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Man robs supermarket armed with hammer

Manawatu Countdown supermarkets are reviewing their security measures after three stores were targeted within a week by armed robbers.

Football: Premier League on the horizon for Wood

Football: Premier League on the horizon for Wood

Chris Wood is on the verge of a move to Championship club Leicester City worth up to £2 million which he hopes will see him return to the English Premier League next season.

Severe weather warning issued

Severe weather warning issued

Large swathes of the North Island are being hit by thunderstorm this afternoon with warnings of heavy rain, slips and flash flooding.

Man attacked with steel bar

A Westport man had a lucky escape on Boxing Day after an armed burglar attacked him with a steel bar.

Lotto win written in stars

Lotto win written in stars

An octogenarian from Canterbury says her $500,000 Lotto First Division win this week was written in the stars - but the astrological advice for her today is not to spend up large.

Body confirmed as missing tramper's

The body of a man recovered from a creek in the Mikonui River area, south of Ross on the West Coast, has been confirmed as that of 50-year-old Christchurch man Rex Leslie Taylor.

Football: Huysegems still wanted by Herbert

Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert insists Belgian import Stein Huysegems remains part of the club's plans, despite him being an unused substitute against the Melbourne Heart last night.

Man badly hurt in quad bike accident

A mere 24 hours after the Boxing Day death of a teenager riding a quad bike in South Otago, a Wairarapa man has suffered broken ribs after the quadbike he was riding rolled.

Young girl used as sex slave

Young girl used as sex slave

A Rotorua man who treated a young girl like a "sex slave" has been jailed for more than 13 years.

Man attacked with hammer, vacuum pipe

Man attacked with hammer, vacuum pipe

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after an altercation between two groups on a suburban street in Papamoa.

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