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Bars pushing for pokies profits

Bars pushing for pokies profits

Pub and club owners and operators are pushing for a change to gambling laws, to allow them to take a profit on pokie machines and to reduce the amount that gets paid back to the community in grants.

Christchurch residents warned of art scam

Christchurch residents are being warned of a door-to-door scam that touts mass-produced prints as original artworks worth hundreds of dollars.

Cricket: Ryder return against England on cards

Cricket: Ryder return against England on cards

Jesse Ryder says he will meet New Zealand coach Mike Hesson at the end of the month to discuss a possible return to the side for the upcoming England tour.

Henare backs nephew over drugs charges

Four Maori sovereignty advocates have been sentence to jail despite also being punished by their hapu.

NZers warned about deadly norovirus

NZers warned about deadly norovirus

Kiwis are being urged to take health precautions to prevent infection from a deadly strain of norovirus, which is spreading across Europe and North America and has also reached New Zealand.

Football: West Ham extend Reid contract

Football: West Ham extend Reid contract

All Whites defender Winston Reid has signed a two-year extension with English Premier League side West Ham United, who are looking to retain his services until 2018.

Woman found dead in Picton named

Police have released the name of the woman found dead in her Picton home at the weekend.

Red zone tour priority for Hague

Red zone tour priority for Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague lands in Christchurch today and has made touring the quake-battered inner city red zone a priority.

Dead whale washed up near Wellington

A dead sperm whale has washed up on the beach at Paraparaumu, north of Wellington.

Holmes 'feeling great' about investiture

Sir Paul Holmes says he is feeling great about his special investiture ceremony at his Hawkes Bay home today.

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