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Scared, anxious, 'absolutely sick': Rene Naufahu's victims speak out

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00
This morning actor Lee Rene Naufahu was sentenced to one year of home detention for indecently assaulting six women. The offending took place between 2011 to 2013 in Naufahu's Auckland acting classes. He ...

No tsunami warning after 7.9 quake off Alaska

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:12
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck near the coast of Alaska with a tsunami warning in place. The quake hit 256km southeast of Chiniak, on the southern Alaskan coast, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological ...

Watch: Nine-level units by Takapuna home to create 's***hole'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:25
A Takapuna homeowner says his place will be a "s***hole" when a nine-level apartment block rises next door soon but the developer has hit back, complaining about difficulties at the site and a near-miss ...

People can't believe Ellen DeGeneres' age

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:13
Ellen DeGeneres shared on Twitter that she's turning 60 this week (it wasn't a secret, a mere reminder). The internet lost its collective and metaphorical mind. "I can't believe I'm going to be 60 ...

Why PM's pregnancy isn't good news for women

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:06
• Brenda Boyer is a director of an Auckland-based company and mother of three. Do you know ANY women who haven't been seriously affected by pregnancy? I don't. I'm 42. All of my friends have had ...

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Shiffrin has rare fall as Mowinckel leads 1st run of GS

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:20
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin had an uncharacteristic fall and Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway held a slim lead following the first run of a challenging giant slalom on Tuesday.Seeking...

Police raid French rugby federation headquarters

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:35
PARIS (AP) — Police conducted raids at the French rugby federation headquarters on Tuesday amid an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving federation president Bernard Laporte.A person with direct knowledge...

Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:30
MADRID (AP) — It turns out Barcelona had the solution to its problems right at home.After starting the season surrounded by doubts following failed attempts to bring in a top player to replace Neymar, Barcelona showed it can do...

Bangladesh restricted to 216 vs Zimbabwe

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:25
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer led from the front, claiming 4-32 with his leg spin as Bangladesh was restricted to 216-9 Tuesday in the fifth match of the tri-nation one-day tournament.Cremer's spin sparked...

Elise Mertens leading next generation of Belgian tennis

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:20
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Elise Mertens was growing up in the medieval city of Leuven, Belgium, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin were taking Belgian tennis to new heights. She remembers, back to when she was five, seeing Clijsters...

The Marlborough Express

Pipe dream: Trapped gas to power homes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:03
Gas sucked from landfill could one day power homes in Marlborough.

Truckie jumps into cab, drives burning trailer away from petrol pumps

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:16
A truck driver got back behind the wheel and drove his burning trailer to safety after it caught fire beside petrol pumps on Monday night.

Kaikōura MP proposes bill to speed up quake claims

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:50
A members bill to speed up insurance settlements has been lodged by National MP Stuart Smith.

Poppy push for streets named after war veterans

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:11
Some street signs in Marlborough may qualify for an upgrade if they have military connections. 

Multiple arsonists a possibility as investigations continue

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:40
A spate of suspicious fires in Marlborough may have been the work of more than one person.

Sport Headlines

Canterbury Country to host Hawke Cup Zone final after win over Marlborough

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:28
A Joel Harden century batted Marlborough in submission in the Hawke Cup zone qualifying match at Horton Park in Blenheim at the weekend.

Joseph Millar completes 100m and 200m double at Commonwealth Games trials

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:42
Sprinter Joseph Millar completed the 100m and 200m double at the Capital Classic, which doubled as a Commonwealth Games trial, but didn't meet qualifying standards in Whanganui on Saturday.

Country roll out four Kings to face Marlborough

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:07
Canterbury Country have rolled out the big guns for their Hawke Cup qualifying cricket match against Marlborough at Blenheim's Horton Park this weekend.

The Dominion Post

Police Association president backs driver saliva drug testing

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:10
The Aussies are doing it, so why can't we?

Dead expensive: why does it cost so much to return bodies to families overseas?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:09
Families dealing with the grief of a relative dying overseas often find themselves dealing with the unexpected consequence of paying thousands of dollars to bring their bodies home.

It's flipping dangerous: warning to swimmers trying to upturn Oriental Bay pontoon

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:29
It seems it's a challenge too good for many young swimmers to resist.

Letters sent to Levin residents whose properties may be in way of new highway

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:06
Letters have been sent to Levin residents who may have properties in the way of the expanding main road from Wellington.

Neil Diamond cancels NZ tour after Parkinson's diagnosis

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:56
Legendary musician Neil Diamond has cancelled his New Zealand tour after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Sport Headlines

Michael McGlinchey playing for his future with Wellington Phoenix

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:33
Anthony Hudson may be a big fan of Michael McGlinchey but the experienced Wellington Phoenix midfielder says he won't be packing his bags for the United States anytime soon. 

Hurricanes coach and ex-All Black rated among contenders for plum Welsh club coaching job

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:18
Former All Blacks flanker Filo Tiatia and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd have been tipped as contenders for the vacant coaching job at Welsh Pro14 club Ospreys.

Young Kiwi footballer Elijah Just looks to follow Ryan Thomas' path

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:46
Dutch club PEC Zwolle struck the jackpot with All Whites star Ryan Thomas, now they hope another Kiwi footballer follows in his footsteps.