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Aucklanders are upbeat about being able to make it through alert level 3 again, but businesses are not sure they will survive another lockdown.
First Person - "Don't hang up on me," pleaded Geoff Muliaga Brown, when he awoke to a voice on the line. "I can't breathe, I'm struggling, I'm really worried." Video
We're almost halfway through our four week lockdown, and as time goes on it's becoming increasingly difficult for some to resist the temptation of attempting a home haircut. Video
Leilani Momoisea's 101-year-old Nan was in lockdown during a polio epidemic in the 1920s; she remembers those times and has some advice for children in lockdown today. Video
Samoa-born Ben Patu who has been living in Japan for 16 years says the small Samoan community living there often gets together to share Samoan values with their partners and children.
In a sea of All Blacks jerseys, Namibia supporters were vastly outnumbered but they stood tall and proud of their team's efforts.
In 2011, while the Rugby World Cup was hosted in New Zealand, Namibian scrum half Damian Stevens remembers arising in the wee hours to cheer on his country.
Patrick Stehlin-Grevel had spent years in New Zealand trying to come to grips with the English language, when he found himself needing to start over again with a new language thanks to a scholarship…
A couple of hardcore Manu Samoa fans became the star attraction off the pitch before the Scotland v Samoa match, entertaining a queue of rugby lovers for three hours ahead of the game. Video
For TV personality and mother of three, Jess Gerrity, kyūdō - the Japanese martial art of archery - is the antidote to her frantic lifestyle in Japan. Video
Some Hibiscus Coast coffee lovers are having to survive without their favourite barista as he puts the beans down to cheer on Wales at the Rugby World Cup.
You have to do more than just be good at rugby if you want to have a successful career in Japan, former professional rugby player Alando Soakai tells Leilani Momoisea.
Tongan man Takai Palei moved to Japan in 1991 on a rugby scholarship, now almost 30 years on, he shares his experience with Leilani Momoisea.
A Japanese rugby enthusiast is delighting punters at the Rugby World Cup with his commitment to painting different rugby team jerseys onto his body.
Manu Samoa fans are ecstatic with the team's first victory at the Rugby World Cup, describing it as an exciting and emotional experience. Audio
When All Black prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi took to the field on Saturday night, his brother and cousin were in the stands brimming with pride, and with the knowledge of all the hard work and sacrifice it…
The experts will have their say in picking apart the All Blacks vs South Africa match, but you won't find more honest analysis than from tipsy rugby fans leaving the stadium after witnessing their…
At the opening match of the Rugby World Cup at Tokyo Stadium families wore wide smiles and matching outfits while mates cheered together, banking memories they'll be able to call on for years to come.
It's not just rugby players that fans are queuing up for photos with at the World Cup in Japan.
Kiwi gamers representing New Zealand at the Fortnite World Cup final this weekend in New York are already guaranteed $74,000 each.
Analysis - A police recruitment video has gone viral, with many praising its humour. But for some there's nothing funny about their experience with police, writes Leilani Momoisea.
Two NRL senior managers are coordinating an official complaint after a video that appeared to ridicule Pacific Island names aired on Australian TV. Video
Metiria Turei's message about life as a beneficiary resonated with many Māori and Pacific women. Some of them tell Leilani Momoisea why her resignation was so upsetting, and why the media scrutiny…
Analysis - It's reigning men at the UN. How much is gender bias to blame, asks Leilani Momoisea.