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Cricket: Ronchi still wanted by McCullum

Cricket: Ronchi still wanted by McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has endorsed Luke Ronchi as the country's one-day opener and wicketkeeper despite three failures and two starts with the bat across the England series and Champions Trophy.

Cricket: Ball starting to dominate over bat

Cricket: Ball starting to dominate over bat

After seven of the 12 Champions Trophy pool matches, it has been refreshing to see bowlers striking back against batsmen.

One in five pensioners still working

A staggering one in five pensioners is still working - a figure fuelled by finance company collapses, divorce and the high cost of living, experts say.

Rugby: Hansen not likely to tolerate more rustiness

Rugby: Hansen not likely to tolerate more rustiness

Steve Hansen's loyalty is one of the qualities which makes his players like him so much.

League: Warriors' mid-season report

League: Warriors' mid-season report

The NRL is halfway through the season. Michael Brown of APNZ plays school teacher and evaluates the Warriors' season to date.

League: Friend's Warriors future depends on Tomkins

League: Friend's Warriors future depends on Tomkins

Sam Tomkins' decision on whether to join the Warriors next season has a huge bearing on the remainder of the club's recruitment strategy, including whether hooker Nathan Friend has a future at Mt Smart Stadium.

League: Set of Six

Compiled by Michael Brown

Police, ministry investigate drowning

Police and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are investigating the drowning of a toddler on a Southland farm on Wednesday.

Drug convictions quashed

A former Rotorua man found guilty of importing and selling what was thought to be mephedrone has had his convictions quashed and will not face a retrial.

Rugby: Retallick injury could prompt reshuffle

Rugby: Retallick injury could prompt reshuffle

The All Blacks may be forced into a late reshuffle of their starting XV after Brodie Retallick limped off the training paddock late this afternoon with a damaged hamstring.

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