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Rugby: Carter confident of start against England

Rugby: Carter confident of start against England

Daniel Carter, rated only 50:50 late last week to start against England, is now confident he'll be wearing the All Black No 10 jersey at Twickenham on Sunday morning.

Council ponders house demolition ban

Auckland Council is considering a region-wide ban on demolishing tens of thousands of heritage and character homes unless owners can prove they are beyond repair.

Industry says rise in fracking unlikely

Oil and gas industry groups say they are not expecting a surge in fracking even though the process has been given a qualified tick by the government's environmental monitor.

Aerial nudes grab world attention

Aerial nudes grab world attention

An Auckland photographer who has attracted international recognition for nude aerial photographs he took of his wife in the 1980s, said the pictures almost never came to light.

Attempted kidnap inquiry closed

Police have closed their investigation into a claim that a primary school-aged boy fought off a would-be kidnapper with a stick.

Warning over online trading site

Warning over online trading site

Drugs, alcohol and cigarettes are among items being 'swapped' for goods advertised for sale on the internet.

Netball: Manu puts the gloves on

Netball: Manu puts the gloves on

Bessie Manu, the smiley face of netball, will turn savage on Friday night.

Wellington in the grip of Hobbit-mania

Wellington in the grip of Hobbit-mania

Final preparations are in place as Wellington wakes a city transformed - in the grip of Hobbit-mania.

Rugby: Sting needed facing England

Rugby: Sting needed facing England

Although the All Blacks carry a heavyweight reputation around the rugby globe, they find some results hard to achieve.

Rugby: All Blacks won't escape tour without label

Rugby: All Blacks won't escape tour without label

The All Blacks are not going to escape from Europe without a label being attached to them, as the British have a predilection for order, structure and clarity.

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