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Wednesday 10 June 2009
France have followed the All Blacks' example by necessity, naming a predictable starting line-up for the first rugby Test in Dunedin on Saturday.
Thursday 14 May 2009
The children of Sir Edmund Hillary are going to court to keep control of their father's writings, old diaries and thousands of family photographs bequeathed to the Auckland Museum in his will.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
A woman who gave birth aboard an international flight without anyone noticing was charged by New Zealand police today with abandoning the baby after it was found in a toilet rubbish bin.
Friday 20 March 2009
A woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn child after giving birth on an international flight from Samoa may face criminal charges, New Zealand police said today.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
The future of the New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary's Auckland home remains unclear after it was sold at auction today.
Monday 16 March 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Friday 13 March 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009
Q. I bought a return ticket to New Zealand through Southall Travel. I was due to fly on Saturday 13 December and return on Tuesday 6 January, flying Virgin to Shanghai, with a return to Auckland with Air China. But in November Southall Travel told me Air China had unexpectedly cancelled all their flights between Auckland and Shanghai. I requested an alternative itinerary, but Southall Travel told me there was none. I tried to speak to Virgin and Air China, but got nowhere as I had booked through a travel agent. Southall Travel told me the only solution was to get a refund from Air China for the £800. I eventually managed to get an alternative flight with Emirates for £1,200, but I still haven't got my money back from Air China. EE, by email.
Tuesday 10 February 2009
A young father has died after being bitten on the elbow by a Staffordshire bull terrier as he walked to work.
Thursday 05 February 2009
The father of a British backpacker who was brutally murdered in New Zealand spoke of his relief today after a teenager admitted her killing.
Sunday 04 January 2009
Three decades on, in the midst of another mighty FA Cup run by Blyth Spartans, hosts to Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers in the third round tomorrow night, spirits still flag at the thought of what might have been for the Northumberland club's giant-killing heroes of 1978. Five non-League sides have got to the fifth round since the First World War, but only one as far as a fifth-round replay. They were the Blyth boys of '78, who came within a thrice-taken corner kick of a quarter-final tie at home to Arsenal. Alan Shoulder still winces when he recalls what happened next after he and his Spartans team-mates took a 1-0 lead into the final minute of a fifth-round tie against Wrexham played on a bone-hard, icy Racecourse Ground pitch. "It was only when you saw the replays on 'Match of the Day' that you could tell it wasn't even a corner," the former striker says. "That was fair enough, but to take the corner three times was a bit much. "The first time he [Wrexham midfielder Les Cartwright] took it, the corner flag fell over, our keeper [Dave Clarke] caught it and the referee made him take it again. The lad tried to stick the flag back in, took the corner, it fell over again and our keeper caught it again. But at the third time of asking the flag stayed in and Dixie McNeil headed in at the back post. Virtually as soon as we kicked off, the referee blew for time. Alf Grey, his name was. You see a lot of bad refereeing decisions now, but that was hard to take." There was also a contentious penalty award against Blyth in the replay, which they lost 2-1 in front of a 42,000 crowd at St James' Park. Shoulder was a miner at Kelloe Colliery at the time. A year later he was signed by Newcastle and wore the black-and-white No 7 shirt before Kevin Keegan's arrival in 1982. Now 55, he runs an egg retail business near Bishop Auckland.
Thursday 01 January 2009
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