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Woman trapped in car after Auckland crash

Woman trapped in car after Auckland crash

A woman with serious injuries was this afternoon trapped in a car down a bank in west Auckland.

Rugby: Wallabies' claim described as 'desperate' ploy

The Wallabies' claim that the All Blacks are "vulnerable" for Saturday's test against Australia is a desperate ploy to try to upset the Bledisloe Cup holders, according to former All Blacks wing Stu Wilson.

Rugby: Faumuina's rise gives Franks welcome rest

Rugby: Faumuina's rise gives Franks welcome rest

Charlie Faumuina's selection to start at tight-head for the All Blacks on Saturday highlights his rapid rise to prominence but also brings into focus just how much hard work Owen Franks has got through in the last three years.

Rugby: Hansen picks top team for dangerous Wallabies

Rugby: Hansen picks top team for dangerous Wallabies

A bit like election campaigns, momentum is everything in test rugby which is why the All Blacks have resisted the temptation to make significant changes for the final Bledisloe Cup clash.

Fire chiefs slammed over quake response

Fire chiefs slammed over quake response

Fire chiefs failed to cope with the February 22 earthquake response, according to a scathing report out today which criticised them for being disorganised, out of the loop, and failing to support their firefighters who were battling to save lives.

Wild weather hits Nth Island

Wild weather hits Nth Island

Blustery winds will blast Auckland and most of the North Island this afternoon along with another band of rain, forecasters say.

Kiwibank chairman to review Anzac Day crash

Kiwibank chairman Ian Fitzgerald will conduct an independent review of the Defence Force's reaction to the fatal Iroquois helicopter crash on Anzac Day in 2010, State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie announced today.

Athletics: New high-performance training base for Chch

A new high-performance training base will be built in Christchurch following the demise of the earthquake-damaged QEII Park.

Rugby: Williams in doubt for semifinal

Rugby: Williams in doubt for semifinal

Auckland lock Ali Williams is in doubt for Saturday's ITM Cup semifinal match against Wellington with a back injury.

Smiling bank robber admits using fake bomb

A smiling bank robber has admitted using a fake bomb to hold up a Christchurch ANZ branch.

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