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League: Big jump in player payments for Kiwis

The prospect of playing international rugby league just got more appealing for New Zealand's top talent, with players set to earn A$20,000 for every one-off test against Australia under a new collective bargaining agreement.

Ships collide off East Cape

A cargo ship has been ordered to cease operations at the Port of Tauranga after a fishing vessel was struck off East Cape.

League: Mateo reaches milestone

Back-rower Feleti Mateo will play his 150th NRL and 62nd consecutive game for the Warriors when they take on the Panthers in Penrith on Saturday night.

Rugby: Conrad Smith says he feels fine

Rugby: Conrad Smith says he feels fine

Hurricanes' skipper Conrad Smith has surprised himself with how well he has recovered following the sickening head knock he suffered against the Bulls in Pretoria just over a week ago.

Rugby: Moala may play against Crusaders

Rugby: Moala may play against Crusaders

Blues' winger George Moala could play in this weekend's clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch, despite facing serious assault charges.

Roper found guilty of murder

Roper found guilty of murder

Nikki Roper has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend Alexsis Tovizi in a jealous, revenge-driven rage.

Labour pains helped save couple from fire

Labour pains helped save couple from fire

A Mount Maunganui woman's labour pains helped save her and her young family when they woke to find their house on fire.

Concern for man missing in Waikato

Waikato police are looking for a missing Buller man who has not been seen since leaving a Te Kuiti campground yesterday morning.

Government rejects MMP changes

Government rejects MMP changes

The Government has rejected recommendations to amend the MMP electoral system, saying there is not enough agreement on the changes.

Man in court after AOS call-out

A man who sparked a major Armed Offenders Squad operation on Auckland's North Shore yesterday has been granted interim name suppression so a psychiatric report can be prepared.

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