Council can't punish Taylor but won't 'shake it off'

Taylor Swift's film crew have been accused of breaching the terms of their shooting permit.

10:10 AM  Swift's team won't be punished for violating their beach filming permit but council claims they're not out of the woods yet.

All parks now chemical sprayed

A worker sprays hot water to kill weeds in Devonport, where the local board has come up with $50,000 so it can remain a chemical-free area.

Council will chemically spray all parks with Roundup unless locals find the funds to go chemical-free.

New Auckland Maori festival

The inaugural Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival will take place on Queens Wharf over Auckland Anniversary Weekend in 2016.

10:23 AM  A new Māori festival will be "the missing piece" in the jigsaw of Auckland's cultural events

Girl walks away from this smash

Naadja Hofmans Allan age 8 from Mangere Bridge crashes in spectacular fashion.

Eight-year-old walks away from nasty trolley derby smash, icecream makes her all better. 

One dead in house fire

The Fire Service said the house had been engulfed by fire when crews arrived at the scene.

10:52 AM  Fire-fighters' search for "hermit" in burning Ruakaka house hindered by excess furniture.

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Bridge over Milford waters gallery


5 min ago  Residents will enjoy a brand new pedestrian footbridge in Milford by Christmas.

Car stranded at Tindalls Bay

13 min ago  A fisherman's car spent the night in Tindalls Bay after it stuck in sand.

Warkworth residents asked to help identify Auckland Museum photos

One dead in Northland house fire


Next step for Grey Lynn pump track

The idea of a pump track in Grey Lynn has gained support from the Waitemata Local Board but still needs more funding.

The idea of building a pump track in Grey Lynn is moving forward with support from the Waitemata Local Board, but still needs more funding.

Teen was 'seconds' away from death video

Reese Jones says Saturday's near miss was the closest call he's come across in almost 30 years of horse racing.

Jockey says a teen who wandered onto an Auckland racecourse was seconds away from being killed.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

Teen risks life for cricket

David Ngawaka narrowly escaped being trampled by race horses when he walked onto the Avondale Racecourse.

A teen gave himself the fright of his life walking in front of horses in a race to fetch a wayward cricket ball.

Top Northland talent up for awards

Northland hockey representatives who won Team of the Year at the 2014 Northland Sports Awards.

The 2015 Northland Sports Awards finalists have been announced, with 28 sports codes nominating 127 finalists.

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