Gale warning for Auckland

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

2:29 PM  A gale warning is in place for the Hauraki Gulf, with winds of up to 65kph predicted.

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Nautical thief gets just desserts

Florence was designed and built in 1910.

2:40 PM  A bumbling thief tried to steal two boats from a marina before making a futile attempt to swim away.

Healthy rental success

Auckland Council eco advisor Eion Scott checks the water temperature of a Westmere property.

2:02 PM  A local board initiative to create safe and healthy rental houses is now being adopted by other areas.

Skeen won't testify in trial

Luke Tipene, 17, died after receiving multiple stab wounds in a fight outside a Grey Lynn house in November.

The teen accused of murdering Luke Tipene elects not to give evidence in court.

Ferry saved from sinking

The ferry began sinking at Hobsonville Marina after taking on water during maintenance work.

1:45 PM  A ferry undergoing maintenance at Hobsonville Marina came close to sinking.

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Plans for 18-hole golf course on hold

Golfers will have to wait for their 18-hole course while the Waiheke Local Board works to create a Reserve Management Plan for the entire Rangihoua Park.

11 min ago  All the Onetangi Sports Park leases are in limbo while the Waiheke Local Bard develops a reserve management plan for the entire park.

Lynfield College dominates music comps

3:08 PM  The Auckland school has managed to tick off almost every goal in its musical calendar.

'Rotten entertainer' comes to Glen Eden

Kerikeri AOS callout ends

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Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

Glendowie powerboater takes national award

Powerboater Alex Smith.

An Auckland powerboater has won accolades in his maiden season.

Rookie No 10 realising his Steelers dream

Rookie Counties Manukau first five eighth credits the advice he received as a schoolboy - "Train hard so your idols become your rivals" - for him achieving his dreams of playing for the Steelers.

Counties Manukau first five eighth Nathan de Thierry is in his element now he is playing alongside the men he has looked up to for years.

Short turnaround frustrates Umaga

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says he is relying on mental preparatiion for his side's match against Taranaki on Wednesday.

Frustrated Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says his side's short turnaround between matches has left him with little opportunity to make improvements on the training field.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

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