Power cut in central Auckland

Power costs could be cut drastically if electricity supplies were privatised.

18 min ago  Power is out in parts of central Auckland after a cable fault on Pitt St.

Loyal caretakers help garden grow

Kelmarna Gardens manager Adrian Roche.

Kelmarna Gardens is encouraging new volunteers to lend a hand to ensure the city-fringe idyll is sustained for years to come.

Runaway found close to home

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

11:53 AM  A 10-year-old Auckland girl who ran off after a family argument has been found safe and well in the neighbourhood.

Toddler hit by car

A central Auckland street is closed after a toddler was hit by a car

12:53 PM  A toddler is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on a central Auckland street.

Port challenge heads to court

Auckland's port has now dropped the western B3 Bledisloe wharf extension, pictured.

12:17 PM  Devonport resident Carol Banks' legal challenge against the Auckland wharf extension is heading to the Appeal Court.

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Plunket's plan for Asian mums

Angela Hong with her daughter Renee Tom believes more Asian mums in New Zealand should use Plunket.

12:41 PM  For the past year Plunket has been working on a strategy for Asian mothers aimed at all cultures stretching from Japan to Afghanistan.

Government have final SHA say

12:29 PM  Government could steam roll ahead with special housing areas if Auckland Council "overplay cards" with infrastructure demands, MP says.

Native bird loses battle for food

Port challenge heads to Appeal Court

Sport

Young players eye up tournament gallery

Henderson Intermediate School U55kg player Jason Chan Boon in action in the final against Glen Eden.

12:08 PM  A team of young sevens players have had a taste of success and now they want more.

Booth off to Oceania championship

Competing in a decathlon is more about pushing your personal best than taking on other athletes.

A triumphant weekend

11:28 AM  Three local derbies highlighted the weekend's action in the NRFL.

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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