PhD four decades in the making

Birkenhead's Eleanor Hamlyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 and has now finished her PhD.

A Birkenhead woman has graduated with her PhD, exactly 40 years after she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Drowning at Auckland home

Police are investigating a reported drowning in Auckland.

8:32 AM  A 63-year-old woman has drowned in a swimming pool at a home on Auckland's North Shore.

Busy morning on the roads

It's been a busy morning on Auckland's roads following a spate of crashes and breakdowns

8:04 AM  Commuters greeted with a number of minor crashes and breakdowns across the Auckland region.

Village plan upsets

The resource consent application lodged on the old Rawhiti Bowling Club land in Remuera far exceeds the permitted building limits.

8:23 AM  Retirement village plans in Remuera have put residents' backs up.

Boy and grandmother hit by car

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Toddler remains in critical condition after he and his grandmother were hit by car in Auckland.

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Cissy Chen murder trial underway

Yun Qing Liu, pictured at an earlier court appearance, is on trial for his partner's murder.

1 min ago  Opening addresses in the Cissy Chen murder trial are due to begin this morning.​

Call to create model community

5 min ago  Efforts are being made to save the struggling Henderson town centre.

New gateway blessed

Three on $1m corruption charges

Sport

One-eyed Scotsman wins curling bronze for New Zealand

Iain Craig says losing his left eye to cancer has not impacted his curling game.

Not one to let cancer and the loss of an eye stand in his way, Iain Craig is still enjoying curling and winning medals for his efforts.

Young players eye up tournament gallery

A team of young sevens players have had a taste of success and now they want more.

Winning the national jockey's premiership could be on the cards for Pukekohe's Danielle Johnson.

Johnson has premiership locked in sights

With three months still left in the racing season, the race is on for the national jockey's premiership and Pukekohe jockey Danielle Johnson has it in her sights.

Auckland Faces

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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