Double-decker buses for Auckland

Double-decker buses soon will be a regular sight at some Auckland bus stops.

The buses have 30 per cent more capacity than regular buses.

Missing man's body found

Dean Phillips, who had been missing since Saturday, has been found dead. Police say the death is not suspicious.

Dean Phillips disappeared on Saturday night, leaving his phone, keys and wallet at home.

Skeen accepts manslaughter 

Luke Tipene, 17, died following a street-fight outside a Grey Lynn house.

Vincent Skeen's lawyers say he accepts killing his victim - but he's not guilty of murder.

Gale warning for Auckland

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

15 min ago  A gale warning is in place for the Hauraki Gulf, with winds of up to 65kph predicted.

Nautical thief gets just desserts

Florence was designed and built in 1910.

A bumbling thief tried to steal two boats from a marina before making a futile attempt to swim away.

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Thunderstorm watch overnight

Hail of more than 2cm in diameter could come with some thunderstorms, MetService has warned.

15 min ago  Thunderstorms, large hail and mini tornadoes could feature for the upper North Island.

More new houses for South Auckland

6:11 PM  The latest batch of Special Housing Areas could bring more than 900 new homes to South Auckland.

Getting off the grid with solar

RSA sorry over communication breakdown

Sport

World rankings for kickboxers

Hibiscus Coast MMA & Thai Kickboxing Gym fighters Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook brought home medals for New Zealand from the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand.

Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook overcame the world's best fighters at the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand to medal for New Zealand.

Bowler Las Vegas bound

Zane Carlson of Orewa is heading to Las Vegas to bowl against the world's best at the Bowling World Cup.

Cerebral palsy means Zane Carlson can't use the same technique as most ten-pin bowlers, but that hasn't stopped him for qualifying for the Bowling World Cup in Las Vegas.

Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

Glendowie powerboater takes national award

Powerboater Alex Smith.

An Auckland powerboater has won accolades in his maiden season.

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.

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