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Before there was Federer, Borg or Laver, even before there was Lacoste, there was Anthony Wilding.

All Blacks play down Carter return

Daniel Carter should not be seen as the "cavalry riding over the hill" to save the New Zealand team, says All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith.

Canterbury coach backs Carter's international return

Canterbury coach Rob Penney is endorsing a swift return to international rugby for Dan Carter.

Legendary Kiwi brand up for sale

One of New Zealand's most famous and oldest brands is looking for a new owner after a turbulent time in overseas hands.

Former PE teacher jailed for running brothel

A former PE teacher was jailed for nine months today after pleading guilty to running a brothel.

Man jailed for murdering student

A man was jailed for life after being found guilty today of murdering a college student on the same day he started his course.

Hillary's family sue over papers

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.

St Luke Passion, Cathedral, Canterbury

Half a century ago, Krzysztof Penderecki saw his St Luke Passion travel the world as an instant sensation. It was that rare phenomenon, an avant-garde work on a grand scale that surpassed its difficulties of performance and moved large audiences. Then, it mysteriously disappeared. Saturday's revival by the Sounds New festival was the first in Britain for nearly 30 years. Bringing in a ready-prepared performance by top Polish musicians with the composer conducting, it was the culmination of this year's Polish Connections theme and, with the cathedral nave packed out, destined to put a previously local festival on the national map. But would it, on a musical level, make lightning strike again?

Knowing (15)

Paranormal communication, clairvoyance, visitors from another world, and Nicolas Cage as an astrophysics professor.

Channel ferry grounded on wreck

A cross-Channel passenger ferry with nearly 400 people aboard became grounded in severe weather after the crew failed to detect a charted wreck, an official accident report said today.

Rowan's Rule, By Rupert Shortt

On the cover of this biography of Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury's hand frames a face with a slight smile, the eyes looking with candour straight at the reader. What should we deduce from such an image? That it signals a book where the man behind the mitre might be exposed to our gaze?

Leading article: Pessimism and the pulpit

At a traditional time of goodwill, this year's seasonal utterances from pulpit and throne reflected a sombre and often pessimistic mood, punctuated with flashes of anger and recrimination towards those who had, or might, exploit others' woes for their own advantage.

'My son thinks daddy will be home for Christmas ... that is quite sad'

Families of five Britons held hostage in Iraq for 19 months make an emotional appeal for their release

Kenneth Pinnock: Educational publisher at John Murray

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Hamilton is happy to join Mauger at Welford Road

The former All Black wing Scott Hamilton says he is looking forward to linking up with his former Canterbury and Crusaders team-mate Aaron Mauger when he joins Leicester in November. The 28-year-old has confirmed that he will leave for Europe at the end of the current Air New Zealand Cup competition. He will join the Guinness Premiership side on a two-year deal.

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