Soapy sleeping spot draws crowd

A seal takes a nap in a south Auckland car wash building.

9:53 AM  A fur seal has taken up residence in south Auckland for the second day in a row, this time at a carwash.

SkyCity centre gets OK

SkyCity says it could spend in the range of $450 million to $470 million on the new centre.

10:21 AM  SkyCity comes up with a new convention centre design that doesn't require a taxpayer top-up.

Death at police station

A man has died in custody in Auckland.

Police are investigating a man's death in custody at Auckland's Manukau police station.

Serious crash in Northland

One person has been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Northland

A serious crash on State Highway 14 just west of Whangarei has closed the road.

Rush to insulate as cold bites

Auckland Council isn't banning open fires, but it is encouraging people to switch to clean heat.

As the first cold snap of winter bites, homeowners are flocking to Auckland Council's home insulation scheme.

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CAB needs your help

Laurie Guy says no two days have been the same volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau.

10:10 AM  Citizen Advice Bureaus in Mt Roskill, Eden/Albert, Glen Innes, Panmure, Sylvia Park and Remuera are all in need of help.

A right royal celebration

9:55 AM  A royal celebration is set to get under way this weekend at Queens Wharf.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

D-Day for Stockton Mine job cuts


Pukekohe's season back on track

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

10:01 AM  Pukekohe has snapped their two game losing streak with a 40-15 win over Manurewa in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition.

Win just the start for Karaka

9:59 AM  Karaka secured the Challenge Cup with an impressive 34-5 win over Waiuku but they are not ready to celebrate yet.

Josh Stol scored two tries in Bombay's 36-16 win against Te Kauwhata.

Bombay battle the conditions

10:00 AM  Bombay have overcome wet and windy conditions and a frisky Te Kauwhata side to claim a 36-16 win.

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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