This week: What's on in Auckland

Nathan Haines will sing a variety of jazz originals at 1885 Britomart on Wednesday.

8:52 AM  There's plenty on this week, including jazz, documentaries, gripping plays and inventive cooking lessons.

Why did the seal cross the road?

Seal in Papakura

2 min ago  A wayward seal has waddled onto a South Auckland road, causing a bit of a splash.

Rough weather rescue

Whangarei Harbour turned rough overnight, forcing two people to leave their boat.

Two people had to abandon their six-metre wooden boat off the coast of Whangarei on Saturday night after engine failure.

Precious takahe released video

A pair of endangered Takahe have been released on Rotoroa Island in hopes that they will breed there.

Two critically endangered takahe have been released at Rotoroa Island.

Top Monopoly player found

The winner of the national quick-fire tournament in Auckland would go on to the international competition in Macau, China.

Hamilton man Daven Yu has won the national Monopoly championship, beating 23 others.

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Two cut from wreckage

Two female patients have been taken by rescue helicopter to Dargaville Hospital

A teenage girl and a woman cut free from a car and flown to hospital after crash in Northland.

Murder charge after stabbing

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly fatally stabbing a woman in Auckland on Friday.

Uruguay prepare for difficult first World Cup game

Fishhooks found at playground

Sport

Reporter rides shotgun in D1NZ car

Briar Hubbard, left, was high on adrenaline after being a passenger on Cole Armstrong's test runs at Pukekohe Park Raceway ahead of the Demon Energy D1NZ Grand Final this weekend.

Franklin County News reporter Briar Hubbard finds out what it is like to be a passenger in a drift car tackling one of the fastest drift corners in the world, at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

Off road racer back behind the wheel

Dale Buckley wonders why he persists on returning to the unpredictable terrain and toughness of the Woodhill 100.

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell is wondering why some clubs get charged and others don't

An uneven playing field

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

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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