Cricket: NZC view Fulton as viable test captain

Peter Fulton is the frontrunner to captain the New Zealand test team if Brendon McCullum is injured.

Athletics: Golden girl on Cloud nine

Athletics: Golden girl on Cloud nine

If Val Adams' coach Jean-Pierre Egger was a gambler, he'd have lost $1000 betting against his Olympic shot put champion yesterday (Sat) at The Cloud in Auckland.

Football: Global hunt for Nix coach

Former All White Noah Hickey will be one of the key figures tasked with finding a replacement for Ricki Herbert as Phoenix coach.

League: Chance for stand-in half to create winning beat

He's a part-time DJ, a prolific user of social media and could be the surprise key man for the Warriors.

Kaiapoi crash victim named

Kaiapoi crash victim named

The person who died in a car crash north of Christchurch today has been named as Alana Adams.

Shearing: New Golden Shears champ gifts prize to cancer research and awareness

Hastings shearer Rowland Smith realised a dream of ages when he won the Golden Shears Open final on Saturday night, and then donated his $3000 prize to cancer research and awareness.

Call for free kids' flu jabs

Free flu vaccinations are in the pipeline for children under the age of 5 after an alarming number of toddlers ended up in hospital last winter.

TV ad pulled after fatal shark attack

An ad showing a shark circling a bikini-clad woman was pulled from screens this week. In the commercial for Lynx deodorants, a male lifeguard rescues the woman.

Plea deal for attacker stuns victim

A woman who fought off an attacker is furious to hear her alleged assailant could face a reduced charge.

Payout for Hanover pair

Former Hanover Finance bosses Eric Watson and Mark Hotchin have won a significant victory in their legal battles.

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