Auckland councillors' pay rises

Auckland Mayor Len Brown's salary is increasing to $265,500.

Auckland's elected officials must accept a 2.3 per cent pay rise whether they like it or not.

Man run over by tractor

A man had suspected head and chest injuries and had to be flown to hospital about 9am on Friday.

A man run over by a tractor at a farm north of Auckland is in a critical condition.

Axe attack accused in court

A man has appeared in court following an assault at a wharf north of Auckland.

A man allegedly involved in violent axe attack on two Korean fisherman has appeared in the Hamilton District Court.

$50,000 reward on offer video

Brett Fraser (pictured) died after a suspected cannabis robbery last year.

Police investigating an unsolved killing hope $50,000 could help people "rethink their loyalites".

Man with face tattoos sought

Police want to identify man in indecent assault.

Police in South Auckland need help identifying a man involved in an indecent assault.

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Girl slapped in attempted abduction

A 13-year-old girl was the target of an attempted abduction in West Auckland.

5:46 PM  A 13-year-old girl was slapped in the face during a prolonged abduction attempt in West Auckland.

Whangarei mums Latch On

Breastfeeding mums in Whangarei celebrated World Breastfeeding Week 2015 with a bumper Big Latch On event.

Bubbles, cake and quips - Ruth Crossley celebrates a century

Funds short for Dargaville sports complex

Sport

Umaga names five Steelers debutants

Jared Page scored 33 points in his Counties Manukau debut against Thames Valley last year.

Five players will make their Counties Manukau debuts in the side's first pre-season hit out of the year against Taranaki in Otorohanga on Saturday.

Olympian too sick for committee

Sir John Walker steps down from Auckland Council committee, but will continue on council.

Young runners unbeaten

Two young athletes have blitzed their cross-country competition

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