Baby seal a downtown delight

A baby seal surprised Aucklanders this morning by paying a visit to the Viaduct.

11 min ago  Aucklanders were surprised on their way to work this morning when a baby seal appeared near Britomart.

SkyPath approval 'phenomenal'

Skypath head Bevan Woodward under Auckland Harbour Bridge, Northcote Point, Auckland.

10:45 AM  After months of heated debate, a $33m public-private partnership to build SkyPath can go ahead.

Mid-winter fun in Auckland

Meet in Aotea Square on Saturday for a fun, cultural walk around the city. Just one of many fun things lined up for you in this weekend's guide.

A walk around Auckland city, a play about a media mogul and some comic frivolity out West. 

Article 'fell sadly short'

There was no contact between Amanda Bailey and the Herald, the Press Council said.

10:58 AM  A scoop on the waitress whose ponytail the PM pulled was obtained under false pretenses.

No longer just a fantasy

Sam Blood features "a kind of fantasy Auckland" in his first novel.

Sam Blood was still at primary school when he started writing his first novel.

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South Auckland schools pitch in for All Black banner gallery

Muna Kaloni (9) of Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara high fives All Blacks, Hika Elliot, right, Adny Ellis and Jerome Kaino.

14 min ago   The All Blacks need only look to the sidelines for encouragement when they play Samoa on July 8.

Break-ins spoil playtime

11:05 AM  Repeat break-ins and burglaries at a popular playgroup have parents calling for a time-out.

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Far North school could close

Sport

Young rugby player heads to Japan

Anastasia Sekene, right, holds the national trophy with former Auckland Women's Seven coach Peter Walters and team member Tysha Ikenasio.

High school student Anastasia Sekene says playing rugby with older women is a tough ask.

The transformation of Renes Bashota

Renes Bashota is showing up able-bodied gym buffs with his against-the-odds change.

Schoolchildren display a huge banner at Eden Park in support of the All Blacks. Jerome Kaino, Andy Ellis and Hika Elliot attended the event.

Massive ABs banner unveiled video

An All Blacks fan banner as long as a Boeing 777-300 aircraft has been unveiled at Eden Park.

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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