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Moko sentencing: Everything but murder

Moko Rangitoheriri's mischievous smile, his family say, could let him get away with murder.

When Tania Shailer and David Haerewa stand in the dock tomorrow, they could face rare life sentences for manslaughter.

Man in tunnel causes train delays

Auckland trains were briefly delayed after a disoriented man blocked the Britomart tunnel.

Auckland trains were briefly delayed after a disoriented man blocked the Britomart tunnel.

Two injured in crash, SH1 open

Police near the scene of a crash on SH1 north of Puhoi.

State Highway 1 in north Auckland is now open but traffic is heavy following a serious crash involving two motorbikes and car.

Window washer flooded with offers

Otara man Paku Sadlier is considering his work and study offers after publicly talking about what it’s like to earn a ...

Auckland dad Paku Sadlier receives job offers and a full scholarship for a trades programme.

New builds attract burglars

New subdivisions in Huapai are wide open for burglars.

Police are warning builders, contractors and residents to take precautions with burglars targeting construction sites.

Get onboard the Poverty Cycle

The team from Beca celebrate completing last year's Poverty Cycle.

Tearfund wants Kiwis to get on their bikes to stop human trafficking.

Jolly good music for Queen's 90th

Sarah Spence is performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in the British musical Last Night of the Proms.

Sarah Spence is celebrating everything British in her cello performance.

Taking over the reins in the kitchen

After completing an eight-week cooking course Jim Newland feels confident enough to take over the reins in the kitchen.

Senior Chef is a course for older people who want to re-kindle an interest in cooking or who want to learn.

Speech winner China bound

Macleans College student Elisa Martin Moses has been selected to participate in the Global Chinese Speech and Talent Show.

Elisa Martin Moses will represent New Zealand at the Global Chinese Bridge Speech Competition in China.

First XV Rugby: Half-season review

St Kents after winning this year's Presbyterian Quadrangular pre-season tournament.

At the half way mark of the season, the Auckland First XV competition has raised more questions than answers.

Promotion for community constable

New Highland Park Community Constable Kevin Deng, and newly promoted Sergeant Anson Lin.

Freshly promoted Sergeant Anson Lin will be moving back to the front line.

Far north youth Shanghai bound

Molly Tauroa and Troy Johnston are looking forward to their Shanghai trip.

Five students from the Bay of Islands area are off to China for an international friendship camp.

Healthy workplace benefits hospital staff

Kaitaia Hospital Operations Manager Neta Smith in the gym at work.

Kaitaia Hospital has seen great results after engaging in a healthy workplace initiative.

Youth theatre for Kaikohe

Willi Henley in the Castle Duo cinema space where the Kaikohe Youth Theatre will take place every Wednesday night.

Experienced Kaikohe actor is looking for youth to join him to learn about theatre.

Protected pine faces axe

A protected but dangerous Norfolk Pine will be removed from Great North Rd.

A pine tree with the highest level of protection is getting the chop.

Over $25m for north roads

Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says the improvements will provide immediate safety relief to road users.

Sections of State Highway in Northland will benefit from a new road safety improvements project.

Baker toasted by studio lights

Moana Makapelu Lee, left, takes on her mum, Moana Lee,  right, in Whanau Bake Off with Maori Television host Kahurangi ...

Self-confessed "world's worst baker" Michelle Lee thought her trusty cheesecake recipe could be a triumph.

Careers Coach to hit the road

Papakura Local Board youth portfolio lead Katrina Winn says understanding career options is essential for young people ...

If you are aged 16 to 24 trying to figure out your career options, come along to one of the free Careers Coach events being in held in Takanini and Papakura next month.

'The biggest buzz' video

The whales were stranded at the Northland coast of Glinks Gully (pictured).

DOC senior ranger Karen Joyce-Paki captures the moment Northland locals saved two beached whales.

Plans afoot for new town centre

Clive Bench details a list of ideas held up by his wife Julie, during a town planning workshop for Huapai residents.

"People need to have a reason and the ability to stop and linger."

Protect Swanson's heritage

T. White's house in Swanson, 1919.

Viticulture, farming, Maori and military history, and kauri gum are all part of Swanson's heritage.

Fundraising for the fourth

Yvonne Quinn, left, McKenzie Joyce, 8, and Donna Quinn - profound hearing loss has impacted four generations of their family.

McKenzie Joyce is the fourth generation in her family to suffer from progressive hearing loss.

Volunteer helped by community

Vanessa Tang,17, is a volunteer with ActivAsian and an advocate of using sports to help community integration.

ActivAsian is a project that aims to use sports to integrate migrants into the community.

Tree little bears

Jane Brebner has nicknamed this nikau tree on her Waiatarua property the 'teddy bear tree'.

The three bears have made their home in West Auckland.

Confused customers pay for free parking

Ballentynes manager Cherry Whitfield says some of her customers have paid for parking when it is free for them for 180 ...

Retailers say the new policy of charging staff $5 per day for parking at Westgate shopping centre is having the opposite of the intended effect.

Heritage helps children discover identity, Te Atatu author says

Malcolm Paterson's new book, The Tunnel in my Backyard.

"Everyone who lives in Auckland is a custodian of its heritage."

Waterfront bus for Auckland

None of NZ Bus' Auckland services will operate during the strike.

New tourist-oriented "Blue Link" along Tamaki Drive added to Auckland's bus network.

Whales stranded in Northland

The whales were stranded at the Northland coast of Glinks Gully (pictured).

Two pygmy sperm whales have been rescued after getting stranded at a remote beach.

Top award for hospice ambassadors

Totara Hospice youth ambassadors Fangafua Po'oi​ and Rosie Kennedy accept the award from Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

Young people dedicated to helping South Aucklanders with life-limiting illness have been recognised by the Minister of Health.

College says 'haere ra' to principal

Although Kia Aroha principal Dr Ann Milne is retiring she will still have a strong connection with the school.

Kia Aroha College's principal won't really stop working, despite retiring after three decades at the school.

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