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Rugby: Cruden injury complicates picture for Chiefs

Rugby: Cruden injury complicates picture for Chiefs

Aaron Cruden is still unsure whether he will be kicking for goal against the Highlanders this weekend.

Football: It's not the same without Nelsen: Smeltz

Football: It's not the same without Nelsen: Smeltz

The All Whites are having to come to terms with Ryan Nelsen's retirement and it's not something striker Shane Smeltz thought they would have to do during the present World Cup campaign.

Fatal shooting near Tokoroa

Fatal shooting near Tokoroa

A man has been shot and killed in a forestry area at Kinleith, near Tokoroa.

Kiwi jailed for $20m fraud

Kiwi jailed for $20m fraud

A flamboyant Kiwi fraudster who defrauded the Queensland Government of A$16 million ($20 million) has been sentenced to 14 years in an Australian prison.

Yachting: TNZ damages wingsail

Team New Zealand have damaged their wingsail - a high-tech and expensive piece of machinery - in a dramatic launch incident in Auckland's Viaduct this afternoon.

'iPad tax' ruled out

Less than 24 hours after Revenue Minister Peter Dunne's carpark tax was dumped, his proposed "iPad tax"on work smartphones laptops and tablets is also now dead in the water, according to Prime Minister John Key.

Solo mums stealing to feed children

A Whangarei solo mum has resorted to stealing to feed her children, while another gets more money on the benefit than any job she can get in the region, a beneficiary support worker says.

Rugby: Hansen tells Highlanders how to fix game

Rugby: Hansen tells Highlanders how to fix game

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has noted the Highlanders' struggles this season and has suggested a re-think on their work at the breakdown could send them in the right direction.

Father in death crash ignored son's warning

Father in death crash ignored son's warning

A father killed after losing control of his campervan had ignored a warning from his 10-year-old son to pull over and rest, an inquest was told.

Football: Uncertainty around Durante's NZ eligibility

Football: Uncertainty around Durante's NZ eligibility

New Zealand Football might be reluctant to play Andrew Durante against New Caledonia in their crucial World Cup qualifier in Dunedin on Friday night and have urged Fifa to make a more definitive statement on his eligibility.

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