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South Island man claims $20m prize

South Island man claims $20m prize A vintage motorcycle buff visiting Invercargill for the Burt Munro challenge is $20.5 million richer after buying a Lotto ticket on whim.

Burglary at Tauranga's Warehouse Stationery

Police are investigating a Tauranga break-in at the Warehouse Stationary Fraser Cove last night.

Rugby: 'Fearless' England think All Blacks vulnerable

The "fearless" English rugby team are relishing the opportunity to play against the All Blacks this weekend and assistant coach Andy Farrell believes the world champions are vulnerable.

Rugby: Are the ABs the best in 25 years?

Rugby: Are the ABs the best in 25 years?

Several times the question has surfaced: Are the unbeaten 2012 All Blacks the best in recent history?

Man survives 200m plunge

A badly injured man was being flown to hospital last night after the vehicle he was in plunged about 200 metres from Te Mata Peak, Havelock North.

Cost-cutting factor in fatal Air Force flight

Cost-cutting factor in fatal Air Force flight

Three airmen killed in an Anzac Day helicopter crash were on a one-hour flight in pre-dawn darkness partly because it was considered too expensive to accommodate them in a hotel the previous night, says a leaked report.

Rugby: Carter confident of start against England

Rugby: Carter confident of start against England

Daniel Carter, rated only 50:50 late last week to start against England, is now confident he'll be wearing the All Black No 10 jersey at Twickenham on Sunday morning.

Council ponders house demolition ban

Auckland Council is considering a region-wide ban on demolishing tens of thousands of heritage and character homes unless owners can prove they are beyond repair.

Industry says rise in fracking unlikely

Oil and gas industry groups say they are not expecting a surge in fracking even though the process has been given a qualified tick by the government's environmental monitor.

Aerial nudes grab world attention

Aerial nudes grab world attention

An Auckland photographer who has attracted international recognition for nude aerial photographs he took of his wife in the 1980s, said the pictures almost never came to light.

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