Auckland braves coldest night

Temperatures dropped to 2 degrees Celsius in parts of Auckland.

7:55 AM  Aucklanders have made it through the region’s coldest night so far this year.

Photos: How's the weather at your place?

Blaze at doctor's surgery gallery

A Fire Service spokesman said crews were at the scene and the blaze was quite advanced when emergency services arrived.

10 min ago  A blaze has broken out at a family doctor's surgery in Auckland's Mt Albert.

Social worker sex trial

A female Waipareira Trust social worker is on trial charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her care.

7:07 AM  A female Waipareira Trust social worker is on trial charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her care.

Parking limits for suburbs

Increased park and ride facilities are one of Auckland Transport's new parking policies

New parking restrictions will hit commuters who leave their cars in Auckland's inner suburbs and walk into the CBD.

Contraception gone to the birds

Pigeons on Browns Bay Village Green.

They're scaring school kids and taking over a small Auckland suburb. But is birth control the answer to Browns Bay's pigeon population?

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Booze bylaw to control outlets and hours

Current rules mean that new liquor licences need to be opposed one-by-one, as is the case at Onerahi, where the community has rallied against the opening of a fourth outlet within 300 metres.

8:13 AM  The number of liqour outlets, their location, density and the hours they can be open will be subject to a new policy due to be released by the Whangarei District Council.

Man clipped by moving train

Man seen running in front of moving train, but then disappears, leaving only scuff marks on track.

Kids go wild at zoo gallery

Bus shelter design revealed gallery

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Young Wesley 1st XV out to defend their Counties title

Fuifatu Asomua, pictured here with identical twin brother Suetena, will captain the Wesley College 1st XV this year.

Wesley College's 1st XV coach is confident that they have what they takes to win the national title this year despite fielding a young side. 

Oliver's keeping the Kiwi goal safe

The past few years have been a whirlwind for budding footballer Oliver Sail.

Pukekohe High School First XV captain Ranga Te Rangi will be a player to watch in their televised match against Manurewa this Saturday.

National audience for Pukekohe's opening 1st XV game

When the Pukekohe 1st XV kick off their Counties Manukau Premier Secondary Schools campaign, they will do so in the national eye.

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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