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Hitcher sexually assaulted by elderly man

Police are looking for an elderly man after a hitch-hiker was sexually assaulted in Nelson.

Rugby: Chiefs skipper announces move to Ireland

Rugby: Chiefs skipper announces move to Ireland

Chiefs co-captain Craig Clarke will head offshore at the end of the Super 15 season to continue his rugby career in Ireland.

Cricket: Lou Vincent announces retirement

Cricket: Lou Vincent announces retirement

Former New Zealand player Lou Vincent has retired from cricket.

Golf: Driver woes derailed Ko - coach

Golf: Driver woes derailed Ko - coach

Lydia Ko's coach Guy Wilson has revealed why the golfing prodigy stumbled in the final round of the Australian Open - and the depth of her disappointment at finishing third.

Key says Afghan troops to have new role

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand troops who remain in Afghanistan after the proposed withdrawal in April will have a very different role to front-line personnel.

Broadcaster Kevin Black dies

Broadcaster Kevin Black dies

New Zealand has lost its second prominent broadcaster in a month, with the sudden death of former Radio Hauraki breakfast host Kevin Black.

Harawira sons charged over attack on boy

Harawira sons charged over attack on boy

Three sons of anti-violence campaigner Hinewhare Harawira - and nephews of MP Hone Harawira - are facing charges over an assault on a 12-year-old boy.

Boy killed in driveway accident

A young boy is dead after being hit by a car on a residential driveway in Kaipara Flats, Auckland.

Man arrested over fake Facebook profile

Man arrested over fake Facebook profile

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly using fake Facebook profiles to send inappropriate messages to at least two young teenage girls.

Tattooed killer should get laser treatment - parole board

A murderer serving a life sentence should be considered for laser treatment to remove his gang tattoos to help his reintegration into the community, says the Parole Board.

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