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One killed as car crashes into ditch

One person was killed when a car left the road and went into a ditch in south Auckland overnight.

National plans food in schools programme

National will announce a food-in-schools programme early this week to prevent children becoming victims of learning problems, Prime Minister John Key told party members yesterday.

Tribal chief executive wins Labour selection

Ngati Kahungunu chief executive Meka Whaitiri yesterday won selection to stand for Labour in next month's Ikaroa-Rawhiti byelection to replace the late Parekura Horomia.

Two judges among courtroom assaults

Two judges among courtroom assaults

At least two judges were among 21 court staff assaulted in courtrooms in the past two years, according to figures which reveal thousands of actual or potential weapons were seized in that period by court security staff.

Car kidnap victim 'tough lady'

Car kidnap victim 'tough lady'

Within 24 hours of buying her new car, Ana Eriepa was being dragged from the back of it at high speed as she tried to escape from the boot after being kidnapped.

Rugby: Pickings slim at lock for France tests

Rugby: Pickings slim at lock for France tests

No Ali Williams, and now no Sam Whitelock for next month's three tests against France - New Zealand's locking stocks are on the slide.

Mixed results for National in polls

Mixed results for National in polls

Two political polls had different results tonight with one showing clear support for the National Party, while the other showed National would need coalition partners in order to govern.

League: Warriors bounce back with win

League: Warriors bounce back with win

The Warriors were once again smiling after 80 minutes of football but this time it was OK after they turned around one of their most humiliating defeats in the club's history to beat Newcastle 28-12 today.

Kidnapping charge in car drag case

Kidnapping charge in car drag case

Charges against a Rotorua man accused of dragging a woman behind his vehicle for a kilometre have been upgraded to kidnapping.

Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing weather is due to hit the South Island and parts of the North Island, WeatherWatch warns.

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