Football: National body announces another surplus

New Zealand Football has announced a surplus of $309,000 for 2012, the fifth-straight year it has posted a figure in the black.

League: Vatuvei chases the beautiful game

League: Vatuvei chases the beautiful game

Warriors coach Matt Elliott wants to see less of The Beast in Manu Vatuvei as he attempts to add more finesse to the giant winger's game.

Man jailed for throttling policeman

A Greymouth man who tried to throttle a policeman and held a female constable on the ground by her ponytail has been jailed for nine months.

Vicious attack at tattoo parlour

A man has been seriously injured after he was attacked at an Auckland tattoo parlour this afternoon.

Upcoming budget 'for the boardroom, not the smoko room'

Next week's Budget will be a Budget for the boardroom, not the smoko room, says Labour leader David Shearer.

Cycling: National sprint coach Grace resigns

BikeNZ will be on the lookout for a new sprint coach after Justin Grace's resignation.

Fire guts Whakatane home

Fire guts Whakatane home

A youngster playing with matches in his bedroom resulted in a Whakatane family fleeing with just the clothes on their back as glass exploded and flames leapt out the windows of their two-storey home this morning.

Murder accused admitted killing, court told

Murder accused admitted killing, court told

Nikki Roper bumped into an old prison pal just days after he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alexsis Tovizi, and told him he had killed the girl tattooed on his cheek because she was cheating on him, a court has heard.

Rugby: Sanzar investigate alleged misconduct by Stormers

The sideline conduct of the Stormers during their Super Rugby victory over the Hurricanes in Palmerston North has sparked a Sanzar investigation.

Severe thunderstorms possible in Northland

More than 100 lightning strikes have hit Northland this morning as another severe weather warning is issued for the district, with heavy rain and more thunderstorms expected later today.

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