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Springboks beat Argentina comfortably to open Rugby Championship campaign

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Springboks beat Argentina comfortably to open Rugby Championship campaign

- South Africa has taken another step toward banishing the bad memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday. The Springboks scored four tries to two by the Pumas, and led throughout at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to continue a revival that began with a 3-0 series whitewash over France in June. Those results are a completely different story to last year, which was the worst season in the Springboks' modern history
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All Blacks flanker Liam Squire shows true potential in win over Wallabies

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All Blacks flanker Liam Squire shows true potential in win over Wallabies

- With his raggedy mullet, tattoos and ability to sprint at tacklers like an unshackled box car, Liam Squire could be a candidate to play for a knockabout rugby league team in Sydney's west. Although that doesn't seem too likely in the near, or distant, future. Blindside flanker Squire is here to stay in the 15-man code, and he undoubtedly put together his best performance for the All Blacks in the 54-34 win over the Wallabies on Saturday night, doing enough in his 10th test to suggest he deserves another shot at starting in the back row alongside Kieran Read and Sam Cane for Bledisloe II in Dunedin next weekend
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Wallabies' basic skills 'non-existent', says angry Australian rugby legend

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Wallabies' basic skills 'non-existent', says angry Australian rugby legend

- Australian rugby legend Michael Lynagh has launched a scathing attack on the Wallabies in the wake of their 54-34 thumping at the hands of the All Blacks, saying their basic skills are "non-existent". It comes as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded Australia's defence was simply not up to scratch but said he was "100 per cent" behind defence coach Nathan Grey
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Steve Bannon basically admits Donald Trump's campaign was a fraud

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Steve Bannon basically admits Donald Trump's campaign was a fraud

- ANALYSIS: Steve Bannon says he will be "covering" for US President Donald Trump on the outside, but the former White House chief strategist made a breathtakingly candid admission in the hours after his exit on Friday. "We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It'll be something else. And there'll be all kinds of fights, and there'll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over
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Cheika blames defensive inadequacies for New Zealand defeat

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Cheika blames defensive inadequacies for New Zealand defeat

- SYDNEY: Fuming Australia coach Michael Cheika blamed a substandard defensive performance for the crushing 54-34 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday. Despite Australia running in four late tries to give the scoreboard a degree of respectability, the game was all but settled by halftime after New Zealand had run in six tries to lead 40-6
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By the numbers: Australia v New Zealand

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By the numbers: Australia v New Zealand

- Sydney - A by-the-numbers look at the Rugby Championship opener won by New Zealand 54-34 against Australia on Saturday. - All Blacks' highest score against the Wallabies, eclipsing 51-20 in 2014 in Auckland. - Appearances off the bench by Tatafu Polota-Nau, record for Wallabies. - Most points in a half by All Blacks against Wallabies. - Most points by Wallabies against All Blacks since 2008 in Sydney
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All Blacks didn't need to use off-field dramas to fire up for big win over Wallabies

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All Blacks didn't need to use off-field dramas to fire up for big win over Wallabies

- MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES JASON REED/REUTERS MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES PAUL SEISER/PHOTOSPORT JASON REED/REUTERS BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES PAUL SEISER/PHOTOSPORT DAVID NEILSON/PHOTOSPORT MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES JASON REED/REUTERS BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES Steve Hansen had plenty of controversial material at his disposal when geeing-up his troops to beat the Wallabies 54-34 on Saturday night
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Sonny Bill Williams opens up on life, happiness and the All Blacks

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Sonny Bill Williams opens up on life, happiness and the All Blacks

- Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams has opened up about his life-long struggle to find inner peace in an effort to try to help young people who are struggling. In a wide-ranging, and surprisingly candid, chat, SBW spoke about his future in rugby, the prospect of returning to rugby league, his upcoming fight with Paul Gallen and his struggles. Williams was in an expansive mood when he turned up at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, unannounced during the week to watch his cousin Phillip Makatoa play
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How the All Blacks rated in dominant win over Wallabies

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How the All Blacks rated in dominant win over Wallabies

- MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES JASON REED/REUTERS MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES PAUL SEISER/PHOTOSPORT JASON REED/REUTERS BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES PAUL SEISER/PHOTOSPORT DAVID NEILSON/PHOTOSPORT MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MARK KOLBE/GETTY IMAGES MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES JASON REED/REUTERS BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES BRETT HEMMINGS/GETTY IMAGES A rampant All Blacks have beaten the Wallabies 54-34 on the back of a dominant first half performance, scoring a record number of points in a half of test match rugby between the two countries
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Undermanned Cowboys' injury woes get worse in loss to Sharks

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Undermanned Cowboys' injury woes get worse in loss to Sharks

- The Cowboys' NRL finals prospects have taken another hit, while Cronulla remain focused on the top four after the Sharks enjoyed a comfortable 26-18 win in Townsville. Defending premiers Cronulla were simply too good for an undermanned North Queensland side that slipped to a third straight loss and added outside back Kalyn Ponga and forward John Asiata to their already lengthy injured list
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First half rampage ensures All Blacks thump Wallabies 54-34 in Sydney

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First half rampage ensures All Blacks thump Wallabies 54-34 in Sydney

- One of the ugliest build-ups imaginable encouraged the All Blacks to go into a wild-eyed fury as they destroyed the Wallabies 54-34 in Sydney on Saturday night. Never have the All Blacks had to endure so many distractions prior to a Bledisloe Cup test - and the damage inflicted on the Aussies could have been much worse if the Kiwis hadn't gone to sleep in the final 30 minutes - but it seems difficult to knock this lot off their stride
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All Blacks end weird week with perfect half followed by remarkable Aussie comeback

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All Blacks end weird week with perfect half followed by remarkable Aussie comeback

- OPINION: Captain Kieran Read giving evidence in court the day before. Jerome Kaino flying back to Auckland after being branded a "Love Rat" by an Australian paper. Aaron Smith on a New Zealand front page after allegations from two disgruntled husbands. Even the stomach bug (or poisoning) that swept the All Blacks before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final didn't result in such a bizarre lead-up to a test, as the run-in was to Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash in Sydney
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Spanish police hunt Barcelona van driver

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Spanish police hunt Barcelona van driver

- Spanish police are searching for the driver of a van that ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, in one of two deadly attacks in Catalonia carried out by a network of suspected Islamist militants. The van driver has yet to be identified, police in the northeastern Spanish region said late on Friday, but said it seemed increasingly unlikely that he was one of five suspects shot dead in a Catalan seaside resort
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Police separate some 500 neo-Nazis, opponents at Berlin demo

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Police separate some 500 neo-Nazis, opponents at Berlin demo

- Some 500 far-right extremists began a march in Berlin, Germany on Saturday in honour of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. About 500 counter-demonstrators gathered nearby the parade in the Spandau district, separated by hundreds of heavily armoured police. Berlin police spokesman Carsten Mueller told The Associated Press that authorities have imposed a number of restrictions on Saturday's march to ensure it passes peacefully
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Roosters hold off Tigers to stay with four

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Roosters hold off Tigers to stay with four

- The Sydney Roosters have kept their NRL top-four ambitions on track, as they got out of jail to beat the Wests Tigers 22-18 on Saturday. After they led 16-0 early, the Roosters were forced to come from behind in the final 10 minutes at Allianz Stadium to stay third on the ladder. However the win might have come at a cost, with forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves likely to find himself in trouble with the match review committee for a late and errant elbow on Tigers five-eighth Tuimoala Lolohea after a kick
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Beanie provides another clue into two missing Tongariro men

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Beanie provides another clue into two missing Tongariro men

- A beanie has been discovered by police searching for two men missing for a week in the Tongariro National Park. Friends Hākopa Ngaronoa, 26, and Vincent Taumira, 21, have been missing for one week, since August 12 when they allegedly fled from a police chase on the Desert Rd. Land Search and Rescue crews and police have been searching dense scrub since Sunday and members of the missing mens' families also joined in the search
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Positive Pasifika education in Bay

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Positive Pasifika education in Bay

- Hawke's Bay's Pasifika students are staying in school longer and achieving in vocational pathways more than many others around the country. Public Achievement Information data released by the Ministry of Education shows Hawke's Bay/Gisborne has the second highest rate of students leaving school with NCEA Level 3 since 2012 at 44.8 per cent. Nearly a third of all Pasifika students in Hawke's Bay/Gisborne are also achieving a vocational pathway award
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Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead

