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.
A blaze at a Te Puke sawmill last night has put the mill out
of action for two days.
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.
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.
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
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.
If Gareth Paddison learns only one thing in Queenstown this
week, he would love to master the greens at The Hills.
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.
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.
Rescuers desperately tried to free a woman trapped on rail
lines as a train approached this morning.
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