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League: Elliott not doing things by halves

League: Elliott not doing things by halves

Coach Matt Elliott has a lot of work to do to mend the ailing Warriors and he will also need to repair his relationship with halfback Shaun Johnson.

Ex legal high king may return to business

Ex legal high king may return to business

Legal high pioneer Matt Bowden has hinted he may return to the industry once the Government makes changes to legislation to make it safer.

Rugby: Serious message in Henry's humorous blast

Rugby: Serious message in Henry's humorous blast

There was humour and there was profanity. When Graham Henry is in this form he is thoroughly entertaining, but the Blues will hope a few Super Rugby match officials listen to the serious messages in their assistant coach's exchanges with journalists yesterday.

Rugby: Lions promise entertaining play

Rugby: Lions promise entertaining play

Lions coach Warren Gatland has promised his side will deliver an entertaining brand of rugby in their bid to overturn the Wallabies.

Basketball: Home game for Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns

The Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns will play at home for the first time in four years at the North Shore Events Centre on August 14.

Football: All Whites named in U20 World Cup squad

The New Zealand under-20 football side will play Australia in Wollongong next month on their way to the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Authorities to test quake readiness

Emergency responders across the South Island will test their readiness for a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault during a day-long exercise next week.

Scouts staffer used charity as 'personal bank'

A Scouts employee who racked up more than $20,000 of personal expenses on company credit cards has been found to have been unjustifiably dismissed despite a finding that he treated the charity as a "personal bank".

Rugby: Derby matches to have big say in NZ teams' run-in

Five Super Rugby rounds to go and the make-up of the top-six play-off spots is less than clear-cut. One thing is certain, though - the derby matches packed into the final stages of the competition mean the final standings will probably look a lot different than they do now.

Wildfoods Festival makes first loss

For the first time in its 24-year history, the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival has run at a loss as ticket sales slumped to 8800.

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