Contraception gone to the birds

Is the birth control the way forward for Browns Bay's pigeon population?

12:05 PM  They're scaring school kids and taking over a small Auckland suburb. But is birth control the answer to Browns Bay's pigeon population?

Man falls and dies on street

A man was found dead on a South Auckland street after he banged his head.

12:59 PM  A man fell over, banged his head and died on an Auckland street, police say.

Man assaulted on North Shore

Police cordoned off an area on Auckland's North Shore following an alleged assault at a nearby house.

1:21 PM  Police arrest man following alleged assault that saw part of Auckland's North Shore go into lockdown.

Couple's stolen boat found

A couple's boat was returned to them by police after thieves gave it a new paint job.

12:37 PM  An Auckland couple have been reunited with their $80,000 boat after police found it behind a block of flats.

Fined over fowl abuse

A man wired chickens' beaks shut at his Auckland home to "make the birds quiet".

1:00 PM  A man who put wire through chickens' beaks to keep them quiet has been convicted and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines.

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Oliver's keeping the Kiwi goal safe

New Zealand U-20's goalkeeper Oliver Sail in action for the Wellington Phoenix Reserves in 2014.

1:28 PM  The past few years have been a whirlwind for budding footballer Oliver Sail.

Fledgling footballers to learn Italian intensity

1:16 PM  Two of Italy's top youth coaches are coming to town to work with Kiwi footballers.

Dark side of Pacific theatre gallery

Westgate to get park and ride

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Oliver's keeping the Kiwi goal safe

New Zealand U-20's goalkeeper Oliver Sail in action for the Wellington Phoenix Reserves in 2014.

1:28 PM  The past few years have been a whirlwind for budding footballer Oliver Sail.

Pukekohe's season back on track

Pukekohe has snapped their two game losing streak with a 40-15 win over Manurewa in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition.

Danielle Johnson reached a milestone of 500 career wins on the weekend, including a stakes win on Secret Spirit in the Graeme Thompson Jewellers Great Northern Foal Stakes.

500 wins and counting for Johnson

Pukekohe jockey Danielle Johnson scored her 500th career win on the weekend at Ellerslie, on the course where she scored her first winner on The Sportsman in March 2007.

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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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