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Knife stuck in head after party stabbing

Knife stuck in head after party stabbing

A Christchurch man was about a millimetre away from losing his sight and five millimetres from being seriously brain damaged when a steak knife was wedged firmly inside his skull, his surgeon says.

Rowing: Supercoach Dick Tonks steps down

Rowing: Supercoach Dick Tonks steps down

Dick Tonks has stepped down as head coach at Rowing New Zealand to devote himself solely to the women's programme over the next Olympic cycle.

Earthquake shakes the North Island

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the east coast of the North Island and been followed by a group of smaller quakes overnight.

Golf: Charming Ko a Kiwi treasure

Golf: Charming Ko a Kiwi treasure

Lydia Ko might not realise it, but she can play a pivotal role in New Zealand society.

Golf: Lydia Ko shares lead at Aust Open

Golf: Lydia Ko shares lead at Aust Open

Lydia Ko is in with a real chance of adding the Australian Open to the New Zealand Open crown she won last week, holding a share of the lead heading into the final day.

Rugby: Chiefs hold on against Hurricanes

Rugby: Chiefs hold on against Hurricanes

If the defending Super 15 champions thought they would be able to pick up where they left off last year, the Chiefs were given a good reminder  that it doesn't work like that.

Cricket: Southee makes solid return

Tim Southee continued his fine return to first class cricket with a five-wicket bag today, leaving him set to don the black cap in next month's test series against England.

League: Penrith too strong for Warriors

The Warriors have lost their second trial of 2013, going down 32-18 to Penrith in an entertaining match at Waikato Stadium today.

Army bosses defend combat training

Army bosses defend combat training

Army chiefs and the Defence Minister have hit back at claims that ill-prepared soldiers were sent into combat in Afghanistan.

Murder probe after body found

Murder probe after body found

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 24-year-old male was found at an Auckland address last night.

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