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Vandals spill 6000 litres of wine

A winery has lost 6000 litres of merlot after vandals opened a tank valve and left it to drain.

Shock retraction from murder accused

Shock retraction from murder accused

The man accused of murdering Turangi service station attendant Rodney Tahu has made a shock retraction of an earlier admission that he had killed the father of two.

Prolific lawbreaker off to jail

A judge has sentenced a prolific lawbreaker to 21 months' jail after he clocked up his 14th conviction for drink-driving and 13th conviction for driving while disqualified.

Cricket: Horne appointed Auckland coach

Cricket: Horne appointed Auckland coach

Former New Zealand opener Matt Horne has been appointed as the new coach of the Auckland cricket side.

Deaf couple's stolen van burnt out

Mita Moses and Kathy Strongman wept yesterday when they saw what thieves had done to their van.

Jail for Switched on Gardener pair

Jail for Switched on Gardener pair

The owner of the Switched on Gardener chain of hydroponic supply shops has been sent to jail for four years and three months.

Search still on for missing Nelson man

A man missing for more than a week is believed to have been going fishing before he disappeared.

Easy Rider findings due this week

The findings of an investigation into how the Easy Rider fishing vessel capsized in Foveaux Strait last year, killing eight people, will be released on Friday.

No charges against Hanover: SFO

The Serious Fraud Office is not laying criminal charges against anyone associated with Hanover Finance following a 32-month investigation.

Tennis: Erakovic ousted in first round

Tennis: Erakovic ousted in first round

New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic has been ousted in the first round of the Portugal Open in Oeiras, falling to Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-3 6-0 at the US$220,000 clay court event.

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