Frustrated shoe repair man walks

Tony Richards is leaving his shop in Old Papatoetoe after a lack of communication from Auckland Council.

9:05 AM  Auckland Council indecision sees small business shut up shop.

Gotingco murder trial begins

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Trial for murder of Blessie Gotingco is due to start.

Light resolution a quick fix

Old street lamp in Canberra

8:36 AM  Not all street lighting on Auckland's North Shore is up to standard, Auckland Transport says.

'Putrid scum' offensive

Globules of oily muck have pooled in stormwater lagoons along scenic Takapuna Beach

Sections of a popular Auckland beach are turning into oily catchment ponds and nobody knows why.

Relishing five decades of care

Clare Templeton and Helen Craig in front of the old nursing quarters at Whangarei Hospital, now converted to an office block.

2 min ago  It's been fifty years since they graduated, but two Whangarei nurses still love coming to work each day.

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Relishing five decades of care

Clare Templeton and Helen Craig in front of the old nursing quarters at Whangarei Hospital, now converted to an office block.

1 min ago  It's been fifty years since they graduated, but two Whangarei nurses still love coming to work each day.

Friends good for printing

8 min ago  Tucked away in Kelston's industrial sector is Gary Swain's 11-year-old printing business, Custom Print.

Prepare for the alpaca-lypse

Disquiet over cycleway design

Sport

Uruguay team to train on the coast

The Uruguay FIFA U-20 World Cup team will be training at Hibiscus Coast AFC thanks to club technical director Mauricio Rojas' links to the team.

Thanks to club links Hibiscus Coast AFC will be hosting the Uruguay U-20 World Cup team for training ahead of the tournament.

Tournament gets big numbers gallery

The Pukekohe Netball Centre exploded back into life after its summer slumber on Wednesday night as hundreds of girls swarmed the courts.

Possum Bourne Motorsport's Paul Hayton and Mike Thompson check out Possum Bourne's former rally car on its return to the Pukekohe-based workshop after it was driven to victory at the Race to the Sky on April 19 by Alister McRae.

A very special Race to the Sky

Possum Bourne Motorsport is still revelling in the success of seeing its namesake's former car take out the Race to the Sky hill climb.

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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