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Rugby: Messam rested, ready to go

Rugby: Messam rested, ready to go

Stronger, fitter, rested and mentally fresh, Liam Messam has come round to accepting that sitting out last week was indeed the best thing for him.

Rugby: Public 'scared McCaw will fail' - Hansen

Rugby: Public 'scared McCaw will fail' - Hansen

Steve Hansen has a theory about some of the public's negativity surrounding his captain Richie McCaw following the Crusaders' Super Rugby final defeat and which, in some quarters, will have gathered pace following the All Blacks' poor performance against the Wallabies in Sydney.

Key on back foot in Christchurch

Key on back foot in Christchurch

As soon as he stepped out of the chauffeur-driven BMW, he was on the back foot.

'Dirty Politics': How much will the book damage Key?

'Dirty Politics':  How much will the book damage Key?

More than half of voters surveyed believe the fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book will damage Prime Minister John Key - but only 11 per cent believe it would cause a lot of damage.

Rugby: Southland get home over Harbour

Rugby: Southland get home over Harbour

It's two games and two wins for Southland.

Key takes a dive in preferred PM stakes

Key takes a dive in preferred PM stakes

John Key's popularity has dived by 8.5 points in the first political poll since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, a Herald DigiPoll survey.

Serious crash in Northland

One person is believed to have died in a three-car crash on State Highway 1 near Puhipuhi Rd, north of Whangarei.

Video: Cunliffe's sights set on long-term leadership

Video: Cunliffe's sights set on long-term leadership

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into the 2017 election, even if the party loses at the September 20 election.

Handler cleared after dog bit innocent man

A police dog handler whose animal bit a suspected criminal, who turned out to be an innocent man relieving himself in a car park, has been cleared today of any wrongdoing by the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Man run over by tractor

A 49-year-old man suffered critical injuries when he was run over by a tractor in northern Waikato yesterday.

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