Sick of Auckland? Try Wellington

Wellington's hemmed-in urban centre is a plus, says Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

2 min ago  Wellington's mayor says Aucklanders tired of high house prices and long commutes should move to the capital.

Fishpond fined $50K

Internet marketplace Fishpond given big fine for selling imported electronics that could interfere with radio communications.

15 min ago  Auckland-based internet marketplace sold unregulated electronics products, despite five warnings.

Severe wind, rain ahead video

Bands of rain start making their way down the North Island in this MetService rain radar image from 9.51am.

10:10 AM  Gale force winds and heavy rain are set to lash the country today, as a band of fronts move in from the west.

Monitoring bracelet cut off

Police are urging the public to call 111 if they see Thomas Shortcliffe.

Police are still looking for a man who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Saturday night.

Inorganic collection rubbish

Kaipatiki Local Board member Richard Hills stands in Northcote, an area that won't receive an inorganic collection in 2015.

9:53 AM  Multiple changes to Auckland Council's new inorganic collection on the North Shore have left residents frustrated.

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Look Who's Talking: Ann Raymond-van Daalen

Ann Raymond-van Daalen

0 min ago  Ann Raymond-van Daalen✓, 68, Rosehill Christian Medical Centre practice manager, lives in Karaka

Seniors put pedal to the metal

6 min ago  An energetic bunch of cycling senior citizens is on the lookout for new recruits in Papakura.

Thanks a Bunch: Sonia and Vicky Grover

Ten days to Bluff on a Honda 105cc

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Pukekohe netballers keen to hold court

Pukekohe High School's premier netball team are focused on finishing in the top six at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament this week. Here Shaye Murray, back left, Geffrina Sinisa, Bailee Waller, Georgia Lusty, Katelin Bignell, coach Vicki Morgan, Ma'u Isileli-Fo'ou, front left, MaCauley Newson, Phoebe Kempton and Jojo Coleman celebrate winning the recent Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Netball Competition ahead of the UNISS tournament.

The Pukekohe High School premier netball team is pumped for the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament which started on Monday. 

Hukatai itching for game time

Ngataua Hukatai was a member of the 2014 National Youth Competition (NYC) champion Junior Warriors before he signed with the Counties Manukau Steelers.

League convert Ngataua Hukatai will try his hand at sevens if a Super Rugby contract does not come his way.

MAGS dominates winter sports

Maddison Wyllie-Papali'i, Holly Fowler and Rebekah van Dort of Mount Albert Grammar School.

Grabbing four titles in a month completes a bumper sporting season for MAGS.

Playing it safe on the sports field

ACC forked out more than $430 million last year in active sports injuries

ACC is confident major sports injuries are down despite increasing costs.

Fifita finding his feet in Counties

Sione Fifita has been a prolific try scorer in Counties Manukau club rugby but has yet to be given much space in a Steelers jersey.

Sione Fifita has yet to have a break-out performance for Counties Manukau but those within the province believe he is a highlight reel waiting to happen.

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