Rugby: Syndicate chasing big stake in Blues

Rugby: Syndicate chasing big stake in Blues

The Blues makeover is continuing with a syndicate making a multi-million dollar offer for a stake in the Super 15 rugby franchise.

Basketball: Breakers raising ticket prices

The New Zealand Breakers are raising ticket prices next season but the move is about securing the club's future rather than cashing in on its success, general manager Richard Clarke says.

Racing: Top harness racer gets community service sentence

A harness driver who brought dirty gear back from an Australian race has been sentenced to 120 hours' community service after making a false declaration to quarantine inspectors at Christchurch airport.

Surfing piglet hams it up

Surfing piglet hams it up

Pork break, wave hog, and now curly-tailed crusader - a surfing piglet that has put on a roast for headline writers the world over is now set to become an unlikely ambassador for an environmental cause.

Football: Phoenix advertise widely for new coach

The Wellington Phoenix have cast their net far and wide in the search to replace Ricki Herbert - including the popular employment website Seek.

League: RTS trying to emulate SBW

Sonny Bill Williams might the most famous among the flock of Roosters with three initials but there's another who is making a rapid ascent in the NRL.

Swimming: Ingram retires from international swimming

Two-time Olympian Melissa Ingram has decided to retire from elite swimming after 10 years at the top level of the sport.

Drink-driving discharges no cause for concern

Senior legal figures do not believe there is a problem with the number of drink-drivers before the courts who receive a discharge without conviction.

'Brilliant student' mourned

'Brilliant student' mourned

A teenager found dead in Christchurch's Hagley Park has been remembered as a "lovely grandson and brilliant student"by his grandmother.

Several leads on Kawerau assault

A TV appeal to catch the person who attacked an elderly woman in her Kawerau home has been dubbed a success by police.

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