Wellington has escaped major damage after yesterday's severe
earthquake, but engineers were continuing to check buildings
and infrastructure, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says.
Much of Wellington's CBD will be off limits this morning as
streets and buildings remain closed following yesterday's big
quakes and aftershocks.
They fell at this hurdle last season, but the Crusaders feel
they have the momentum and confidence to leap the Chiefs and
go all the way this year.
Underperforming All Blacks have been a source of irritation
for Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder this season - until now.
Emirates Team New Zealand's pointed inquiries about Oracle's
performance data seemed to have had an effect when Italy's
Luna Rossa 'black flagged' their solo race yesterday.
Are Quade Cooper's best years as a rugby player behind him?
A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found
dead at a block of council flats in Christchurch last night.
Warriors winger Glen Fisiiahi is struggling with a pectoral
muscle injury which may rule him out for the rest of the NRL
season and destroy his chances of playing for Tonga at this
year's World Cup.
If the Warriors make it to the NRL playoffs, they will
deserve to be there with a difficult run-in to complete their
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have lost two key performers
from their side as mid-courter Laura Langman and shooter
Irene van Dyk have parted ways with the franchise.
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