Novopay boss 'bamboozled' by non-payment

The head of the company behind the Novopay payroll system has apologised to school staff left unpaid before Christmas but says he's "bamboozled" anyone would be in that position.

Football: Boyd hoping to score one for grandad

If Tyler Boyd can find the back of the net in his first A-League start for the Wellington Phoenix tomorrow, there's one person who will be on his mind.

Hockey: Youth and experience in Black Sticks squad

Black Sticks men's head coach Colin Batch has named five new faces in his 2013 national squad as well as experienced players from this year's Olympic team.

Woman warned of upskirt predators

Women are being warned to watch for people filming up their skirts after the arrest of four men in Christchurch who police say preyed on Christmas shoppers.

Mallet attack sparked by car sale

Mallet attack sparked by car sale

Lance Bain loved Ferraris, but after an argument with his partner over a car he was attacked with a mallet and left with a leg wound that became infested with maggots.

Teen pulls Hastings man from fire

Teen pulls Hastings man from fire

A Hastings teenager is being hailed a hero after a split-second decision to jump a 3-metre fence, drag a sleeping man from his bed and extinguish a flaming frying pan.

Cathedral Square to partially reopen

Cathedral Square in Christchurch will partially reopen over the Christmas-New Year period, allowing the public to see first-hand the dramatic change that has taken place in the heart of the city.

Football: Boyd and Fenton to get their shot

Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert will put his faith in his youngsters, with teenagers Louis Fenton and Tyler Boyd set to start against the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium tomorrow night.

Cricket: New boss for Northern Districts

Northern Districts Cricket has announced the appointment of Peter Roach as its new chief executive.

Rugby: French clubs chase Carter

Rugby: French clubs chase Carter

French clubs Toulon and Racing Metro are reportedly in a bidding war to sign All Blacks first five-eighths Dan Carter.

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