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Tennis: Erakovic progresses in Sydney

Tennis: Erakovic progresses in Sydney

New Zealand tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic survived another test of endurance today before advancing to the final stage of qualifying at the US$690,000 Sydney WTA event.

Mountain biking: British riders victorious in Bluff downhill

Great Britain's Bernard Kerr edged out Christchurch's Cam Cole by the narrowest of margins to win the first round of the mountain bike cup series in Bluff today.

Temperatures soar in the South

Temperatures soar in the South

The south of the South Island saw temperatures creep up to or over the 30 degree mark today, and the North Island can expect high temperatures tomorrow, according to WeatherWatch.co.nz analyst Richard Green.

Cricket: Proteas attack best in the world - McCullum

Cricket: Proteas attack best in the world - McCullum

South Africa's formidable fast-bowling trio of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Steyn got high praise for their handiwork from New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum after the three-day test at Newlands today.

Anger mounts after quad bike crash

Anger mounts after quad bike crash

Sympathy has turned to anger as people in Waimarama try to understand the actions of four adults who crashed a quad bike, critically injuring a "beautiful little girl" late on Wednesday night.

Couple rushed to hospital after crash near Hamilton

An elderly couple has been rushed to hospital after a crash at Puketaha near Hamilton this morning.

Locator beacons prove their worth

Personal locator beacons have proved their worth after eight trampers have been rescued in four incidents over the last three days.

Climbers' 200m Mt Cook plunge

Climbers' 200m Mt Cook plunge

Two Australian climbers were injured on Aoraki/Mt Cook overnight when they were hit by ice and fell 200m.

House destroyed by fire

A house has been destroyed on Rakino Island in the Gulf Harbour early today.

Athletics: Marathon journey ahead for Wilson

Nobody has ever completed the marathon journey known as the Cook to Cook in one outing. Sarah Wilson is about to have her second crack at it and, as APNZ's Daniel Richardson found out, she's lucky to be around to have another chance.

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