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SkyPath approval 'phenomenal'

The futuristic-looking design of the SkyPath, spanning the Waitemata Harbour.

9:38 AM  After months of heated debate, a $33m public-private partnership to build SkyPath can go ahead.

Mid-winter fun in Auckland

Meet in Aotea Square on Saturday for a fun, cultural walk around the city. Just one of many fun things lined up for you in this weekend's guide.

A walk around Auckland city, a play about a media mogul and some comic frivolity out West. 

Article 'fell sadly short'

There was no contact between Amanda Bailey and the Herald, the Press Council said.

8:47 AM  A scoop on the waitress whose ponytail the PM pulled was obtained under false pretenses.

No longer just a fantasy

Sam Blood features "a kind of fantasy Auckland" in his first novel.

8:59 AM  Sam Blood was still at primary school when he started writing his first novel.

Stuntmen drop in to say hello video

Professional international display skydiver Chuck Berry lands after flying in a wing suit flight across Auckland.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a wingsuit-clad stuntman performing a rare wingsuited jump over Auckland.

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Teaching behind bars gallery

Helen Clark presents a prisoner with a certificate for completing a literacy programme while Howard League for Penal Reform president Tony Gibbs watches.

9 min ago  Charlotte* used to walk around prison with a dictionary under her arm.

The circus is coming to Glen Eden

9:12 AM  Mark Williams, left, and Paul Klaassen created the Blingling Bros in 2007, after going into business together in 2002.

Paintball rush lasts longer than skydiving video

State house sales attract privates

Sport

Young rugby player heads to Japan

Anastasia Sekene, right, holds the national trophy with former Auckland Women's Seven coach Peter Walters and team member Tysha Ikenasio.

High school student Anastasia Sekene says playing rugby with older women is a tough ask.

The transformation of Renes Bashota

Renes Bashota is showing up able-bodied gym buffs with his against-the-odds change.

Schoolchildren display a huge banner at Eden Park in support of the All Blacks. Jerome Kaino, Andy Ellis and Hika Elliot attended the event.

Massive ABs banner unveiled video

An All Blacks fan banner as long as a Boeing 777-300 aircraft has been unveiled at Eden Park.

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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