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Shark attack: Surfer's Kiwi-as thank you - a box of beer

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:24
Shark attack survivor Andrew "Nugget" Brough has found a decidedly Kiwi way to thank the men who saved him: shouting them a box of beer. The Whangarei surfer, who was due to have surgery to deep bite ...

Wedding dreams in tatters after sister denied NZ visa

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:49
A bride-to-be says her wedding plans are in tatters after her sister and bridesmaid was denied a visa to come to New Zealand. Bahareh Safamanesh, 37, who moved to New Zealand from Iran seven years ago ...

2 dead in holiday tragedy: Residents' warning over road

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:25
A witness to the aftermath of a Northland crash that killed two people on Saturday says she has been warning about the dangers on the stretch of road for months. Two other people, including a child ...

Woman: Beast of Blenheim attacked me and cops joked

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:01
A woman says detectives joked and treated her "like a piece of scum" just hours after the Beast of Blenheim tried to rape her in the 1970s. Twenty years later, in 1996, as Stewart Murray Wilson went ...

Beauden and Hannah's New Year wedding bells

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:55

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Wolves rest Butler for Dallas trip, 2nd game of back-to-back

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:55
DALLAS (AP) — Disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler is skipping the second game of Minnesota's first back-to-back of the season, staying home to rest while the team traveled to Dallas.Coach Tom Thibodeau said the decision was made to rest...

Hayward sitting out against Knicks to rest sore ankle

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:35
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics are giving Gordon Hayward a night off to rest his surgically repaired left ankle.Hayward is sitting out the Celtics' game Saturday against the New York Knicks on their second night of back-to-back...

United Soccer League

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:30
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.___Phoenix 3, Portland II 0Nashville 1, Cincinnati 1, tieReno 1, Real Monarchs 0Bethlehem Steel at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.New York Red Bulls II at Charleston, 7 p.m.Indy at...

Skinner's hat trick leads Sabres over struggling Kings

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:30
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.Jason Pominville had a goal and two assists for...

Backup goalie Brossoit, balanced Jets top Coyotes 5-3

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:25
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Three Jets scored their first goals of the season, defenseman Jacob Trouba had three assists and Winnipeg beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Saturday.Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey and Mathieu Perreault each...

The Marlborough Express

Costume designer en pointe as dancers prepare for a cracker in Marlborough

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:24
Metres of tulle, beads, lycra, boning in bodices, tutu's, tights and a power house team armed with scissors, needles and thread.

My encounter with a young Spelling Bee champ

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:00
I thought I was good at spelling.

Cottage razed to the ground by fire at rural property

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:52
Fire crews are mopping up the ashes of a cottage razed to the ground at a rural property in Marlborough.

Mako mentor Crockett gears up for return to provincial play-off rugby

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:27
He's a World Cup winner and Super Rugby's most-capped player. 

Tasman fan gets best seat in the house after stroke spoils his All Blacks experience

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:45
Gavin Dickson was one of 20,000 rugby fans at Trafalgar Park eagerly anticipating Nelson's first All Black test.

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Tasman fan gets best seat in the house after stroke spoils his All Blacks experience

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:45
Gavin Dickson was one of 20,000 rugby fans at Trafalgar Park eagerly anticipating Nelson's first All Black test.

Out with the old, in with the new at Horton Park

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:38
Money made from selling Blenheim's old netball courts will be pumped back into "recreational activities" in Marlborough. 

Rookie fighter prepares for ring debut at new Clubs of Marlborough boxing gym

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:31
An up-and-coming fighter is  shaping up for his first bout at Peter 'The Warrior' Warren's brand new boxing gym at Clubs of Marlborough.

Eleven-year-old Fergus Campbell is showing plenty of promise and the young boxer's mother Paula Mossman said her son had really taken to the sport.

"He goes there at least twice a week and spars on Saturday.

"It's fantastic for his fitness. He has to concentrate because when he gets into the ring he has to have his wits about him.

The Dominion Post

Holding kids accused of crime in motels 'isn't ideal' admits Oranga Tamariki, but it may be only option

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:06
Motels are not the ideal place to hold kids accused of criminal offending, admits Oranga Tamariki, but sometimes there's no other option.

Rotorua man reported missing has been found in Napier

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:13
A Rotorua man reported missing on Friday has been found in Napier.

Ducklings, swans and a shiny Mitsubishi found in Lower Hutt stream

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:07
Spring ducklings, swans and a shiny red Mitsubishi Lancer are under the willow trees in a Lower Hutt stream.

Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards winner dubbed 'one hell of a writer'

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:00
After winning last year's Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, Frazer Rangihuna had one of New Zealand's most lauded authors email him some invaluable feedback:

Leah McFall on finding meaning in the mundane and her royal obsession

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:00

Sport Headlines

Race for Silver Ferns squad at Netball World Cup heats up

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:31
Eight months out from the Netball World Cup, the Silver Ferns have a crisis in their shooting end.

Poor end to Constellation Cup will leave a sour taste for Silver Ferns

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:20
OPINION: The Silver Ferns head into 2019 with plenty to ponder, while Australia will take a stack of confidence into next year's World Cup.

Storm breaks out as Kiwi coach Wayne Pivac delays Blade Thomson's Scotland debut

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:11
Scottish rugby fans are crying foul after Blade Thomson's Welsh club have refused to release him for a potential test debut against Wales.