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Athletics: Hockey star outpaces top sprinters

New Zealand women's hockey player Anita Punt had often wondered how competitive she would be in athletics and today found out the answer is very when lining up against some of this country's best sprinters.

Sevens: Huge upset as Kenya beats NZ in semis

Sevens: Huge upset as Kenya beats NZ in semis

Kenya have produced one of the biggest upsets in the history of the international sevens circuit with a 19-14 semifinal win over New Zealand in Wellington tonight.

Football: Phoenix break losing run

After failing to fire in Wellington, the Phoenix came to Auckland today to grind out a 1-0 win over Perth and begin the road back to playoff contention.

Three arrested over stabbing death

Three men have been arrested after a 27-year-old Levin man was stabbed to death at a rural Levin property last night.

Cricket: White Ferns thump South Africa

Sophie Devine blasted a spectacular 145 not out to help New Zealand to a commanding 151-run win over South Africa in their opening Group B match of the women's World Cup in India overnight (NZT).

Sevens: New Zealand cruise into semis

New Zealand have breezed through to the semifinals of the Wellington sevens after a bruising 24-5 win over Australia at Westpac Stadium this afternoon.

Tourist seriously hurt leaping off bridge

Swimmers are being urged to take care before leaping off bridges after a 22-year-old French tourist suffered serious leg injuries as he plunged into the Buller River.

Holmes family grateful for 'overwhelming support'

Sir Paul Holmes' funeral will be held at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral next Friday.

Man (27) stabbed to death

A 27-year-old man was stabbed to death at a rural Levin property last night.

Hungry trio 'abduct van driver for McDonald's run'

Three young Waitara men with the munchies abducted a security van driver and forced him to drive them to McDonald's for a feed, police say.

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