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Hawkes Bay houses damaged by fire

Two houses in the Hawkes Bay region have been badly damaged by fire overnight.

Football: Nelsen withdraws from China international

Football: Nelsen withdraws from China international

The All Whites will tackle China on Thursday morning without captain Ryan Nelsen, who has withdrawn with niggling ankle and knee injuries.

Cricket: Rain ruins Black Caps' chance of win

Cricket: Rain ruins Black Caps' chance of win

The limited overs component of New Zealand's cricket tour to Sri Lanka finished in much the same way as it started - with rain.

School bans 'out of hand' hugging

North Shore students have been banned from hugging during school hours because too many of them - mainly girls - were consistently arriving late to their classes.

Young mum killed by ex-partner on bail

A young mother was stabbed to death by her ex-partner who had been released on bail - despite police opposition - after an earlier incident in which he threatened to kill her.

Rugby: ABs' injured midfielders to go for X-rays

Rugby: ABs' injured midfielders to go for X-rays

The All Blacks' latest test midfield pairing of Tamati Ellison and Ben Smith will head for X-rays in Rome.

Paul Henry in talks to front new Close Up

Paul Henry is in talks for a return to TVNZ to front the new-look Close Up programme, the New Zealand Herald has been told.

Cyclist dies after falling on highway

Police are still trying to piece together how a Greymouth man died while out cycling about 11.30am yesterday.

Anti-royalist charged over attack plan

A "known anti-royalist" will face court this morning charged with preparing to assault the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the couple's tour of Auckland yesterday.

Rugby: Weepu back on top of his game

Rugby: Weepu back on top of his game

Nobody was exaggerating about Piri Weepu as we waited for a strong performance.

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