Football: Intriguing clashes in Chatham Cup fourth round draw

Today's fourth round draw for the Chatham Cup threw up some mouthwatering ties although four clubs are still on tenterhooks awaiting replayed fixtures before knowing their opposition.

Rotorua teen jailed for violating girl

A Rotorua 17-year-old used gang slogans as he sexually violated a teenage girl - treating her "like a piece of meat", a court has heard.

League: Elliott - bye just the ticket for Warriors

League: Elliott - bye just the ticket for Warriors

After recording their first four-game winning streak since 2011, you would expect the bye week to be an unwelcome momentum killer for the New Zealand Warriors but coach Matt Elliott says the break has come at just the right time.

Pike families 'gutted' trial will be held in Wellington

The trial of former Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall relating to the 2010 mining disaster that claimed 29 lives will be moved to Wellington.

Man charged for 139 thefts from cars

A 25-year-old Tauranga man has been charged with 139 counts of thefts from cars.

Ponds searched on Scott Guy's farm

Ponds searched on Scott Guy's farm

Police investigating the murder of Scott Guy have dredged effluent ponds on the Guy family farm that many believed would hold the key to finding the killer.

Cricket: Fielding lets NZ down in loss to England

Cricket: Fielding lets NZ down in loss to England

Kane Williamson's batting brought New Zealand within 10 runs of victory but the overall fielding effort let them down in the Champions Trophy loss to England.

Swimming: Kean continues good form in France

Wellington backstroker Gareth Kean continued on his winning ways on the final day of the Mare Nostrum swim meet in France today.

Prison for crime spree

A Whangarei man who was part of an elaborate plan that included robbing a tavern and later targeting Asian families in Auckland has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail.

Equestrian: Nicholson on top in Germany

Andrew Nicholson is again the toast of the eventing world this morning with a superb win at the top-ranking Luhmuhlen CCI four-star event in Germany.

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