Young vandals wreck state house

Graffiti, human excrement and paint were used by the vandals to ransack the house.

9:18 AM  Four teens allegedly threw paint, smeared excrement and damaged walls with graffiti in a vacant Auckland state house.

Transport tax plan

Mayor Brown wants a new levy to help pay for transport improvements such as busways

New transport levy will be high on the agenda for Auckland Council.

Auckland punter wins $12.4m

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won almost $12.4 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

Blues player avoids conviction

Blues rugby player George Moala sits in the dock at the Auckland District court.

Blues player George Moala has escaped a conviction for his part in a boozy late-night brawl.

Concern for missing man

William Garland

Police are searching for William Garland who was last seen at an Auckland address on Saturday.

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Festival full of flavour

Jaspreet Kaur, 29 moved to a new country, had a baby and started a business all within a few years. Kati Grill is one of the eateries celebrating the different cuisines on offer with the Taste of Puketapapa food festival.

7 min ago  Diversity is being dished up on a plate in Auckland's most multicultural area.

Former Air Force hangars 'good for filming'

9:08 AM  An idea to turn old Air Force hangars into film studio space is being applauded by film-makers.

Western Springs tackling the new season

Mysterious bangs puzzle locals

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Western Springs tackling the new season

Westerrn Springs College rugby league coach Peter McIntyre, captain Conrad Collins and assistant coach Dion Griffiths are keen to tackle the new season head on.

8:33 AM  Giant killers Western Springs College know they beat anyone on a good day, the key is keep up that consistency.

Footballers playing with heart and soul

Losing a dozen players at the beginning of a season is incredibly tough for any football team to rebuild from.

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

Although they haven't won a game this season, there are plenty of positives coming out of Eden's premier men's hockey squad.

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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