Auckland's risky volcanic suburbs 

Smoke and lava spew from the Calbuco volcano as it erupts for second time in 24 hours.

4:11 PM  When it comes to volcanic eruptions, Glenfield and Chatswood are the Auckland suburbs where you want to be.

Rates hike to get city moving

Mayor Brown wants a new levy to help pay for transport improvements such as busways

Auckland Council votes overwhelmingly in favour of a $99-a-year extra transport levy.

Deluge expected for Auckland

Heavy rain is expected in Auckland on Friday morning.

A severe weather watch is already in place as Auckland braces itself for heavy rain on Friday.

Dummy passenger ruse fails

An expensive passenger in the T2 lane on an Auckland onramp.

"Sheepish" driver busted trying to use mannequin as the front seat passenger in restricted lane.

Boy 'shocked' at teacher's act

Court generic NZ

5:09 PM  A schoolboy who saw his maths teacher masturbating in a classroom said he was "shocked" by what he saw.

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Prison set to open gallery

An artist's impression of the inside of one of the cell blocks at Auckland South Corrections Facility.

9 min ago  The country's newest prison will open its doors tomorrow.

Joining forces to improve lives gallery

5:24 PM  As part of its ongoing effort to improve the way in which its South Auckland food bank services reach those in desperate need, the Auckland City Mission has partnered with Manurewa's Te Whare Awhina Community House (located within the Clendon Park Community House).

Coastguard urges public to support MayDay appeal gallery

Lovers tiff ends in tragedy

Sport

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

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

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

Playing with heart and soul

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

Westerrn Springs College rugby league coach Peter McIntyre, captain Conrad Collins and assistant coach Dion Griffiths are keen to tackle the new season head on.

Tackling the new season

Giant killers Western Springs College know they beat anyone on a good day, the key is keep up that consistency.

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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