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Govt warned of SkyCity pokie social cost

Govt warned of SkyCity pokie social cost

The Department of Internal Affairs has warned the Government that extra pokie machines at SkyCity, resulting from its convention centre deal, risk increased harm to the community, Steven Joyce confirmed yesterday.

Cricket: Taylor returns to familiar territory

Cricket: Taylor returns to familiar territory

As a member of the Lord's ground staff 11 years ago, Ross Taylor is as qualified as anyone in the New Zealand squad to discuss how to best deal with playing at the spiritual home of cricket.

Rugby: It's bonjour once again to infamous Bastareaud

Rugby: It's bonjour once again to infamous Bastareaud

New Zealand rugby followers might struggle to recognise too many in the France squad named to play the All Blacks next month but one name leaps from the page - Mathieu Bastareaud.

Gang insignia Bill passes first reading

The Government is one step closer to banning gang patches in schools, police stations and Work and Income offices.

Rugby: Continuity the key for Hurricanes

Rugby: Continuity the key for Hurricanes

If the Hurricanes keep their season alive and knock over the Chiefs on Friday night, coach Mark Hammett will look back to today as the time he made his best decision of the week.

Police follow tip in Mona Blades case

Police investigating the historic disappearance of Mona Blades say they'll be following reports of an abandoned vehicle spotted by a hunter in the Rangitaiki Forest near Taupo.

Drug-dealing cheerleader's sentence slashed

A cheerleader and model who was the "driving force" behind a P syndicate has had three-and-a-half years shaved off her 10-year jail sentence.

Man killed in Napier workplace

Man killed in Napier workplace

A man has been killed in a workplace accident in Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Rugby: Cane out with back strain

Chiefs' flanker Sam Cane, the only No 7 named in the All Blacks' wider training group yesterday, has been ruled out of Friday's match against the Hurricanes with a slight back strain.

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

Drink-driving sportswoman ordered back to court

A drink-driving sportswoman will have her case re-heard after a High Court justice found there was no evidence to support her discharge without conviction and permanent name suppression.

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