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Mallard eyes Speaker's role

Mallard eyes Speaker's role

Labour MP Trevor Mallard says he willingly went out of leader David Shearer's Shadow Cabinet because he wants to be Speaker if Labour goes into Government after 2014.

Fire closes Te Puke sawmill

A blaze at a Te Puke sawmill last night has put the mill out of action for two days.

Teen joyrider faces eight charges

A man was watching the end of an international cricket match in his lounge when a police pursuit came to a dramatic end outside his doorstep.

Major changes to Labour line-up

Major changes to Labour line-up

Long-serving Labour MP Annette King has been confirmed as the party's new health spokeswoman in David Shearer's reshuffle of Opposition portfolios. She replaces Maryan Street who becomes environment spokeswoman.

Softball: Captain Casley still struggling with injury

New Zealand men's softball captain Rhys Casley is still struggling with an injury four days before the world championships begin, with the Black Sox today calling in cover.

Golf: Ko finishes Thailand LGPA event in tie for 14th

Golf: Ko finishes Thailand LGPA event in tie for 14th

World No1 amateur Lydia Ko has fired a three under par 69 in the final round of the Thailand LPGA Championship to finish in a share of 14th place at the LPGA Tour event.

Golf: Paddison is hoping to learn his lines

Golf: Paddison is hoping to learn his lines

If Gareth Paddison learns only one thing in Queenstown this week, he would love to master the greens at The Hills.

Golf: Auckland continues golfing dominance

Golf: Auckland continues golfing dominance

Auckland has continued its dominance of the SBS Invitational tournament with its young team delivering an impressive wire-to-wire win at the Invercargill Golf Club yesterday.

Athletics: Drysdale to run Queen St mile

Athletics: Drysdale to run Queen St mile

Mahe Drysdale will continue to broaden his sporting horizons by running the Queen St Mile in April - and he might not be the only Olympic gold medallist to take part.

Trapped woman hit by freight train

Trapped woman hit by freight train

Rescuers desperately tried to free a woman trapped on rail lines as a train approached this morning.

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