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Bullied Australian boy Quaden Bayles takes center stage at All Stars NRL match  10h17 22 février
TATE PAPWORTH
Video of a bullied Aussie boy touched hearts. Now he’s led an NRL team onto the pitch before a roaring crowd.
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Born into a crime family, addicted to drugs, Jade has broken the cycle  09h55 22 février
JOHN SILVESTER
Born into a living hell, addicted to drugs, the Australian woman was abducted by her killer father. But she’s broken the cycle.
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Baby survives two-vehicle fatal crash as four die on Waikato roads  08h21 22 février
GEORGE BLOCK
Four people are dead after a horror day on Waikato roads, while a baby has survived a crash.
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Super Rugby: Brumbies hand Chiefs shock first defeat with upset in Hamilton  08h20 22 février
AARON GOILE
Chiefs’ perfect start to the season over as Brumbies produce shock win in Hamilton.
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New Zealand vs India: Kane Williamson puts hosts in box seat at Basin  06h26 22 février
MARK GEENTY
It was the skipper’s time to shine as the Black Caps maintained an advantage over India.
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Big, old bear wanders into Los Angeles suburb  01h21 22 février
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Residents in Los Angeles neighbourhood get a giant surprise visitor.
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Super Rugby: Chiefs concede attitude was missing and Brumbies wanted it more  10h10 22 février
AARON GOILE
Chiefs skipper says attitude wasn’t right as his team are brought back down to earth.
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Melbourne Storm edge past Warriors in pre-season match in Palmerston North  09h36 22 février
GEORGE HEAGNEY
The Melbourne Storm looked the better of two rusty sides in their first trial match of the year.
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Public showdown coming on Central Otago plan for Olive Leaf building  09h00 22 février
DEBBIE JAMIESON
Developers behind a controversial church proposal wanted to go straight to court, but must face the public first.
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Lotto Powerball jackpots to 42 million  08h13 22 février
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With the huge prize not struck, next week’s prize, if struck, will be second-highest ever.
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A-League: Liberato Cacace’s star continues to rise at Wellington Phoenix  08h08 22 février
PHILLIP ROLLO
Teenager hailed as ’one of the best’ in the A-League after spectacular performance.
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Sonny Bill Williams enjoys Roosters reunion after Toronto game in the UK  08h00 22 février
ANDREW WEBSTER
Sonny Bill Williams has a deep connection with Nick Politis, the man who lured him back to the NRL from the All Blacks.
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Downpour at Splore on the shores of Tapapakanga Regional Park  06h27 22 février
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Elaborate costumes, expansive performances and free hugs - the start to Splore 21st birthday showed it might be growing up, but it’s not changing.
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Cloud looms over Wellington Pride Festival as rainbow groups to boycott parade  06h26 22 février
ANDRE CHUMKO
Rainbow groups intend to boycott the capital’s pride parade over its alleged focus on tourism and corporate sponsorship.
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Christchurch park packed out for Electric Avenue despite rain  06h21 22 février
TOM KITCHIN
More than 20,000 have packed out North Hagley Park for the sixth annual Electric Avenue festival.