Boaties rescued in rough weather

Whangarei Harbour turned rough overnight, forcing two people to leave their boat.

Two people had to abandon their six-metre wooden boat off the coast of Whangarei on Saturday night after engine failure.

Property deals go small-scale

The winner of the national quick-fire tournament in Auckland would go on to the international competition in Macau, China.

4:12 PM  There were all the signs of Auckland's chaotic property market, but in miniature at the NZ Monopoly championships.

Stab victim 'friend to everyone'

Parmita Rani was remembered by her fellow students on the school's Facebook page.

Friends and fellow students paid tribute to woman stabbed to death at an Auckland school.

Hundreds without electricity

Feeder faults caused by strong winds left hundreds without power in Auckland overnight.

Wild weather and fallen trees left almost 1000 homes in Auckland without power, some from 9pm to 11am.

Suppression for rich-lister's son

Judge Anne Kiernan ruled that releasing the young man's name could prejudice his right to a fair trial.

Name suppression was granted for a wealthy Kiwi's son, who allegedly attacked a police officer and a security guard.

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Takahe released on Rotoroa Island

One breeding pair were released on Rotoroa Island on Sunday, with more pairs planned.

0 min ago  Two critically endangered takahe have been released at Rotoroa Island.

Two cut from wreckage

A teenage girl and a woman cut free from a car and flown to hospital after crash in Northland.

Murder charge after stabbing

Uruguay prepare for difficult first World Cup game

Sport

Reporter rides shotgun in D1NZ car

Briar Hubbard, left, was high on adrenaline after being a passenger on Cole Armstrong's test runs at Pukekohe Park Raceway ahead of the Demon Energy D1NZ Grand Final this weekend.

Franklin County News reporter Briar Hubbard finds out what it is like to be a passenger in a drift car tackling one of the fastest drift corners in the world, at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

Off road racer back behind the wheel

Dale Buckley wonders why he persists on returning to the unpredictable terrain and toughness of the Woodhill 100.

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell is wondering why some clubs get charged and others don't

An uneven playing field

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

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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