Triathlon: Samuels and Dodds have notable weekend

Nicky Samuels and Tony Dodds were the New Zealanders who gained the most from the opening round of the world triathlon series in Auckland on Saturday.

Identity document flaws blamed on handwriting

Illegible handwriting is being blamed for nearly 7000 identity documents found to have incorrect information every year.

Bedside vigil for children burned in car fire

The family of two children who were severely burned in a car fire in Gisborne last week are maintaining a bedside vigil as the pair continue to fight for their lives in hospital.

Bomb scare on plane at Auckland Airport

The police bomb squad was called out to investigate a suspicious package found on a plane that has landed at the Auckland International Airport this morning, an emergency services spokesman said.

Teen in hospital after Auckland hit and run

Police are still searching for a car involved in a hit and run that has left a teenage boy in an Auckland hospital overnight.

Toddler may lose tips of fingers after fall

A 1-year-old who fell into a fire in an empty swimming pool may lose the tips of his fingers.

Rugby: Ben Smith central to All Blacks' planning

Rugby: Ben Smith central to All Blacks' planning

In an ideal world, Ben Smith would have made a similarly impressive start to the season wearing 13 rather than 15.

Murder rewards go begging

Not one cent has been paid out from police rewards of $170,000 offered in the past five years.

Rugby: Retallick shaping up as 'something special'

Rugby: Retallick shaping up as 'something special'

It was with minimal fanfare that the New Zealand Rugby Union announced they had retained Brodie Retallick through to the next World Cup.

Boxing: Botha rates 'appetiser'

Heavyweight boxer Francois Botha says he is coming to New Zealand to "retire" promising young New Zealand fighter Joseph Parker - a tasty appetiser, he says, to the main course of a rematch against Sonny Bill Williams in December.

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