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Potter in mix for Warriors

Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei is dragged down by Penrith defenders during their NRL match at Mt Smart Stadium.

Australian Super League coach Mick Potter has emerged as a surprise contender for the vacant Warriors head coaching job.

Second chance 'all I needed'

'A lot of kids make mistakes'

Peter Tuapawa

When Peter Tuapawa competes in the grand final of the Young Butcher of the Year it will mark a remarkable chapter in a story of redemption.

Italian allies join Cup fray

America's Cup

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - Sunday Star Times

Team NZ's information-sharing alliance with Luna Rossa gets its first real test this week when the Italians debut in home waters as the America's Cup World Series resumes in Naples.

Miners' memorial will rest in Coast lake


A memorial of three miners to rest in middle of Greymouth lake to honour hundreds of men who have died in West Coast mining accidents.

Debris litters coast


More debris from the stricken Rena washed ashore on Coromandel beaches, with crews cleaning up along the Mercury Bay coastline.

Lion Man back with his pride

Lion Man

Craig "The Lion Man" Busch has told of his pride and joy in being back with his big cats, at the renamed Kingdom of Zion wildlife park.

He is this weekend celebrating the official reopening of the park, on the outskirts of Whangarei.

Shot in the arm for hospitals

Needle injection.

Health boards are snapping up a British initiative to improve productivity in hospital wards and operating theatres.

Schools blind to bright Maori

Jill Bevan-Brown

Gifted Maori children are being overlooked in the classroom as teachers fail to recognise their unique genius, researcher says.

Top surfer may make ringside splash

Paige Hareb

Fight for Life cult hero Paige Hareb is considering following Sonny Bill Williams' example and juggling a professional boxing career with her world-class surfing campaign.

Trickster to ramp up excitement

Jed Mildon

Thought a triple backflip was impressive? Nah, that was nothing - try a quadruple backflip.

Toopi on journey to win hearts and minds

Clinton Toopi

Of all the fields Clinton Toopi has made an impact on during his association with rugby league, one that doesn't involve a football has provided the biggest kicks.

NZ batsmen show a lack of class

Black Caps in action.

OPINION: Disappointing. That is the word that sprang to mind after watching the Black Caps crumble at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Jock Hobbs: A man for a crisis and a pizza

Jock Hobbs

OPINION: I've still got a mental picture of Jock Hobbs wandering around Apia in a lava-lava. It's a long way from enduring images of him in an All Blacks jersey.

Overseas interest in Kaino put on hold

Jerome Kaino

Jerome Kaino's contract negotiations for next year have been put on hold while he awaits medical advice following his shoulder operation.

Penrith rebel gets a break

Arana Taumata

Troubled young league star Arana Taumata has been given a 12-month lifeline by Penrith.

Petition stalks Banks, Brash

John Banks

MPS will consider a petition questioning the lack of Huljich-related charges against John Banks and Don Brash.

Crew aid fishing probe

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A Korean fishing boat is under High Court arrest over claims its owners owe $2.335 million in unpaid wages over two years.

Bain credits Dad

David Bain

David Bain has paid tribute to his father Robin for helping him become the man he is today.

Debt 'out of control'


Local councils have clocked up $1606 in debt for every man, woman and child in New Zealand.

Dads' bad habits aid obesity


Dads' lazy eating habits are partly to blame for childhood obesity, a researcher says.

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