Girls rule at graffiti festival

Auckland-based muralist Adore (aka Emily Gardener) prepares for three days of painting at the Graffiato festival in ...

Seven of the 10 graffiti artists this year are women.

Council should butt out on smoking

The Auckland Council has signed on to a government plan to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025.

OPINION: Damien Grant does not want local government telling him what he can do to his own body.

Battle over Cissy's estate video

Cissy Chen was known for her caring and strong-willed nature.

Cissy Chen's husband, who was acquitted of her murder, is heading back to court over a multimillion-dollar estate.

800 Words' Michelle Langstone and her best mate

'At one point Caroline would refer to my relationship problems with men I was dating as "The Troubles."'

Actress Michelle Langstone and director Caroline Bell-Booth met as Drama School students.

Shipping Auckland port north

Ngati Whatua says the opportunity to invest in reclaimed land on the waterfront would be welcomed by Aucklanders.

NZ First has won agreement to $500 million rail investment that could end in Auckland's port moving to Whangarei.

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Bottle feeding a 'dirty little secret'

Neesha Mora, pictured with her five-month-old son Dilan, felt pressure from nurses at Auckland hospital to breastfeed ...

Mothers say they're increasingly facing too much pressure to breastfeed their kids.

Fire threatening home

A Northland resident says their home is metres away from a three-hectare blaze that fire crews can't get to by road.

Serious crash in Auckland

Cyclist hospitalised after crash

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Kiwi's $3.26m Boom Time video

Cory Parish celebrates winning the Caulfield Cup aboard rank outsider Boom Time.

Bonneval lame again but young NZ jockey shocks Australian racing with massive upset.

Another Kiwi champion?

Scott Seamer, who has ridden Group I winners on both sides of the Tasman, believes Bonneval will win the Caulfield Cup.

He's part of New Zealand racing history and this Australian jockey believes another Kiwi star can deliver at Caulfield.

Cup numbers disappoint

Lazarus remains a $1.90 favourite for the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

It's New Zealand's richest and most iconic race but it's almost certain not to have a full field.

Sam Henwood, the Steelers' best

Sam Henwood, Counties Manukau Steelers' player of the year and defensive player of the year.

Sam Henwood is Counties Manukau Steelers' man of steel.

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