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New Zealand's bowler Tim Southee is congratulated on taking a wicket by teammate Henry Nicholls.  New Zealand Blackcaps v Bangladesh, International Cricket, Day 1 of the 1st test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. Thursday, 12 January, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

LIVE: Sri Lanka begin fightback after Southee's early scalps in Wellington

Join 1 NEWS NOW for live coverage of the first Test of the summer, with the Black Caps taking on Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

The Black Caps celebrate a wicket against Sri Lanka

Black Caps made to work after lightning start against Sri Lanka

The tourists fought back to reach 73/3 at lunch on day one at the Basin Reserve.

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Susie Goodall arrived today in the Chilean southern city of Punta Arenas, where she was met by her mother and brother.

British sailor lost at sea has 'emotional' return to dry land after boat capsizes during solo round-the-world race

Susie Goodall was the youngest entrant and only woman in the Golden Globe competition

Police and the Vodafone Warriors joined forces in Auckland last night to push the importance of "driving drink free".

Vodafone Warriors and NZ Police team up in 'drive-drink-free' campaign

Motorists were pleasantly surprised to have the Warriors hand out rewards for sober driving at checkpoints.

July 23, 2016 file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun and escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

North, South Korea continue plans for joint 2032 Olympics

The two countries will hold talks with the IOC early next year.

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The All Blacks coach believes Razor has a good support crew around him too.

'It's something I'd love to do' - Crusaders boss Scott Robertson outlines All Blacks' coaching ambitions

Having won titles at every coaching level, Robertson is a hot contender to replace Steve Hansen after next year's World Cup.

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Zach Clark belted one into the carpark to help seal a 10-5 win.

Auckland Tuatara bats come to the party in demolition job against Geelong

The Kiwi side powered their way to a whopping 10-5 win over Geelong Korea in the ABL.

Cody Harris

Kiwi Cody Harris knocked out of World Darts Championships despite heroic fightback

Harris fell to Wales' Jamie Lewis in a five-set thriller.

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Alysia Lefau Fakaosilea, 18, could possibly make her debut for Australia midway through 2019.

South Auckland teen 'excited and nervous' at the prospect of playing Black Ferns Sevens heroes

Alysia Lefau Fakaosilea, 18, could possibly make her debut for Australia midway through 2019.

Jack de Belin

NRL star Jack de Belin excused from NSW camp after sexual assault allegations surface

De Belin has been charged with the aggravated sexual assault in company of a 19-year-old as a result of an alleged incident in Sydney Sunday.

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Kopua said it was bittersweet news to be in the NZ team but learning her good friend Katrina Rore was dropped.

Returning Silver Fern Casey Kopua in tears while speaking of family's pride at her recall

Kopua said it was bittersweet news to be in the NZ team but learning her good friend Katrina Rore was dropped.

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John Campbell sits down and talks candidly with the All Blacks head coach about his decision to step down after next year’s World Cup.

Family, the media and helping young men thrive: John Campbell speaks with Steve Hansen

The All Blacks coach announced today he would leave his post after next year's World Cup.

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The little girl died at Mounfort Park in Manurewa yesterday where a touch rugby competition was being held.

Concerns about rugby scrum machines being left in the open after death of girl, four

Witnesses say two sisters were playing on the machine when it fell over and landed on one of them.

Kane Williamson celebrates with team mates after taking a catch to dismiss Bairstow.
New Zealand Blackcaps v England. 1st day/night test match. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Day 5, Monday 26 March 2018. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'It's about playing our best and smart cricket' - Black Caps ignore favourites tag against Sri Lanka

NZ will play a two-Test home series against a Sri Lanka team in disarray.

Tonga's Tevita Pangai Junior scores a try.
Tonga v Australia. International Rugby League test match. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 20 October 2018 © Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Tevita Pangai Junior picks Blues, mulls Tongan future

Pangai Junior may have played his last game for Tonga, saying his international representative future is up in the air.

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Goalkeeper Anna Leat is playing in Sunday's national final where the Northern Lights hosts Canterbury United.

Football Ferns U17 keeper Anna Leat considering offers after World Cup heroics

Leat is playing in Sunday's national final where the Northern Lights hosts Canterbury United.

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The All Blacks coach will leave his post after next year's World Cup in Japan.

'It's about the team first' - Steve Hansen to step down as All Blacks coach after 2019 Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks coach will leave his post after next year's World Cup in Japan.

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Kopua said it was bittersweet news to be in the NZ team but learning her good friend Katrina Rore was dropped.

Returning Silver Fern Casey Kopua in tears while speaking of family's pride at her recall

Kopua said it was bittersweet news to be in the NZ team after learning her good friend Katrina Rore was dropped.

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Parker weighed in at 109.25kg with Mexican-American Flores tipping the scales at 107.95kg.

Shredded Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker weighs in heavier than rival Alexander Flores

Parker weighed in at 109.25kg with Mexican-American Flores tipping the scales at 107.95kg.

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Hansen will leave his post after next year's World Cup, but doesn't know who'll replace him.

Steve Hansen refuses to name preferred All Blacks successor

Hansen will leave his post after next year's World Cup, but doesn't know who'll replace him.

The two newlyweds, McCaw and Gemma Flynn said despite their athletic careers the race was a daunting task.

Richie McCaw set to compete in gruelling Coast-to-Coast event

The former All Blacks skipper is competing in the Tandem Team Event on February 8 in 2019.

Scotty Stevenson

Rugby broadcaster Scotty Stevenson signs on in new role with TVNZ and Spark ahead of 2019 World Cup

Stevenson will lead joint coverage of next year's World Cup from Japan.

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Katrina Rore (Grant) was left out of Taurua's squad which will compete next month in England, after a horror 2018.

Former captain Katrina Rore axed as Silver Ferns' Quad Series squad announced

Noeline Taurua has sprung a few shock selections for next month's England series.

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Steve Tew says Hansen is one of the best coaches rugby will ever see.

'No one in sport does that' – Steve Hansen's incredible legacy remembered by NZR boss

Steve Tew says Hansen is one of the best coaches rugby will ever see.

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Milner-Skudder will join French side Toulon on a three-year deal.

Nehe Milner-Skudder's French move gets Steve Hansen's tick of approval

Milner-Skudder will join French side Toulon on a three-year deal.

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Hansen says he’d want to stay on, but will leave for the good of the team.

'It's the right call' – Steve Hansen happy with decision to leave All Blacks

Hansen says he’d want to stay on, but will leave for the good of the team.

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