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Bennett replaces Milne in New Zealand A side

Wellington Firebirds bowler Hamish Bennett has replaced Adam Milne in the New Zealand A side to play a three day match against West Indies beginning Saturday. Milne has felt stiffness in his lower back in recent days and as a precautionary measure,...... Read More

Hudson steps down as All Whites’ coach

Anthony Hudson’s time as head coach of the All Whites has come to an end. The 36-year-old Englishman, who signed on in 2014 after three years as head coach of Bahrain, was out of contract after the All Whites were beaten 2-0 by Peru in the FIFA...... Read More

Oil recycler sentenced over workplace death

The owner of an oil recycling company where 24-year-old Jamey Bowring was killed in a tank explosion has been sentenced to 4.5 months home detention. At the Manukau District Court today, owner Ronald Salter was also personally fined $25,000....... Read More

Man killed in fatal crash named

  A man who died in a crash in Mangatawhiri has been named. Ilati To’a was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 on Sunday. Ilati was a 42-year-old man from Meremere. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash. People...... Read More

Lack of food contributing to poor health - study

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research.                                                                                                              Rising...... Read More

Rewa victim: ’I knew he was capable of killing me’

Rhonda McHardy, who was raped by Malcolm Rewa, is applauding the police attempt to retry him for killing Susan Burdett. The Crown has asked the High Court to lift the stay of prosecution that stops Rewa being tried for a third time for Ms Burdett's...... Read More

Boot camp to prime stars for season

A "boot camp" lies ahead for leading Kiwi motocross racers Kayne Lamont and Maximus Purvis as the 2018 motocross nationals draw near. Luck did not favour the two Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team stars at the weekend's annual Auckland Motocross...... Read More

Charities to benefit from $20k donation

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for charities following the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club successful Melbourne Cup Charity Carnival event. Cure Kids and Alzheimers New Zealand Tauranga/WBOP will split the amount raised by the fundraiser. About 300 people...... Read More

Concerns grow for missing woman

A search for missing Mount Maunganui woman Ola Shahin is expected to resume this morning, after an overnight search failed to locate her. The 24-year-old was reported missing at 7am yesterday and a search in the Lindemann Road area in Katikati...... Read More

Thursday’s warmer than usual set up for many

The large high across New Zealand is helping to boost temperatures above normal for November - in fact up to 10 degrees above normal for some inland areas like parts of Central Otago. The Central North Island will be up to 8 degrees above normal,...... Read More

America’s Cup: Big decisions due today

Big decisions are due today on how to accommodate the America's Cup on the Auckland waterfront, but without clear information on the economic merits of each option. Councillors will have to weigh up a recommendation to favour the cheapest cup village...... Read More

Divers join search for missing fisherman

A dive squad has joined the ongoing search for a Rotorua fisherman, who has been missing since Monday night. Police say the 24-year-old man was one of three people on board a dinghy that capsized off the Bowentown Entrance to Tauranga Harbour earlier...... Read More

Police target drink drivers

Police will be out in force this weekend enforcing as part of drink driving campaign. Operation Blitzen is the first of several road policing operations planned for Central District this summer with a strong emphasis on impaired driving. The operation...... Read More

Tauranga armed robbery to air on TV

  The terrifying aggravated robbery at the Judea Tavern will air on Police Ten 7 tonight. Police hope to get fresh information about the October 1 robbery following the airing of tonight’s episode. Office in charge of Tauranga CIB, Detective...... Read More

US Navy plane crashes into Sea of Japan

Three people are missing and eight have been rescued in "'good condition" after a US Navy plane with 11 on board crashed in the Sea of Japan. A C-2 Greyhound - a logistical support aircraft for cargo, mail, and passengers - crashed in...... Read More

Police chase captured on camera

A police chase from Te Puke through to Papamoa overnight has been caught on camera. A police spokesperson says officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Te Puke Highway at about 9pm. The vehicle failed to stop and a chase ensued. On Facebook, people...... Read More

Blue whale fear as exploration ship heads for NZ

An oil exploration ship at the centre of a storm of controversy for its seismic blasting agenda earlier this year in New Zealand is on its way back. The Schlumberger-owned Amazon Warrior, the world’s largest seismic exploration ship, is just two...... Read More

Painted palings for community garden

A group of central Southland students have put their art skills to good use by decorating palings for the Winton Community Garden. Students from Winton and St Thomas' Aquinas schools have been painting 100 fence palings that will surround the Winton...... Read More

Toxic smelter waste must go - campaigner

Tiwai aluminium smelter should take back thousands of tonnes of toxic waste left in dumps around Southland, a campaigner says. At least 24,000 tonnes of partially-processed smelter waste has been stockpiled in Mataura and Invercargill since the processing...... Read More