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Rugby: Super 15 squads announced

Rugby: Super 15 squads announced

New Zealand's five Super Rugby teams announced their squads for the 2015 season this morning. Here is a full recap of all the news.

PM defends flag referendum cost

PM defends flag referendum cost

Prime Minister John Key is defending the $26 million cost of the two referendums and other costs around the flag change process confirmed earlier today.

Auckland motorway toll plan released

Auckland motorway toll plan released

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has released a plan this morning for a $2 toll to enter the city's motorways.

Norovirus scare grounds Q'town-Chch flight

Norovirus scare grounds Q'town-Chch flight

Passengers of an internal flight at Christchurch Airport were held on board the plane after it emerged a tour group had been exposed to the stomach bug Norovirus.

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island this morning as wild weather lashes the country.

Child poverty in NZ not improving

Child poverty in NZ not improving

Child poverty rates in New Zealand are "stagnating", having barely changed since 2008, an international report by UNICEF says.

Cricket: NZ facing scorching uphill battle

Cricket: NZ facing scorching uphill battle

Events in Dubai over the past few days have thrown into sharp relief the challenges facing New Zealand when they face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.

Witnesses sought to crash near Hanmer

A man and woman were taken to hospital by helicopter after their Land Rover rolled down a bank on State Highway 7 near Hanmer Springs last night.

Armed police hunt gunman near Motueka

Armed police hunt gunman near Motueka

A Motueka school was in lockdown this afternoon as armed police hunt a man who is alleged to have presented a firearm at a group of people.

Dairy Union backs Little

Dairy Union backs Little

The Dairy Workers' Union has followed sister union EPMU by backing Andrew Little as next Labour leader -- delivering him almost half of the total union vote for the leadership contest.

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