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League fans dressed to the Nines

Superheroes and cops are out as Nines attendees search for the perfect cool costume this year.

Auckland NRL Nines tournament set to be big Auckland Nines may hurt NRL teams' premiership hopes, says Cooper Cronk

Creepy couple unmasked

A mystery couple who alarmed Auckland park-goers by appearing in masks have come forward to police.

Flying Lotus mesmerises Auckland crowd

Fresh off the Laneway stage, Flying Lotus wows crowds at Auckland's Powerstation.

Use of ring 'deliberately cruel'

It would have taken special pliers and two people to force on the docking ring which cost Garfield his leg.

Girl found 'safe and well'

Police have found a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Tuesday.

Cool start in the north today

A chilly dawn for Auckland today, but unsurprisingly things are expected to warm up as the day progresses.

Finals spot just desserts for chef

A modern spin on a traditional Filipino dessert scores an Auckland chef a finals spot in competition.

Poveys stick with Parakai

Gambling bill needs hardening up

Medals saved from flames

Despite losing half his "lovely" home to a fire, Commonwealth medallist Tony Ebert is grateful.

Chiefs give Blues a pre-season hammering

A Chiefs side without a swag of big names made a promising start to their pre-season campaign with a comfortable win over the Blues.

Benji Marshall hopes to return to Kiwis squad

Former captain Benji Marshall says his goal is to make a return to the Kiwis squad this year.

Breakers beat Wildcats to secure top-two finish

Sharapova, Williams setup classic Aussie Open final

Sri Lanka have the last laugh in final ODI

It was farewell to the endless Sri Lankan summer as New Zealand suffered a 34-run defeat in Wellington.

Taylor Swift sued by sex offender

A convicted sex offender is reportedly suing Taylor Swift for stealing his life story for her latest album 1989.

Puppy ad pulled after public outcry

An ad slated to run during the Super Bowl created so much outrage, the company decided hours later that it would not air.

Johnny Depp 'attacked by chupacabra'

Emma Watson's career advice

Author Colleen McCullough dies

Renowned Australian writer Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, has died, aged 77.

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