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Team NZ enjoys winning weekend

Team NZ enjoys winning weekend

Emirates Team New Zealand has won the "preliminaries" of the America's Cup World Series regatta at Plymouth.

Surf to summit challenge begins

Surf to summit challenge begins

Day one summary. Mark Richardson's Team

A chilly start at cape farewell at 7.00

Opposing (Hayley's team) team took the easy route and surfed at farewell spit, we took a gamble and hit the slopes first (Rainbow Valley)

Fans think ABs well prepared for RWC - poll

Fans think ABs well prepared for RWC - poll

78% of New Zealand rugby fans believe that the All Blacks are as well prepared as they could be for the RWC, and most were confident in an All Black victory prior to the losses to the Springboks and Wallabies. According to new polls released today by UMR Research:

WOW show would make Fellini proud

WOW show would make Fellini proud

The Brancott Estate World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Show would have made Italian film director Fellini proud, as show-goers are blown away in its opening night by fantasy and surrealism, and a surprise visit from Tim Shadbolt.

Native land snail 'self sustaining'

Native land snail 'self sustaining'

The latest monitoring information from the Powelliphanta augusta land snail relocation programme at Stockton Opencast Mine in Buller suggests at least one of the resettled groups of the native snail is capable of being self sustaining.

All Blacks squad named for 2011 Rugby World Cup

All Blacks squad named for 2011 Rugby World Cup

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The All Blacks squad in position (with province and Test caps in brackets) is:

Forwards:

Hookers

Eyes of rugby world on NZ again

Eyes of rugby world on NZ again

The eyes of the rugby loving world will be fixed on New Zealand in September 2011 when the All Blacks play Tonga in the opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup at Eden Park. Almost 30 years ago to the day the eyes of the world were on the same venue - but for very different reasons.

$40,000 worth of firewood warming Christchurch homes

$40,000 worth of firewood warming Christchurch homes

Firewood donation warms thousands in Christchurch.

Christchurch families facing the onset of a cold winter have received warming news, with a donation of over $40,000 worth of firewood being made available to residents in need.

New Zealand bridge wins international award

New Zealand bridge wins international award

New Plymouth’s eye-catching Te Rewa Rewa Bridge has just won another major international award.

PM Announces Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

PM Announces Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Prime Minister John Key announced today that Indian businessman and Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya will be the next recipient of the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship.

Mr Key made the announcement in Mumbai while on a four day state visit to India.