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Waldrom Sidelined By Thumb Injury

Waldrom Sidelined By Thumb Injury

Taranaki will be without the services of Scott Waldrom for the start of the ITM Cup national rugby championship after the former All Blacks flanker underwent surgery to reattach a tendon to his thumb.

Woman's Baby Sent Away Without Her Knowledge

Woman's Baby Sent Away Without Her Knowledge

A woman who lost her baby two months into her pregnancy has received an apology from Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) after her placental tissue was sent away for a week without her knowledge.

Reduction In Activity For DHB Goes Ahead

Reduction In Activity For DHB Goes Ahead

Wellington, June 21 NZPA - A "planned reduction in activity" has gone ahead this week as the Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) tries to save money.

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

New Zealanders use of the private sector for their health woes continues to increase. Figures released today by the not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Society show average annual cost escalation of around 10% for the year ending December 2009 - up from an 8% rise in the previous year.

Smith Pumped For `Virtual Test Match'

Smith Pumped For `Virtual Test Match'

By Robert Lowe of NZPA

Rotorua, June 17 NZPA - New Zealand Maori rugby halfback Aaron Smith is brimming with excitement at the chance to play in what for him will be a virtual test match tomorrow night.

Midfield Role Likely For Vicelich

Midfield Role Likely For Vicelich

Wellington, June 13 NZPA - A midfield role seems likely for veteran defender Ivan Vicelich when New Zealand open their account at the soccer World Cup in South Africa on Tuesday night (2330 start NZT).

Herbert Happy With Final Hitout

Herbert Happy With Final Hitout

Wellington, June 10 NZPA - New Zealand had a double dose of good news as their soccer World Cup preparations continued in South Africa today.

Remarkable Recovery Sees Brown World Cup-Bound

Remarkable Recovery Sees Brown World Cup-Bound

Auckland, June 9 NZPA - Midfielder Tim Brown has made what has made been described as a remarkable recovery from shoulder surgery and will fly out tomorrow for South Africa to rejoin the All Whites at the soccer World Cup.

Ireland Rugby Coach Kidney Hopes Breakdown Will Remain A Contest

Ireland Rugby Coach Kidney Hopes Breakdown Will Remain A Contest

By Robert Lowe of NZPA

Auckland, June 9 NZPA - Ireland rugby coach Declan Kidney has argued that the new law interpretations shouldn't dilute the contest at the breakdown.

Vatuvei Back For 100th But Seymour To Miss Clash Against Dragons

Vatuvei Back For 100th But Seymour To Miss Clash Against Dragons

Micheal Luck and James Maloney return from injury along with Manu Vatuvei to help the giant winger mark his 100th NRL match when the Vodafone Warriors face the competition-leading St George Illawarra Dragons in Sunday's 13th-round encounter at Mount Smart Stadium.