Rates hike to get Auckland 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.

Is an extra transport levy fair?

Boy 'shocked' at teacher's act

Court generic NZ

12:48 PM  A schoolboy who saw his maths teacher masturbating in a classroom said he was "shocked" by what he saw.

Who owns this kayak?

The kayak found on Rangitoto Island.

Auckland police are searching for the owner of a kayak and survival equipment that was left on Rangitoto Island.

Vandals wreck state house

The police have apprehended four youths in relation to the damage.

Four teens allegedly threw paint, smeared excrement and damaged walls with graffiti in a vacant Auckland state house.

Planes to producers for hangars

Brendan Donovan and his crew on the set of The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell which was filmed at the Hobsonville Point hangars.

Film-makers applaud an idea to turn old Auckland Air Force hangars into film studio space.

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Polly spurs community knit for Nepal

The booties Polly Nash made for sale at market inspired her to start her knitting project for Nepal's survivors.

0 min ago  Survivors of the Nepal earthquake could soon be wearing clothes specially knitted for them on Waiheke Island if Polly Nash gets her way.

Camera crews get into focus around Rodney

10 min ago  Helensville is in the limelight again with filming for The Patriarch well underway in the area.

Concerns over Karekare walkway

Steam room repairs to cost $38,000

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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