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Recap: Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City - A-League round three - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:15
The Phoenix go down 1-0 to Melbourne City.

Central ready for the rare sight of a Southern United team coming off a win - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:46
This weekend, the Central women's football team face a challenge that no one has had to since 2013.

Three-hectare fire threatens home in rural Northland - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:45
Fire is threatening a house in rural Northland stretching across several hectares.

Serious crash in New Lynn, Auckland - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:42
Police are at the scene of a crash where a motorcyle and car collided at 5.30pm in New Lynn, Auckland.

After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea's nuclear blasts may be exhausted - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:30
Have North Korea's nuclear tests become so big that they've altered the geological structure of the land?

Canterbury, Counties Manukau book Farah Palmer Cup final berths - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:15
The visiting cow bells weren't enough to get Waikato over the line losing their Farah Palmer Cup national women's rugby semifinal 60-26 against Canterbury at AMI Stadium in a high-scoring match on Saturday.

Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:08
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.

Mile looking less of a mission for speedy Prom Queen - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:55
Prom Queen, aka the queen of speed, has given the best indication yet that she will be wearing a Group I tiara on November 18.

West Coast Lotto fans make two-hour trip to buy tickets after local store's machine fails - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:41
Keen Lotto fans from one West Coast town are making two-hour return trips to buy tickets after their local store's ticketing machine lost connection to the internet.

Beware the smoke and mirrors around the pot legalisation debate - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:25
OPINION: I hate pot, I really do. The anxiety attacks, paranoia, rancid bong smoke, the tatty pot culture, rasta beanies, "tribal" tattoos and all that.

Bay of Plenty steam into Mitre 10 Cup Championship final against Wellington - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:09
Bay of Plenty will face Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final after beating Otago 48-32 in Saturday's semifinal in Tauranga.

Live: Canterbury v North Harbour - Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semifinal - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:45
The red-and-blacks host North Harbour in the first semifinal of the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership.

Big deal shows confidence of industrial sector - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:41
The sale of a nationwide property portfolio to Stock Exchange-listed Property for Industry illustrates the continuing demand for quality industrial assets among investors, according to the agent who brokered the deal.

Shock over deck railing collapse at Marlborough Sounds hotel - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:17
A group of men fell off a Marlborough Sounds hotel deck "like a pack of cards" after a railing collapsed, a witness says.

Phil Gifford: I have known Wayne Smith for 30 years and he hasn't changed - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:05
OPINION: The greatest thing about Wayne Smith is that in the 60-year-old coaching guru he's become, you can still see so much of the bright eyed, enthusiastic 22-year-old who drove down to Christchurch from Putaruru in a clunking old Valiant in 1979, a kid so electric on the field that within a year he was an All Black.

Tomatomania for Labour Weekend, garden centres say - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:13
Tomato, cucumber and courgettes are the flavour of the day for gardening enthusiasts making the most of a long weekend.

Brendon Hartley suffers helmet hiccup in US Grand Prix F1 practice session - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:08
Going full throttle almost took on a new meaning for Brendon Hartley after his helmet lifted at speed during his first Formula One practice session.

Christchurch commercial vacancies 'not too bad' at 20 per cent - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:04
The central Christchurch office glut isn't as bad as anticipated a leading valuer says - but there is still about 20 hectares of vacant uncommitted commercial land.

Hoarder with Diogenes syndrome refuses to throw out anything - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:02
French photographer Arnaud Chochon went to extremes to document the life of a 60-year-old hoarder who cannot bring himself to throw out anything.
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