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Rugby: Elliot returns; Clarke, Kerr-Barlow benched for Chiefs

The Chiefs welcome back hooker Hika Elliot for their match against the Cheetahs in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Blaze at Westport nursery

Blaze at Westport nursery

Fire severely damaged a building at a large nursery on Fairdown Straight, a few kilometres north of Westport, about last night.

West Coast DHB reveals clinics cut six months ago

The West Coast District Health Board has revealed it's offered no orthopaedic clinics at Buller Hospital for the last six months.

Kiwi arrested in record drug bust

Kiwi arrested in record drug bust

A New Zealand-born university student arrested as part of the largest methamphetamine bust in Australian history is behind bars tonight.

Beach safety review after fatal shark attack

Beach safety review after fatal shark attack

A review of beach safety policies will be conducted in the wake of yesterday's horror Muriwai Beach shark attack, but Australia-style shark nets have been ruled out.

Fracking inquiry delayed again

A major report on fracking in New Zealand has been set back again, due to the complexity of the investigation.

Kiwifruit disease originated in China

The bacterial disease that has blighted New Zealand kiwifruit orchards originated in China and was also responsible for an outbreak in Italy and Chile, new research has shown.

Drought declaration welcomed by farmers

The official declaration of a state of drought in Northland has been welcomed by farmers, who say it will bring much-needed support to those affected.

Same-sex marriages on cards for August

Same-sex marriages on cards for August

Gay and transgender couples could be able to marry - and adopt children - as soon as August, after a Parliamentary committee approved a change to marriage laws.

About turn for Sky after SBW bout cut

Sky customers upset that the boxing fight between Sonny Bill Williams and Frans Botha was unexpectedly cut short from 12 to 10 rounds have been offered a free pay-per-view movie by the pay TV broadcaster.

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