Auckland City Harbour News

Trains on track for restoration

Mainline Steam Heritage Trust's South African steam engines are to be relocated from the tracks near Tamaki Dr to Mercer ...

Three steam train engines saved from being scrapped in South Africa are destined for restoration in Auckland.

Artist of the week: Anthonie Tonnon

Auckland songwriter Anthonie Tonnon says he manages to live a fairly conventional life as an almost fulltime musician.

Silver Scroll nominated songwriter Anthonie Tonnon loves to convey narrative through his songwriting.

Team Brexit fueling up

Tepid Baths gym instructor Joshua Samuela puts Simon Collins, Sinead Loughnane and Ian Benet through their paces.

Team Brexit's training is well underway for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Auckland thief's thirst for liquor

A Caucasian man in his late 50s is said to have been repeatedly entering Grey Lynn and snooping around.

Ilaria Sandri describes the terrifying moment she came face-to-face with a strange man in her kitchen.

Growing up Christian, and gay

Wez van der Linde talks frankly about wrestling with homosexuality while being a Christian in his book Space for the ...

"I'm a perfectionist, I want things to be right, I want things to be perfect. And for me, perfect was not being gay."

NZ lacking in defibrillators

Heart attack survivor Geoff Brogan at the Western Springs Football Club where he suffered a heart attack and was saved ...

Some codes are better than others when it comes to installing defibrillators in sports clubs.

Young boy swallows 50 pills

A young boy has been taken to hospital after swallowing painkillers.

Toddler flown to hospital in serious condition after eating ibuprofen and clonazepam.

Pest trapping volunteers wanted

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand regional manager Claire Hobi is calling on volunteers to "adopt" a forest and help ...

Adopt your own forest and help native birds, lizards and insects thrive in the war against pests.

Zoo keepers turn water ballerinas

Auckland zookeepers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have found a new pastime in water ballet.

Auckland Zoo's carnivore carers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have joined a water ballet troupe.

Auckland United softball unstoppable

Auckland United and Black Sox pitcher Bayley Hoani who has been a standout for the club this season.

An undefeated Auckland United are quickly becoming favourites to win Auckland's premier softball prize.

Roosters auctioned for Chinese New Year

Erin Simpson said it was great being able to support Starship and Parnell's upcoming  Chinese New Year exhibition.

Life-sized rooster art will feature in Parnell for upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

Actress hoping for NZ film break

New York actor Alannah Rolfe hopes to give back to the New Zealand movie industry in the future.

An aspiring actress is hoping her New York experience will help her out in returning to New Zealand.

'One step away from being fatal'

The Chancery Sushi Train restaurant manager Allen Lee said the door made a 'pow!' sound when it fell.

Young Harry Ding has been having nightmares after a heavy door toppled on him.

Teens arrested after tyres spiked

Teens crashed a stolen car on Richmond Rd after hitting police spikes.

Teens crash stolen car after hitting police spikes in central Auckland.

New entrance for Britomart

An artist's image of the new temporary Britomart Station entrance on Commerce St opening on Tuesday.

Britomart Station's Queen St entrances will close for three years as the City Rail Link project gets underway.

Short film shows democracy in action

Beautiful Democracy producer Sandy Wijetunge and director Rose Archer were concerned about a lack of democratic ...

Beautiful Democracy explores the art and activism around a pro-democracy movement in New Zealand.

Meet team Brexit

Team Brexit is made up of Sinead Loughnane, Ian Benet, Simon Collins and Ester Laverick (absent). Tepid Baths trainer ...

A group of friends from the UK are hoping to use Ports of Auckland Round the Bays as a way to lure friends and family to New Zealand.

Designer hunts 'killer ideas'

A designer of 20 years, Nick McFarlane explores processes of creative thinking in his new book Hunting the Killer Idea.

After designing album art for British band The Prodigy Auckland designer Nick McFarlane has written a book exploring creative processes.

'My body's given up'

Owen Beale and his wife Pramila opened Performance Tyres a year after they married in 1972.

Owen Beale is finding it hard to retire after 44 years in the tyre business.

Track fault fixed

Auckland Transport are advising passengers to expect delays after fixing a track fault near Britomart Transport Centre.

A track fault causing Auckland train services to be delayed and cancelled has been fixed.

Princess show assists self-esteem

Princesses learn manners, self worth and confidence through dance and song.

"You don't need a crown or a pretty dress. You were born a princess" - the message of a show for girls.

Vandals target $2.4bn motorway

New infrastructure on Auckland's northwestern motorway has quickly become a target for spray-painting vandals.

Weeks after being upgraded, sections of the SH16 motorway are being plastered with graffiti.

Amateurs toast $20,000 champers

Mark Osbourne (right) from the West End Tennis Club is presented with a $20,000 bottle of champagne from American tennis ...

Tennis professional Jack Sock has delivered a $20,000 of Moet and Chandon champagne to West End Tennis Club.

$1.5m 'house' unveiled

Workers are busy putting finishing touches on The Lighthouse on Auckland's Queens Wharf.

People get first glimpse of controversial artwork on Auckland's waterfront.

Young songwriters' first paid gig video

Best friends Hannah Milo and Ella Dale will perform their original song at the Auckland Museum this month for their ...

Two best friends have landed their first paid gig at the Auckland Museum this month.

Fire in lawyers' office

Six fire crews are at the 16-level building, used for offices and apartments on Auckland's Quay St.

Downtown Auckland high rise evacuated as fire crews tackle blaze.

Where is Auckland's Hard Rock Cafe?

The almost-operator of Auckland's proposed Hard Rock Cafe claims his almost-landlord owes him millions in damages.

Its almost-owner wants $40 million from his almost-landlord, in lieu of profits that might have been.

Parking app hit by delays

The AT Park app could offer a major change in the way Aucklanders pay for on-street parking and council-owned parking ...

Auckland Transport's plan to get people to pay for parking on a smartphone app has faced setbacks.

Britomart lacking baby changing stations

Britomart in Auckland's central business district has been critcised for its lack of baby changing facilities.

Mum miffed at a lack of baby changing facilities in the Britomart retail precinct.

UnBoxed answers daunting questions

Sayurie Naicker, left, and Mikayla Scott, right, founded UnBoxed because they wanted to help present young people with ...

Two students hope their career advice organisation which started over a hot chocolate will help change the lives of young people.

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