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Rugby: Sonny Bill father to baby girl

Rugby: Sonny Bill father to baby girl

All Black Sonny Bill Williams skipped training to watch his wife give birth to their first child via Skype in the early hours of this morning.

Rugby: Gatland tips Barrett to start against Wales

Rugby: Gatland tips Barrett to start against Wales

Wales coach Warren Gatland is confident Beauden Barrett will get the nod to wear the All Black No 10 jersey against his team at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

Toddler dies after fall into pond

Toddler dies after fall into pond

A 21-month-old girl has died after falling into a farm pond on the West Coast.

Council votes for 40 per cent rates rise

The Auckland Council has voted for massive household rates increases of 40 per cent or more next year.

'Not a straightforward case of murder'

'Not a straightforward case of murder'

Accused balcony killer Gable Tostee will have to wait until tomorrow to learn if he gets bail.

Police officer ordered to pay $115K seeking retrial

Police officer ordered to pay $115K seeking retrial

A Christchurch police officer ordered by the Employment Court to pay the police commissioner $115,000 has applied for a retrial.

Bid to save NZ's first skyscraper

Bid to save NZ's first skyscraper

Plans to save New Zealand's first skyscraper, the Civic Building on Aotea Square, or demolish it have been outlined to councillors and the media today.

Bus driver found not at fault over death

The driver of a bus which hit and killed a Wellington runner was not at fault, a coroner's inquest has been told.

Skier escapes drink-driving conviction

Skier escapes drink-driving conviction

A professional freestyle skier caught drink-driving has been discharged without conviction after his defence counsel argued a conviction would destroy his dream of competing at the Winter Olympic Games.

Fishy tale dupes thousands

Fishy tale dupes thousands

A budding visual effects artist who faked two videos of giant eels in a New Zealand river has duped a US television show, his local council, and thousands who have viewed the clips online.

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