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  •   Home > News > International

    A promising MMA fighter is fighting for his life in Auckland Hospital

    A promising MMA fighter is fighting for his life in Auckland Hospital


    Fau Vake is critically injured after being attacked in central Auckland in the early hours of Sunday morning, while waiting for a taxi.

    He was hit from behind, in a manner which has prompted calls for harsher penalties for "coward punches".

    Coach at City Kick Boxing Mike Angove says the risk from one of these punches is well known.

    He says with all the media coverage of people who have died from this kind of attack, there's no one who's unaware of the implications.

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     Today's News

    International:
    US Open final round live blog: Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy lead the chasing pack at Torrey Pines 9:06

    Soccer:
    Italy beats 10-man Wales 1-0 to top Group A at Euro 2020, Switzerland downs Turkey 3-1 8:56

    Rugby League:
    Manly have redefined the term "comeback" 8:16

    Cricket:
    New Zealand's four-wheel drive pace attack has proven the perfect vehicle to get traction on the second active day of the World Test Championship cricket final against India in Southampton 8:06

    Golf:
    Jon Rahm has made an early charge in the final round of golf's US Open at Torrey Pines 8:06

    Accident and Emergency:
    Part of State Highway 30 between Rotorua and Taupo is blocked, following a serious two-vehicle crash 8:06

    Business:
    Concerns over tenants abandoning their leases because of Auckland's City Rail Link project 7:56

    Education:
    A bit of movement around the nine to three school day 7:36

    Business:
    Another popular bank is set to phase out foreign exchange services 7:36

    Politics:
    When the Spice Islands began to be forgotten, music became the Moluccans' last resort 7:06


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