Jackson takes on Electoral Commission

Willie Jackson will stand for Labour at this year's election.

OPINION: We've got a voting crisis and the Electoral Commission is to blame, writes Labour candidate Willie Jackson.

Dancing in the mud at Splore video

Dancing in the mud is the new kissing in the rain, it would seem.

They waded knee-deep into the puddles, and danced on. "You'd look out and all you could see was teeth - smiles, and happy people."

Barking mad for Pride video

Kelly Beedie and Badge sit back and relax in Western Park.

Sure, there was a Best in Show. But there was also Most Butch, Best Femme and Best Lookalike.

Man rescued from bridge in flood

Heavy rain battered the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau over the weekend, resulting in severe flooding.

Heavy rain in Kawerau over the weekend left a man clinging to a bridge in floodwaters, frantically phoning for help.

City beat Wanderers, again

Auckland City's Emiliano Tade (right) is congratulated on scoring against Hamilton Wanderers.

A second win over Hamilton Wanderers in the space of four days has left Auckland City on top of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

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Auckland weather tomorrow

The hot, muggy weather of the past few days should ease in Auckland on Monday.

Humidity and sweltering night-time temperatures are - finally - set to drop.

Splore road partially re-opened

Fallen power lines cut access to two of Auckland's biggest events this weekend.

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City beat Wanderers, again

Auckland City's Emiliano Tade (right) is congratulated on scoring against Hamilton Wanderers.

A second win over Hamilton Wanderers in the space of four days has left Auckland City on top of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Third titles for Auckland softballers

Auckland pitcher Kenta Okazaki fires down a fast ball in the National Fastpitch Championships softball final at Lower Hutt.

Aucklanders clinch softball three-peat.

Sport: Football administrators acknowledged

South Auckland Rangers Football Club president Shiu Singh oversaw the merger between Colver Park United and the Otara ...

Three South Auckland football administrators have been honoured for their long and dedicated service.

Sport: Players in short supply

Happier times for the Papakura Sea Eagles after winning Auckland Rugby League Nines last year.

The Papakura Sea Eagles have withdrawn from tomorrow's Auckland Rugby League Nines at Stanmore Bay. 

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