Auckland City Harbour News

Schools go 'water-only'

Charlie, 5, and Jack, 8, make sure they take a full water bottle to school every day.

Two Auckland schools ban sugary drinks and adopt 'water-only' policy.

Great Barrier's star status video

Great Barrier Island's skies are "as good as it gets", locals say.

Off-the-grid Auckland island internationally recognised for 'exceptional' starry nights.

Auckland Central's local board plans

Improved transport links and cleaner waterways is a focus for some of Auckland's local boards.

Transport, clean waterways and upgrading local infrastructure is a priority for some of Auckland's local boards.

Famous reunion 40 years in making

The infamous 1977 Auckland rugby league team which beat Australia, Great Britain, and France.

An Auckland league team who beat Australia, Great Britain, and France will link up again for the first time in 40 years.

Uni staff demand divestment

Fossil Free UoA spokesperson Alex Johnston says the letter is a signal that a very significant number of staff are ...

Auckland University is being called on by 240 of its own staff to cut all ties from coal, oil and gas investments. 

Rifles and Eden contest trophy

Eden Rugby's James Rutherford fends off an opponent during his side's clash with Manukau.

It's the game of the round as College Rifles and Eden meet in Auckland Rugby's premier competition.

Tribulietx re-signs with Auckland City

Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx is thrown in the air after Auckland City defeated Team Wellington 3-0.

The manager who has led Auckland City to the top of New Zealand football, has announced he'll stay.

Polluter pays model touted

Marnie Prickett (left) says at the moment businesses and councils can pollute "willy nilly". She says there needs to be ...

A nationwide "freshwater rescue plan" is advocating for a different way of paying for pollution in Auckland. 

Brothers go separate ways

Brothers Lepa Toa, left, and Star Toa attend different schools, play different sports, but are both looking to become ...

It'll either be the All Blacks or the NRL for the Toa brothers.

Death referred to coroner

Police carried out a scene examination of the Freeman's Bay address.

The 52-year-old's body was discovered by a friend at a central Auckland address.

Police investigating sudden death video

The man's death is being treated as unexplained.

Auckland police are investigating the unexplained death of a 52-year-old in Freemans Bay.

Zoo volunteer celebrates 20 years

Jean Wilson, 75, has been volunteering for Auckland Zoo for 20 years, helping to create enrichments for the primates, ...

Auckland Zoo volunteers keep coming up with new tricks to keep primates stimulated.

All Black stars visit Starship

Kids from Starship Hospital get their photo with some of the All Blacks.

Kids at Auckland's Starship Hospital received some very special guests this morning.

Farewell to young dad

Dann Kopa with his wife Calli Cleland and daughters Harper, 5, Zoey, 2, and eight-month-old twins Eden and Charli.

"I keep thinking this is a bit of a bad dream and I'll wake up soon, but I'm still here," tearful widow says.

Pigeon poo corroding assets video

Rock Pigeons were introduced to New Zealand and are most commonly found in urban areas.

Auckland Council spending thousands of dollars cleaning up corrosive pigeon poo.

Bus take offs causing injury

Racheal Hubber, left, and mother Janis Carter have both had incidents on Auckland buses in the past four weeks.

Auckland residents are complaining buses are taking off too quickly.

AT sprays near garden

Waitemata Local Board member Rob Thomas described the incident as "eco-vandalism".

Herbicide sprayed near community garden by Auckland Transport labelled "eco-vandalism".

Barber hangs up clippers

Allan Tyler has cut hair on Queen St and Victoria St since 1968. Next week he's hanging up his clippers for good.

Auckland city barber hangs up his clippers after 49 years trimming men's hair.

Ratepayers fund news

Albert-Eden local board chair Peter Haynes says traditional sources of news like suburban newspapers are "withering away".

Ratepayers are picking up the $6600 start up costs of a residents association news website.

Body found in Auckland harbour

Police found the body of a man in the Waitemata Harbour, near Te Atatu, on Monday morning. (File photo)

Police have found the body of a man in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. 

Women's Centre 'critical' after cuts

Auckland Women's Centre manager Leonie Morris and Ellie Lim say a government funding cut has dealt the centre a ...

Last year, an Auckland women's centre had $100,000 in government funding. This year it gets nothing.

No one found at carpark

Emergency services are at the Wilson carpark at the corner of Kitchener St and Khartoum Place.

Firefighters responded after reports of chemical smell and three people unconscious, but found nothing.

Pregnant pianist booted out

Saber Xie, a highly accomplished piano player from China, has been in New Zealand since 2013 and on a skilled work visa ...

She's a highly-skilled 26-year-old, but she's going to be forced to leave the New Zealand after a change to visa rules.

High-rise fire contained video

30 firefighters battled a blaze at Customs St East in downtown Auckland.

One person treated as thirty firefighters put out fire in 15-storey office building near Auckland's Britomart.

League ref a road warrior

Hone Kareko is an Auckland Rugby League referee who travels seven hours from his Rotorua home every weekend to officiate.

Referee Hone Kareko loves league so much, he drives from Rotorua to Auckland and back every weekend.

Dad passes away

Dann Kopa with his wife Calli Cleland and daughters Harper, 5, Zoey, 2, and eight-month-old twins Eden and Charli.

Daniel Kopa cradled his children as his life support was switched off. He died shortly afterwards.

Basketballer aims high

Luke Kelemete, 15, is leading St Pauls College's basketball revolution, and wants to follow in the footsteps of Steven Adams.

Luke Kelemete is leading a basketball revolution at his school.

Viaduct gets over hangover

Crowds cheer Team New Zealand as they leave the Auckland viaduct during the heady days of the 2003 America's Cup.

The America's Cup brought glory days to Auckland's Viaduct in 2000 and 2003. What's happened there since?

Businesses hunt Lion's share

Neighbourhood Bar in Kingsland was packed with Lions fans before their match against the Blues at Eden Park.

Kingsland businesses expect economic boost from Lions tour.

Popular gardens close for winter

In December 2015 a seismic assessment concluded the Winter Gardens were earthquake prone.

The Auckland Domain Winter Gardens will close its doors over winter as earthquake strengthening is carried out.

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