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Holistic approach to healing

Ngati Whatua Orakei Health Services Rongoa Maori practitioner Te Whiu Isaac and practice manager Tarati Blair-Hunt.

Prayer, massage and herbal medicine feature in new traditional Maori health services in East Auckland.

Renters find 'roof hanging off'

The ceiling of an Auckland rental property fell in after heavy rain.

10:30 AM  An Auckland homeowner has a big clean up ahead after the ceiling collapsed in the lounge of her rental property.

Wet weather causes mud slide

A mud slide at the Parnell Tunnel has caused train services on the Onehunga Line to be suspended.

Heavy rain in Auckland has caused some flooding and a mud slide which disrupted train services.

Taniwha tale told to thousands

Evie Boughey, 10, is over the moon that her short film idea is being used in the exhibition Taku Tamaki - Auckland Stories.

Ten-year-old Evie Boughey's plot for a short-film will come to life in a new Auckland museum exhibition.

Neil Finn's city charity gig

Neil Finn is playing a solo show in Auckland.

9:37 AM  Neil Finn will play a career retrospective show at Auckland Town Hall in July for charity.

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Council CEO's spending power increases

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Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town pictured in his office in the CBD.

9:46 AM  The head of Auckland Council has been given more power with the ability to spend up to $20 million in one go without the say-so of councillors.

Neil Finn to play charity concert in Auckland

9:37 AM  Neil Finn will play a career retrospective show at Auckland Town Hall in July for charity.

Akl to be hardest hit by capital gains

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Ta'auso's 100th spurs on Pukekohe win

Niva Ta'auso played his 100th game for Pukekohe on Saturday.

Pukekohe celebrated veteran midfielder Niva Ta'auso's 100th match with a 29-21 win against Manurewa in the Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby competition at Mountfort Park.

Karaka's big boys beat up Ardmore Marist gallery

Karaka is known for its potent backline but it was its forward pack which proved the difference as it overcame Ardmore Marist 22-19 on Saturday at the Karaka Sportsground.

Patumahoe's Josh van Lieshout scored four tries in his side's 38-0 win over Onewhero.

Patumahoe keep slim playoff hopes alive

Karaka, Pukekohe, Bombay and Patumahoe strengthen their positions in Counties Manukau Premier Club rugby but Waiuku's top four hopes are fading fast.

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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