Football: Added incentive to beat Aussies

The New Zealand women's football side are keen to beat Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years, but they have even more reason to beat their transtasman rivals now they have performance targets to meet as a team receiving government funding.

Mental health support for drought-stricken farmers

Farmers affected by this year's devastating drought will be given support to recognise mental health problems.

League: Townsend to move to Warriors

Cronulla half Chad Townsend has stolen the Warriors' thunder, announcing on his Facebook site he's signed a two-year contract to move to Auckland next season.

Jetstar ditches Wellington-Queenstown flights

Jetstar ditches Wellington-Queenstown flights

Jetstar is ditching services from Wellington to Queenstown as it focuses on peak-time services between Auckland and Christchurch.

Quake shakes Napier

Hawkes Bay has been jolted by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.

Yachting: Louis Vuitton Cup faces delay

The start of the Louis Vuitton Cup may yet be delayed with Team New Zealand considering making an appeal to the international jury after Artemis vetoed a proposal from the Kiwi team and Luna Rossa to alter the racing schedule.

Tramper right to activate beacon

A tramper accused of activating a personal locator beacon because he was running late and wanted a ride to his car has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation.

Council worker keeps sight after bleach attack

A council worker who had bleach thrown in his eyes in a highway attack is lucky to have avoided any permanent damage to his vision, his boss says.

Golf: Ko climbs the world rankings

Golf: Ko climbs the world rankings

World No 1 amateur Lydia Ko has climbed four spots to 18th on the world golf rankings.

Principal's inaction led to further abuse

Principal's inaction led to further abuse

A Northland school principal who took no action against paedophile teacher James Parker, despite police raising serious concerns about the teacher's sleepovers with young boys, has failed to get his job back.

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