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A long weekend of fun

Expect all things British to hit Queens Wharf this Queens Birthday weekend.

8:36 AM  It's a long weekend, hurrah! There is so much to do in Auckland this weekend, many of it celebrating the Queen and all things British, so get out and about and have a jolly good time.

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.

Liquor ban review 'ludicrous'

Jan O'Connor.

9:23 AM  The success of liquor bans in making areas trouble-free could be their downfall, warn local boards.

SkyCity's measles scare

A person infected with measles stayed at Auckland's SkyCity Hotel on May 22-24.

8:44 AM  A case of measles has been traced back to SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.

Man allegedly surfed on taxi video

Johnny Bennett.

A man who calls himself "danger" has gone on trial for allegedly surfing on a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge. 

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Miriam Tio fights without malice video

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

9:26 AM  When Miriam Tio is in the ring the roar of the crowd disappears.

Owner blames online sales

9:23 AM  Online book offers lure away even the most loyal customers, forcing a book store to close.

Rescue dog inspires book gallery

Queen St residents all smiles

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Miriam Tio fights without malice video

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

9:26 AM  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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