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The birth of rugby in Japan: Conflicting claims
While Japan might not be famous for its love of the oval ball, its connection with rugby dates back further than New Zealand's. 
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Live coverage: Prince William visits Christchurch
Follow our live blog for up-to-date coverage of the royal visit to Christchurch where Prince William will visit Al Noor Mosque and lay a wreath at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. 
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Fiji mum about PM-ordered police probe into arrest of NZ journalists
It is unclear if an inquiry has been launched in Fiji after the prime minister called for a probe into the detention of three New Zealand journalists earlier this month. 
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Spark Sport boss pins blame for hockey stuff-up
"Human error" was to blame for a Spark Sport blunder yesterday afternoon, which saw hockey fans miss out on the first quarter of the Anzac Day clash between the Black Sticks Women and Australia."There was a human error at our platform... 
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Warm, wet weekend ahead; strong winds for some
Northerly winds will keep the chill at bay, but they're set to reach gale strength in Wellington. 
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League legends Paul Vautin and Johnathan Thurston say the Warriors were robbed in Anzac Day outing
Were a brave and injury-ravaged Warriors diddled in their loss to the Storm? League legends think so. 
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Scott Dixon joins outrage at American elephant hunter Jimmy John Liautaud
Kiwi IndyCar star, an animal welfare advocate, supports boycott of US restaurant chain as outrageous "trophy photo" re-emerges. 
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Facebook is cracking down on personality quizzes
More than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is cracking down on personality quizzes. Kind of. 
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Taylor Swift has us so excited it's ridiculous
We don't even care what it is at this point, Taylor Swift. Take all of our coins. 
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Researchers are working on a sneaker that fixes itself
Picture this: You're playing football with friends. As you kick the ball, you realise the bottom of your foot feels cold and wet. You turn your sneaker up to look at the sole. A big crack is letting water from puddles seep right through... 
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New low for Shane Jones and his slush fund - Goldsmith
Revelations that Shane Jones wanted to spend taxpayersí money on an unnamed regional airline which hadnít even asked for funding are a new low in his handling of the $3 billion slush fund, Nationalís Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. 
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Samoa village endorses lease agreement for new airport
Samoa's new $US5 million airport project at Ti'avea Aleipata on Upolu island has been given the green light after the land lease agreement between three families and the government was signed yesterday. 
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Renwick man trolls street with garden troll sculpture flipping the bird
Risque garden art "a little bit offensive", but not meant to offend, says owner. 
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Prince estate to release Originals album on the popstar's birthday
Originals features 15 previously unreleased recordings including Prince's original 1984 version of Nothing Compares 2 U. 
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Samsung's Galaxy Fold's first reviews 'devastating', never mind the breaks
Samsung staked its reputation on the Galaxy Fold - maybe it should have waited a bit longer. 
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Vegan guest slammed for bringing Tupperware lunchbox to wedding
While a fascinator, ridiculous heels or extra-sparkly earrings are considered totally appropriate ways to accessorise a wedding outfit, tucking a Tupperware container of fruit under your arm and heading on into a ceremony is a little... 
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A Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga reunion could be in the works
Bradley Cooper misses Lady Gaga just as much as "A Star Is Born" fans miss seeing the movie star duo together. 
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Chiefs refuse to blame Lions' trickery for loss
The Chiefs say the gamesmanship by the Lions in naming a a misleading starting lineup, played no part in their loss to the South African side in their last super rugby match. 
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