Sick of Auckland? Try Wellington

Wellington's hemmed-in urban centre is a plus, says Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

0 min ago  Wellington's mayor says Aucklanders tired of high house prices and long commutes should move to the capital.

Auckland vs Wellington: Where would you prefer to live?

Fishpond fined $50K

Internet marketplace Fishpond given big fine for selling imported electronics that could interfere with radio communications.

12:23 PM  Auckland-based internet marketplace sold unregulated electronics products, despite five warnings.

Severe wind, rain ahead video

Bands of rain start making their way down the North Island in this MetService rain radar image from 9.51am.

12:57 PM  Gale force winds and heavy rain are set to lash the country today, as a band of fronts move in from the west.

Monitoring bracelet cut off

Police are urging the public to call 111 if they see Thomas Shortcliffe.

Police are still looking for a man who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Saturday night.

Inorganic collection rubbish

Kaipatiki Local Board member Richard Hills stands in Northcote, an area that won't receive an inorganic collection in 2015.

Multiple changes to Auckland Council's new inorganic collection on the North Shore have left residents frustrated.

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Talented designers put to the test gallery

27082015 Out and About photos supplied by ?? Sarah Marshall Photography. Northland Bernina Fashion Awards 2015. Bernina Northland Fashion Awards 2015 Northland designer of the year Aimee Tomes, left, with her creation Liquid Courage, modelled by Zeralda Pirini.

1:03 PM  It was a challenging time for the judges in this year's Bernina Northland Fashion Awards.

Help needed for river planting

12:56 PM  Want to help protect our streams and waterways?

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

New threads for village staff


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.

Pukekohe netballers keen to hold court

Pukekohe High School's premier netball team are focused on finishing in the top six at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament this week. Here Shaye Murray, back left, Geffrina Sinisa, Bailee Waller, Georgia Lusty, Katelin Bignell, coach Vicki Morgan, Ma'u Isileli-Fo'ou, front left, MaCauley Newson, Phoebe Kempton and Jojo Coleman celebrate winning the recent Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Netball Competition ahead of the UNISS tournament.

The Pukekohe High School premier netball team is pumped for the Upper North Island Secondary Schools (UNISS) Tournament which started on Monday. 

Hukatai itching for game time

Ngataua Hukatai was a member of the 2014 National Youth Competition (NYC) champion Junior Warriors before he signed with the Counties Manukau Steelers.

League convert Ngataua Hukatai will try his hand at sevens if a Super Rugby contract does not come his way.

MAGS dominates winter sports

Maddison Wyllie-Papali'i, Holly Fowler and Rebekah van Dort of Mount Albert Grammar School.

Grabbing four titles in a month completes a bumper sporting season for MAGS.

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