Kitesurfer 'got into trouble'

Emergency were called to the incident on Muriwai Beach after 4pm.

10:25 PM  Kitesurfer drowned in "strong winds and very messy surf" on a beach on Auckland's west coast.

Remembering Ricky

Ricky Barker died in a car crash at Dairy Flat near Auckland with his friend Andre Ahman in the early hours of June 17.

9:39 PM  Jonathan Barker was waiting up for his brother Ricky when he got a text to say he'd be home soon. He never made it.

Picture took judges back in time gallery

'Waka Races at Takapuna Beach' by Sora Joseph Waningsinggel was named the winner of the 2017 Nikon Auckland Photo Day ...

Waka Races at Takapuna Beach beat hundreds of other entries in the annual competition.

Breeding budgies in the backyard

Brooke Slade, 12, and Brayden Slade, 14, have helped their grandfather breed budgies for four years.

Breeding budgies is a family affair for this west Auckland man.

The Lions' ditties, decoded

Want to roar like a Lion? Get the lowdown on the official tour songs.

Want to roar like a Lion? Here are the stories behind the official tour songs.

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