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Hammer 'smashed' man

Workers from rival stores launched into a dramatic chase through a popular mall after a shoplifter taking $40,000 worth of jewellery hit a bystander in the face.

How the Hurricanes joined the elite

The Hurricanes are on track to join an elite group of Super Rugby teams, and they have a number of reasons to be optimistic about their chances of winning their first…



Watch diver's near-terrifying stunt

A U.S. diver came centimeters from terrifying injury when he smashes his head onto a diving board in front of 75,000 people during a complicated stunt.

Murder suspect found dead

A 21-year-old British man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner was found dead on Monday after a huge manhunt, police said.



Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman of citizenship to prevent her returning from…

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NZ's football festivities kick off

Festivities for the Fifa U-20 World Cup have well and truly kicked off in Auckland this afternoon, with the official welcoming of the Junior All Whites at Aotea Square. The…


Much to decide as the playoffs loom

There are three weeks to go in Super Rugby's regular season and few things about the playoff picture are clear given 10 teams are still in the hunt to claim six spots…

Rugby: Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defended giant lock Will Skelton's tackling technique, saying his 203cm height generally rules out going around the legs. Skelton…

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