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Prisoner attacks lawyer

A man with a history of violent offending has admitted assaulting a senior Crown lawyer after escaping from security escorts while being led to courtroom cells.

More delays after crash

There will be delays tonight for motorists using Auckland's North Western motorway as work begins to repair damage caused by a serious crash this morning.

Winds tear up landscape

Parts of the West Coast landscape has been drastically altered, with whole forests flattened and the main tramping tracks rendered impassable by last week's huge storm…

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Tech Universe: Thursday 24 April

A QUICK HIGH: If you find the lift to the 4th floor slow just think about how lifts work in skyscrapers. In Guangzhou, southern China, is a skyscraper due to be completed…

Kiwi firm strikes Telstra deal

NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

Russia's Zuckerberg flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of Vladimir Putin circle the company.


Greens links rankled with Jones

Shane Jones' antipathy for the Greens went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would not be a minister if he was "second fiddle" Russel Norman.


100 Greatest All Blacks: Des Connor

The Wallabies claimed him first and it was easy to see why when the Queensland-born halfback moved to Auckland to play his rugby. Des Connor ran the game. When he…

100 Greatest All Blacks: Graham Mourie

Watching the All Blacks play tests overseas is always special as your countrymen usually deliver a warm feeling with victory. Graham Mourie and his men did just that…

100 Greatest All Blacks: Robin Brooke

Tough men those Brooke boys, hard as you like, nothing stops them. That sort of talk was understandable as the brothers went about their business with Auckland and the…


Rugby: Dear John...

My admiration for John Kirwan remains. His rise from butcher boy to All Black demigod was the stuff of legend as were his battles with depression and his very public…

Benji's $2m rugby experiment

Benji Marshall's rugby union experiment is likely to cost him $2 million, with the player set to return to Australia as soon as tomorrow to finalise a budget conscious…

Gurney banged up - but back on bike

He should've been on a gurney, but instead the multi-sport legend dusted himself off and jumped back on his bike - despite his suspected broken bones.

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