The former Haast helicopter pilot convicted in 2008 of
stealing large quantities of pounamu has been given one last
chance to pay court-ordered reparation to Ngai Tahu or risk
losing his farm.
New Zealand Maori have beaten Canada 32-19 in the final match
of their short tour of Europe.
Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert will stick with team
that beat Newcastle Jets 3-0 last week for tonight's match
with Perth Glory at NIB Stadium.
Finally there is closure on the Adam Thomson saga - and the
All Black flanker will be available for selection to play
England next week.
A man who survived a 30-metre fall, landing on the roof of a
commercial building near Camberley, was an "informal" patient
at the Hawkes Bay Hospital's mental health unit in Hastings.
An Auckland teenager fighting for his life in hospital was
stabbed and bashed on a Wanganui street because he was
wearing a blue hat, the colour of a rival gang, his family
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Doing his builder's apprenticeship then working his way into
a professional rugby career has been a slow churn for All
Black lock Luke Romano.
Steve Hansen will be short-odds favourite to scoop the IRB
coach of the year award next week, but as deserved as that
will be, the title is a misnomer of sorts.
If his heel injuries were not bad enough, someone pointed out
to Warren Gatland that the past few Lions coaches were sacked
from their day jobs not long after their return.
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