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.

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.

Dobbyn's foundation for album

Dave Dobbyn (middle) is back in the recording studio with Phoenix Foundation members Samuel Flynn Scott (left) and Luke Buda (right).

Dave Dobbyn is animated but relaxed as he talks about what he does best - write songs.

Blessie trial: Guilty verdict video

The man found guilty of raping and murdering Blessie Gotingco appears in the High Court in Auckland.

'Remember Blessie for who she was', say family after man found guilty of her murder.

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Two cut from wreckage

Two female patients have been taken by rescue helicopter to Dargaville Hospital

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

Murder charge after stabbing

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly fatally stabbing a woman in Auckland on Friday.

Uruguay prepare for difficult first World Cup game

Fishhooks found at playground

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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