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Rugby: Dagg returns to fullback for Crusaders

Rugby: Dagg returns to fullback for Crusaders

All Black Israel Dagg has been shifted back to fullback for the Crusaders' match against the Hurricanes at Westpac Staidum on Friday night after an unsuccessful stint on the wing in the side's opening loss to the Blues last weekend.

Slimmers making bad choices

Slimmers making bad choices

Slimmers turning to low-fat foods could be piling on the pounds.

Dunne warns Key of ticking 'time-bomb'

Government support partner Peter Dunne has sent a "time-bomb warning" to Prime Minister John Key, saying his "cut through" approach over the SkyCity convention centre and Hobbit law changes risks becoming a major problem.

Christmas Day crash trial starts

The trial for three people charged over a Christmas Day crash in Welcome Bay that killed two Tauranga sisters began in the High Court at Hamilton today.

Fatal crash on Desert Road

Fatal crash on Desert Road

Speed is believed to have contributed to a head-on crash which killed a 29-year-old man and closed the Desert Road overnight.

Drought drives dairy prices up

Drought drives dairy prices up

Worsening New Zealand drought conditions helped drive international dairy product prices up by 10.4 per cent at the latest global dairy trade auction, putting upward pressure on Fonterra's dairy payout forecasts for 2013/14 and beyond.

Hockey: Black Sticks beaten by Malaysia

The New Zealand men's hockey side went down 3-2 to Malaysia last night in the second of two tests between the sides as they both prepare for the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament starting on Saturday.

Police prosecutor pleads guilty to drug charges

Police prosecutor pleads guilty to drug charges

Confidential intelligence was leaked by a police prosecutor to people accused of running the country's largest ecstasy ring, a court has been told.

100,000 register for Mighty River shares

Some 100,000 New Zealanders have so far pre-registered for the Mighty River Power share offer, Minister of State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall says.

Softball: Black Sox pitcher overcomes pain barrier in win

The Shannon twins, Heinie and Patrick, are used to battling through adversity. Last year, Heinie fought off a severe, agonising injury around his pitching elbow to keep leading the way for Auckland and his club team, with catcher Patrick driving him on.

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