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Cricket: Rain can't save the Black Caps

Cricket: Rain can't save the Black Caps

The England cricket team's meteorological department proved better than other weather pundits as rain held off long enough to secure a 247-run victory over New Zealand at Headingley in 86 minutes' play on the final day.

'It was heading straight for us'

'It was heading straight for us' Students feared for their lives when an out-of-control car jumped a kerb, crashed through a fence and dropped to stop vertically "on its nose" on a snow-covered Dunedin road.

Fresh holes appear in Esplanade

Fresh holes appear in Esplanade A relentless sea continues to suck out fill from under the Esplanade, creating new holes in the pavement and expanding cavities that appeared on Sunday.

League: Johnson makes statement to Elliott

League: Johnson makes statement to Elliott

Halfback Shaun Johnson made a gesture to Matt Elliott in the coach's box immediately after Elijah Taylor crossed to seal the Warriors' 28-12 win over Newcastle on Sunday,

Nuclear test data contributes to reopening of cold case

Data from nuclear bomb testing helped New Zealand scientists pinpoint the age of a skeleton found in Australia, leading to a decades-old cold case being reopened.

Driver caught twice in cellphone sting

Talking on a cellphone while driving has cost a Christchurch motorist $160 and 40 demerit points after he was picked up twice in a police sting.

Rugby: Sabbatical could extend Smith's career to World Cup

Rugby: Sabbatical could extend Smith's career to World Cup

When Conrad Smith sat down to renegotiate his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union last year he felt there was no way he could continue to the next World Cup.

'Quake Outcasts' slam compo offer extension

A group of red zone property owners battling the Government for fair compensation has slammed an extension for them to accept the Crown's offer.

Cops follow leads after police car arson

Detectives appear to be on the trail of the arsonist who torched a police car in Lyttelton yesterday.

Cricket: Taylor sole bright spot in Black Caps batting

Cricket: Taylor sole bright spot in Black Caps batting

Ross Taylor is the only batsman to come away from the away test series against England with respectability. In four innings he produced two half centuries of 66 at Lord's and 70 at Headingley in batting performances which otherwise concertinaed.

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