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Football: Wood moves to Leicester

New Zealand footballer Chris Wood has moved from English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion to Championship team Leicester in a $2.95 million deal, according to reports in the UK.

Call for trampers to carry beacons

Call for trampers to carry beacons

Rescue staff are renewing calls for trampers to carry emergency beacons after the partner of a wounded Dunedin woman descended Mitre Peak and kayaked back to Milford village to raise the alarm.

Is it a crib or a bach?

Is it a crib or a bach?

Some New Zealanders go to their bach during the holidays, others to their crib.

Celebrity honours cost $250,000

New Zealand universities have spent more than $250,000 dishing out honorary degrees to celebrities and visiting dignitaries, a Herald investigation into the eight institutions has found.

Tennis: Nadal on Heineken Open radar

Tennis: Nadal on Heineken Open radar

Global tennis phenomenon Rafael Nadal is being lined up to play in the Heineken Open in Auckland next month, nine years after he appeared on the backcourts as a virtual unknown.

Cricket: Down to business for Black Caps

Cricket: Down to business for Black Caps

Now for the tests. New Zealand at least got a foothold in their South African tour during the Twenty20 series, but things are about to get a heap harder.

Football: Phoenix pick up vital home win

Football: Phoenix pick up vital home win

Mark this one down as a character-building exercise for the Wellington Phoenix.

'Incredibly stupid' - paintballs fired at moving vehicles

Police have arrested three people who fired paintball guns at moving vehicles, hitting one in the windscreen.

Grave concerns held for missing tramper

Police now hold "grave concerns" for a missing tramper who has not been heard from since Sunday.

Disruption on roads; toll stands at three

Fatal accidents, breakdowns and huge traffic backlogs have plagued the first four days of the official Christmas road toll period.

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