Aucklanders build bigger homes

Freestanding four and five bedroom homes have been popular at the Addison development in Takanini.

Planning rules are forcing Aucklanders to build bigger houses despite the demand for smaller ones.

Pet pig's bacon saved gallery

Charlotte loves belly scratches!

Pampered piglet who wore nappies and loved cheeseburgers saved from becoming pork chops at Dunedin student flat.

Killer teen's name suppressed

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

Court orders permanent name suppression of 13-year-old killer, citing rehabilitation concerns.

McCullum pitted against Cairns

Chris Cairns outside Southwark Crown Court in London on the day the prosecution unveiled its perjury case against him.

NZ cricket captain once idolised Cairns, now he will claim old team-mate made a bid to fix matches in 2008.

Car crash carnage

Car crash carnage following a police chase in west Auckland

Fleeing car hit a bus, a van, a truck - and two other cars for good measure in West Auckland chaos.

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Journey through India to help women

A trek through Northern India in March to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is all part of Liz Peters' plan to live life to the full.

9:27 AM  A mother is combining a personal challenge with a charity close to her heart.

Chance meeting prompts study

9:18 AM  For someone who didn't particularly like dogs, Helen Spence's life has taken quite a canine direction.

Shining a light on hidden gem

Students inspired by Gallipoli


Moore to lead Black Ferns

Glenn Moore has been appointed to lead the Black Ferns to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.

Blues assistant coach appointed head coach for NZ women's rugby team until the 2017 World Cup.

Parnell premiers pushed from pitch

Parnell batsman Ben Horne and his mates will have to forgo their home advantage in the opening round of the Jeff Crowe Cup.

The installation of new floodlights at Orakei Domain has forced the Parnell premier cricket squad to move temporarily.

Young clay shooters on target

Tauraroa Area School took out the highest overall team award at the 2015 Northland Secondary Schools Clay Target Competition.

The winners of the 2015 Northland Secondary Schools Clay Target competition were found on September 5.

Wallabies give Horne every chance

Waisea Nayacalevu of Fiji takes on Michael Hooper (left) and Rob Horne of Australia.

Coach Michael Chieka hopeful injured wing will remain with squad for the rest of the World Cup.

Mean Hands proudly Avondale-bred

Kali Meehan beat one of the country's best fighters Shane Cameron, right, last November – but time will tell if the 45-year-old still has what it takes.

The upcoming fight with New Zealand's heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be a special occasion for Kali Meehan.

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