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Mum chased for money after son hit by car

Mum chased for money after son hit by car

The mother of a 12-year-old boy hit by a car as he walked home from school in Auckland is being chased for damages by the driver's insurance company.

Viral illness hits childcare centres

Viral illness hits childcare centres

Early childhood centres are feeling the effects of the community outbreak of a severe strain of hand, foot and mouth disease.

Frosty start to day in South

The south had a frosty start this morning, with temperatures of -4C at Dunedin airport and -3C at Queenstown and Wanaka.

Four cars in nose-to-tail collision

Four cars have crashed in a nose-to-tail collision during rush-hour traffic in central Auckland.

Rugby: Ben Smith to switch to wing for All Blacks

Rugby: Ben Smith to switch to wing for All Blacks

Ben Smith will transfer his art to the wing in a switch the All Blacks hope will mirror the work of his predecessor.

Cricket: Vettori dilemma has selectors in a spin

Cricket: Vettori dilemma has selectors in a spin

As New Zealand bask in the satisfaction of a one-day international series win in England, an unusual question has emerged.

Rugby: French recruit learning by numbers

Rugby: French recruit learning by numbers

rugby priority for backrower Bernard le Roux was learning to count to 20 in French so he could understand lineout calls.

Hero officer tells of tackling petrol-soaked man

Hero officer tells of tackling petrol-soaked man

A police officer says he barely thought about the risk as he tackled a petrol-soaked man who was threatening to kill everyone in the house with the flick of a lighter.

League: Packer not only sportsman caught short

League: Packer not only sportsman caught short

Russell Packer might lay claim to the most expensive tinkle in New Zealand history, but he's far from the first sportsman or woman to be caught short. APNZ's Michael Brown provides some light relief as he looks at five wee issues in sport.

Hubbard's wife caused crash, court told

Hubbard's wife caused crash, court told

Timaru financier Allan Hubbard died in a head-on car crash caused by his elderly wife, not by the Mosgiel man accused of careless driving causing his death, a court has been told.

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