Kids' football 'not the World Cup'

New sideline signs promote good behaviour.

New signs provide a gentle reminder for over-excited parents about how to behave at their kids' soccer games.

Car thefts linked to ram raids

Police and forensics collect evidence at the Z Te Atatu Peninsula service station after a ram raid in December last year.

7 min ago  A spate of ram raids targeting commercial properties has police asking the community to be vigilant.

Kayaker dies at Muriwai Beach

101214 news Photo:supplied/Wairarapa News. Riversdale Surf Lifesaving Club

A kayaker who died in powerful surf at Auckland's Muriwai Beach has been named by police.

Museum is potty over pottery

Portage Ceramics Trust chairwoman Lorraine Wilson is overwhelmed by the interest she has received in regards to the museum

The pottery that every kiwi recognises now has its own museum showcasing the many iconic designs of Crown Lynn.

Jury selected for Chen case

Yun Qing Liu (pictured at an earlier court appearance) is on trial for the murder of his wife Cissy Chen.

The murder trial for the partner of Auckland woman Cissy Chen will begin in earnest on Wednesday.

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Local refuges overworked and underfunded

Women's Refuges work to raise public awareness of violence against women and children, promoting the prevention and elimination of violence, and the rights of women and children to care and protection.

4 min ago  Artists are being called on to support Whangarei's Women's Refuges, which are under increasing strain.

Auckland bar has liquor licence suspended

14 min ago  Trendy Auckland city bar Snapdragon has lost its liquor license for serving alcohol to an underage person.

Celebrating 50 years of badminton

Buckles the husky cross needs a home


Gadeisuva turning heads

Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva has scored 13 tries in the last four weeks.

2:32 PM  Scoring 13 tries in four weeks has Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva turning heads in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition.

Aussie Rules for Kiwi kids gallery

A new generation of footballers are starting early and preparing to move up the ranks. 

Kickboxer Slav Alexeichik is preparing for the fight of his career.

Slav Alexeichik's return to the ring

Call it a comeback, a return to the ring or the moment of truth - Slav Alexeichik doesn't care

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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