Transport tax plan

Mayor Brown wants a new levy to help pay for transport improvements such as busways

7:25 AM  New transport levy will be high on the agenda for Auckland Council.

Auckland punter wins $12.4m

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

7:14 AM  A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won almost $12.4 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

Blues player avoids conviction

Blues rugby player George Moala sits in the dock at the Auckland District court.

Blues player George Moala has escaped a conviction for his part in a boozy late-night brawl.

Concern for missing man

William Garland

Police are searching for William Garland who was last seen at an Auckland address on Saturday.

Chen's will plans revealed

Yun Qing Liu is on trial in Auckland High Court for the murder of his partner Cissy Chen.

Killed Auckland woman Cissy Chen was making a will to cut her partner out of her assets, Crown says.

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Western Springs tackling the new season

Westerrn Springs College rugby league coach Peter McIntyre, captain Conrad Collins and assistant coach Dion Griffiths are keen to tackle the new season head on.

17 min ago  Giant killers Western Springs College know they beat anyone on a good day, the key is keep up that consistency.

Vandals cause $10,000 worth of damage to state house

8:07 AM  Four youths have been caught by the police after allegedly causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to a vacant Avondale state house.

Mysterious bangs puzzle locals

Threat to alcohol bans

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Western Springs tackling the new season

Westerrn Springs College rugby league coach Peter McIntyre, captain Conrad Collins and assistant coach Dion Griffiths are keen to tackle the new season head on.

17 min ago  Giant killers Western Springs College know they beat anyone on a good day, the key is keep up that consistency.

Footballers playing with heart and soul

Losing a dozen players at the beginning of a season is incredibly tough for any football team to rebuild from.

Eden hockey hoping for improvement

Although they haven't won a game this season, there are plenty of positives coming out of Eden's premier men's hockey squad.

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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