealand, has gone down well so far with tobacco addicts.

Threat to 85 jobs at Invermay

Threat to 85 jobs at Invermay

Dunedin's Invermay agricultural research centre faces losing 85 jobs as part of a planned major shake-up by the country's largest crown research institute.

Cop's jaw fractured in attack

Cop's jaw fractured in attack

A long-serving police officer allegedly bashed after coming to the rescue of a battered woman yesterday has had 40 stitches to his face and needs to undergo dental reconstruction surgery.

'Legal high' users turn to real thing

'Legal high' users turn to real thing

Synthetic cannabis smokers are turning to the real thing to alleviate crippling withdrawal symptoms since a new law removed the products from retail shelves this month.

Fonterra payout will boost economy - Westpac

Fonterra's increased payout for 2013-14 would lend a sizeable boost to the economy, Westpac said in a commentary.

Woman sought after toddler's death

Woman sought after toddler's death

The search continues for a young woman, as police investigate the death of Northland one-year-old Atreyu Taylor-Matene.

Thief jailed for breach of home detention

Thief jailed for breach of home detention

A Whangarei burglar who got home detention for stealing more than 20 laptops from a school has been jailed for breaching his home detention sentence, including cutting off his electronic bracelet and absconding for several months.

Rugby: Chiefs fans queue for hours for tickets

Hundreds of Chiefs' fans - some queuing for close to 12 hours - have braved the cold to snap up tickets for their side's second Super rugby home grand final appearance in two years.

Ashburton CBD shuts down again

A power outage yesterday left Ashburton businesses in the dark for a second time this month, frustrating shopkeepers who say it is happening too often.

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