Auckland transport tax decision

Mayor Brown wants a new levy to help pay for transport improvements such as busways

14 min ago  A new transport levy will be high on the agenda as Auckland Council sits down to begin approving the city's new 10-year budget.

Auckland punter wins $12.4m

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

7:14 AM  A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won almost $12.4 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

Blues player avoids conviction

Blues rugby player George Moala sits in the dock at the Auckland District court.

Blues player George Moala has escaped a conviction for his part in a boozy late-night brawl.

Concern for missing man

William Garland

Police are searching for William Garland who was last seen at an Auckland address on Saturday.

Chen's will plans revealed

Yun Qing Liu is on trial in Auckland High Court for the murder of his partner Cissy Chen.

Killed Auckland woman Cissy Chen was making a will to cut her partner out of her assets, Crown says.

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Kids judge ice cream awards gallery video

Mmm, not too sure... Sienna Pickmere tries out the ice cream on offer.

8 min ago  Lucky kids swapped times tables for boysenberry ripple at the Food Bowl this week.

Gran's dishing up a treat gallery video

Delicious recipes inspired by grandmothers around the country have been uncovered to ensure everyone gets a taste. 

Cell death not suspicious, police say

Maori engagement falls short gallery

Sport

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

Eden's Manesh Patel fights for the ball against a Southern defender.

Although they haven't won a game this season, there are plenty of positives coming out of Eden's premier men's hockey squad.

Hitting bumps in the road to success

A broken arm is not enough to stop athlete Meghann Stewart from going for gold at the 2017 World Masters Games. 

Footballers playing with heart and soul

Losing a dozen players at the beginning of a season is incredibly tough for any football team to rebuild from.

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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