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'Nature's confectionery' defended

'Nature's confectionery' defended

Award-winning Cromwell grower Simon Webb says the sun is still shining on New Zealand's apples, despite the criticism of an ''ill-informed'' British chef.

Basketball: Big loss a reality check for Breakers

Basketball: Big loss a reality check for  Breakers

If the Breakers' first two games were reminders of the glory days, today's humbling loss provided painful memories of last year's lost season.

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

A quartet of players with something to prove highlight the New Zealand squad named yesterday to tackle South Africa.

Choppers used to fight Marlborough blaze

A fire which raged across six hectares of Blenheim's Wither Hills Farm Park today has been brought under control.

Ardern joins Robertson in leadership tilt

Ardern joins Robertson in leadership tilt

Grant Robertson has announced Jacinda Ardern as his running mate in the Labour leadership race.

Wanted man taunts cops on Facebook

Wanted man taunts cops on Facebook

He may be wanted for arrest, but that didn't stop a 23-year-old getting into a cheeky exchange with Christchurch police over his own mugshot.

Boy survives Twizel dirt pile collapse

Boy survives Twizel dirt pile collapse

Friends of a boy buried beneath a mound of dirt ran to neighbouring homes to ask for help yesterday.

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

Kiwi apples have been slated by an acclaimed British-based chef as flavourless and full of sugar.

Cricket: 'Obligation to protect the game' - McCullum

Cricket: 'Obligation to protect the game' - McCullum

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum said he has an "obligation to protect the game" as he prepares for a High Court showdown with former team-mate Chris Cairns.

Football: Phoenix outgun Mariners

Football: Phoenix outgun Mariners

Put those guns back in their holsters.

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