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Unitary Plan: high rise a sign of things to come

A concept image of architect Neville Price's 16 unit apartment building called Nuffield.

A high rise development on a tiny property is giving Aucklanders a glimpse of the style of intensification they can expect under the Unitary Plan.

The ultimate water-cycle comes to New Zealand

Theo Rohfritsch and his bamboo bicycle.

Theo Rohfritsch has crossed countries, continents and oceans to highlight the global water crisis.

Is Auckland really a liveable city?

"By definition a city can't be liveable if you can't afford to live in it," mayoral candidate and Labour MP Phil Goff says.

Auckland's a lovely city to live in - if you're on a $200,000 wage, expert says.

Give a dog a home

Ricky is the perfect gentleman and loves being outdoors.

Two dogs at Auckland's SCPA centre need to find a family.

Proud to be ginger

Ty Boniface, Doug McFarlane and Doug Robertson are Bloodnut.

Auckland metal band Bloodnut are more than just a group of musicians.

Madison Eve performs as Peach Milk

Madison Eve writes and performs electronic music as Peach Milk.

The Auckland resident has grown up surrounded by synthesizers, now she's about to impress at the Others Way Festival.

Defending champs out to make it four in a row

Arden McCarthy in action.

With their pride on the line, defending SAS Fox Memorial champs Pt Chevalier Pirates are eyeing their fourth consecutive title win on Saturday.

Festival for the Future is back

2FACE Drama chief executive Charlizza Harris wowed the crowd with her vision to use theatre as a way to support and ...

Hundreds of young New Zealanders are coming together to share their ideas for the future.

Pay it forward in the city

Thursday September 1 is Random Act of Kindness Day and members of Splice will be on hand to help.

Generosity will spread through the city this Thursday.

Auckland police hunt 'coward punchers' video

Auckland City Police have released footage of two assaults that occurred in the CBD within minutes of each other.

Vicious street assaults left three people hurt, now Auckland police hope video will catch those responsible.

Auckland's build is on

Construction of multiple office and apartment towers plus the City Rail Link project is causing some congestion in ...

Auckland's skyline is littered with cranes as numerous developments are under way, with a few close to completion.

Merk headed to Red Bull Music Academy

Mark Perkins writes and performs under the moniker Merk.

Mark Perkins was selected from 3000 artists worldwide to appear at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal.

Quality housing for elderly

Accommodation for older Auckland residents has received a major boost

Partnership to provide quality improvement to council's portfolio of residential care for the elderly.

Recognising NZ's best environmental work

Hastings was awarded the most beautiful city last year for their work in preserving heritage, like this Art Deco festival.

Communities, schools and individuals will soon be recognised for their work in keeping New Zealand beautiful.

Capri Hospital to close its doors

Capri Hospital in Auckland's Mt Wellington is shutting its doors.

A rehab and mental health hospital in Auckland will shut after 17 years of service.

Funding problems for Waitemata park projects

Te Takuahi, or the Hearth, was a collaboration between artist Ross Hemera and New Zealand firm Wraight Athfield ...

A significant funding shortfall in the World War I Centenary Memorial in Auckland could jeopardise the whole project.

Babies, Boobs and Broccoli

Encouraging children to eat healthy food is one way to combat the obesity rate in New Zealand.

New Zealand's favourite food and parenting bloggers are aiming to get kids to eat their greens.

Improving sports playing surfaces

Seddon Fields in Western Springs are one of 11 artificial turfs managed by Auckland Council.

Auckland Council upgrades more grounds to artificial turf as research continues for the right mix.

Crow bar restaurant theft

Crow bars were used in an Auckland restaurant aggravated robbery

Police investigating an aggravated robbery of Point Chevalier restaurant.

Polar bear on the loose

The cub, Nanuuk, went missing on the evening of August 19.

Display cub goes missing from Auckland's Aotea Square - and not for the first time.

MAGS wins 1A rugby title

MAGS players celebrate at the final whistle.

Mount Albert Grammar have a chance of qualifying for the National Top Four after defeating Sacred Heart College in the Auckland 1st XV 1A final.

Hall of Memories restored

Hugh Grierson, Keith Draffin and Kenneth Aimer were the original designers of the World War One Sanctuary at the ...

The Auckland War Memorial Museum's Hall of Memories has been restored and is open again.

Seymour sees red over Auckland congestion

Talk Auckland panel of experts, David Seymour, ACT leader and MP for Epsom, Don Stock ,Mission Bay-Kohimarama residents' ...

ACT leader calls out Simon Bridges for the Government's ineffectiveness in Auckland's roading infrastructure.

What a load of rubbish

Ten workers were needed to pick up the six tonnes of rubbish.

Workers arrived to remove six tonnes of rubbish before daybreak from an Auckland road...by hand.

David Shearer: Listen to the future

"Decisions made by the people we elect now will determine the way Auckland looks and functions for generations to come."

MP David Shearer gives his take on what's at stake in the upcoming Auckland elections.

Grey Lynn film-maker takes top short award

Yamin Tun on the set of Wait.

Yamin Tun's movie Wait has won the Best New Zealand Short Film award the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival.

Mumbai Unplugged to feature prominent Indian musicians

Mumbai Unplugged will feature Auckland jazz artist Ben Fernandez.

The concert at the Dorothy Winstone Centre will feature two illustrious Mumbai based artists.

Designing for dementia

The Vaucluse Aged Care and Facility in Sydney features 176 suites and 14 independent living units specifically designed ...

Alzheimers Auckland Symposium is looking at how spaces can be cleverly designed to aid those with dementia.

Density still a sticking point for east Auckland councillors

Orakei Councillor Cameron Brewer voted against the proposed Unitary Plan zoning maps.

"We will lose a lot of that lovely character that defines our family suburbs forever."

Meth addict turns his life around

William Swift from Massey has turned his life around after being addicted to methamphetamine and alcohol.

Drugs almost took everything from William Swift. Now he's looking up.

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