Cricket: Southee bags two more

Cricket: Southee bags two more

Tim Southee nabbed two wickets late in the first session as New Zealand took further control of the second test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo today.

Cricket: Central Districts in control

An all-round effort from Adam Milne and a maiden first-class century to Tarun Nethula has put Central Districts on top against Otago after two days of their Plunket Shield encounter in Napier.

Man killed in forestry accident named

The forestry worker killed in an incident in Tararua District today has been named as 23-year-old Reece Joseph Reid.

Policeman accused of assault during arrest

Policeman accused of assault during arrest

A police constable accused of beating and kicking a driver at a cordon he was policing alone denies any assault and says the complainant is anti-authority and overly-dramatic.

Hockey: Black Sticks might not play in Indian league

The chances of nine New Zealand hockey players featuring in January's Hockey India League is looking increasingly unlikely after the timing of both the auction and tournament were moved again.

Pike River terms of reference released

The terms of reference for an investigation into whether failings by staff of the former Ministry of Economic Development contributed to the deaths of 29 men in an explosion at Pike River mine have been released today.

Alleged conman claims he is the victim

Alleged conman claims he is the victim

An alleged conman who carried out "bold frauds on a grand scale" says he is the victim.

Fonterra Shareholders' Fund price set

Fonterra said it had set its final price for units in the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund at $5.50 per unit - the top end of an indicative $4.60 to $5.50 range.

Burglar stole landlady's family heirlooms

A man who stole his landlady's family heirlooms before making sexual advances towards her returned after being turfed out to burgle the property, a court heard today.

Armed police called out

Whakatane police set up cordons today after reports of a man walking around the coastal settlement of Taiwhakaea brandishing a high-powered firearm.

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