Power back in central Auckland

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

2:03 PM  Power in central Auckland has been restored, after an hour.

Toddler hit by car

Mt Eden Rd was closed between View Rd and Lovelock Avenue following the incident.

1:52 PM  A toddler is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on a central Auckland street.

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.

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

Port challenge heads to court

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

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

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Mobility dog makes life easier. gallery

Bonding time with Margaret and Prue.

11 min ago  When Margaret Cameron's mobility dog died last year she was devastated, but now almost a year later she has received a replacement.

Pukekohe North's Edna Bruce retires after 50 years teaching

1:51 PM  Edna Bruce taught the parents of the children she was teaching at Pukekohe North School so she decided she needed to leave before their grand children started at there.

Plunket's plan for Asian mums

Government have final SHA say

Sport

Young players eye up tournament gallery

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

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

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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