Auckland mayor's train wager

Electric trains will be rolled out on the Western Line over the next few months.

11:48 AM  Mayor Len Brown has bet a can of fizzy water that 50 per cent more West Aucklanders will soon be using trains.

Sex trial aborted

Alexia Joseph leaving Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

1 min ago  The trial of a social worker charged with having sex with a boy in her care has been aborted just two days after it began.

Land released by Crown

The McLennan housing development in Papakura.

The Government has released the first 30 hectares of surplus Crown land in Auckland for housing development.

Crashes cause delays 

Crashes are causing delays on Auckland's southern motorway.

Commuters are warned to expect significant delays following two crashes in the northbound lanes of Auckland’s southern motorway.

A long weekend of fun

Fallout: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior is currently being performed at the Basement Theatre.

Queen's Birthday weekend is upon us, so get out and about and have a jolly good time.

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Local News

Celebrating 30 years in community

Barbara Knowles has celebrated 30 years as the electorate secretary for local MPs.

12:57 PM  In the ever-changing world of Hunua politics there has been one constant, Barbara Knowles.

Repair work needed after slips

12:51 PM  Waitawa Regional Park will be closed from June 2 to August 3 so the main access road can be repaired following significant slips last year.

Lions hold open night

Leaky building costs council

Sport

Miriam Tio fights without malice video

Miriam Tio is off to Bangkok to represent New Zealand at the world cup of Muay Thai.

When Miriam Tio is in the ring the roar of the crowd disappears.

World's best welcomed to Whangarei

Some of the world's best young footballers have had their first taste of kapa haka.

It was good conditions when Elliot Paerata-Reid won the 2015 Rip Curl Pro for under-20s.

Dream conditions for win gallery video

It was only in the final 30 seconds that Elliot Paerata-Reid caught his winning wave.

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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