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Gang insignia Bill passes first reading

The Government is one step closer to banning gang patches in schools, police stations and Work and Income offices.

Rugby: Continuity the key for Hurricanes

Rugby: Continuity the key for Hurricanes

If the Hurricanes keep their season alive and knock over the Chiefs on Friday night, coach Mark Hammett will look back to today as the time he made his best decision of the week.

Police follow tip in Mona Blades case

Police investigating the historic disappearance of Mona Blades say they'll be following reports of an abandoned vehicle spotted by a hunter in the Rangitaiki Forest near Taupo.

Drug-dealing cheerleader's sentence slashed

A cheerleader and model who was the "driving force" behind a P syndicate has had three-and-a-half years shaved off her 10-year jail sentence.

Man killed in Napier workplace

Man killed in Napier workplace

A man has been killed in a workplace accident in Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Chiefs' flanker Sam Cane, the only No 7 named in the All Blacks' wider training group yesterday, has been ruled out of Friday's match against the Hurricanes with a slight back strain.

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

A drink-driving sportswoman will have her case re-heard after a High Court justice found there was no evidence to support her discharge without conviction and permanent name suppression.

Police volunteers drafted for bunny hunt

Armed police volunteers have been drafted for a night-time bunny hunt along the Greymouth coastline to control an infestation of rabbits and hares that have been pot-holing sports fields and walking tracks.

West Coast author missing

West Coast historian and author Les Wright has been reported missing in the North Island.

Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

A 72-year-old man suffered serious injuries when his van plunged 150 metres down a bank in Hawke's Bay this morning.

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