Auckland City Harbour News

From crutches to golf clubs

Luiten has set a goal of 230 holes, 19 holes an hour, but will be just as happy to beat the record by one hole.

Runner Brad Luiten set a world record on crutches last year. This time round he's swinging golf clubs.

Homes a death trap for children

Jack Dragicevich, pictured with his dad Paul, was only two years old when he suffered third degree burns from tipping ...

Jack was oblivious to the dangers of boiling water when he was a toddler, now he's helping kids stay safe in the home.

Shopping trolleys used in dance video

Trolley, performed by the New Zealand Dance Company, incorporates contemporary dance, acrobatics, street dance and parkour.

The New Zealand Dance Company performs Shaun Parker’s "Trolleys" – a street dance bringing ordinary supermarket trolleys to life.

Pet for Christmas? Think again

People are being encouraged to consider the responsibilities of pet ownership prior to buying a pet as a Christmas present.

SPCA urges caution over giving pets as Christmas presents.

Freedom camping legal video

Freedom camping is currently legal in only two Auckland council regions: Franklin and Rodney.

Auckland residents apprehensive as 65 new freedom campsites signalled for the city's parks and reserves.

Museum worker retires after 35 years

Cindy Pocock-Smith was the longest serving staff member at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, but is looking forward to ...

Cindy Pocock-Smith has been given a life pass to the Auckland War Memorial Museum following her three decades of service.

Step closer to diabetes cure

Treatment for type 2 diabetes now has the potential to be targeted to the individual, thanks to Kiwi researchers.

Researchers from University of Auckland make breakthrough in treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Auckland CBD's 24 hour fridge

Blogger Amanda Chapman is the brains behind a new community fridge in Auckland's CBD.

A community fridge has free food on offer in Auckland’s CBD - but is it a health risk?

Breast cancer survivors wanted

Pink Dragons meet twice a week and compete over summer, but are desperate for new members to stay afloat.

"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."

ARL introduces nines for girls

Bay Roskill's Louisa Tagica is tackled in the ARL club competition. A former Kiwi Fern Tasha Tapu says the future of the ...

Ocean Gatoloai can pursue her dreams thanks to a new rugby league competition kicking off next year.

Wouldn't you rather have this Sky Tower?


Original drawing shows it as it was meant to be - gleaming and metal-clad all the way down.

Cycleway prioritised over parking

Gladstone Rd is in for a redesign to make way for a new cycleway.

Parnell car parks will make way for a $4.8 million cycleway being built in the busy Auckland suburb.

Teenager gardens on the wild side video

Reuben Somerford has been planting the berm outside his house in Waterview for over a year.

A teen gardener wants to know if his berm is breaking the law but Auckland Transport is not providing any clarity.

Search begins for tram tragedy relatives

Margi Watson and Christine Foley are asking for relatives of those involved in a Kingsland tram tragedy to come forward.

A search is underway for relatives of those involved in a 1903 tram tragedy, which killed three people.

Impossible exam question stumps students

Mt Roskill Grammar School students Deeksha Vijayakumar, Joshua Simmons and Sam Krishna were left stumped by an error in ...

It wasn't until the last question in his maths exam that Sam Krishna and his classmates started panicking.

Santa comes to Auckland gallery video

Crowds eagerly waited for more than an hour for Santa Claus, the star of the show.

Not even slight patches of drizzle could rain on Auckland's Farmers Santa Parade, with big crowds turning out.

Roadworks no barrier to Christmas

One of the houses on Franklin Rd gets lit up for Christmas.

Auckland's famous Franklin Rd Christmas lights will go ahead despite ongoing roadworks.

Home straight for Waterview Connection video

Minister of Transport Simon Bridges at the official opening of the SH16 Causeway this week.

The commute for many Aucklanders is about to improve thanks to the soon-to-be completed Waterview Connection.

Valerie digs for Auckland rail

Jasmine Matthews named one of the tunnel boring machine's Valerie, after Olympic gold medalist Valerie Adams.

A digging machine used on Auckland's City Rail Link is being named after Valerie Adams - only the Olympic shot putter had no idea.

New cycleway connections open

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges officially opened the Mt Roskill Safe Route cycle and ...

Mt Roskill residents can now bike their kids to school, after the Mt Roskill cycle and walkway opened.

Calmer streets on cards for Herne Bay

Speed bumps are one option being considered for Herne Bay streets to reduce speeding in the area.

Safer Herne Bay streets one step closer following plan for road remodeling.

Rare whale death toll down video

Rare drone footage has captured the endangered Bryde's whale feeding in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Hauraki Gulf's resident marine mammals are safer, with none killed by ships since September 2014.

More bank branches to close

ASB's branch closures are the result of declining branch transactions, the bank says.

Two ASB branches in Auckland will shut their doors by the end of the year.

Auckland dancers take on Tokyo

Josh Cesnan and Riley Bourne were paid to dance the streets of Japan in a Steinlager advertisement.

Six Auckland dancers grove to Tokyo's beat in a new beer advertisement.

Navy fleet back in Auckland

The international naval fleet arrives into Auckland Harbour.

International Navy ships return to Auckland following Kaikoura recovery efforts.

Wheeling out the Christmas cheer gallery

Boardertown co-owner Tim Guy (centre) with staff JD Diamond and Amy Stewart.

Skateboarders are paying it forward with a community Christmas project for disadvantaged youth.

100 years of teaching kindy kids

Myers Park Kindergarten has transformed over the years from 1916 to 2016, however the original building still stands.

Myers Park Kindergarten has been providing daycare for Auckland children for the past 100 years.

Parnell boy's special fund raising effort

Parnell District School pupils Aaron Bridges, Lukas Gill, Ella Billcliff, Gigi Moaveni and Oscar Neville White raised ...

Lukas Gill's cerebral palsy nearly left him wheel chair-bound. Now he runs around with the other kids.

Kiwis develop app for blind gamers

Vincent Polehwidhi, David Delgado, Jarek Beksa and Jeong Su Jeon are some of the creators behind Audio Games Hub, an app ...

A group of Kiwi students have created a video game that puts audio before visual.

Lucky winner pockets $1m

An Auckland Lotto player can now buy a three-bedroom unit in Avondale after winning $1 million in Saturday's draw.

 Auckland punter scoops up a win in Saturday's First Division draw.

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