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Chch council will meet consents deadline: Parker

Chch council will meet consents deadline: Parker

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is adamant his council will meet a two-week deadline to speed up its consenting process, as the Government threatens to step in if it does not.

Rugby: Sanctions after 'all-in brawl'

Rugby: Sanctions after 'all-in brawl'

Three South Canterbury rugby players and a spectator have been sanctioned after an on-field scuffle turned into an "all-in brawl" involving more than 20 people on Saturday.

Rugby: Kronfeld denounces 'morons' over gay slurs

Rugby: Kronfeld denounces 'morons' over gay slurs

Josh Kronfeld is one of two former All Blacks who have slammed three fans who yelled homophobic slurs and harassed a woman who confronted them at a rugby test.

Fire engulfs flats near Wellington

Fire engulfs flats near Wellington

A fire which engulfed a block of flats north of Wellington early this morning is being treated as suspicious.

Cricket: Franklin an option to open the batting

Cricket: Franklin an option to open the batting

Luke Ronchi will have a chance to cement himself at the top of the order in New Zealand's Champions Trophy match against Australia tonight (NZT) but the selectors might give thought to opening with James Franklin.

Rugby: McCaw's sabbatical not completely pain free

Rugby: McCaw's sabbatical not completely pain free

The strangest thing Richie McCaw discovered during his break from the treadmill of almost never-ending rugby over more than a decade are the aches and pains he suffered from not training.

Equestrian: Nicholson looks to maintain lead

Points will be on leading New Zealand rider Andrew Nicholson's mind going into the four-star Luhmuhlen event starting in Germany tomorrow night.

Rugby: Hansen puts heat on starting XV

Rugby: Hansen puts heat on starting XV

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has put the heat on his starting XV to make significant improvements in the second test against France in Christchurch on Saturday.

Adventure company pleads guilty after deaths

An adventure company responsible for a rock-climbing expedition during which three people were swept to their deaths has pleaded guilty to failing to ensure their safety.

Convicted teacher to return to classroom

A teacher convicted of fraud after lying to Housing New Zealand over how much she earned, so she could get a $27,000 discount on her rent, will be allowed back in the classroom after a six-month suspension.

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