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Wanaka man in drug-plot begs for mercy

Wanaka man in drug-plot begs for mercy A Wanaka builder wept in the dock and begged for mercy as he was jailed for his part in a cocaine plot.

Rugby: New faces for Hurricanes

The Hurricanes return to Super Rugby on Friday with two new faces in the back three as Matt Proctor and James Marshall will join Julian Savea as the outside back combination to take on the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Cricket: Sky blackout leaves fans in the dark

Cricket: Sky blackout leaves fans in the dark

Cricket fans missed several overs of the Black Caps' Twenty20 cricket match against England this morning after Sky Sports' coverage cut out.

Dominion Finance directors plead guilty

Three Dominion Finance directors - including two well-known members of the business community - have pleaded guilty this morning and been convicted of making untrue statements in offer documents.

Man killed in mobility scooter crash named

An elderly man who died after he was hit by a van while riding his mobility scooter on a pedestrian crossing in Ashburton has been named.

Police can't say if body missing teen

Police are unable to say whether a body discovered in New Plymouth is that of missing teenager Nikolao Meafua.

Tennis: Erakovic into Wimbledon second round

Tennis: Erakovic into Wimbledon second round

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has reached the second round at Wimbledon after a tough first round win.

Labour slumps in poll shock

Labour slumps in poll shock

Voter support for Labour and its leader, David Shearer, has slumped in the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey, which he's admitted is a "surprise".

Pokie charity snubs Anglicans after anti-gaming submission

Pokie charity snubs Anglicans after anti-gaming submission

The biggest pokie charity in the country is rejecting funding applications from Anglican-linked organisations because a branch of the church spoke out against gaming machines.

Cricket: Plenty at stake for Franklin

Cricket: Plenty at stake for Franklin

As New Zealand and England embark upon a candidate for 'most short-horned series in cricket history' with their two Twenty20 matches, there is no shortage of motivation for James Franklin.

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