Guilty verdict for violent 'spree' 

William John Murphy in the Auckland District Court.

The Crown wants a man who bound and robbed elderly women jailed indefinitely.

No-alcohol bar to open

A no-alcohol bar will soon open in Auckland.

7:27 AM  "You could head straight to church" after going to this pub, says its creator.

Police Taser man after brawl

Police say they tasered a man who refused to put a gun down in Ranui, west Auckland.

7:38 AM  Man failed to put gun down after West Auckland brawl involving bats, a machete and a rifle.

Police hunting gang member

Ivan Carr is on the run, police say.

Auckland police are looking for a violent gang member who has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Numbers will help paramedics

Kerikeri St John paramedic Nick Scott is keen on getting letterboxes numbered in the Far North.

A scheme to identify Far North houses and streets can't come fast enough for emergency services.

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The transformation of Renes Bashota

Club Physical manager Richard Hala, Renes Bashota and CCS Disability Action trainer James Quintal.

7:26 AM  Renes Bashota is showing up able-bodied gym buffs with his against-the-odds change.

Kiwi dancers going for gold

7:18 AM  Identity Company is gearing up for the 2015 Hip-Hop World Championships.

Bus lanes to speed up commute

Female killer denied parole

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The transformation of Renes Bashota

Club Physical manager Richard Hala, Renes Bashota and CCS Disability Action trainer James Quintal.

7:26 AM  Renes Bashota is showing up able-bodied gym buffs with his against-the-odds change.

Lacey is back and ready to win

Mick Lacey is back and ready to take on Super League Darts.

Ponsonby Ponies premier players Luke Maoate, left, and Ryan Walton go the extra mile to play for their club

Commute no hassle for Ponies duo

 By car or by boat, Luke Maoate and Ryan Walton will be on the field come Saturday.

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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