Hobbit stirs criticism, pride

Hobbit stirs criticism, pride

Kiwi fans of The Hobbit are critical of the Government's and even director Sir Peter Jackson's role in the film trilogy's industrial relations dispute, a survey shows.

Baseball: Diamondblacks set for qualifiers

The New Zealand Diamondblacks baseball team is ready to go for tomorrow's first game of the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament against Chinese Taipei in Taiwan.

Motueka man attacked by dog

A 71-year-old Motueka man is in hospital with serious injuries to his arms and one leg after he was attacked by a neighbour's dog.

Cricket: Fulton hits second ton of game

Peter Fulton became only the fifth player to make a century in each innings of a first-class match for Canterbury as they established a 216-run lead over Otago on day three of their Plunket Shield match in Dunedin today.

Principal's killer granted parole

A man sentenced to four-and-a-half imprisonment for manslaughter in relation to the death of Bay of Plenty school principal and councillor Hawea Vercoe has been granted parole after two years.

Birthday wishes greet royal couple

Birthday wishes greet royal couple

Happy birthday tunes greeted Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at every corner - as well as a few marriage proposals - as they made their way around Wellington today.

Commuters stranded after Auckland trains halted

Commuters stranded after Auckland trains halted

Auckland train services are starting to move again after hundreds of Auckland train commuters were left stranded at Britomart Station.

Call for crackdown on street prostitution

A south Auckland community worker has backed calls for the Government to clamp down on street prostitution.

Golf: Geary makes solid start in Texas

Tauranga professional Josh Geary has celebrated his birthday today (NZT) by making a solid start to the second stage of qualifying for next year's PGA Tour.

Child sex offender on the run

A convicted child sex offender remains on the run from police, after breaching his extended supervision order and fleeing from Wellington in a stolen car.

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