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Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead

- Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website. "A man was moving along the main streets stabbing people", it said, adding "the attacker has been killed." "The committee is investigating attempted murder", the spokeswoman for the committee said, adding she would not comment on whether the incident was terrorism related
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  • Cheika blames defensive inadequacies for New Zealand defeat
    Cheika blames defensive inadequacies for New Zealand defeat

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    SYDNEY: Fuming Australia coach Michael Cheika blamed a substandard defensive performance for the crushing 54-34 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday. Despite Australia running in four late tries to give the scoreboard a degree of respectability, the game was all but settled by halftime after New Zealand had run in six tries to lead 40-6
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Politics & Government

  • Donald Trump 'unchains' Steve Bannon: he will now be 'going to war'
    Donald Trump 'unchains' Steve Bannon: he will now be 'going to war'

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Dumped Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon has been "unchained" and will lead alt-right news blog Breitbart in a "war against his opponents" sources say. US media is reporting Bannon supporters as painting the controversial chief strategist's removal from the White House as a strategic move by President Trump to unleash his chief champion. "Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting," tweeted Brietbart News White House correspondent Charlie Spiering
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Sports

  • Wallabies' basic skills 'non-existent', says angry Australian rugby legend
    Wallabies' basic skills 'non-existent', says angry Australian rugby legend

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    Australian rugby legend Michael Lynagh has launched a scathing attack on the Wallabies in the wake of their 54-34 thumping at the hands of the All Blacks, saying their basic skills are "non-existent". It comes as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded Australia's defence was simply not up to scratch but said he was "100 per cent" behind defence coach Nathan Grey
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Business

  • Spark boss warns investors could be scared away ahead of next big tech leap
    Spark boss warns investors could be scared away ahead of next big tech leap

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    Spark managing director Simon Moutter has warned private investment in new 5G technology could be harmed by more mobile regulation. The Commerce Commission plans to review the mobile market this year. Mark Callander, head of the country's fourth-largest telecommunications firm, Slingshot and Orcon owner Vocus NZ, is calling for major change. He wants the competition watchdog to require Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees to have to sell access to their mobile networks to wholesalers on a "cost-plus basis", so the likes of Vocus and The Warehouse could better compete
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Technology

  • Spark boss warns investors could be scared away ahead of next big tech leap
    Spark boss warns investors could be scared away ahead of next big tech leap

    , stuff.co.nz

    Spark managing director Simon Moutter has warned private investment in new 5G technology could be harmed by more mobile regulation. The Commerce Commission plans to review the mobile market this year. Mark Callander, head of the country's fourth-largest telecommunications firm, Slingshot and Orcon owner Vocus NZ, is calling for major change. He wants the competition watchdog to require Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees to have to sell access to their mobile networks to wholesalers on a "cost-plus basis", so the likes of Vocus and The Warehouse could better compete
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Health

  • Hospitalisations ease off in 'below average' flu season
    Hospitalisations ease off in 'below average' flu season

    , radionz.co.nz

    Flu rates are still well below average for winter and doctors say the worst is over, despite hospitals being hit with a particularly harsh strain and other illnesses. The current rate of influenza-like illness is 46 cases for every 100,000 people, compared to the average winter rate of 100 cases per 100 thousand people. It has kept hospitals busy, with patients having to wait in ambulances in some places because of a lack of space in emergency departments
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Family & Parenting

  • Family of rescued women and child overjoyed at their safe return
    Family of rescued women and child overjoyed at their safe return

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    Bordering on mild hypothermia, down two cellphones, three young women and a 4-year-old girl were saved when a pilot noticed a light flash from the last remaining phone. Dozens of volunteers were out searching for Melissa Bowley, Lauren Rees, Meg Pidgeon, all 22, and Skyla Bowley in Silver Peaks, near Dunedin, after they failed to return home from an afternoon walk on Friday
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Society & Culture

  • Woman dies in police cell
    Woman dies in police cell

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    A woman has died in the cells at the Christchurch Central police station. Police said the woman died around 6am yesterday. The death has been referred to the coroner and the Independent Police Conduct Authority. The Canterbury police will also be investigating.
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Entertainment & Arts

