Skeen won't testify in Tipene trial

Luke Tipene, 17, died after receiving multiple stab wounds in a fight outside a Grey Lynn house in November.

1 min ago  The teen accused of murdering Luke Tipene elects not to give evidence in court.

Ferry saved from sinking

The ferry began sinking at Hobsonville Marina after taking on water during maintenance work.

19 min ago  A ferry undergoing maintenance at Hobsonville Marina came close to sinking.

Hail and thunder forecast

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

Auckland is set to receive more heavy rain today, as well as hail and possible thunderstorms.

School gets a shot of colour

Fergus Salmond, Stella Woodman, Emmanuel Song and Grace Merriot-Haddon are proud of the new mural at their school.

Colour has been restored to an Auckland primary school getting back on its feet after a fire.

Paul Henry won't vote for flags

Paul Henry's jacket is made of seven flags stitched together.

It seems none of the four options for a new flag have swayed the controversial broadcaster.

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SPORT: No fairy tale ending for Mangere United gallery

Mangere United Daewoo Kim ventures forward.

8 min ago  Mangere United players will be running on empty against Hibiscus Coast at Centre Park on September 6.

Wastewater pipe delayed

A new wastewater pipe in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers is being delayed to avoid disruption to traffic, events and local businesses over the peak summer period.

Tiberius mousing about four decades on

Four-wheel-drivers dish up the dirt gallery video

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Rookie No 10 realising his Steelers dream

Rookie Counties Manukau first five eighth credits the advice he received as a schoolboy - "Train hard so your idols become your rivals" - for him achieving his dreams of playing for the Steelers.

Counties Manukau first five eighth Nathan de Thierry is in his element now he is playing alongside the men he has looked up to for years.

Short turnaround frustrates Umaga

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says he is relying on mental preparatiion for his side's match against Taranaki on Wednesday.

Frustrated Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says his side's short turnaround between matches has left him with little opportunity to make improvements on the training field.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

Waitakere goes down in '12 minutes of madness'

Centre-back Sammy Khan has played superbly for Waitakere City in what was a disappointing season, player-coach Jake Butler says.

A lack of strike power has seen Waitakere City's premier football side sent down to division one.

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