More rain for Auckland

Strong downpours would continue Thursday morning and during the day, MetService said.

Heavy rain and possible hail forecast for the city.

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Seal arrives at hospital

The "sealed-in" seal at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital

13 min ago  A seal has turned up on the doorstep at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland.

Williamson accused of sexism

MP Maurice Williamson has been accused of making sexist comments while hosting an awards dinner.

National MP Maurice Williamson has been accused of making sexist comments at an awards dinner.

Safety buffer for cyclists looms

Motorists may soon be required by law to give cyclists a 1.5-metre gap when overtaking.

The Government is considering a law that would require overtaking drivers to give cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space. 

Double-decker buses coming

Double-decker buses soon will be a regular sight at some Auckland bus stops.

The buses have 30 per cent more capacity than regular buses.

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Struggling with public speaking is in the past

Dave Tomu has worked hard to gain confidence in public speaking.

0 min ago  He avoided the school debating team because of his stammer, but Dave Tomu is now an award-winning public speaker.

MIT students power up for competition

1 min ago  MIT students get ready to compete at the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition in NSW.

Gone but not forgotten six months after death

Seniors put pedal to the metal

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Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier head to war

Pt Chevalier fullback Siua Otonuku with coach Grant Pocklington after they took the title off Mt Albert in 2013.

Defending champions Pt Chevalier will face off against the Mt Albert Lions in their third straight Fox Memorial final.

Cyclist breaks record in Kazakhstan

Holly White with her medal from the UCI Juniors Track World Championships in Kazakhstan.

A secondary school track cyclist from Auckland has given the world track records a shake up.

World rankings for kickboxers

Hibiscus Coast MMA & Thai Kickboxing Gym fighters Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook brought home medals for New Zealand from the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand.

Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook overcame the world's best fighters at the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand to medal for New Zealand.

Bowler Las Vegas bound

Zane Carlson of Orewa is heading to Las Vegas to bowl against the world's best at the Bowling World Cup.

Cerebral palsy means Zane Carlson can't use the same technique as most ten-pin bowlers, but that hasn't stopped him for qualifying for the Bowling World Cup in Las Vegas.

Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

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