Cricket: Wiseman to put a new spin on English conditions

Paul Wiseman has been recruited as a guide on local conditions for the New Zealand cricket tour of England.

Body recovered from Lake Taupo

 The body of a 59-year-old fisherman has been recovered from Lake Taupo overnight.

Top cop clear of complaints

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has received two complaints about the nation's second-highest-ranking police officer, Mike Bush - but it will not be taking any action.

Thunderstorms, gales for upper North Island

Auckland and Northland residents are being warned to prepare for "intense" thunderstorms and "damaging" gales up to 130kmh from this afternoon.

Fatal crash near Levin

Fatal crash near Levin

The drivers of two vehicles that crashed head-on last night have died and a third person is in a critical condition in hospital.

Rugby: Playoffs a long way off for Hurricanes

Rugby: Playoffs a long way off for Hurricanes

If the Hurricanes look a long way in to the distance they might be able to make out the Super Rugby playoffs.

Man in critical condition after tractor rescue

A Northland man who was seriously injured after his tractor went down a bank remains in a critical condition.

Car crushed between two buses

A car was crushed between two buses in Birkenhead this morning and an eyewitness said it was amazing nobody was badly hurt.

Electrocuted son vindicated by finding - mum

The mother of an Auckland builder who was electrocuted under his house says her son has been vindicated by a finding against the electricians whose faulty wiring turned the property into a death trap.

Rugby: Established ABs likely to be named in squad

Rugby: Established ABs likely to be named in squad

Younger All Black prospects will get their chance at several training camps this month. But when that group is cropped for the June test series against France, all the established All Blacks will be picked to restate their international credentials.

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