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.

Chen's will plans revealed

Yun Qing Liu is on trial in Auckland High Court for the murder of his partner Cissy Chen.

11:19 AM  Killed Auckland woman Cissy Chen was making a will to cut her partner out of her assets, Crown says.

Axe murderer denied parole

John Frederick Ericson was convicted of his wife's murder in April 2000 and sentenced to life in prison after admitting the charge.

12:02 PM  Claims cocktail of drugs cause of murder fail to convince Parole Board.

Online cenotaph launched gallery

Matthew Bluck and his father David use Auckland Musuem's online cenotaph to search the history of his great great grandfather Alfred Charles Bluck, who died in World War I.

11:11 AM  Auckland Museum is hoping its online cenotaph programme will give communities more ways to remember fallen soldiers.

Drowning at Auckland home

Police are investigating a reported drowning in Auckland.

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

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Police taking a tough line at Muriwai Beach

Authorities will be enforcing the Land Transport Act on Muriwai Beach which has a 30kmh speed limit.

14 min ago  A major police crackdown at Muriwai Beach shows some drivers have been flouting the law for years.

West Auckland house on reality TV

12:01 PM  A reality television series on creating a home's street appeal is featuring a Blockhouse Bay property.

Busy bees transform school

Students swap bad behaviour for uniforms

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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