Fancy moving to France? gallery

Yes, this French manor truly does cost the same as a five-bed in Mt Roskill.

2:47 PM  With a strong Kiwi dollar, a weak euro and a surfeit of "chateaux", you'll get much more bang for your buck than in Auckland.

Cows cause mayhem

The Age - GENERIC - 3 June 2008 - Dairy cows wait their turn to enter the milking machine for their afternoon milking session on a dairy farm in the Yarra Valley. Picture by Paul Rovere

Cows are wandering all over state highway 12 following a truck and trailer crash in Northland

Car crashes into Pak n' Save video

Emergency services at PaK'n Save on New North Road in Mt Albert after a vehicle crashed through the front.

Police are considering laying charges against a driver who crashed into an Auckland Pak n' Save.

Heavy rain, gales hit

A boat has broken its mooring as strong winds buffet Paihia and is sitting in the surf.

Widespread heavy rain and gales forecast for Anzac Day holiday.

Review: Demi Lovato

American popstar Demi Lovato took time out during her Auckland concert to praise transgender icon Bruce Jenner's bravery.

The singer used what little time she had on stage to praise Bruce Jenner and rock out with her fans.

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NZDF home from Vanuatu

HMNZS Canterbury makes it's way past Auckland's Harbour Bridge in bad weather as it returns from it's deployment off Vanuatu. Peter Meecham

The New Zealand Defence Force’s sealift vessel that went to aid the survivors of the Vanuatu cyclone arrived home on Monday morning.

Missing hunter found

A man presumed missing in Pureora Forest has returned home.

Review: Demi Lovato in Auckland

Laundromat robbed at gunpoint

Sport

Uruguay team to train on the coast

The Uruguay FIFA U-20 World Cup team will be training at Hibiscus Coast AFC thanks to club technical director Mauricio Rojas' links to the team.

Thanks to club links Hibiscus Coast AFC will be hosting the Uruguay U-20 World Cup team for training ahead of the tournament.

Tournament gets big numbers gallery

The Pukekohe Netball Centre exploded back into life after its summer slumber on Wednesday night as hundreds of girls swarmed the courts.

Possum Bourne Motorsport's Paul Hayton and Mike Thompson check out Possum Bourne's former rally car on its return to the Pukekohe-based workshop after it was driven to victory at the Race to the Sky on April 19 by Alister McRae.

A very special Race to the Sky

Possum Bourne Motorsport is still revelling in the success of seeing its namesake's former car take out the Race to the Sky hill climb.

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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