Cricket: Wellington into semifinals

Wellington advanced to the semifinals of the HRV Cup with a win over Northern Districts today - and Auckland could join them there with one more victory.

Teen dies after drinking homebrew spirits

A teenager died after reportedly drinking home-brewed spirits at an 18th birthday party in South Auckland yesterday.

Football: Phoenix drop another game

When the Wellington Phoenix lose at home you know something is wrong.

Football: Big win for Otago over Manawatu

Waitakere and Auckland picked up ASB Premiership victories today but it was the explosive clash between Otago and Manawatu that caught the eye with five goals and five red cards.

Arrests made over Featherston death

Police have arrested three people today as part of their investigation into the death of a Featherston man early yesterday.

Court challenge to freedom camping bylaw

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association is taking Westland District Council to court in a bid to quash its "overly restrictive" freedom camping bylaw.

Attacked officer grateful for help

Attacked officer grateful for help

A police officer attacked by a mob in the coastal Waikato town of Kawhia on Friday night has expressed his gratitude for the help he received from locals.

Cycling: Roulston claims national champs title

Hayden Roulston has won a popular victory in the national road cycling championships in Christchurch today.

The hometown favourite rode down professional teammate George Bennett in the final 3km to claim his third victory in the event, sponsored by Calder Stewart. Roulston last won the race in 2011.

Boy serious after being hit by car

A 7-year-old Minginui boy is in a serious but stable condition in Rotorua Hospital after being hit by a car in the remote township near Murupara.

Flights back on track after cloud disruptions

Flights back on track after cloud disruptions

Flights were back on track in and out of Wellington this afternoon after low cloud disrupted flights this morning.

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