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Marshall returns to league

Benji Marshall is set to return to the NRL after he and Blues coach John Kirwan agreed his switch to rugby union was not working out.

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Easter traffic builds up

Motorists travelling home from the long weekend through Waikato can expect lengthy delays because of high traffic volumes.

Kiwi conned neighbours

A New Zealand accountant who conned his wealthy London neighbours out of $2.2 million has been jailed for eight years in the UK.

Act Party talks tough on burglary

More than 2000 families will return home this Easter to find they have been burgled, and Act says it is the only party to offer a serious policy on the problem.

Kiwis in Oz - harsh reality

New Zealanders living across the Tasman have been labelled "South Sea Poms" and "carping Kiwis" after a survey showed they are Australia's unhappiest migrants.

Fury after poppy donation theft

An elderly poppy-day collector was "traumatised" after a young man came up to her outside New World on Thursday and snatched the donation bucket, which carried about…

The man they forgot to imprison

It might have been better for Mike Anderson of Missouri if he had been sentenced to life instead of 13 years when he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000.



Oil refinery breakdown could cost $17m

A compressor breakdown has extended the Marsden Pt Oil Refinery's planned shutdown by up to 10 days and could cost NZ Refining up to $17 million in lost earnings. Refining…



Marijuana holiday goes mainstream in US

Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana.





NRL: Warriors facing tough odds

It's starting to look like a poisoned chalice for interim Warriors coach Andrew McFadden following the side's second straight loss since he took over from Matt Elliott…

Netball: Magic show no love to Langman

It was an unhappy return to her home court for the transtasman netball league's first 100-gamer, Laura Langman, as the Magic outshone the Mystics in Hamilton last night…

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