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Seven-car crash on bridge

Vehicles attempting to avoid a plank of wood on Auckland's Harbour Bridge has resulted in a seven-vehicle nose-to-tail crash.

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Missing boy: Chopper recovers vehicle

The vehicle linked to missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge has been extracted from the sea and loaded on to a waiting boat, where police can examine it.



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Machete used in vigilante threat

A Westport man is alleged to have threatened to cut off a man's fingers with a machete in a vigilante-style in response to a rape claim.



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Prodigies: Lessons from stars

The sport and gender might be different, but the themes are the same - great family support and practice, practice, practice and practice.


Rugby: Lee to take over at Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have appointed Avan Lee to take over as chief executive from James Te Puni. Lee is presently World Rugby's general manager of sevens but will finish…

Scotty Stevenson: Rugby US style

In a nation obsessed with the self-obsession of the major leagues, rugby is a renegade, an underground world of amateur players who love the game for its spirit, writes…


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