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Nonu Out For June Tests

Nonu Out For June Tests

Wellington, May 19 NZPA - All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu is out for the June rugby tests with a knee injury while teammate Andrew Hore could be gone for the season.

Bond To Hang Up Boots

Bond To Hang Up Boots

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Shane Bond, one of New Zealand best fast bowlers, has sent down his last delivery.

Bond, 34, announced his retirement from all cricket today as he returned home to Christchurch from the Twenty20 world championship in the Caribbean.

Missing Mortlock Could Work Out For Brumbies

Missing Mortlock Could Work Out For Brumbies

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Case Shows Health Access "Lottery" - Commissioner

Wellington, May 11 NZPA - The Health and Disability Commissioner cites the case of a young woman, who was denied an MRI brain scan and later required surgery for a brain tumour, as an example of New Zealand's health "postcode lottery".

Post-Operative Care Of Elderly Man Found Wanting: HDC

Post-Operative Care Of Elderly Man Found Wanting: HDC

Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Poor post-operative care by two Wanganui surgeons may have contributed to the death of an 85-year-old man who died 12 days after gall bladder surgery, the Health and Disability Commissioner has ruled.

Children's Ward To Open At Waikato Hospital

Children's Ward To Open At Waikato Hospital

A ward in Waikato Hospital previously used for adult and children's orthopaedic care has been transformed into a dedicated children's surgical ward.

Sivivatu's Rugby Year Over As Chiefs' Injury Woes Grow

Sivivatu's Rugby Year Over As Chiefs' Injury Woes Grow

Auckland, April 28 NZPA - All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu's rugby year is all but over after confirmation today that he will need a shoulder operation.

Sivivatu's Year All But Over

Sivivatu's Year All But Over

Auckland, April 28 NZPA - All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu's rugby year is all but over after confirmation today that he will need a shoulder operation.

Delany Out For Six Months

Delany Out For Six Months

Wellington, April 20 NZPA - Chiefs first-five eighth Mike Delany will be out of rugby for up to six months after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in last Friday's Super 14 rugby match against the Stormers in Hamilton.

West Coast Surgery Back On Schedule

Surgery is back on schedule at the West Coast District Health Board following replacement of three of four anaesthetic machines at Grey Base Hospital. Unresolvable software issues with the machines had caused reliability issues resulting in cancellation of some elective surgery.