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Rugby: Rutledge called up to face Highlanders

Rugby: Rutledge called up to face Highlanders

Unwanted by the Highlanders, or anyone else this Super Rugby season, Jason Rutledge is in the unusual position of preparing to play his former teammates for the Hurricanes this weekend.

'Australian' slur against Kiwi ruled not racist

A woman convicted of racially abusing her New-Zealand-born neighbour by calling her a "fat Australian" has had her conviction overturned by appeal judges who ruled that being called "Australian" is not racist.

Unit aims to clear Novopay backlog

Unit aims to clear Novopay backlog

A unit opens today focused on clearing the backlog of issues that have been caused by the Novopay payroll system.

Racism claims split Grey Power

Racism claims split Grey Power

A senior Grey Power official has complained about the planned increase in immigrants in Auckland, prompting claims from his national president that the submission is racist.

Ocean rescue: 'It was crazy'

Ocean rescue: 'It was crazy'

The father of a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in heavy surf yesterday has thanked rescuers for saving his son's life.

Call to make party pills 'unsexy' in plain packs

Plain packaging should be extended to party pills and synthetic cannabis to reduce the appeal of these drugs to young people, a lobby group says.

Officer bottled in party brawl

A police officer was badly cut in the head by a bottle thrown from a Pt England party that turned violent after a man and a woman began arguing outside.

RSA getaway driver back in prison

RSA getaway driver back in prison

The getaway driver in the brutal RSA triple slaying has been recalled to prison as he faces injuring and driving charges.

Human chain rescues boy from surf

Members of the public and police created a human chain at a Napier beach to haul ashore a boy who was washed out in heavy surf today.

Football: Another loss for Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix could find themselves in the bizarre position of grabbing this season's A-League wooden spoon, while boasting the golden boot winner on their roster.

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