Auckland City Harbour News

'Bomb' just a suitcase

The bomb squad was called in to defuse a package on the corner of Quay St and Gore St in central Auckland.

Defence Force blows up 'item of interest', but nothing suspicious found.

Council investigates showers for homeless

Auckland Council is investigating CBD sites to pilot a shower facility for rough sleepers.

Potential showers for Auckland's homeless are being being praised as a practical way the council can help those sleeping rough.

Warm up before playing sport

A new warm-up programme has been designed in an aim to reduce sports injuries.

An international programme is being rolled out in New Zealand schools in an aim to prevent sports injuries.

Breathing better during September

One-in-six Kiwis have a respiratory condition.

A national campaign to encourage people to think about their respiratory health is winding down.

Voting for the first time

Mona Darwiish, Naima Ali, Fetiya Mohammed and Whitney Jessett are voting for the first time in Auckland local elections.

Fetiya Mohammed is getting used to the idea her vote is valid in New Zealand.

Nixon Park's hybrid field ready in February

Nixon Park will soon be home to Auckland Rugby's Mitre 10 and NPC teams.

The new hybrid sports field in Auckland is expected to benefit all users, allowing optimal use for Auckland Rugby, Eden Rugby, touch and lacrosse.

Blessing of the Animals

Pets across Auckland are getting ready to parade with their owners.

A parade through Auckland's city streets encourages animal lovers to celebrate their pets.

Record callouts for volunteer brigade

Auckland Operational Support Volunteers attended a record 739 callouts in 2015/16.

From car accidents and house fires, Auckland's Volunteer Fire Brigade attended a record 739 incidents last year.

Auckland CBD gas leak fixed

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Traffic is back to normal after a CBD gas leak threatened to disrupt Aucklanders' commute home.

East West rolls ahead

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Prime Minister John Key and Auckland Mayor Len Brown following the sod-turning which ...

Construction has officially begun on a major Auckland roading project.

Lee Howell presents the Kingsland Project

Photographer Lee Howell gave up being a Formula One mechanic for photography.

The freelance photographer's documentation on Kingsland will go on display this Thursday.

Youth delegates ready to hold Govt to account

Youth delegation members Rachel Dobric, 24, Na-or Alfassi Bermanand, 17, and Alex Johnston, 20, say they will be a voice ...

The New Zealand Youth Delegation will be heading to Morocco in November for the United Nation's annual climate change conference.

Crone talks central Auckland issues

Victoria Crone left her role at Xero to run for mayor.

Vic Crone has shared her views on public transport, inner-city suburb intensification and the Ports of Auckland.

Suspicious CBD fire

Six fire crews were called to a suspicious fire in Auckland's CBD.

A fire that broke out in a multi-storey hostel is being treated as suspicious.

Stubbing out this month

Can you stub out the cigarettes this October?

Stubbing out cigarettes for Stoptober.

St Stephen's Church turns 140

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Ponsonby.

One of Auckland's oldest churches is celebrating its 140th anniversary, despite nearly closing down.

More beds, showers for homeless

The number of homeless in the Auckland CBD is rapidly increasing, the Auckland City Mission says.

$2 million council boost for emergency accommodation in Auckland city centre.

Remuera native to play Billy Elliot

Harry Sills plays Billy Elliot in the upcoming musical at the new ASB Theatre.

Harry Sills will appear as Billy Elliot in the premiere show at the new ASB Waterfront Theatre.

St Cuthbert's College principal says farewell

Reid has been the St Cuthbert's College principal since 1996, and for 20 of the college's 100 year history.

The final school bell rings for influential school principal Lynda Reid this week.

Ramblers eye top four finish

Ramblers host the pre-season U23 tournament this weekend.

The Mt Albert Ramblers are hoping to right their wrongs from last year when the AFC kicks off next weekend.

Saving the tigers

Enzo Vivace has been creating and selling his artwork to raise money for the Sumatran tigers.

A 9-year-old Grey Lynn boy is raising money for the Sumatran Tigers by selling artwork.

Development programme improved my game: Allen

Finn Allen says being in the DFA programme has helped him become a better all-round player.

Young cricketer Finn Allen wants to represent NZ again in the U19 ICC World Cup and is looking to the Development Future Aces programme to get him there.

Auckland Domain commemorates WWI soldiers

The quatrefoils covered St David's Church on Khyber Pass Rd and raised $1 million towards its restoration.

The Tower of Remembrance has been unveiled in the Auckland Domain.

Cool pops for a cause

Ruby Seeto has designed her 10th tea towel to raise money for the Starship Foundation.

This year marks a decade since Ruby Seeto​ was diagnosed with a rare cancer.

Candidates discuss waterfront stadium

An artist's impression of the waterfront stadium proposal for Auckland for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

In a series of Facebook Live Chats we discuss your questions with the Auckland mayoral candidates.

The gentrification of K' Rd video

St Kevin's Arcade on K' Rd has changed dramatically.

Karangahape Rd is one of the most famous streets in New Zealand and has had a long history before its modern-day gentrification.

The $38.9 million decision

The central Auckland isthmus is set to change as the residential areas get denser and the population gets bigger.

It's time for central Auckland residents to decide how they want $38.9 million spent on their area.

Auckland Hospital copes with winter chills

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department coped with the winter ills and chills.

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department made its way through the winter season with admission numbers on the rise.

Auckland cyclists, pedestrian and bus users in for changes

Plans for new walking and cycling routes will create safer and more convenient spaces.

Plans have been revealed for new walking and cycling routes and bus travel improvements for the inner west.

$79m school rebuild on

An artist's impression of the $79 million Western Springs College rebuild.

Work is underway on the most expensive school makeover in NZ history.

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