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PM won't stand down Gilmore

PM won't stand down Gilmore

Prime Minister John Key says he is "very disappointed" in the behaviour of his lowest-ranked MP, Aaron Gilmore, during a boozy dinner, but does not intend standing him down.

Doubt cast over validity of horse urine samples

A lawyer has cast doubt on the validity of a racing horse's urine sample, which showed boosted amounts of a pain relief drug that can also improve performance.

Rugby: Thorn to crack ton

Rugby: Thorn to crack ton

Brad Thorn will run out onto Forsyth Barr Stadium for his 100th Super Rugby appearance tomorrow (Sat) night when the Highlanders search for their first win of the season against the Sharks.

Red light runners catch police eye

Brazen drivers are bolting through red lights at an alarming rate at a busy Whangarei intersection.

Taiaroa murder motive 'beyond comprehension'

Taiaroa murder motive 'beyond comprehension'

The motive for killing George Taiaroa would appall most people, but police will not go into specific details about it.

Man shot by police to appear in court

A Porirua man who was shot and Tasered by police while allegedly attacking his pregnant partner has appeared in court and been granted name suppression.

Wintry blast to hit country

Wintry blast to hit country

Snow, heavy showers and hail are expected during the weekend - with forecasters predicting icy weather to send temperatures plummeting for New Zealand's coldest weekend of the year yet.

Five thoughts on the Rugby World Cup draw

Five thoughts on the Rugby World Cup draw

It's still 869 days away but the 2015 Rugby World Cup is today's talking point after the schedule was announced last night. Cameron McMillan has been looking over the draw, even has it printed out and posted on his cubicle already, and adds five thoughts on how the All Blacks' cup defence could play out.

National picks up support: poll

National picks up support: poll

The latest Roy Morgan political survey shows support for the Government has returned after it took a major hit in recent polls.

Owner recovers stolen speed boat

Shane McKay couldn't believe his eyes as he saw his beloved stolen speed boat being towed in the opposite direction.

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