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Is feeding ducks a death sentence?

An avian botulism outbreak at Western Springs Park has been made worse by people throwing bread into the lake.

Pasifika Festival move hits local schools

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

Timely makeover for century-old building

Murals have transformed the Grey Lynn RSC ahead of its World War I commemorations.

The man behind the lanterns

There's a moment during the Auckland Lantern Festival when everything just falls into place.

Cycleway planned for K Rd

A protected cycleway that would physically separate cyclists from cars on Karangahape Rd is one step closer to reality.

14 years keeping Karangahape Road tidy

You've probably passed Markoni Tonga without a second thought. But the K Rd street cleaner is a star to the regulars in the area.

Auckland City Harbour News turns 30

Tanyia Maxted has fond memories of her time as a reporter for the Auckland City Harbour News.

Ponsonby play a trip down memory lane

Ponsonby's gentrified veneer will be stripped away in an interactive play celebrating the suburb of old.

Feminist house full of history

An unassuming Auckland street was home to an urban commune founded by a "bunch of radical feminists".

Harbour Bridge cycleway wins overwhelming support

Anger over a proposed $33 million harbour bridge cycleway appears to have fizzled.

Auckland Zoo's Japanese garden to be restored

Works to restore the demolished Japanese friendship garden from Auckland Zoo will begin early next year.

Pohutukawa tree battle heats up

Backlash over the planned removal of pohutukawa trees in Auckland.

Shakespeare for the digital age

Four lovers of Shakespearean soliloquy have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage webseries.

Wild times and brilliant music at The Gluepot

The joint that helped countless Kiwi bands find their feet is still fondly remembered two decades after it closed.

Len's year in review

An affair, rates hikes and budget cuts have made this Len Brown's most challenging year, politically.

Shakespeare for teen audience proves popular

Four Shakespeare lovers have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage web series.

Kindergarten's new site will have extended use

A lengthy battle to find some common ground between two Auckland education providers has come to an end.

Celebrate summer in Auckland or beyond

Check out five festive summer events to pull you out of a post-Christmas and New Year's slumber.

No public input on waterfront sculpture

Plans for the controversial sculpture on Auckland's waterfront are progressing, but the public is still in the dark.

Forget NY, check out humans of K Rd

Capturing K Rd on camera and sharing inspiring stories has kickstarted a new career for Chris Pemberton.

Hands-on cop lands top Auckland role

You can't lead from the office. That's the mantra of Auckland's new top police officer.

A step closer to house trade

A group of students wanted to give a needy family a house so they started with a loaf of bread.

Youth connect with art online

Pasifika artists are getting their work online to connect with young people who may not have visited an art gallery.

Looking after man's best friend

Andy Evans started a dog treat delivery service called Bow Wow Box after noticing a gap in the market for pet owners.

Mason Clinic to get new unit

A bulging prison population has prompted construction of a new medium-secure mental health unit.

K Rd ready for Mardi Gras

Auckland's most colourful strip is getting ready to party New Orleans style.

Sustainability at core of canoe mission

A traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe is due to arrive in Auckland as part of a worldwide trip.

Chance to run away with Circability

The Circability Trust is celebrating Diversity Week with circus, art, film and educational workshops for people of all abilities.

Tickets cheaper on Wynyard tram

Prices dropped on Wynyard Quarter's heritage tram service in a bid to get more bums on seats.

Loss hard for couple

Life hasn't been easy for Tom and Annie Cawood and the tragic loss of their granddaughter was a further blow.

Mystery cop writes crime novels

By day he's a cop, but after hours he is "Angus McLean - crime writer".

Central Auckland's future debated

New dining and open areas in Auckland's city centre could become a reality within five years.

Queer support group ready for reunion

Duncan Matthews

Rainbow Youth, a charity which supports queer and trans young people, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Students' ambitious trade project

School kids in trade up project

A group of kids looking to give a deserving family a house are bartering their way there, starting with a loaf of bread.

Gadget museum powers up

Katie and Mark

The Barlow's have exactly one month to bring their dream of a computing museum to life.

Auckland's St James Theatre to be renovated


It's been a long fight, but it looks as if St James Theatre's curtains will rise once more.

Bugs' woes inspire jeweller

Marie Erl

An Auckland jeweller is using her craft to draw attention to the plight of pollinator insects worldwide.

Campaign aims to start conversation

Allyson Hamblett

The I'm An Artist campaign aims to change attitudes towards people with a disability or experience of mental ill-health.

Mum gloves up for CanTeen

Sibyl and Dylan

Dylan Mandow will be hoping for a present of a different kind when his mum steps into the boxing ring to take part in a fight night for CanTeen.

Play explores life on streets


A man's home is his castle. But what if home is a K Rd underpass and your possessions fit in a shopping trolley?

RSA set sights on youth

Chris Moult

Old age, death and illness have seen a drop in RSA members so officials have gone online to grab the younger crowd.

Journo's book reveals abuse on fishing boats

The catch

A veteran journalist has helped expose the inner workings of foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand seas.

Opera breathes life into theatre

Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre may not be well-equipped but it is a "theatre for singers", opera legend says.

Stepping up for Tempo

Jasper Putt

Jasper Putt loves to tear around the rugby field but the stage is where he feels most at home.

Community spirit drives restaurant sisters

Coco's cantina

For the Coulter sisters it's not so much a case of doing it for themselves as it is about doing it for the community.

Mt Albert's revamp still on agenda

mt albert

The upgrade of Mt Albert town centre isn't off the cards just yet.

Love affair with trams

Alan Curtis

Motat is getting ready to celebrate 50 years and one long-time volunteer couldn't be more excited.

Raw facts on pet food

Mark Robson

Vet Dr Mark Robson sorts the kibble from the bits discussing a great diet for your pets.

Flat3's final chapter?

Ally Xue, JJ Fong and Perlina Lau

A lack of relatable women on screen prompted the creators of Flat3 to take matters into their own hands.

Light shines on city's dark past

heritage festival

Auckland's colourful history will be explored in the Heritage Festival. Even brothels and opium dens rate a mention.
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