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Cricket-hater's guide to Sunday

Don't like cricket? Here's our guide to making the most of the evening while the rest of the country cheers on 'our boys' in Melbourne.

Funding jeopardised by regatta dispute

Team New Zealand will not receive funding if a 2017 America's Cup qualifying regatta is not held in Auckland, the Government says.

Police seize Andreas Lubitz's possessions

German police have seized possessions from the homes of the co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 people.

Family, police respond to cell death findings

A lawyer for Sentry Taitoko's family says a report into his death confirms their belief police were negligent. (AUDIO)

Commentary: Reds vs Lions

Super Rugby: The Reds vs the Lions at the Suncorp stadium in Brisbane.

Victim's family: 'Evil criminals' held to account

The two men responsible for the "malicious" murder of Shalvin Prasad have finally been held to account, his family says. (AUDIO)

In studio: Greg Johnson (VIDEO)

LA-based singer-songwriter Greg Johnson performs a very special session on Afternoons with Simon Mercep. (AUDIO)

'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Hurricanes make it 6 from 6

The Hurricanes have scored a 36-12 bonus-point win over the Melbourne Rebels to record a perfect 6 wins from 6, and maintain their hold on the top of the Super Rugby table.

Cockpit rules in NZ change after crash

New rules for how many people must be in the cockpit are being adopted in New Zealand in light of the plane crash in the French Alps. (AUDIO)

Lundy's freedom 'shouldn't be decided by test'

Mark Lundy is not a laboratory rat and his freedom should not be dictated by an untested scientific test, the High Court at Wellington has been told.

Ex-director found guilty of $1.8m fraud

A former media agency director has been been found guilty of fraud totalling $1.8 million.

Gallipoli artist honoured in Hamilton

A bronze statue of war artist Horace Moore-Jones has been unveiled in central Hamilton. (AUDIO)

Mood music for cricket fans

There's mood music and then there are tracks to get you in the mood for cricket. (VIDEO)

No parole for Phillip John Smith

Convicted murderer Phillip John Smith, who fled the country last November while on a three-day release from Spring Hill Prison, has been declined parole.

Police target anti-1080 activists

An anti-1080 activist says he was shocked when about 10 police officers turned up to search his home near Nelson. (AUDIO)

Racist tirade on bus investigated

Police and NZ Bus are today continuing their investigations into a racist tirade unleashed on two men of Arabic appearance.

Three-year sentence for kidnap

A man who sparked a major man-hunt when he kidnapped and abandoned a toddler, then went on the run, has been sent to prison for three years.

Search for Dutch tourist reviewed

An independent review is under way to assess whether to search further for missing Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, police say.

Toxicity levels in e-cigarettes 100 times lower

New research shows e-cigarettes being smoked in NZ contain about 1 percent of the toxicants of ordinary cigarettes, while nicotine levels are at half-to-two thirds the level.