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Rugby: Saint-Andre in struggle to lift modest French

Nicknamed Piglet for his skittery running style, Philippe Saint-Andre is best known here as captain of the only French team to win a test series on New Zealand soil.

Cricket: Test puzzler for McCullum

Cricket: Test puzzler for McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is trying to pinpoint why his team cannot translate limited overs success to the test arena.

Rugby: The foreign legion prop up Les Bleus

France begin their three-test series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. John Daniell looks at the controversy over too many foreigners in their rugby weakening the national side - and what Les Bleus are doing about it.

Yachting: There's a way out - Dalton

Yachting: There's a way out - Dalton

Emirates Team New Zealand have proposed a course through the tangle of uncertainty and self-interest that has temporarily becalmed the 34th America's Cup.

Cricket: Vettori in doubt for Trophy matches

Cricket: Vettori in doubt for Trophy matches

Daniel Vettori's prospects of playing for New Zealand at the Champions Trophy have worsened.

Uncertain future for homes after Wellington slip

Two houses perched precariously on the edge of a huge landslip in Wellington may never be safe to live in again, the council says.

Fatal factory fire in Rotorua

Fatal factory fire in Rotorua

A teenage girl was killed and several other teens were injured in a fire at a Rotorua industrial building overnight after police had earlier shut down a disorderly party of more than 100 people.

Three rescued from Fiordland

A 12-year-old boy and his father and grandfather have been rescued from their boat after it collided with rocks in Fiordland overnight.

Athletics: Adams keeps winning streak by narrow margin

Athletics: Adams keeps winning streak by narrow margin

Valerie Adams said she felt like she should be asleep as she dissected her showing at her opening Diamond League meeting today and it might help explain her flat performance.

Rugby: Bird's wings clipped with shoulder injury

No 8 Kieran Read is expected to be fit to play in next week's test against France but lock Dominic Bird's All Blacks ambitions will need to be put on hold after news he will need shoulder surgery that will put him out of the remainder of the Super Rugby competition.

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