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Auckland gets a battering video

Auckland was battered by strong westerlies delivering gusts of up to 110kmh last night. This image of the wind in action ...

Winds of up to 110kmh have left a trail of destruction across Auckland and into Waikato.

Quality housing for elderly

Accommodation for older Auckland residents has received a major boost

Partnership to provide quality improvement to council's portfolio of residential care for the elderly.

Police hunt armed bank robber

An unidentified man showed bank staff a shotgun during a robbery on Thursday.

Man on run with gun after holding up an Auckland bank, getting the cash and running off with it.

Recognising NZ's best environmental work

Hastings was awarded the most beautiful city last year for their work in preserving heritage, like this Art Deco festival.

Communities, schools and individuals will soon be recognised for their work in keeping New Zealand beautiful.

Cracking start for kiwi chick

Newly hatched kiwi snuggled up.

Auckland Zoo welcomes its first kiwi chick of the season.

Capri Hospital to close its doors

Capri Hospital in Auckland's Mt Wellington is shutting its doors.

A rehab and mental health hospital in Auckland will shut after 17 years of service.

Safety measures installed for New Windsor School

New Lynn MP David Cunliffe and New Windsor School principal Glenn Bermingham stand beside the chaotic New Windsor Rd and ...

The busy intersection outside the Auckland school has some safety mechanisms installed to protect students. But there is still work to be done.

Home grown edge, Three Kings ready for semis

Three Kings' Anton Moore in action against Forrest Hill Milford.

Three Kings Utd know they have their work cut out for them in the Chatham Cup semis as they hope to win with home grown talent.

Goldie trumps McCahon at auction

CF Goldie's "In Doubt, An Arawa Chieftainess - Maramena Wiari".

CF Goldie's "In Doubt" punched well above its expected price tag, as iconic McCahon fails to sell.

Funding problems for Waitemata park projects

Te Takuahi, or the Hearth, was a collaboration between artist Ross Hemera and New Zealand firm Wraight Athfield ...

A significant funding shortfall in the World War I Centenary Memorial in Auckland could jeopardise the whole project.

Door-knocking schoolgirls scam elderly

The schoolgirls arrive on foot in pairs and persuade the elderly homeowners to invite them inside.

Schoolgirls, as young as 10, have been going door-to-door pretending to be fundraising.

Man killed in crash identified

Police were called to the fatal crash in Onehunga Mall on Tuesday morning.

The man who died after his motorcycle crashed with a car in Auckland yesterday has been identified.

Babies, Boobs and Broccoli

Encouraging children to eat healthy food is one way to combat the obesity rate in New Zealand.

New Zealand's favourite food and parenting bloggers are aiming to get kids to eat their greens.

Improving sports playing surfaces

Seddon Fields in Western Springs are one of 11 artificial turfs managed by Auckland Council.

Auckland Council upgrades more grounds to artificial turf as research continues for the right mix.

Crow bar restaurant theft

Crow bars were used in an Auckland restaurant aggravated robbery

Police investigating an aggravated robbery of Point Chevalier restaurant.

Ishmael the tidy Kiwi

Ishmael Musu

Rain or shine, Ishmael Musa walks through Mt Albert every day picking up rubbish and keeping an eye out for anything out of the ordinary.

Polar bear on the loose

The cub, Nanuuk, went missing on the evening of August 19.

Display cub goes missing from Auckland's Aotea Square - and not for the first time.

MAGS wins 1A rugby title

MAGS players celebrate at the final whistle.

Mount Albert Grammar have a chance of qualifying for the National Top Four after defeating Sacred Heart College in the Auckland 1st XV 1A final.

Halving homelessness

A 'Tiny House Village' in Oregon, USA. The concept could provide an interim solution to housing Auckland’s homeless.

The backer of a new proposal says it could house almost half of Auckland's inner-city homeless in three months.

Wendy House auction to support Te Puea Marae

Students at Maungawhau Primary School in Mt Eden are using their creative talents to turn a playhouse in to a piece of ...

Maungawhau Primary School students are raising money for Te Puea Memorial Marae who have provided emergency accommodation for homeless families.

Hall of Memories restored

Hugh Grierson, Keith Draffin and Kenneth Aimer were the original designers of the World War One Sanctuary at the ...

The Auckland War Memorial Museum's Hall of Memories has been restored and is open again.

Seymour sees red over Auckland congestion

Talk Auckland panel of experts, David Seymour, ACT leader and MP for Epsom, Don Stock ,Mission Bay-Kohimarama residents' ...

ACT leader calls out Simon Bridges for the Government's ineffectiveness in Auckland's roading infrastructure.

Playcentre to shut

Balmoral Playcentre co-ordinators Stephanie Chadd with son Lucas, Kate Garton with son Kastian and Megan Llewellyn with ...

Balmoral Playcentre will close at the end of the term as the land it leases will be put up for sale.

Petition calls to stop use of controversial spray

Ellerslie residents Julian Bartrom and Jennifer Bland collect signatures outside New World Remuera for their petition ...

Auckland residents are demanding the ban of glyphosate being used by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to control weeds on roads and in parks.

What a load of rubbish

Ten workers were needed to pick up the six tonnes of rubbish.

Workers arrived to remove six tonnes of rubbish before daybreak from an Auckland road...by hand.

Electoral blunder now resolved

Electoral officer Dale Ofsoske.

Viliami Tiseli's affiliation to Auckland Future has been removed as he's left with little choice but to stand as an independent in the local government elections.

Sinkhole appears on Mt Albert street

The Fire Service was called to the scene on the corner of Mt Albert and Sandringham Roads.

A small sinkhole has appeared on an Auckland street.

David Shearer: Listen to the future

"Decisions made by the people we elect now will determine the way Auckland looks and functions for generations to come."

MP David Shearer gives his take on what's at stake in the upcoming Auckland elections.

Grey Lynn film-maker takes top short award

Yamin Tun on the set of Wait.

Yamin Tun's movie Wait has won the Best New Zealand Short Film award the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival.

Auckland teen becomes Sir Ed

Morgan Baxter, 13, has landed his first television gig playing one of New Zealand's most famous sons.

Morgan Baxter will play a young Sir Edmund Hillary in the TV One series which premieres on Sunday.

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