Hail and thunder forecast

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

9:21 AM  Auckland is set to receive more heavy rain today, as well as hail and possible thunderstorms.

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Murder accused named

A High Court judge has lifted name suppression on the man accused of murdering Davina Nguyen in Papatoetoe last year.

9:38 AM  The man allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Papatoetoe in April.

Paul Henry won't vote for flags

Paul Henry's jacket is made of seven flags stitched together.

It seems none of the four options for a new flag have swayed the controversial broadcaster.

Blood on walls after stabbing

Jiwan Ram is accused of killing Bimla Wati.

Police could see blood on the walls of Bimla Wati's home before they even entered the house, court told. 

Wharf sculpture green-lit

Artist Michael Parekowhai has designed this $1.5 million "lighthouse" sculpture for Auckland's Queens Wharf.

The lighthouse sculpture will be a scaled-down state house filled with chandeliers in a Matariki formation.

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Wastewater pipe delayed

The pipeline is being delayed so events like Round The Bays are not disrupted.

3 min ago  A new wastewater pipe in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers is being delayed to avoid disruption to traffic, events and local businesses over the peak summer period.

Tiberius mousing about four decades on

10:02 AM  A little mouse with a big following has returned to Titirangi for fresh adventures.

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Short turnaround frustrates Umaga

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says he is relying on mental preparatiion for his side's match against Taranaki on Wednesday.

Frustrated Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says his side's short turnaround between matches has left him with little opportunity to make improvements on the training field.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

Waitakere goes down in '12 minutes of madness'

Centre-back Sammy Khan has played superbly for Waitakere City in what was a disappointing season, player-coach Jake Butler says.

A lack of strike power has seen Waitakere City's premier football side sent down to division one.

Pukekohe netballers keen to hold court

Pukekohe High School's premier netball team are focused on finishing in the top six at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament this week. Here Shaye Murray, back left, Geffrina Sinisa, Bailee Waller, Georgia Lusty, Katelin Bignell, coach Vicki Morgan, Ma'u Isileli-Fo'ou, front left, MaCauley Newson, Phoebe Kempton and Jojo Coleman celebrate winning the recent Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Netball Competition ahead of the UNISS tournament.

The Pukekohe High School premier netball team is pumped for the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament which started on Monday. 

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