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Opportunist builders create new leaky building crisis gallery video

Hundreds of new houses are being built in new developments on the fringes of Auckland, Christchurch and other cities. ...

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: "I'd lost all my money gambling in a Melbourne casino, and I'd heard doing building in New Zealand was the easiest way to get it back."

Harbour Bridge crash

A car and motorbike collided on Auckland's Harbour Bridge.

Traffic delays caused by a car and motorbike crash on Auckland's Harbour Bridge.

From failure to stand-out video

Stage one of Richmond consists of 99 terraced houses.

Despite failing under its previous owner, an Auckland subdivision is now back on track.

No to 'no right turn'

Labour MP  David Shearer says removing the turn will be good for the community.

Plans to remove the dedicated right-hand turn from a busy Auckland intersection has been met with backlash.

How To Dad set for book release

Jordan Watson is How To Dad.

Jordan Watson was just giving a mate some advice. Now he's an internet sensation.

Patient urges women to check breast screening options

Dr Anthony Doyle says tomosynthesis mammography is proven to have a higher cancer detection rate and a reduced recall ...

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer feels that luck was on her side when she was offered the latest in breast imaging technology, and wants other women to know it's available.

Two women, 42 kilometres and one special reason.

Mary Pretorius and Debbie Bourne have been training hard and are ready to hit the streets of New York City.

Two Aucklanders are off to run the New York Marathon - all for a very special reason.

Relocation on cards for historic sea scout hall

The Aotea Sea Scouts held an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the hall.

"With the interchange we will be looking out at a six metre high embankment with roads on it."

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

Don Juan to appear at Q

The cast of Don Juan will attempt to make you feel "sexy and alive".

The play is set to make audience members feel confident, sexy and alive.

Girl's fire death 'preventable'

Anaseini Ma'asi, 6, died in a house fire in Auckland's Onehunga in 2013.

Six-year-old's death in house fire a "tragic" reminder to keep matches away from children.

Junior Disability Sports Day set to attract close to 100 athletes

Phillip Collins-Sraha playing adapted cricket at last year's sports day.

Held in Remuera next month, the sports day will offer a chance for participants to represent Team Auckland at nationals.

From overweight to half marathons

George Booty, 26 has lost over 80kg in 18 months and is running the Auckland half marathon in memory of his 16-year-old ...

George Booty has lost over 80kg and is running the Auckland half marathon in memory of his sister.

Mt Eden artist returns to NKB

The largest piece in Neal Palmer's Horsing Around gallery.

Neal Palmer has put some hooves into his latest exhibition at the NKB Gallery.

Mt Roskill Intermediate eyes NZ Post Cup

Mt Roskill Intermediate School's cricket team that will play in the semifinals of the New Zealand Post Cup.

Up against the skillful King's College in the semis, Mt Roskill Intermediate's cricket team hopes to amp up the school pride.

Parmjeet Parmar to run for Mt Roskill MP

Parmjeet Parmar will run for Mt Roskill MP in December's by-election.

National's Parmjeet Parmar will run against Labour's Michael Wood in the Mt Roskill by-election.

Being a gay Christian in New Zealand

Craig Watson recently opened up about his sexuality, being homosexual after having kept it surpressed for so many years.

A conference will be held in Auckland this Labour Weekend for Christian members of the LGBTI community.

ACG Senior College has a new principal

Tracey Dykstra has been appointed as the new principal for ACG Senior College in Auckland.

ACG Senior College in Auckland has a new leader.

McAlwee's sailing dreams finally comes true

McAlwee hopes the solo division of the Coastal Classics can continue in the future.

Tony McAlwee's is getting ready for the Coastal Classic Yacht Race, with the smallest vessel in the gruelling challenge.

Man struck by truck

Fire, ambulance and police crews attended the scene.

The man's leg was stuck under the wheel of the truck after the collision in central Auckland.

Man arrested after hospital stabbing

Police are on scene at the Auckland hospital stabbing.

A 56 year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to a stabbing at Auckland City Hospital.

Modest entrepreneur a trail-blazer for ethnic women

Ranjna Patel is the first ethnic woman to be a finalist in the YE Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Ranjna Patel has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top entrepreneurs in the YE Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Mick Innes returns to Zen Dog

Mick Innes outside his Grey Lynn home.

The illustrious Auckland actor is returning to the very stage he suffered a heart attack on three years ago.

Banner charges to stay

A cross street banner across Remuera Rd, Remuera.

Businesses gearing up for the Christmas rush will still need to go through Auckland Transport to erect banner signage.

Safety plea for boaties

Deputy harbourmaster Christiaan Moss wants boaties to get prepared for summer.

As summer approaches boaties are encouraged to make sure they are safe on the water.

No more plastic lunch wrap

Honewrap has teamed up with Kiwi contemporary artist Flox to create limited edition wraps.

Three Kiwi mums on a mission to reduce waste come up with an alternative made of beeswax to wrap their kids' lunches.

Bottle caps and drink cans used in playhouse construction

Architecture students Leo Nishimura, Dorien Viliamu and Rosemary Li, front, sit in one of the four playhouses.

Architecture students have learned the importance of sustainability through constructing playhouses with recycled materials.

ADHB has a new board

The Auckland District Health Board has two new members.

Not much has changed at the Auckland District Health Board following election results.

K' Rd's upgrade out for consultation

The planned upgrade includes a separated cycleway on both sides of the road.

The planned upgrade for one of Auckland's most famous streets is out for public consultation to accommodate the growth in the area.

Keys eyes fourth Lacrosse World Cup outing

NZ Blax player Sian Keys in action.

She just gave birth a year ago and is already eyeing her forth outing at the 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup in England.

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