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.

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.

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.

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

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Blind singer needs help to record her work

Marie Jayet is looking for someone to help put her music on paper and get it recorded.

4 min ago  Music has always been a big part of Marie Jayet's life but there's one box she's still yet to tick.

Kidz Kingdom on top of the world

12 min ago  idz Kingdom at Rainbow's End took out the prestigious 2015 IAAPA Top FEC of the World Award at a ceremony in Florida earlier today.  

TV boss smashed worker's desk with hammer

What's On: Community art meeting


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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