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Pilot convicted of pounamu theft could lose farm

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.

Rugby: Maori end tour with win

New Zealand Maori have beaten Canada 32-19 in the final match of their short tour of Europe.

Football: Unchanged Phoenix side will take on Perth

Football: Unchanged Phoenix side will take on Perth

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.

Rugby: Thomson available to play England

Rugby: Thomson available to play England

Finally there is closure on the Adam Thomson saga - and the All Black flanker will be available for selection to play England next week.

Fall survivor was in psychiatric care

Fall survivor was in psychiatric care

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.

Teen fights for life after attack sparked by 'colours'

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 says.

Rugby: Why is the World Cup draw being decided now?

Rugby: Why is the World Cup draw being decided now?

OPINION: Drum roll and mood music, cue the World Cup draw for 2015.

Rugby: Romano's confidence boosted by selection

Rugby: Romano's confidence boosted by selection

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.

Hansen's vision coming to pass

Hansen's vision coming to pass

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.

Rugby: Gatland already gearing up for Lions tour

Rugby: Gatland already gearing up for Lions tour

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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