Auckland City Harbour News

'I couldn't get married without mum'

Margaret Hawkins was the life of the party at her daughter Emma's wedding.

Emma Hawkins planned her dream wedding in 24 hours so her mother could be there before she died.

Youth orchestra invited to France

The Aotea Youth Symphony at a performance in 2015.

An Auckland-based youth orchestra is headed to France on a special WWI commemoration tour.

Ryan de Vries' clean sweep

Ryan De Vries has had a magic season with Auckland City FC.

A golden year on the field for the talented striker has been recognised.

Fire station returns to Grey Lynn

Darren Gee, Katie Smart, Garry Wellfare and Darren Hill have all moved in to the new Grey Lynn Fire Station.

Firefighters are back in the Auckland suburb following a move of the Ponsonby station.

Fog fades from Auckland

Fog beginning to recede from the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Tuesday.

A major fog bank that settled over parts of Auckland, disrupting ferries and traffic, has broken up.

It's Workers' Party party time

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been blamed by the US for the Sony hack, which delayed the release of satire The ...

Why is North Korea's first congress since 1980 such a big deal? Let us explain...

App puts focus on relationship abuse

Deborah Mackenzie, Inner City Women's Group agency manager, says the app is being launched to educate and support women.

Helping women to identify potential forms of domestic violence is made easier with a new app.

Big chain stores dominating Queen St

Bigger international and national  stores are finding a home on Queen St, pushing the smaller retailers out.

Rising rents are pushing lower-end retailers out of Auckland's CBD.

Marist softballers prepare for world stage

Daniel Chapman and Joseph Kohlhase will swap blue for black when they head to the United States in July.

Jospeh Kohlhase and Daniel Chapman are set to compete at the pinnacle of world junior softball.

A bad year on NZ roads

Long-term the road toll is falling, but last year saw the highest number of fatalities since 2011.

Last year's road toll is the worst since 2010, according to a Ministry of Transport report.

Kingsland residential development planned

An impression of how the 2875 square metre development will look from Nixon Park.

One of Auckland's most populous suburbs is about to get its first major residential development in more than 10 years.

Accommodation woes solved

Advertising executive Matt Shirtcliffe and Aparna Chauhan are strangers no more after he opened up his home when it was ...

Aparna Chauhan was preparing for major surgery and trying to find accommodation for her parents when a stranger saved the day.

Parking costs to triple

Parking charges on some Auckland streets will go up from $16 to as much as $63 a day.

Auckland commuters are set to pay three times as much to park on city fringe streets.

Migrant women find their voice

General practitioner Himali McInnes, with dog Zoe, knows the social benefits migrant women can gain from writing.

 Migrants have a chance to speak out in the New Kiwi Women writers workshop.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three Kings' Hannah Robert tangles with Claudelands Rovers' Tiana Hill.

Some big wins have sent a few warning shots across the divisions in the early stages of the NRFL football season.

Real estate agent throws some punches

Helen Kay is preparing for her first ever boxing fight after having only picked up the sport in February.

Helen Kay is preparing to take some bruises in the name of a cause close to home.

Auckland bunnies culled in night shoot

The night shoots at Western Springs Park in Auckland to cull the booming rabbit population were deemed successful.

Nearly 300 rabbits were culled over two night shoots at Western Springs Park in Auckland.

Ecuador volunteers on the ground

Volunteer Gabrielle Kerridge-Temm and nine other young New Zealanders are helping distribute aid in Ecuador.

In the wake of city rattling earthquakes, 10 young Kiwi volunteers are doing all they can to get aid to the hardest hit regions of Ecuador.

Welcome aboard: Pacific Hope

Volunteers Rachael Caspers from the US and Abi Lycett from the UK say there has been a large interest in the boat since ...

A medical ship will be moored at an Auckland's Princess Wharf before heading to Vanuatu to offer free healthcare to isolated communities.

Spend a day in their shoes

WISE Collective catering team member Ester Taithul.

Auckland refugees are sharing their stories at a community event on April 29.

The sound of silence

Noise-cancelling technology developed by Unitec senior lecturer Iman Ardekani will be developed into the next generation ...

 Noise-cancelling technology will help babies in intensive care.

Dairy held up at gunpoint - again

Sunil Patel says he's been left shaken after an armed robber held up his Sandringham dairy.

Dairy owner struggling to find ways to keep safe after second attack in two months.

Beware Dangerman and Awkward Boy

"Outgoing introverts" Matthew Harvey and Scott W Long.

Scott W Long and Matthew Harvey present a collaborative comedy show about awkwardly stumbling through life.

Auckland Hospital gets patients moving

Therapy assistant Trilok Raval, centre, tests out the new equipment on Ward 62 with Rebecca Tapper and Jacob Munro.

Auckland City Hospital is decreasing the stay for patients with joint replacements.

Lonely walks for fearful city mums

Arno and Elizabeth Busch want to meet more parents and children in the city.

Inner city mums wander the streets, worried their crying babies will get them evicted.

1960 Olympian headed for Rio

Murray Rae with Rio 2016 para-sailors Andrew May, Rick Dodson and Chris Sharp.

Murray Rae is passing a lifetime's knowledge of yachting onto three para-sailors for the sport's biggest setting.

Chats with Cops

Police are holding an informal forum for international students at Auckland City Library every Thursday.

Cop Chat is a new weekly forum where international students can talk freely with Auckland Police.

Auckland bunnies to be culled by shooting

A night shoot at Western Springs Park in Auckland is expected to cull the booming rabbit population.

A night shoot at Western Springs Park is expected to help decrease the growing bunny population problem.

Soldiers not forgotten on Anzac Day

The Grey Lynn RSC will hold a service for Anzac Day.

Vietnam veteran Howard Dawson holds his own significant memories of his time in service.

Kestrel ferry back from the deep

The Kestrel being raised on Thursday.

It took all day to salvage but the historic Kestrel ferry that sank to the ocean floor was lifted back onto an Auckland slipway just after 1am Friday.

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