Frustrated shoe repair man walks

Tony Richards is leaving his shop in Old Papatoetoe after a lack of communication from Auckland Council.

10:45 AM  Auckland Council indecision sees small business shut up shop.

14 red light runners a day

Diana Lakin and Penny Howard are calling for  changes at the Millwater Parkway and Bankside Rd intersection.

10:30 AM  It is only a matter of time before a child is killed at an Auckland intersection where drivers are running reds, parents say.

Suspicious fire damages school

A fire ripped through Warkworth School’s sports equipment room, toilet block and store room early on Monday morning.

10:52 AM  Warkworth School has lost sports equipment, toilets and a store room after fire ripped through a school building.

Gotingco murder trial begins

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Trial for murder of Blessie Gotingco is due to start.

Public officials face charges

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10:41 AM  Three people connected to Auckland Transport appear in court to face corruption charges.

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Kiwis urged to help Nepal

Nepalese residents desperately search for survivors of the earthquake.

10:53 AM  Auckland and Far North residents are being urged to help Nepal following the April 25 earthquake which killed 4000 people.

Officials face corruption charges

10:41 AM  Three people connected to Auckland Transport appear in court to face corruption charges.

Not guilty plea to bribery

Multi-million dollar face-lift planned for Paihia

Sport

Uruguay team to train on the coast

The Uruguay FIFA U-20 World Cup team will be training at Hibiscus Coast AFC thanks to club technical director Mauricio Rojas' links to the team.

Thanks to club links Hibiscus Coast AFC will be hosting the Uruguay U-20 World Cup team for training ahead of the tournament.

Tournament gets big numbers gallery

The Pukekohe Netball Centre exploded back into life after its summer slumber on Wednesday night as hundreds of girls swarmed the courts.

Possum Bourne Motorsport's Paul Hayton and Mike Thompson check out Possum Bourne's former rally car on its return to the Pukekohe-based workshop after it was driven to victory at the Race to the Sky on April 19 by Alister McRae.

A very special Race to the Sky

Possum Bourne Motorsport is still revelling in the success of seeing its namesake's former car take out the Race to the Sky hill climb.

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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