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Cricket: NZ's brittle middle order exposed

Cricket: NZ's brittle middle order exposed

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson faces a selection conundrum leading into what should be New Zealand's least challenging assignment of Cricket World Cup pool play - Afghanistan.

'Gobsmacking' blowout in cost of child support reforms

'Gobsmacking' blowout in cost of child support reforms

The cost of implementing a new child support system has rocketed to $163 million - a blowout that dwarfs the bill for fixing the controversial Novopay school payroll system.

Rugby: Alarm bells ring at Crusaders

Rugby: Alarm bells ring at Crusaders

What has happened to the Crusaders?

Govt urged to progress tobacco Bill

Govt urged to progress tobacco Bill

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain packaging Bill back for a final vote by MPs, after the policy was found to work ''almost like a vaccine against tobacco'' in Australia.

Cricket: No injury concerns for Brendon McCullum

Cricket: No injury concerns for Brendon McCullum

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson today allayed any concerns about captain Brendon McCullum's fitness for the next World Cup assignment against Afghanistan in Napier next Sunday.

Maxwell's choker taunt before big six

Maxwell's choker taunt before big six

Glenn Maxwell may regret this taunt.

Cricket: Black Caps win thriller

Cricket: Black Caps win thriller

With New Zealand nine down chasing 152 for victory against Australia, he deposited Pat Cummins over long on with a match-winning six to finish on 45 not out and carry his team to the top of their World Cup pool and the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.

Cricket: Australia dismissed for 151

Cricket: Australia dismissed for 151

With Australia 48 for one after five overs, New Zealand had every right to panic in their World Cup match at Eden Park.

Cricket: Australian win toss, batting

Cricket: Australian win toss, batting

Australian captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and decided to bat.

Iraq decision: import beyond NZ-US ties

Iraq decision: import beyond NZ-US ties

It took some carefully chosen words by a former high-ranking diplomat to cut through the self-serving verbiage spouted by politicians and bring some clarity to the acrimonious debate on the merits or otherwise of New Zealand's latest excursion to the Middle East.

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