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Neil Sands

Neil Sands

    All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40
    All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40
    Jonah Lomu, the game's first global superstar whose speed and power terrorised opponents, died unexpectedly on Wednesday aged 40 with tributes...
    World Cup lesson from doccie about losing soccer team
    World Cup lesson from doccie about losing soccer team
    As the best footballing nations on the planet prepare for the Fifa World Cup in Brazil later this year, a new documentary celebrates how...
    Gay couples wed as equality arrives in New Zealand
    Gay couples wed as equality arrives in New Zealand
    Vows were exchanged on Monday in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 9 150m to a historic bath house as gay men and women took...
    'History means nothing against the Boks'
    'History means nothing against the Boks'
    Wallabies skipper James Horwill said on Monday he was taking no comfort from Australia's recent success against South Africa ahead of their Rugby...
    Too much haka?
    Too much haka?
    New Zealand's famous haka war dance was in danger of losing its potency because it was being performed too often at this year's Rugby...
    We're taking no chances with the Boks, says Fiji
    We're taking no chances with the Boks, says Fiji
    Fiji made three changes to the run-on side to face South Africa in Wellington on Saturday, with coach Sam Domoni saying the Pacific islanders would...
    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 sports fans arrive for the Rugby World Cup, with brothels across the...
    Fish farms spark green debate in New Zealand
    Fish farms spark green debate in New Zealand
    As a flock of seagulls swoops on a salmon farm in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, attracted by the thrashing fish within, tour boat operator...
    Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes
    Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes
    New Zealand on Tuesday said the latest Christchurch earthquake had killed one man and also confirmed fears that thousands of homes in the city...
    Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
    Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic
    On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago --...
    London trip fails to fill Crusaders' coffers
    London trip fails to fill Crusaders' coffers
    While the Crusaders' match at Twickenham last Sunday proved an on-field success, the New Zealand club says it was not the financial lifeline it...
    Fishermen presumed dead as Korean trawler sinks
    Fishermen presumed dead as Korean trawler sinks
    Twenty-two fishermen were presumed dead after their South Korean trawler sank suddenly off Antarctica on Monday, giving them no chance to don...