Global agents hang on Waiheke

International tourism agents toast Waiheke Island as a visitor destination with a glass of Batch bubbles and lunch al fresco at the vineyard.

10:44 AM  International tourism agents are set to spread the word about Waiheke after a large group visited the island this month.

Why did the seal cross the road?

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3 min ago  A wayward seal has waddled onto a South Auckland road, causing a bit of a splash.

Drug mule heads to rehab

Kylie Puna, appears at the Auckland District Court on charges of possession of a class A drug.

11:16 AM  A drug mule who concealed $18,200 worth of drugs inside her has been released on bail to undergo drug rehabilitation.

Plans for former Palmers site

The old Palmers site on Great North Rd, opposite Waikumete Cemetery.

It may be the start of a new era for the former Palmers garden centre site in West Auckland.

Fun to be had in Auckland

Nathan Haines will sing a variety of jazz originals at 1885 Britomart on Wednesday.

There's plenty on this week, including jazz, documentaries, gripping plays and inventive cooking lessons.

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Gifted green ends Omaha blues

Omaha Beach Golf Club course superintendent Cory Willcox lays the new turf

2 min ago  Omaha volunteers descended on Red Beach on Wednesday to cut up a green gifted by their Whangaparaoa Peninsula golfing counterparts.

Support for Gotingcos gallery

11:16 AM  Letterboxes in Birkdale were decorated with ribbons, bows and balloons in memory of Blessie Gotingco throughout her killer's trial.

Transport projects get green light

Waiheke blokes captured on camera

Sport

Maynard hooked on offroading

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Lucinda Manard of Waiwera won't be defending her class 2 Woodhill 100 title this year after upgrading from her class 2 production Toyota Landcruiser into the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

Lucinda Maynard won't be defending her Woodhill 100 class 2 title this year after entering the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

An uneven playing field

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

Briar Hubbard, left, was high on adrenaline after being a passenger on Cole Armstrong's test runs at Pukekohe Park Raceway ahead of the Demon Energy D1NZ Grand Final this weekend.

Reporter rides shotgun in D1NZ car

Franklin County News reporter Briar Hubbard finds out what it is like to be a passenger in a drift car tackling one of the fastest drift corners in the world, at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

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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