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Teen charged with Waihi murder

Teen charged with Waihi murder

An 18-year-old Waihi man has appeared in court charged with the murder of holidaymaker Murray Wilkinson outside a caravan in the town early on New Year's Day.

Trade Me users ripped off for $30,000

A fraudster is wanted by police who say he has scammed $30,000 from Trade Me users by texting them and offering them iPhones.

Doubt over savings from restricting ear treatment

A leading surgeon doubts the Government will be able to save money by cutting down on treating children's ears with grommets.

Policeman charged with baton assault

A police officer has been charged with assault following an incident before Christmas when he used his baton while allegedly under attack.

Daughter upset at treatment

Daughter upset at treatment

The family of a diabetic fruit and vegetable company worker wrongly fired after miscounting limes and grapefruit and falling asleep on his forklift say the stress of losing his job contributed to his death seven months later.

Football: Durante looms as Nelsen replacement

Football: Durante looms as Nelsen replacement

He might not possess the aura and ability of Ryan Nelsen, at least yet, but Australia-born Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante is looming as a possible replacement for one of this country's greatest footballers.

Cricket: New role for Martin

Cricket: New role for Martin

The sight of New Zealand's senior seam bowler Chris Martin being overlooked for first use of the new ball in the first test at Cape Town seemed symbolic.

League: Blanchard farewelled in Christchurch

A daunting figure on the footie field ... and a man's man and a gentleman off it.

Tennis: Another abject display by NZ men

Tennis: Another abject display by NZ men

Another year, another abject display by New Zealand men's tennis on centre court at Stanley Street.

The Hobbit: should we have paid?

The Hobbit: should we have paid?

A majority of New Zealanders polled by the New Zealand Herald back the $67 million in tax breaks given to the producers of The Hobbit by the Government - but only if the films return more than that to the local economy.

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