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Wellington parking warden hospitalised after attack

Wellington parking warden hospitalised after attack

A Wellington parking warden is seriously injured in hospital after being attacked in the street on Friday. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller The officer was knocked unconscious and suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose. He‘s undergone surgery and is now recovering in hospital. Police have arrested a 39-year-old man who is to appear in court on Friday, charged […]

BOP residents face rates hike to pay for flood damage

BOP residents face rates hike to pay for flood damage

Bay of Plenty flood victims could face rate hikes of up to 25 percent to pay for damage caused by Cyclone Debbie. Houses on College Road that were devastated by the flood lie broken and abandoned. Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang Bay of Plenty Regional Council chair Doug Leeder said 80 percent of the $50 million repair bill had come […]

Woman and daughter attacked in Hamilton home invasion

Woman and daughter attacked in Hamilton home invasion

A woman and her young daughter have been attacked in their home in Hamilton. A man entered their house in St Andrews in the city‘s northwest on Saturday between 7am and 7.45am, police said. Detective Senior Sergeant Dean Anderson said the woman was sexually assaulted and her daughter physically assaulted. The man then left, cut across neighbouring homes and ran […]

Jo Edwards to defend Commonwealth Games lawn bowls gold

Jo Edwards to defend Commonwealth Games lawn bowls gold

The New Zealand Lawn bowler Jo Edwards will defend her Commonwealth Games gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Jo Edwards during the World Bowls Championships, Christchurch, 2016 Photo: PHOTOSPORT Edwards defeated Colleen Piketh of South Africa with a final score of 21-17 in the singles semi-finals. She says she‘s rapt to make the finals. “I was like a […]

Black Sticks women suffer disappointing draw to Canada

Black Sticks women suffer disappointing draw to Canada

The New Zealand women‘s hockey team has been held to a draw against Canada at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games today. Photo: Photosport The result will be a disappointment to the world 4th-ranked Black Sticks, who now need to draw with or beat Australia or rely on goal differential over Canada. New Zealand captain Stacey Michelson said the side knew […]

NZ‘s Alana Barber takes race walking silver on Gold Coast

NZ‘s Alana Barber takes race walking silver on Gold Coast

New Zealand‘s Alana Barber has won a silver medal in the women‘s 20km racewalk at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Alana Barber Photo: Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz Barber finished in a time of 1:34:19, behind Australia‘s Jemima Montag who did the race in 132:50. Wales‘ Bethan Davies finished third in 1:36:08. The race leader, Claire Tallent was disqualified […]

Hamilton liquor store robbed by pistol-wielding man

Hamilton liquor store robbed by pistol-wielding man

Police have launched an investigation into the aggravated robbery of a Hamilton liquor store. CCTV footage of the robber Photo: Supplied/ Police A hooded man entered Smugglers Liquor on Hyde Avenue just after nine o‘clock last night. The police say he threatened staff with a small black pistol. The man then stole cash and cigarettes before running out of the […]

Cricket memorabilia sells for thousands at auction

Cricket memorabilia sells for thousands at auction

The bat used by former test cricketer Martin Crowe to score his final test century has sold at auction for more than $21,000. Martin Crowe elegantly cuts against Australia in the 1992/93 series. Photo: Photosport The bat was one of 227 items sold at Russell Crowe‘s ‘The Art of Divorce‘ auction – a sort of parting of the wares – […]

Family desperately want to return autistic woman to NZ

Family desperately want to return autistic woman to NZ

The family of an autistic woman who fled to India are criticising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for refusing to help them bring the woman home. Jessica Doody Photo: Supplied Jessica Doody has the mental age of a 14-year-old. Ms Doody went missing in March this year and was later tracked to the Indian city of Patiala, where she lives […]

Weightlifter “gutted” at Commonwealth Games result

Weightlifter “gutted” at Commonwealth Games result

Weightlifter Richie Patterson who won silver in Delhi, and gold in Glasgow, did not finish the men‘s 85kg division after failing on three attempts to clear 143kg in the snatch. Richie Patterson of New Zealand is DNF (Did Not Finish) in the Men‘s 85kg Final after failing all three of his snatch attempts. Photo: Photosport Patterson set a New Zealand […]