Happy addition to royal album

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She once snapped a photo of Princess Di. 32 years later, the avid royal watcher turned her lens to Prince Harry.

Good Samaritan injured

A man was arrested at Sylvia Park mall after members of the public managed to detain him until police arrived.

4:49 PM  A would-be hero who tried to stop an Auckland jewellery heist was struck in the head with a hammer.

Tarapata guilty of murders video

The jury delivered a guilty verdict in the double-murder trial of Zarn Tarapata.

5:16 PM  Zarn Tarapata has been found guilty of the murders of two pawn shop workers.

Man burnt in boiler incident

Greenmeadows Intermediate School in Manurewa, South Auckland.

4:24 PM  A man has been seriously burnt after an incident with boiler at an Auckland school.

Nightmare ride for students

The bus journey turned into a nightmare for the West Auckland students when the relieving bus driver also refused to slow down around winding roads.

Students jumped from a moving bus after the driver failed to drop them off at their stops, parent says.

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Car versus shop gallery

The silver hatch back which was driven into Sushi Sora in Botany.

5:16 PM  A local eatery has been left battered and broken after a driver mishap.

Mayor defends rocketing rates

4:53 PM  Mayor Len Brown has defended the decision to raise rates to 9.9 per cent in Auckland and says he is done debating the budget.

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Sport

500 wins and counting for Johnson

Danielle Johnson reached a milestone of 500 career wins on the weekend, including a stakes win on Secret Spirit in the Graeme Thompson Jewellers Great Northern Foal Stakes.

3:54 PM  Pukekohe jockey Danielle Johnson scored her 500th career win on the weekend at Ellerslie, on the course where she scored her first winner on The Sportsman in March 2007.

Bombay battle the conditions

Bombay have overcome wet and windy conditions and a frisky Te Kauwhata side to claim a 36-16 win.

Drury's Toni Kautai charges in to Patumahoe's Tamati Fromm.

Pukekohe's season back on track

Pukekohe has snapped their two game losing streak with a 40-15 win over Manurewa in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition.

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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