Modern social housing underway

Housing New Zealand asset development manager Leonie Freeman says the McLennan development provides a mix of social, affordable and private housing and is a model for "sustainable social housing".

5:00 AM  An old army base is quickly transforming into a new model of social housing as work gets underway to build 600 new homes.

Liquor thieves target clubs

Papakura City Football president Gavin Findlay says the club is scrambling to recover from a spate of  burglaries over the past month

5:00 AM  A football club president is frustrated by the "concerted and determined effort" put in by thieves targeting their premises.

Design 'not a test of golf'

Richard Quince and Geoff Sensecall are not happy with the new Chamberlain Park Golf Course designs.

5:00 AM  Golfers are teed off at the new Chamberlain Park design options saying they are unsafe and wont challenge players.

Daring water rescue honoured gallery video

Constable Paul Watts and Constable Simon Russell have been honoured for their bravery after they rescued a woman trapped in her car in Waitemata Harbour.

The bravery of two Auckland officers who pulled a woman from a sinking car has been formally recognised.

'Awful, violent death'

The man accused of murdering Blessie Gotingco appears in the High Court in Auckland.

Accused hit Blessie Gotingco with car before abducting, raping and murdering her, court told.

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Wheel Blacks to play Australia

Wheel Blacks and Henderson resident Gavin Rolton.

International wheelchair rugby is coming to Auckland.

Bears beat Hornets

Glenora Bears beat Howick Hornets 26-14 on April 26.

Man wounded in police shoot-out video

Pier access none too clever for Charlotte

Sport

Big scores in Counties club rugby

Drury's Matakaiongo Lollesio tries to push past Tom Read during the early stages of the Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby match between Drury and Waiuku.

Waiuku's relentless attack and strong defence proved too much for Drury in round seven of the Counties Manukau premier club competition on Saturday as they slumped to a 67-0 defeat.

Bombay's best too much for Patumahoe

Bombay's coach has praised his side for their best performance of the season in beating Patumahoe 23-13 in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition on Saturday.

Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva scored three tries against Onewhero on Saturday.

Karaka explode to life in second half for big win

Onewhero gave Karaka a scare early in their match but the visitors turned up the heat in the second half to runaway with a 47-11 victory in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition on Saturday.

Auckland Faces

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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