Auckland City Harbour News

Unitary Plan changes prompt public meeting

Residents from across the eastern suburbs attend a meeting to hear what the changes to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan could mean for them.

Residents are concerned about Auckland Council's proposed zoning changes in their Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan submission.

Waterview's shared cycle path underway

An artist's impression of one of the bridges along the new Waterview shared pathway.

A new shared pathway is under construction, as part of the Waterview Connections project.

Have a heart this February

Despite having a heart condition Sela Alo doesn't let it stop him from playing with his three children Kyan, Josh and Kaitlyn.

Flava FM breakfast host is getting behind this month's Heart Foundation appeal, knowing all too well the effects of heart disease.

Search for 'angel from above' video

Sio, right, and Caroliah Vaigafa said they want to meet the mystery hero from Mission Bay to thank him in person.

Where is the mystery man who saved the 5-year-old girl's life on an Auckland beach?

Kiwi's Bowie tribute a hit

Auckland artist Owen Dippie's stunning mural tribute to the late David Bowie is painted on the side of Wollongong Central , a shopping centre in Wollongong Australia.

A Kiwi artist's painted tribute to David Bowie has been a hit with fans around the world.

Grafton cricketer captaining developing squad

Jack Parsons will be making the calls as captain for the Developing Future Aces side.

Jack Parsons will have his cricketing skills put to a new test.

A costumed canine carnival video

Matsumi Susaki and her chihuahua dog Toto.

Primped pooches packed a Ponsonby park for the annual Auckland Pride Dog Show.

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

State house meth contamination rampant

A unit in a Panmure Housing New Zealand complex was one of the 113 Auckland state houses that had to be decontaminated for P last year.

The number of Housing New Zealand houses in Auckland testing positive for methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the last three years.

Shoplifting youths target Auckland dairy

Police are investigating numerous reports of theft at Woodward Dairy in Mt Albert.

Police are investigating a group who have been allegedly shoplifting from the Woodward Rd dairy over the last two months.

Auckland Domain development

Auckland Domain's master plan for the next two decades is up for public consultation.

Roads will be closed but there will be increased access for pedestrians and cyclists in the Auckland Domain.

Round the Bays part 3: You are what you eat

Sophie Taylor, 10, and Lucy Taylor, 4, try out boxing at their weekly training session.

We catch up with the Taylor family as they put down their biscuits and continue training for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays run.

Public transport fares are changing

Public transport fares are changing from February 28.

Auckland Transport is preparing for new simplified travel zones by increasing fares.

East-West Connection gets push from Government

The East-West Connection  will improve transport issues between major hubs including Onehunga, Penrose and Sylvia Park.

The East-West Connection is heading for a streamlined consenting process after the Government pledged its support.

Container village on Queens Wharf

The pop-up containers on Queens Wharf will be soon be filled with food distributors like the White Lady.

Pop-up village starts to take shape on Queens Wharf.

Injuries at public fireworks display

Four people were left with eye injuries after a public fireworks display in Auckland.

Four people were hurt at an Auckland fireworks display when wind changed.

Government could save the St James

The St James Theatre could be saved by Government funding.

The St James Theatre has the backing of MP Maggie Barry who is investigating if the Government can help fund the theatre's restoration.

Principal opposes uniforms

A basic primary school uniform can cost upwards of $500 per child.

As education costs rise, is it time to free parents of the burden of costly school uniforms?

CRL moves ahead through Green Party office

Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter (front right) and other Green Party and CRL representatives celebrate the Government's announcement that funding will be brought forward by 2 years.

Auckland's Mercury Lane is about to get a little less Green.

Round the Bays: Keep it simple

Personal trainer Mike Rickard measures Stephanie Taylor before her first training session.

The Taylor family continue on their quest to get fit in time for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Mt Albert overbridge land secured

Albert-Eden Local Board members Graeme Easte, Helga Arlington, Peter Haynes, councillor Cathy Casey, Glenda Fryer and Margi Watson outside the Mt Albert train station.

Albert-Eden Local Board has obtained land which will be used as a landing site for the new Mt Albert overbridge.

Health funding decreases as population grows

Auckland District Health Board faces funding cuts as the area's population increases.

Auckland District Health Board's funding is taking a hit.

Future of the internet

Unitec cyber security student Brooke Davey has got some insight into the Internet of Things.

In the not too distant future your fridge will be sending a grocery list straight to your phone. Unitec student Brooke Davey got an inside look at the Internet of Things.

'I've got incurable cancer'

Erin Palmer is hoping to change people's perceptions of cancer.

She's young, fit and fighting cancer without chemotherapy.

Garden of the week: Herne Bay

Don O’Connor’s day job takes him around North Island garden centres, where he has picked up many of the subtropical specimens on display in his home. It will be a popular stop in this year's Heroic Gardens Festival

It took 30 years of dedicated plant hunting to turn a bare back lawn into this sumptuous subtropical oasis.

Woman hit by car

Believed to be in her 20s, the woman was hit by a car on Hobson St near Cook St in central Auckland.

A woman is in a serious condition after she was struck in Auckland's city centre on Sunday night.

Car fire in busy Auckland street

There were no injuries in the fire in Victoria Street West on Friday afternoon, authorities say.

A car burst into flames and blocked traffic in Victoria St West in Central Auckland on Friday afternoon.

Round the Bays: Busy is no excuse

Bodi Transformations Studios owner Marcus Steward, Stephanie Taylor and head trainer Mike Rickard with Sophie, 10, Lucy, 4, and Nikki, 7 (absent: James Taylor).

Kohimarama couple James and Stephanie Taylor and their three daughters are training for the Round the Bays fun run.

Freemans Bay parking restrictions confirmed

Freemans Bay residents received a letter outlining the revised residential parking zone which will come into effect in April.

From April, commuters parking all day in Freemans Bay will be risking a ticket.

Festival prize package up for grabs

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Seeport Festival during Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

A helicopter ride, tugboat tour and much more could be yours to enjoy with four friends this anniversary weekend.

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