Stab victim 'a friend to everyone'

Parmita Rani was remembered by her fellow students on the school's Facebook page.

Friends and fellow students are paying tribute to a woman stabbed to death at an Auckland international school on Friday.

Two cut from wreckage

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

6:17 PM  A teenage girl and a woman cut free from a car and flown to hospital after crash in Northland.

Winter is coming

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for many parts of the country.

Bring on the wind, rain and snow - it's going to get nasty across much of the country, Metservice says.

Blessie trial: Guilty verdict video

The man found guilty of raping and murdering Blessie Gotingco appears in the High Court in Auckland.

'Remember Blessie for who she was', say family after man found guilty of her murder.

Fishhooks found at playground

Whangarei District Council parks officers Spencer Jellyman, right, and Paul McDonald are condemning the potentially-deliberate placing of hundreds of fish hooks in the bark at Onerahi playground.

Hundreds of fishhooks found mixed into bark at a Whangarei play area.

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Murder charge after stabbing

Police vehicles near the scene of the 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

Uruguay's Under-20 World Cup coach Fabian Coito is preparing his players for a difficult first match against Serbia.

Fishhooks found at playground

Rescue kittens require operation

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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