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Jury dodgers may face fines

Jury dodgers may face fines

A $1000 fine may have to be imposed for anyone avoiding jury service, a judge says.

League: Ropati's long journey back

League: Ropati's long journey back

Jerome Ropati recently trawled through some footage of him playing in the 2010 NRL season to remind him of how he used to play.

Former police prosecutor jailed on drugs charges

Former police prosecutor jailed on drugs charges

Police prosecutors feel betrayed by a colleague who sold methamphetamine during court breaks and passed police intelligence to his drug associates.

League: Welfare high on NRL's agenda

The deaths of two New Zealand-born players this season has raised questions around welfare and whether NRL clubs are doing enough to assimilate Pacific Island youngsters into their environment.

Netball: Mystics struggle to bring 'babies' up to speed

Netball: Mystics struggle to bring 'babies' up to speed

The Northern Mystics admit they have dropped the ball with their succession planning as their rookie players struggle to adapt to a high-performance environment.

Fonterra units hit new high

Units in the Fonterra Shareholders Fund hit a record high this week, despite ongoing increases in dairy product prices, prompting some in the industry to question whether investors fully understand the factors at work.

'Heavy' interest in Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power looks set to have the widest shareholding of any New Zealand publicly listed company, surpassing that of Fletcher Building, Contact Energy and Auckland International Airport, once the Government's partial sale of the power generator and retailer is complete, investment sources said.

PM won't stand down Gilmore

PM won't stand down Gilmore

Prime Minister John Key says he is "very disappointed" in the behaviour of his lowest-ranked MP, Aaron Gilmore, during a boozy dinner, but does not intend standing him down.

Doubt cast over validity of horse urine samples

A lawyer has cast doubt on the validity of a racing horse's urine sample, which showed boosted amounts of a pain relief drug that can also improve performance.

Rugby: Thorn to crack ton

Rugby: Thorn to crack ton

Brad Thorn will run out onto Forsyth Barr Stadium for his 100th Super Rugby appearance tomorrow (Sat) night when the Highlanders search for their first win of the season against the Sharks.

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