Pro wrestler is also a teacher 

Hayden Daniels - aka The Genetic Pit bull - is ready to put his skills to the test across the ditch.

It's hard to imagine pupils misbehaving for teacher-turned-professional wrestler Haydn Daniels.

Auckland mayor's train wager

Auckland Transport new electric train at Newmarket station

Mayor Len Brown has bet a can of fizzy water that 50 per cent more West Aucklanders will soon be using trains.

Sex trial aborted

Alexia Joseph leaving Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

A social worker accused of taking a boy in her care to a hotel for sex has trial aborted after lawyer indicates he cannot continue.

Land released by Crown

The McLennan housing development in Papakura.

The Government has released the first 30 hectares of surplus Crown land in Auckland for housing development.

A long weekend of fun

Fallout: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior is currently being performed at the Basement Theatre.

Queen's Birthday weekend is upon us, so get out and about and have a jolly good time.

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Meeuwsen confident over push for self-governance

Our Waiheke campaigner John Meeuwsen believes a self-governing unitary council could provide the same services as Auckland Council at a lower cost to the ratepayer.

Waiheke resident John Meeuwsen says the island can do better for its ratepayers by going it alone.

"Win win" result, says former congregation gallery

 A much-loved church is saved after the cost of earthquake strengthening threatened its future.

Fire on Auckland's North Shore

More than 600 new houses for Auckland

Sport

Karting star wins $50,000 scholarship

Pukekohe's Liam Lawson has followed in the footsteps of Shane van Gisbergen by winning the SpeedSport Scholarship.

Liam Lawson has become the youngest-equal winner of New Zealand's premiere young driver development program.

Miriam Tio fights without malice video

When Miriam Tio is in the ring the roar of the crowd disappears.

Tuakau's Ivana Rowland has a goal to make this season her best yet, off the back of last season where she was named Pukekohe Netball Centre's most valuable premier player.

Sharp shooter eyes higher honours

Being selected for a premier gold netball team is no easy feat, especially for a 14-year-old.

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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