  • British 'king of gameshows', Sir Bruce Forsyth, dies aged 89
    British 'king of gameshows', Sir Bruce Forsyth, dies aged 89

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    Veteran TV presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, one of Britain's best-known gameshow hosts, has died at the age of 89, according to the BBC. Forsyth fronted programmes including The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right. Most recently he presented dance contest Strictly Come Dancing for 10 years until 2014. BBC director general Tony Hall described him as "one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known"
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Education

  • Hawke's Bay students and residents take up Redefine challenge
    Hawke's Bay students and residents take up Redefine challenge

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Presbyterian Support East Coast's REDEFINE competition has this year become part of the NCEA syllabus at some Hawke's Bay schools. The competition requires entrants to transform an op shop item into something new and unrecognisable from what it was before. Karamu High School has included the REDEFINE competition as part of the fashion and textile course for the students' NCEA assessment
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Farming

  • Hawke's Bay water use at 'limit of what is environmentally acceptable'
    Hawke's Bay water use at 'limit of what is environmentally acceptable'

    , stuff.co.nz

    The tap is being turned off when it comes to new resource consent applications to take commercial quantities of water from some Hawke's Bay main rivers and aquifers. Hawke's Bay Regional Council said it planned to stop issuing consents to draw water due to scientific advice that the amount of water already consented to be taken was "at the limit of what is environmentally acceptable"
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Travel & Recreation

  • This pilot couldn't find a job with an airline, so she became an Instagram star
    This pilot couldn't find a job with an airline, so she became an Instagram star

    , stuff.co.nz

    Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach has spent a good chunk of her life in the air. After earning her pilot's licence, she had trouble finding a job with an airline, so she channelled her love of flying and travel into a different career path. These days, she's a passenger more often than a pilot as she shares her adventures on her blog, Pilot Madeleine, and on Instagram, where she has 760,000 followers
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Law & Crime

  • Police officer and dog injured as spiked car comes to halt in Invercargill's main street
    Police officer and dog injured as spiked car comes to halt in Invercargill's main street

    , stuff.co.nz

    Eyewitnesses report a police officer and dog had to be pulled from under a car in the main street of Invercargill overnight. Police said they received reports of erratic driving on the Bluff Highway. They tried to stop the car but it fled. The car was spiked but continued on for a short time. "A police officer and police dog were hit when the vehicle came to a stop on Dee St," police said
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Life & Style

  • Hastings woman celebrates century
    Hastings woman celebrates century

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Hastings woman Olive Trotter had nearly 100 guests help her celebrate her 100th birthday this afternoon. Mrs Trotter's birthday celebrations were held with about 90 friends and family from all over the country at Hastings Baptist Church today. The centenarian was pleased to mark the occasion, although she doesn't feel any different yet, and was more interested in making sure guests had a lovely time
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Science & Nature

Motoring

  • Electric vehicle numbers in Wellington double in a year
    Electric vehicle numbers in Wellington double in a year

    , stuff.co.nz

    Wellingtonian Nathan Murrell lives in Tawa, drives to work in Plimmerton, attends Saturday sports – and his fuel bill is $10 a week. In the 18 months he has owned his electric car, he has saved more than $7800 on petrol. But how friendly can the hilly capital be to an electric car such as Murrell's Nissan Leaf – with only one fast-charging point in the whole city? Very, is the answer from Murrell, who says the downhills actually help charge the car
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Real Estate

  • Four buyers in running for Auckland affordable housing land
    Four buyers in running for Auckland affordable housing land

    , radionz.co.nz

    A contentious deal over Auckland Council-owned affordable housing land has been widened to include four possible buyers, after a spat over the price. The New Zealand Housing Foundation, the country's biggest community housing developer, had been about to start on the $140 million project in Wiri, when it complained the asking price for the council-owned land was too high. The foundation was proposing to build 290 homes at the 5
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Books & Literature

  • Dunedin author takes out prestigious Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Prize
    Dunedin author takes out prestigious Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Prize

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    A book inspired by the verse of Lewis Carroll has taken home the top prize at this year's New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot's Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath won both the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration at the 2017 awards which were announced on Monday evening in Wellington
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