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Lyttleton bans large brothels

Lyttleton bans large brothels

Large brothels have been banned in Lyttelton as part of a city council's clamp down on the sex industry.

Tiwai Point's owners have history of playing hardball

Tiwai Point's owners have history of playing hardball

Rio Tinto - the ultimate owner of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter - is no stranger to playing hardball with governments when it comes to securing energy contracts.

Basketball: Breakers romp in game one

Basketball: Breakers romp in game one

If the Breakers managed to win two titles after dropping their playoff-opener, the sky must be the limit after they smashed Sydney in game one of their semifinal series tonight.

Jesse Ryder fights for life after beating

Jesse Ryder fights for life after beating

Cricket star Jesse Ryder was brutally attacked twice and is now fighting for his life in hospital, police said today.

Rugby: Kahui starts for Chiefs

Rugby: Kahui starts for Chiefs

Chiefs centre Richard Kahui will start his first game in 10 months when taking on the Blues at Mt Maunganui on Saturday.

Another EQC privacy breach revealed

Another EQC privacy breach revealed

Details of a new privacy breach involving the Earthquake Commission has been revealed in Parliament today.

Rugby: Smith and Perenara cleared to play

Rugby: Smith and Perenara cleared to play

Hurricanes backs Conrad Smith and TJ Perenara have both come through training today and will take their place in the starting XV to meet the lowly Southern Kings at Westpac Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Govt in talks over Tiwai subsidy

The Government is negotiating a new taxpayer-funded subsidy with Tiwai Point aluminium smelter's owners and has all but acknowledged its assets sales programme is being used by them to get a better deal on power prices.

Rugby: One change for Blues

Blues coach Sir John Kirwan has made just one injury-enforced change to the starting XV for Saturday's match against the Chiefs in Mount Maunganui.

Gorse fire threatened houses

Gorse fire threatened houses

A large gorse fire threatened three houses near Wellington's southern coast this morning.

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