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League: Marshall seeks release from Tigers

League: Marshall seeks release from Tigers

The chances of Benji Marshall switching to rugby union and playing for the Blues took a step closer last night when it was confirmed the former Kiwis captain asked for an release from the final two years of his contract with the Wests Tigers.

Rugby: Blues lock cops two-week ban

Blues lock Kane Barrett has been handed a two-week ban after pleading guilty to two instances of stamping during his side's loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Dead infant's father waiting for answers

The father of a 1-year-old boy who suffered fatal head injuries while at the home of his mother's new partner says he has to hear from police about the cause of his son's death.

'Chaotic' winter weather to continue

'Chaotic' winter weather to continue

The wintry blast that has caused havoc around the country is easing its icy grip but forecasters warn more of the same is on the way.

Charge dropped after fatal dog bashing

A slaughterman who bashed a Jack Russell to death with a fence batten and then claimed self-defence has had a charge of wilfully mistreating an animal dropped.

Man killed in crash near Christchurch

Man killed in crash near Christchurch

An elderly motorist has died after driving through an intersection near Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, this afternoon.

Rugby: Nanai-Williams 'gutted' at injury

Rugby: Nanai-Williams 'gutted' at injury

Chiefs centre Tim Nanai-Williams has revealed his disappointment at what is almost certainly a season-ending injury.

Tolls or tax the choice for Aucklanders

Tolls or tax the choice for Aucklanders

Aucklanders have two options to address the city's transport funding gap: road tolls, or higher rates and fuel taxes.

Football: Wellington club rubbishes racism claims

A Wellington football club at the centre of a racism row has today rubbished allegations its players abused opponents of African descent.

Dutch elm disease spreads from Auckland

A tree-killing disease previously contained to the Auckland area appears to be spreading south.

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