Cricket: Rutherford called into NZ ODI squad

Cricket: Rutherford called into NZ ODI squad

Otago batsman Hamish Rutherford  and Northern Districts bowler Tim Southee have been called into the New Zealand squad for Wednesday's second ANZ one day international at Napier's McLean Park.

Inquiry to probe links in quad-bike deaths

Three quad-bike deaths in Northland in eight weeks will be investigated by a coroner to check for common links that could help prevent similar future fatalities.

Diver drowns at remote beach

Feb 18 - A man died while diving at an isolated Central Hawke's Bay beach last night.

Key stands by embattled Parata

Key stands by embattled Parata

Prime Minister John Key is standing by his Education Minister in the face of a poll which found a majority of voters think she should have been dumped from Cabinet last month.

Peters slams spending on Maori healing

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has criticised the Ministry of Health for spending almost $2 million a year on traditional Maori healing, which he says appears to be a serious waste of taxpayer money.

Cricket: Skipper pleased by battling Black Caps' win

Cricket: Skipper pleased by battling Black Caps' win

New Zealand cricket teams have always prided themselves on their fighting qualities.

Lotto linked to gambling problems

New figures show a sharp rise in gambling problems linked to Lotto, and health officials blame big jackpots.

Rail warning after schoolgirl killed

A plea has gone out for drivers to be cautious at level crossings after a teenager was killed and her 17-year-old driver seriously injured when they collided with a commuter train yesterday.

Mum killed, son fighting for life

A woman was killed and her 14-year-old son seriously injured in a head-on crash in Bay of Plenty yesterday.

Teenager killed in crash with train

The 15-year-old passenger in a ute died today when the vehicle collided with a train in Wairarapa.

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