Young vandals wreck state house

Graffiti, human excrement and paint were used by the vandals to ransack the house.

Four teens allegedly threw paint, smeared excrement and damaged walls with graffiti in a vacant Auckland state house.

Planes to producers for hangars

Brendan Donovan and his crew on the set of The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell which was filmed at the Hobsonville Point hangars.

10:02 AM  Film-makers applaud an idea to turn old Auckland Air Force hangars into film studio space.

Life sentences in Prasad case

Shalvin Prasad was set alight in 2013.

10:53 AM  Men found guilty of setting Auckland man Shalvin Prasad alight to serve at least 17 years in jail.

Transport tax plan

Mayor Brown wants a new levy to help pay for transport improvements such as busways

New transport levy will be high on the agenda for Auckland Council.

Auckland punter wins $12.4m

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won almost $12.4 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

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New mental health unit for Middlemore

0 min ago  A new acute mental health unit is to be built at Middlemore Hospital.

Iwi say no way to Statoil in Norway

10 min ago  Far North iwi are taking their stop Statoil message all the way to Norway.

Joe Babich's services recognised

Camera crews get into focus around Rodney

Sport

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

Eden's Manesh Patel fights for the ball against a Southern defender.

10:15 AM  Although they haven't won a game this season, there are plenty of positives coming out of Eden's premier men's hockey squad.

Playing with heart and soul

Losing a dozen players at the beginning of a season is incredibly tough for any football team to rebuild from.

Westerrn Springs College rugby league coach Peter McIntyre, captain Conrad Collins and assistant coach Dion Griffiths are keen to tackle the new season head on.

Tackling the new season

Giant killers Western Springs College know they beat anyone on a good day, the key is keep up that consistency.

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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