Trapped by storm's rising waters

Wet weather was expected to give way to thunderstorms later in the day.

An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

Blindness no barrier for William

William Wu in a backstroke race at the Halberg Junior Disability Games.

Cancer took William's eyes but not his determination to succeed on the track and in the pool.

Aucklanders back tolls

Aucklanders support motorway tolls to pay for transport improvements

Colmar Brunton survey shows many Aucklanders support motorway tolls to pay for transport improvements.

Drawing attention to climate 

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over climate change put pen to paper to push their point.

Union office ransacked

Damage caused to the Unite Union office in Kingsland, Auckland during a break-in.

Laptops containing contact details of union members have been stolen in a break-in at Unite Union's Auckland office.

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Brave rescue recognised

Devon Booth, left, Louise Pieters, Adam Turner and Ken Turner have been recognised for their role in rescuing three men from the Manukau harbour in December.

Those involved in a daring harbour rescue have been honoured alongside Waitakere Police staff.

Aucklanders back tolls

Colmar Brunton survey shows many Aucklanders support motorway tolls to pay for transport improvements.

Drawing attention to climate change

Gates claims young vegetable growers title

Sport

Duffin returns to win GT2 video

A high-speed crash was not enough to stop Buckland's Andy Duffin from returning to the track to claim the 2014/15 GT2 title.

A high-speed crash was not enough to stop Andy Duffin from returning to claim the 2014/15 GT2 title.

Indiana rules in the 200m

Indiana Singer-Denton is a speed demon making a name for herself in the world of athletics.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams could be set to help the Tall Blacks' Olympics campaign.

Adams could Thunder into Tall Blacks side at last

NZ basketball in talks with Oklahoma City team after early exit from the NBA could free up star Kiwi centre.

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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