No rush of customers to rivals with National's demise

As ANZ begins shutting down the National Bank brand and forcing its customers, who have been called the most loyal on the high street, into a merged bank, the million dollar question remains - will they stay?

Netball: Taumaunu's confidence restored by win

Netball: Taumaunu's confidence restored by win

Waimarama Taumaunu admits the Silver Ferns' patchy form during the Quad Series made her question whether the progress her side made during their historic Constellation Cup win was real.

Basketball: Vukona heroics seal Breakers win

Basketball: Vukona heroics seal Breakers win

When the going gets tough, the tough get going - and no one on the Breakers' roster is tougher than Mika Vukona.

Paul Holmes back in hospital

Paul Holmes back in hospital

Broadcaster Paul Holmes is back in Hawkes Bay Hospital battling the latest of a series of infections following open-heart heart surgery in June.

Man falls to death in Takapuna

A man fell to his death from the IRD building in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore this afternoon.

Assets seized in drug ring crackdown

One kilogram of gold, half a million dollars in cash, five cars and four kilograms of pseudoephedrine and methamphetamine have been seized by police in the crackdown of a clandestine drug ring operation across Auckland.

Two flown to hospital after chemical spill

Two people are being flown to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition after being exposed to hydrogen sulfide in a chemical spill at a tanning factory in Wanganui.

Football: Phoenix to stick to their guns

During their five-plus seasons in the A-League the Wellington Phoenix have always been a tough-tackling outfit and coach Ricki Herbert doesn't expect that to stop in light of the Jeronimo Neumann debacle from last weekend.

Cycling: Barry takes stage, Jones still in yellow

Christchurch's Daniel Barry claimed a photo-finish stage win on the penultimate stage of the Tour of Southland today, but American Carter Jones still wears yellow heading into the final day.

Five members of Tribesmen arrested

Police made five arrests and seized three bikes plus a late model car as members of the Tribesmen Motorcycle Club rode through Northland to celebrate their 30th anniversary today.

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