Myanmar fan misses out

Myanmar-born Ah Dee Ngwa says his 10-month-old son Field Li will learn to kick a football as soon as possible.

1:14 PM  In a cruel twist of fate, a Myanmar football fan will be out of the country when their best young footballers play in Whangarei.

SoulFest confirms Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is coming to Auckland.

1:10 PM  R and B legend Lauryn Hill has been confirmed to perform at this year's SoulFest.

Seal caught with DIY device 

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1:07 PM  A wayward seal has waddled onto a South Auckland road, causing a bit of a splash.

Drug mule heads to rehab

Kylie Puna, appears at the Auckland District Court on charges of possession of a class A drug.

A drug mule who concealed $18,200 worth of drugs inside her has been released on bail to undergo drug rehabilitation.

Boy climbs onto school roof

Police visit Mt Richmond Special School after reports of a young boy on the school roof.

12:13 PM  A special needs boy has been taken to hospital after climbing onto a roof and throwing objects.

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Community run inspires weight loss gallery

Addision resident and Alfriston College teacher Ben Ruegg is organsing a community fun run inspiring fitness and weight loss.

1:38 PM   Ben Ruegg is on a one-man fitness mission to let people know that "change is possible when you believe it is".

Grossroots survey has sustainable results

1:31 PM  The use of gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of progress for Whangarei is being questioned by a group with a special interest in sustainability.

Sailing circus has big plans

Sun shines for Onerahi's skipping students

Sport

Maynard hooked on offroading

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Lucinda Manard of Waiwera won't be defending her class 2 Woodhill 100 title this year after upgrading from her class 2 production Toyota Landcruiser into the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

Lucinda Maynard won't be defending her Woodhill 100 class 2 title this year after entering the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

An uneven playing field

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

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.

Reporter rides shotgun in D1NZ car

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.

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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