The Breakers are sitting on cloud nine after tonight's
record-breaking win over Wollongong, but next week they face
the one side capable of bringing them back down to earth.
Rural firefighters say the pressure is still on as scrub
fires continue to flare up in tinder-dry areas.
Otago cricket's golden summer continued in Dunedin today when
the Volts thrashed Wellington by an innings and 240 inside
three days of their Plunket Shield encounter.
A 70-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by
a motorcycle in a hit-and-run incident in Warkworth this
Troubled Crusaders wing Zac Guildford has withdrawn
indefinitely from the Crusaders for this year's Super Rugby
season to undertake an intensive treatment programme to
address his ongoing personal issues.
The New Zealand yachtsman who was killed during a storm in
Phuket, Thailand, yesterday has been named.
Insurance giant American International Group says it has
already got business benefits from its sponsorship of the All
The Army says it will continue holding live firing training
exercises in hot, dry conditions despite sparking two major
fires this week.
Auckland and Wellington both spent long days in the field
today as their opponents piled on the runs in Plunket Shield
action in Hamilton and Dunedin.
A New Zealand yachtsman has been killed during a sudden storm
in Phuket, Thailand, this morning.
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