Rain greets Nines fans

Fans queue to get in at Eden Park for the start of the NRL Auckland Nines.

13 min ago  Damp conditions don't deter as thousands of rugby league fans turn out for the Auckland Nines.

South Auckland death investigated

Police say they're waiting for results of a post-mortem. The man's cause of death is unknown.

11:11 AM  A man is dead in Mangere after neighbours heard someone shout out "I killed him".

Man hurt in Auckland Domain video

Part of the domain remains blocked to traffic.

A man in his 40s suffered head injuries in an attack in one of Auckland's biggest parks.

New charge in Te Atatu case

Murder victim Cunxiu Tian who was killed in an apparent "burglary gone wrong" in Te Atatu, Auckland

Police have made another arrest connected to the death of a west Auckland woman

Pirate-themed wish granted

Make-a-wish helped Patrick combine his love for pirates and planes, taking him on a helicopter tour of Auckland, and a pirate sail.

11:06 AM  A five-year-old with cancer fulfilled a dream to be a pirate, sailing Auckland’s harbour.

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Congestion, rain forecast

It's a warm, wet start in northern areas to the last long weekend of summer.

11:55 AM  Rain is likely to be heavy in the upper North Island as roads jam up with long weekend traffic.

Waka launch Waitangi festivities

11:29 AM  A few hundred people watch Waitangi waka ceremony from the shoreline of Te Tii Marae.

Steven Joyce hit in face with sex toy gallery video

Waitangi museum opens for business

Sport

Junior throwers pick up medals

Clockwise from top left: Athletics Whangarei Colgate Games representatives Emma Hetaraka, Hokioramai Dunn, Nikolas Kini, Jordyn Hetaraka, Aimee-Leigh Scott, Braedon Hetaraka, Oscar Ruffel, Elliot Ruffel and Jaime Hetaraka.

Athletes from Athletics Whangarei have enjoyed some success in throwing events at this year's Colgate Games.

Waves at Piha going off

Portia Millar, 6, of Oratia District School won the under-9 girls final in the Lion Rock Boardriders Club summer series at Piha Beach over Auckland Anniversary weekend.

It's a good time to be hitting the water in west Auckland.

A day to celebrate Luke Tipene

Sean Wilson gives the "Ls UP" in memory of his nephew Luke Tipene, who died after being stabbed in Grey Lynn in November 2014.

The community is once again rallying to remember Luke Tipene.

Warriors tickets on sale Friday

Tickets to the Vodafone Warriors match against the Canberra Raiders at Yarrow Stadium go on sale this week

Tickets to the Vodafone Warriors May 21 NRL match against the Canberra Raiders go on sale at 9am on Friday

Pain to pleasure for Ironman firefighter

Ironman athelete Josh Harrison says he's feeling confident to win his next race in Taupo on March 5.

Ironman athelete Josh Harrison says it's possible to laugh your way through pain.

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