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KiwiRail may need $600m of asset-sale cash

Struggling KiwiRail may soak up almost $600 million, or a tenth of the cash raised from partly privatising state-owned power companies, Budget documents reveal.

Police got off over raids: Maori MPs

Maori MPs say police have escaped punishment for illegal actions after a landmark report finally confirmed that some operations during raids at Ruatoki were "contrary to law, unjustified and unreasonable".

Surge in fake money worries shopkeepers

Fake $100 notes are circulating in Auckland, and one group of businesses is being targeted repeatedly.

Cricket: Watling out, McCullum to take gloves

Cricket: Watling out, McCullum to take gloves

New Zealand wicketkeeper B-J Watling has been ruled out the second cricket test against England because of the left knee injury he sustained at Lord's.

Social media: The consequences of Twitter

Social media: The consequences of Twitter

Just after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Samoan centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu received a six-month ban from the IRB for a series of offensive Twitter rants.

Rugby: Henry raised some good points - Rennie

Rugby: Henry raised some good points - Rennie

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie believes Sir Graham Henry made some good points in his recent blast at the match officials, including the one about Wyatt Crockett's scrummaging technique.

Twister stuff of nightmares: Kiwi storm-chaser

Twister stuff of nightmares: Kiwi storm-chaser

Neill Ellis travelled from his home in the Bay of Plenty to "Tornado Alley" in the United States to fulfil a lifelong dream.

Church Minister cleared of assaulting referee

A church minister has been cleared of assaulting an off-duty police officer who was refereeing his son's under-10 rugby game in a disagreement over a try.

Cricket: Vettori's inclusion seems certain

Cricket: Vettori's inclusion seems certain

Barring an injury calamity in the final training session, Daniel Vettori's chances of playing in tomorrow night's test have become a case of 'when' rather than 'if'.

Drink-driving killer to be released

Drink-driving killer to be released

The father of a man killed by a notorious drink-driver says he fears for the safety of the community where the recidivist offender will live once he is released from prison in less than two weeks.

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