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Football: Wellington to host World Cup playoff

The All Whites will hope to replicate what they did nearly four years ago and in the same venue after Wellington was announced today as the host for November's World Cup playoff.

Car, train collide near 'Smash Palace' yard

A car and the Northern Explorer train have collided on a rail crossing north of Ohakune.

Tongan cops committed for Fungavaka trial

Five Tongan police officers are among those set to stand trial over the manslaughter of New Zealand constable Kali Fungavaka.

Yachting: America's Cup officially opened

Yachting: America's Cup officially opened

The America's Cup has been officially opened, with a glamorous and at times comically over-the-top ceremony at the event village in San Francisco today.

TV3 loses rights to Home & Away

TV3 loses rights to Home & Away

TVNZ has poached popular Australian soap Home & Away from TV3 after indebted parent company Mediaworks lost the show's rights.

Man groomed boys for sex

Man groomed boys for sex

A 30-year-old man who sexually groomed young boys and made contact with one of his victims via Facebook has been sentenced to 11 months of home detention.

Submitters fire up at GCSB hearing

Submitters continued to voice their opposition to the Government's controversial new GCSB legislation in an occasionally fiery committee hearing at Parliament this morning.

Red meat sector 'stuck in its ways'

Red meat sector 'stuck in its ways'

The New Zealand beef and lamb industry is at risk of being an insignificant player in the country's economic recovery if it does not adopt a more integrated approach, ANZ Bank said.

Search on after man shot in buttocks

A man has been shot in the buttocks in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood this morning.

Teacher censured for 'back-handing' pupil

A relieving teacher has been censured for serious misconduct and ordered to undertake non-violence classes after "back-handing" a Year 9 nine child repeatedly over the head for making helicopter noises.

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