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Rugby: Depression a concern for international players

Rugby: Depression a concern for international players

Depression among rugby players has been ranked alongside concerns about the judiciary and concussion, and the International Rugby Players' Association boss Rob Nichol wants the issue addressed before the 2015 World Cup.

Murder accused says victim beat her, stabbed himself

Murder accused says victim beat her, stabbed himself

Accused murderer Patricia Erica Paton had a "huge egg" on her forehead and a split lip when she hitchhiked from Gisborne to Opotiki on the night her partner died from a stab wound.

Jubilation and disquiet as Petrobras pulls out

News that Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has abandoned its search for oil and gas in the Raukumura Basin has been greeted with jubilation by anti-exploration crusaders and disappointment by the business sector.

Boxing: I'm not a bad person, says Tutaki

Convicted criminal Richard Tutaki has insisted that he is not a bad person after being named as the opponent of promising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.

Journalist 'happy' before fatal attack

Journalist 'happy' before fatal attack

A Wellington journalist was seen leaving his work smiling and happy before he was killed just moments later on his walk home, a court has been told.

Rugby: Why these All Blacks are not best ever

Rugby: Why these All Blacks are not best ever

Patrick McKendry of APNZ looks back on the international rugby season and what we've learned about the All Blacks in 2012.

Champion bodybuilder denies steroid charges

A champion bodybuilder accused of running a nationwide steroid dealing operation has pleaded not guilty during a brief court appearance today.

Cycling: Gifted cyclist dies suddenly during ride

Patrick Avery is today being described as one of New Zealand's most talented and gifted riders and a young man who was mates with everyone.

Gang associate could lose his motorcycles

Gang associate could lose his motorcycles

A gang associate could lose his nine motorbikes worth up to $50,000 each after police raided a methamphetamine lab in west Auckland.

Bowls: Date with Destiny for Edwards and Smith

Defending women's pairs gold medalists Jo Edwards and Val Smith booked an appointment with destiny at the world bowls championships in Adelaide yesterday afternoon.

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