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Cricket: Taylor makes low-key return; Otago in control

Cricket: Taylor makes low-key return; Otago in control

Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor returned to cricket with a whimper today, but his Central Districts side still took control of their Plunket Shield clash with Canterbury.

Cricket: White Ferns crush Australia for series win

Cricket: White Ferns crush Australia for series win

The New Zealand women's cricket team have capped their build-up for the women's one-day world cup with a historic Twenty20 series victory in Australia.

Defence Force fights second live fire blaze

Defence Force fights second live fire blaze

The Defence Force is battling a blaze in bushland at the Waiouru Military Camp in the central North Island, which started during a live fire exercise yesterday.

Tourist attacked on Waiheke not long in New Zealand

Tourist attacked on Waiheke not long in New Zealand

An English tourist attacked by a teenager while walking on Waiheke Island yesterday had been in the country only a few days, police say.

PM firm in defence of Parata

PM firm in defence of Parata

Prime Minister John Key mounted a strong defence of Education Minister Hekia Parata today in a speech during annual Ratana celebrations.

Fake cop avoids jail over massage parlour thefts

Fake cop avoids jail over massage parlour thefts

A young man who posed as a police officer at a massage parlour while his friend helped himself to the contents of people's handbags has escaped a prison sentence.

Farmer seriously injured after quad bike rolls

A farmer has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after his quad bike rolled more than 20 metres down a bank in Waikato.

Slip prompts fears for West Coast route

Haast residents fear a slip on a sheer cliff face nears Knights Point is threatening State Highway 6, and they have appealed to the New Zealand Transport Agency to act now before the road collapses.

Murder charge over New Year's Day death

A man arrested in connection with a New Year's Day death in Auckland has had his charged upgraded to murder.

Police suspect missing man was killed

Police have launched a homicide inquiry into the disappearance of missing man Amandeep Singh and say they are looking for his body.

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