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Neil Sands

Neil Sands

    All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40
    All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40
    Considered by many to be the greatest of all time, Jonah Lomu died unexpectedly on Wednesday after a long battle with kidney disease.
    World Cup lesson from doccie about losing soccer team
    World Cup lesson from doccie about losing soccer team
    A new film shows how an unlikely group, including football's first transgender player, has reminded the world of the true value of football.
    Gay couples wed as equality arrives in New Zealand
    Gay couples wed as equality arrives in New Zealand
    Same-sex couples say "I do" as New Zealand becomes the first Asia-Pacific country - and only the 14th in the world - to legalise gay marriage.
    'History means nothing against the Boks'
    'History means nothing against the Boks'
    James Horwill says he's taking no comfort from Australia's recent success against South Africa ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal clash.
    Too much haka?
    Too much haka?
    New Zealand's famous war dance was in danger of losing its potency because it was being performed too often, says Peter de Villiers.
    We're taking no chances with the Boks, says Fiji
    We're taking no chances with the Boks, says Fiji
    Fiji says they refuse to be intimidated by SA's lineup for Saturday's World Cup match, and the Boks' list of injured player won't make them complacent
    NZ's brothel business expects World Cup boom
    NZ's brothel business expects World Cup boom
    Sex workers in New Zealand expect to be rushed off their feet as 95 000 fans arrive for the Rugby World Cup, with brothels doubling condom orders.
    Fish farms spark green debate in New Zealand
    Fish farms spark green debate in New Zealand
    The New Zealand government has announced the end of a 10-year moratorium on aquaculture on the South Island.
    Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes
    Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes
    New Zealand on Tuesday said the latest Christchurch earthquake had confirmed fears that thousands of homes in the city would have to be abandoned.
    Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
    Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
    Huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts in Tonga, contributing to its obesity epidemic.
    London trip fails to fill Crusaders' coffers
    London trip fails to fill Crusaders' coffers
    While the Crusaders' match at Twickenham on Sunday was an on-field success, the New Zealand club says it was not the financial lifeline it hoped for.