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Cricket: Southee at last hitting his straps

Cricket: Southee at last hitting his straps

Tim Southee's continued good form is a positive sign for a struggling New Zealand team which is in need of a few consistent performers.

NZer 'deleted words from Oxford dictionary'

NZer 'deleted words from Oxford dictionary'

A New Zealander has been accused of covertly deleting thousands of words from the Oxford English Dictionary because of their foreign origins, and then blaming previous editors.

Cricket: Sri Lanka grind way back into test

Cricket: Sri Lanka grind way back into test

It certainly wasn't free-flowing but Sri Lanka did their best to grind their way out of trouble in the second cricket test against New Zealand on day three in Colombo today.

Tourist in court over motorcyclists' deaths

Tourist in court over motorcyclists' deaths

A Chinese visitor to New Zealand appeared in the Alexandra District Court today facing two counts of careless driving causing death, following a double fatality in the Lindis Pass on Monday.

Cricket: Southee bags two more

Cricket: Southee bags two more

Tim Southee nabbed two wickets late in the first session as New Zealand took further control of the second test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo today.

Cricket: Central Districts in control

An all-round effort from Adam Milne and a maiden first-class century to Tarun Nethula has put Central Districts on top against Otago after two days of their Plunket Shield encounter in Napier.

Man killed in forestry accident named

The forestry worker killed in an incident in Tararua District today has been named as 23-year-old Reece Joseph Reid.

Policeman accused of assault during arrest

Policeman accused of assault during arrest

A police constable accused of beating and kicking a driver at a cordon he was policing alone denies any assault and says the complainant is anti-authority and overly-dramatic.

Hockey: Black Sticks might not play in Indian league

The chances of nine New Zealand hockey players featuring in January's Hockey India League is looking increasingly unlikely after the timing of both the auction and tournament were moved again.

Pike River terms of reference released

The terms of reference for an investigation into whether failings by staff of the former Ministry of Economic Development contributed to the deaths of 29 men in an explosion at Pike River mine have been released today.

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