Trucks not wanted in the bays

St Johns resident Libby Stevens, pictured with her son Lucas, 6. She is the spokeswoman for the group Stop Containers Thru Kohi.

Container trucks are causing rumbles of discontent in Auckland's eastern bays.

Tennis ball laced with pins

A tennis ball studded with pins found near an Auckland park - one dog owner believes it was deliberately designed to hurt a dog.

A tennis ball studded with pins has horrified a dog owner who found the “weapon” near a park.

Lifeline thrown for camp

Takapuna Beach Holiday Park offers a rare beach side camping experience in the middle of Auckand.

A big crowd gathered at a meeting where a vote was cast concerning the future of an Auckland campground.

Young wrestler is all heart

Kartik Swamy of Glendene isn't letting his heart condition get in the way of his pro wrestling ambitions.

Normally jumping into a wrestling ring would be low on someone with a heart condition's list. But not for Kartik Swamy.

No-rates home gets reprieve

This Belmont section was due to be sold over a $59,000 unpaid rates bill.

Section was to go under hammer today over $59,393 in unpaid rates, till a deal was done.

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Local News

Caravan stolen in broad daylight

The "Old Trout" caravan owned by Raymond Dobbe, stolen by brazen thieves in Avondale on Sunday.

1 min ago  A caravan owner is astounded at the boldness of thieves who towed his caravan away in broad daylight.

Urban gardening at its finest

4:22 PM  Inner-city living shouldn't stand in the way of growing a garden

Dancer in Anzac Day concert

Pilot remembers dam busting scenes gallery

Sport

Nationals bring positive results for Pukekohe swim club

Pukekohe's Simone Cowling put in some impressive performances at the New Zealand Open Championships.

3:44 PM  Two members of the Pukekohe Swimming Club finished in the top eight for New Zealand at the New Zealand Open Championships in Henderson on the weekend.

Ponsonby rugby taking time to reflect

Ponsonby have the bye over the long weekend

Referee Ravitesh Behari tells Gaitcha's Jim Ouka to tone it down.

Auckland City through to Oceania final gallery

Auckland City FC are into their fifth consecutive Oceania Champions League final after beating newcomers FC Gaitcha of New Caledonia 1-0 in Fiji on April 21t.

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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