Waiheke Island alone in the gulf?

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is one of the events that would lose ATEED funding if Waiheke Island became independent from Auckland Council.

Tourism representatives are up in arms over the potential economic impacts of a Waiheke split from Auckland Council.

Student's petrol-laced threat 

A man poured petrol on himself at the office of of National List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi in Papatoetoe.

An international student doused himself in petrol and threatened to set himself alight at a South Auckland MP's electorate office.

Auckland bus drivers to protest

Auckland bus drivers employed by NZBus plan to protest roster changes.

Bus drivers plan to protest outside the Auckland Transport office over 'risky' roster changes.

'Think laterally' on transport stuff nation

Do you have an idea for sorting Auckland traffic?

Instead of trying to get more people into the city centre we should be providing options on the outskirts.

MPs pay tribute to stalwart

Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae congratulates Edward "John" Evans on becoming an officer of the New Zealand Order of Mert in 2012 for services to the community.

Long-time National Party member and Sir Lockwood Smith's campaign manager Edward Evans has died.

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Rescue heroes honoured

Dennis Middleton, left, and Allan Godfrey say receiving the award brought back a lot of memories.

Two men who risked their lives to save a drowning baby have been honoured for their bravery.

Boarding houses found to be unsafe

Overcrowded and unsanitary boarding houses have been put on notice: clean up your act or face closure.

'Violent, opportunistic' offender jailed

SPORT: Tirahou A and Revelation Titans top netball gallery

Sport

Sports fields behind the scenes

Local and Sports Park Central ranger Phil Gedge and City Parks Services turf division operations manager Richard Crook.

There's a little more to looking after sports fields than just a bit of mowing and painting.

Te Kohanga turn up the heat

Te Kohanga 1 58 Patumahoe Prems 47

Iwi United Kotare's goal attack Malia Palusa prepares to shoot, while Tuakau 1's Katie Ralph gets some air trying to defend her.

Iwi thrilled with first win of season

Iwi United Kotare scooped up their first win of the season, sending Tuakau 1 packing for Premier Silver, in Pukekohe Netball Centre's premier gold division competition.

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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