Loyal caretakers help garden grow

Produce from the Kelmarna Community Gardens.

11:07 AM  Kelmarna Gardens is encouraging new volunteers to lend a hand to ensure the city-fringe idyll is sustained for years to come.

Runaway found close to home

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

11:53 AM  A 10-year-old Auckland girl who ran off after a family argument has been found safe and well in the neighbourhood.

Port challenge heads to court

Auckland's port has now dropped the western B3 Bledisloe wharf extension, pictured.

12:17 PM  Devonport resident Carol Banks' legal challenge against the Auckland wharf extension is heading to the Appeal Court.

Government have final SHA say

Housing Minister Nick Smith says the Government has the power to approve special housing areas in Auckland without the council's consent if they overplay their demands.

9 min ago  Government could steam roll ahead with special housing areas if Auckland Council "overplay cards" with infrastructure demands, MP says.

School's out over noisy traffic

Newton Central School backs right onto the busy Northwestern Motorway

11:34 AM  Traffic noise is proving a headache for one inner city Auckland school.

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Native bird loses battle for food

Tui and other birds feeding in a garden

18 min ago  A study from the University of Auckland has found that bird feeding – whether bread or seeds – favours some species over others.

Gotingco trial resumes

12:10 PM  The trial of the man accused of killing Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco has resumed as usual in the High Court at Auckland, despite the court having to order the taking-down of an article about the case written by a court registrar.

Young players eye up tournament gallery

School's out over noisy traffic

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Young players eye up tournament gallery

Henderson Intermediate School U55kg player Jason Chan Boon in action in the final against Glen Eden.

12:08 PM  A team of young sevens players have had a taste of success and now they want more.

Booth off to Oceania championship

Competing in a decathlon is more about pushing your personal best than taking on other athletes.

A triumphant weekend

11:28 AM  Three local derbies highlighted the weekend's action in the NRFL.

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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