Blessie trial: Guilty verdict video

The man found guilty of raping and murdering Blessie Gotingco appears in the High Court in Auckland.

'Remember Blessie for who she was', say family after man found guilty of her murder.

One dead after stabbing

Police vehicles near the scene of the stabbing.

A person is dead and another injured after a stabbing in central Auckland.

Fishhooks found at playground

Whangarei District Council parks officers Spencer Jellyman, right, and Paul McDonald are condemning the potentially-deliberate placing of hundreds of fish hooks in the bark at Onerahi playground.

Hundreds of fishhooks found mixed into bark at a Whangarei play area.

Young kauri slashed in attack video

Kauri tree protester Aprilanne Bonar says she's had her own garden slashed in retaliation.

Neighbours of the Titirangi kauri at the centre of protest action say they are victims of retaliatory attacks.

Clashes outside Key speech video

Protesters outside John Key's post-Budget speech in Auckland.

An anti-government protest in Auckland that turned violent resulted in one arrest and assaults on police, SkyCity security staff and a member of the public.

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Uruguay prepare for difficult first game

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Uruguay Under-20 World Cup team at Hibiscus Coast Football Club.

Uruguay's Under-20 World Cup coach Fabian Coito is preparing his players for a difficult first match against Serbia.

Rescue kittens require operation

Franklin Cat Rescue is fundraising to pay for an operation needed to amputation one leg from two six month old kittens which were born with only three feet.

SPORT: Otahuhu pip Aorere in league derby gallery

"I don't want to be a hero."


Reporter rides shotgun in D1NZ car

Briar Hubbard, left, was high on adrenaline after being a passenger on Cole Armstrong's test runs at Pukekohe Park Raceway ahead of the Demon Energy D1NZ Grand Final this weekend.

Franklin County News reporter Briar Hubbard finds out what it is like to be a passenger in a drift car tackling one of the fastest drift corners in the world, at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

Off road racer back behind the wheel

Dale Buckley wonders why he persists on returning to the unpredictable terrain and toughness of the Woodhill 100.

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell is wondering why some clubs get charged and others don't

An uneven playing field

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

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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