Kicker 'hyper', court hears

Connor Morris was killed with a long-handled sickle in 2014 in street violence sparked by a kick.

11:12 AM  Man who started street fight that ended in Connor Morris' death was "amped up" when he kicked a stranger.

'Please, we need our daughter'

LA Tukerangi told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by Dean  Whakatau.

10:52 AM  Police and the father of a missing 15-year-old have appealed to the "career criminal" thought to be holding her.

$15,000 fine for birds' nests

A man was fined $15,000 for trying to sneak bird's nests into the country.

A North Shore man was fined $15,000 for trying to illegally import a Chinese delicacy.

Roll growth a concern

Glendowie College principal Richard Dykes knows some significant developments will be needed to cater for future role growth.

The property market is not the only sector that's booming in Auckland, school age population is increasing dramatically.

Rough sleeping on the rise

Auckland's Queen Street shoppers wander past homeless man

A report into homelessness in West Auckland has highlighted a need for more social housing in the area.

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Potted colour helps get Renee to Denmark conference

Renee Buckingham, left, and her friend Lucy De Silva have been selling potted colour at markets to raise money to send Renee to Denmark.

10:53 AM  Potted colour are helping Renee Buckingham get to Denmark.

City schools battle bulging rolls

10:45 AM  Ballooning rolls combined with small school grounds are proving a strain for inner city schools.

Te Atatu show heart

Target shooting about hitting 10s video

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Playoff spot sealed for Marist

Marist's Corey Seator looks for the offload opportunity.

The Marist Saints are hoping to create some big upsets as we get closer to the pointy end of the ARL season.

Flame goes out on sevens career

The captain of the New Zealand Fire Service sevens side is retiring on top of the world.

Blake Gibson of Auckland and Luke Whitelock of Canterbury are ready for the new season.

Rugby stars dazzle pupils

It's not every day professional rugby players decide to join the classroom.

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