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One killed in crash near Dargaville

A person was killed and four others injured, one critically, when a car hit a power pole in Northland last night.

Cricket: Lord's pitch draws criticism

Cricket: Lord's pitch draws criticism

Disappointment has been raised about the state of the Lord's pitch, despite the inclement conditions faced by the ground staff to prepare a test-quality strip.

Rugby: Dagg's demotion due to lack of confidence - Blackadder

Rugby: Dagg's demotion due to lack of confidence -  Blackadder

He came the nearest of any Crusader to scoring a try against the Blues in their first encounter this season and made a statement when coming off the reserves bench against the Brumbies, yet Israel Dagg's failure to crack the starting XV tonight is down to his lack of confidence, says Todd Blackadder.

League: Late woes threaten Warriors' season

League: Late woes threaten Warriors' season

It's something that afflicted All Blacks' teams at World Cups for close to two decades and now the Warriors are experiencing their own performance anxiety that threatens to ruin their season.

Rugby: Kirwan picking epic encounter with Crusaders

Rugby: Kirwan picking epic encounter with Crusaders

Flight time Auckland to Christchurch: about 1 hour 20 minutes. Difference in recent rugby pedigree: light years.

Hockey: NZ hopes to work fresh strategies against Korea

By the time New Zealand finish their six-match series against Korea, the two teams will most likely be on first- name terms, know each other's shoe size and have friended them on Facebook.

Rugby: Mealamu eager ahead of Crusaders clash

Rugby: Mealamu eager ahead of Crusaders clash

The young blokes in the Blues are eager rather than intimidated.

Rugby: Blues get $4m boost from new investors

Murray Bolton says his investment in the Blues is for the long haul.

ChCh residents advised to check neighbours after quake

Cantabrians have been advised to check on friends and neighbours, after the first strong earthquake to rock Christchurch in months.

Auditor-General to look at quake insurance payments

Auditor-General Lyn Provost has confirmed her office will investigate whether the Crown is recovering the maximum possible from insurers for properties purchased by the Crown in the red zone in Christchurch.

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