Caregiver mother wins legal fight

Margaret Spencer fought the Ministry of Health for the right to be paid as her son Paul's caregiver.

The Court of Appeal has backed a mother's right to be paid as her son's caregiver.

Man dies at Auckland court

A man has died in custody at an Auckland court.

6:16 PM  A man has died while in custody at an Auckland court.

Truck crash causes delays

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

A truck and trailer have come to grief on an Auckland motorway.

Kayaker dies at Muriwai Beach

101214 news Photo:supplied/Wairarapa News. Riversdale Surf Lifesaving Club

A kayaker who died in powerful surf at Auckland's Muriwai Beach has been named by police.

Kids' football 'not the World Cup'

New sideline signs promote good behaviour.

New signs provide a gentle reminder for over-excited parents about how to behave at their kids' soccer games.

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Booth off to Oceania championship

Aaron Booth of Henderson.

Competing in a decathlon is more about pushing your personal best than taking on other athletes.

Illustrating in the zone

Anna Crichton lives in Titirangi with her children Eva, 18, and Reuben, 16, and her dog Hunter. She talks to Ciara Pratt about her range of work as an award-winning satirical illustrator and cartoonist, and ceramic artist.

Cop moves west for ethnic liaison role

Local refuges overworked and underfunded

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Booth off to Oceania championship

Aaron Booth of Henderson.

Competing in a decathlon is more about pushing your personal best than taking on other athletes.

Slav Alexeichik's return to the ring

Call it a comeback, a return to the ring or the moment of truth - Slav Alexeichik doesn't care

Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva has scored 13 tries in the last four weeks.

Gadeisuva turning heads

Scoring 13 tries in four weeks has Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva turning heads in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition.

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Life off 'The Rock'

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

'Make a life for yourself'

Better job opportunities and a better education were Elaine Iorive’s goals when she came to New Zealand.

BALANCING CULTURES: Linabel Hadlee with her husband Simon and children Mateo, 2, and Jessica, 6, celebrate a family occasion.

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

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