Labour's MPs have endorsed the leadership of David Shearer in
a confidence vote today but will not release the results of
Sonny Bill Williams has been labelled as "stupid" by Francois
Botha, his opponent for Friday's WBA International
heavyweight title fight in Brisbane.
Jesse Ryder, Nathan McCullum and Jacob Oram were the only New
Zealand players to pick up new Indian Premier League
contracts following last night's auction.
Two men will appear in court this morning charged over the
fatal stabbing of a Levin man last Friday.
Police will today examine a car to look for clues over the
death of Auckland man Shalvin Prasad, who is believed to have
been killed before being set alight.
Police are seeking witnesses to a sexual assault on an
8-year-old girl just 50m from the main entrance of a popular
Labour MPs voting on the leadership this morning are expected
to overwhelmingly back leader David Shearer - whom Shearer
loyalist Trevor Mallard is likening to the late Labour Prime
Minister Norman Kirk.
Rain has started to soak large parts of the country today but
it will offer little reprieve around Auckland, which has
suffered its driest start to a year in half a century.
A man spent almost an hour in the ocean last night trying to
rescue three teenagers swept out by a rip after nightfall on
a beach near Waiuku.
An 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the sand dunes
of Invercargill's Oreti Beach near where a large number of
people were present, police say.
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