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  • Coaches and sons out to create NRL history

    Arthur and Cleary — they’re the two surnames set to rewrite the NRL history books in tomorrow night’s grand final showdown.

  • BIG COUNTRY

    When even a roomful of infrastructure heavy hitters struggle to get their heads around the scale of your plan for New Zealand’s biggest integrated commercial development, you start to suspect you’re onto something big.

  • Florida reels as Ian moves on

    Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets yesterday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina.

  • EDITORIAL A six-storey shadow looms over election

    Central government’s increased interest in planning for the growth of New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing cities was always going to lead to the squeeze going on some places and people.

  • Hall of fame honour for legend

    Former Black Ferns captain Fiao’o Fa’amausili will be inducted into World Rugby’s Hall of Fame during the World Cup next month.

  • Gloriavale community given $4.8m by Govt

    Gloriavale Christian community received almost $5million in government money in the 2021 financial year, while its church trust held more than $4m in cash, a court has heard.

  • Bloomfield regifts Fiji trip to refuge legend

    A Greymouth woman was speechless after being regifted an idyllic Fiji holiday by Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

  • Royal offspring lose titlesA Danish prince yesterday accused his mother, Queen Margrethe, of harming his children by stripping them of their royal titles so they could have a more normal life. Prince Joachim, her second son, claimed he was only given five days’ notice that his children would not be called prince or princess or their royal highness from January 1 and only addressed as excellencies instead. “We are all very sad. It’s never fun to see your children being harmed. They have been put in a situation they do not understand,” he told the Ekstra Bladet newspaper. Princes Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 10, have been allowed to keep using their titles as “counts and countess of Monpezat”. Margrethe, 82, who stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their titles, said: “It is a consideration I have had for quite a long time and I think it will be good for them in their future.”

  • Black Ferns co-captain opens up on freak injury

    Kennedy Simon sat on the floor of the Black Ferns dojo in Christchurch; pain coursing through her knee.

  • NZR wants to control schools rugby but principals are pushing back

    For years, New Zealand Rugby has wanted to take over the running of the game in secondary schools.

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