Rugby: Ranger off leash for All Blacks

Rugby: Ranger off leash for All Blacks

After two stunning performances off the reserves bench against France, Rene Ranger gets the chance to demonstrate his unique brand of high-octane rugby from the opening whistle in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Nun admits breaking girl's arm

Nun admits breaking girl's arm

A nun has admitted breaking the arm of a 9-year-old at Sunday School after the girl failed to get an action song right.

Football: Phoenix operations manager moves on

Mal Impiombato, the Phoenix football operations manager since the club's formation, is leaving Wellington to take up a position with Football Federation Australia.

Tornado touches down in Waikato

A tornado reportedly touched down in Waikato for about 10 minutes this afternoon, with a local farmer sending a photograph to forecaster WeatherWatch.co.nz.

Football: Abandoned fixtures to be replayed this weekend

The four abandoned Chatham Cup third round fixtures have all been rescheduled for this weekend.

Buller Mayor to bow out

Buller Mayor Pat McManus will not seek re-election after 12 years on the local council, six of them as mayor.

Kiwi found dead in Queensland

A New Zealand man has been found dead outside a house in Clermont, Queensland this morning.

TV football goes online

TV football goes online

Kiwi football fans, who say they were given a raw deal by Sky TV for too long, have welcomed a new player to the broadcasting market.

Tauranga pair to defend Kaimai kidnap charges

The pair accused of abducting and bashing a 32-year-old local man in the Kaimai Ranges plan to defend the allegations at trial.

Man on bail after Tauranga robbery

A Tauranga man who has admitted holding up the Lenz Superette with a small pistol and his face disguised by a balaclava has been freed on bail pending sentencing.

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