Passengers hurt in rough crossing

Broken bones are reported to have been suffered by some of the passengers on the Explore ferry from Auckland to Matiatia on Waiheke Island.

3:30 PM  Broken bones are reported to have been suffered by passengers on the Auckland to Waiheke ferry this morning.

Wharf sculpture green-lit

Artist Michael Parekowhai has designed this $1.5 million "lighthouse" sculpture for Auckland's Queens Wharf.

3:07 PM  The lighthouse sculpture will be a scaled-down state house filled with chandeliers in a Matariki formation.

New music festival for K Rd

The Others Way festival organisers Ben Howe and Matthew Davis.

More than 30 musical acts will hit the stages of K Rd to kick off the weekend.

Lawyer admits drugs charges

An Auckland lawyer will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty in Auckland District Court to drugs charges.

An Auckland lawyer has pleaded guilty to three charges of possession of methamphetamine. 

Auckland hit by severe flooding

Traffic in the Karangahake Gorge was reduced to one lane due to a slip.

Auckland gets a drenching, as gales and heavy rain  pound the country.

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Fencibles stay focused in victory

11 min ago  A double from Alex Saniel helped Fencibles United to a 3-0 win in their Northern Region Football League division two clash with AFC Fury.

New dog ban signs go up

12 min ago  A crackdown on dog bans at a community park is "nutty" and over-the-top say residents.

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Short turnaround frustrates Umaga

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says he is relying on mental preparatiion for his side's match against Taranaki on Wednesday.

Frustrated Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says his side's short turnaround between matches has left him with little opportunity to make improvements on the training field.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

Waitakere goes down in '12 minutes of madness'

Centre-back Sammy Khan has played superbly for Waitakere City in what was a disappointing season, player-coach Jake Butler says.

A lack of strike power has seen Waitakere City's premier football side sent down to division one.

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. 

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