Swift response to dotterel claims

Taylor Swift's film crew have been accused of breaching the terms of their shooting permit.

"At no time were the film crew close to that habitat... No dotterel were harmed."

Would you live in a church? gallery

Plans for the church turned housing complex, and the proposed apartment building behind it.

Historic Auckland church divided up into apartments which are selling for some ungodly prices.

New Ellerslie Flower Show

10102015 NEWS CHARLOTTE CURD/FAIRFAX. Flower show. New Plymouth Clivia Show. St Johns Hall today.

Auckland will host new flower show, seven years after losing Ellerslie to Christchurch.

All parks now chemical sprayed

A worker sprays hot water to kill weeds in Devonport, where the local board has come up with $50,000 so it can remain a chemical-free area.

Council will chemically spray all parks with Roundup unless locals find the funds to go chemical-free.

New Auckland Maori festival

The inaugural Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival will take place on Queens Wharf over Auckland Anniversary Weekend in 2016.

A new Māori festival will be "the missing piece" in the jigsaw of Auckland's cultural events

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SPORT: Pioneers pumped for Rocketz encounter gallery

Manurewa Bombaz' Trina Edwards swings and misses in the game against Redhill Rockettez.

 Bringing runners home is a must for Redhill Rocketz in their softball clash against Southern Pioneers.

SPORT: Papatoetoe high on confidence gallery

Papatoetoe's batsmen start their two-day cricket match against East Coast Bays with a ton of confidence.

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Seven days of sevens festival

Wellington Sevens ticket sales slumped in 2015 and police cracked down hard on bad behaviour, so in an attempt to lure back true rugby fans sevens organisers slashed ticket prices and changed the date and days of the 2016 event.

Wellington is set to host a 'seven days of sevens' festival on the waterfront and civic square to reinvigorate the Wellington Sevens.

'Sport is about winning or losing'

Justin Langer believes sport is about winning or losing, it's not about drawing.

The former Australian batsman doesn't want to see matches fizzle out to a draw.

Next step for Grey Lynn pump track

The idea of a pump track in Grey Lynn has gained support from the Waitemata Local Board but still needs more funding.

The idea of building a pump track in Grey Lynn is moving forward with support from the Waitemata Local Board, but still needs more funding.

Teen was 'seconds' away from death video

Reese Jones says Saturday's near miss was the closest call he's come across in almost 30 years of horse racing.

Jockey says a teen who wandered onto an Auckland racecourse was seconds away from being killed.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

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