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.

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

Kennel cough cases reported

Vets are warning about an outbreak of kennel cough in Auckland city

1:24 PM  The "whooping cough for dogs" is hitting Auckland canines hard this winter.

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.

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.

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

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Reader gives generously

Babies at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals will no longer have to travel to Auckland Hospital for heart scans thanks to generous donations from Suburban Newspapers readers and a large sum from Pami Gill and Gill Singh.

2:30 PM  The Waitemata District Health Board can now purchase a heart scanner for babies thanks to generous support from a Waitoki couple and Suburban Newspapers readers.

Two turtles, one road, one month apart

2:29 PM  Why did the turtle cross the road?

Former Hobsonville Pt Air Force hangars good for filming

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

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Eden hockey hoping for improvement

Eden's Manesh Patel fights for the ball against a Southern defender.

1:18 PM  Although they haven't won a game this season, there are plenty of positives coming out of Eden's premier men's hockey squad.

Hitting bumps in the road to success

A broken arm is not enough to stop athlete Meghann Stewart from going for gold at the 2017 World Masters Games. 

Footballers playing with heart and soul

1:01 PM  Losing a dozen players at the beginning of a season is incredibly tough for any football team to rebuild from.

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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