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Waterfront bus for Auckland

None of NZ Bus' Auckland services will operate during the strike.

New tourist-oriented "Blue Link" along Tamaki Drive added to Auckland's bus network.

Eden rugby in defence of Portola Cup

Eden's Jorge Asi prepares for a lineout against Mt Wellington on June 18.

The Sandringham-based side are set to fire in the do-or-die weeks of the Auckland premier rugby season.

Scholarships for circus school

Alex Garkavenko received a circus scholarship at The Dust Palace in 2015.

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus?

Hidden clocks to tick again

The clocks from the Bruce Wilkinson Collection will be taking the trip up to their new home at the Claphams National ...

A vast collection of forgotten clocks has been relinquished by the Waitemata Local Board for viewing.

Writing in Shanghai

Auckland writer Heidi North-Bailey is heading to Shanghai for two months on a writing exchange programme.

Two months in Shanghai is bound to provide inspiration for one Auckland writer.

Wakeboarding in central Auckland

Professional kitesurfer Marc Jacobs will be competing in the Cable NZ National Championships at Onehunga lagoon.

The national cable wakeboarding championships are being held in Onehunga lagoon this weekend.

New home for Opened Stone

Opened Stone has found a new home in Lynfield's Manukau Domain.

A sculpture by Japanese artist Hiroaki Ueda has found a new home in Lynfield's Manukau Domain.

The tunnel in our backyard

Author Malcolm Paterson is a qualified doctor who now represents Ngati Whatua o Kaipara in heritage and environmental issues.

 Hidden under Auckland is a network of volcanic tunnels which were once used as escape routes for warring tribes.

New turf in hot demand

Mount Roskill Grammar principal Greg Watson and hockey First XI girls captain Manu Maake are thrilled to have a new ...

 A new $1.8 million artificial water turf is set to open at Mt Roskill Grammar School.

Questions for God

Greenlane Christian Centre's senior pastor Jonathan Dove is asking for the tough questions.

A Greenlane church is striving to answer our deepest questions about God.

Boxing fight to honour friend

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is training up to six days a week leading up to the The Big Bash V boxing event.

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is on a collision course to honour musician Metui Finau.

Bystanders watch as music gear stolen

Musician Will Scott had returned from a recording session with his band Fungi when realised his gear had been stolen.

Musician Will Scott's car park was broken into and kit worth $30,000 was taken.

Residents rally against bottle store

Auckland's Epsom doesn't need a new liquor store, residents say.

Newmarket bridge approved

The Newmarket to Britomart stretch is one of the busiest sections of rail in Auckland.

Project to remove the Auckland suburb's train track crossing passes another milestone.

Concerts at Eden Park?

Eden Park would be a perfect venue for acts such as Taylor Swift, promotors say.

Kiwi music fans could see big acts such as Taylor Swift and Adele if a planning decision goes the park's way.

HPV vaccine mooted for boys

Year 8 boys could be vaccinated against the HPV virus as of January 2017 if the proposal goes ahead.

Pharmac want the HPV vaccine to be funded for boys in Year 8.

Exploding water cylinder causes fire

Fire crews were called to the well-involved house fire in Royal Oak on June 20.

Central Auckland fire crews had a busy Sunday dealing with a serious house fire and extensive flooding in an apartment building.

Calling all conservationists

Volunteer pest control is a crucial tool to help support our native bird population.

Got some spare time on your hands? Why not help protect our native birds?

Blue Coat volunteer recognised

Geraldine Donovan is a welcoming face to patients and visitors at Auckland City Hospital.

A retired nurse has been awarded for her services as a Blue Coat hospital volunteer by the Minister of Health.

Retirement village redevelopment proposed

Dorothy Hosking, Frank Babunek and Gabrielle Ranson want to see Liston Village remain as a housing option for senior ...

Nine redevelopment or relocation options have been tabled for Monte Cecilia Park's Liston Village in Auckland's Hillsborough.

Sex workers' group to benefit from exhibition

New Zealand Prostitues' Collective members Amber Davis, Annah Pickering and Jazz Ataahua with artist Katy Soljak and ...

Sex workers have had a sneak preview of paintings in an exhibition soon to open on Waiheke.

Panthers commemorate anniversary

The plaque unveiled outside the original Polynesian Panther Party headquarters.

The radical Polynesian Panther Party has commemorated its 45 year anniversary with an unveiling of a plaque outside its original headquarters.

School staffer denies theft

A long-time accounts manager has pleaded not guilty to stealing nearly half a million dollars from an Auckland school.

Accounts manager accused of stealing nearly $500,000, leaving school 'devastated'.

How is Auckland Council performing?

Aucklanders say the council could do better, according to a new survey.

Auckland Council's performance needs improving, according to a new study.

Marist Saints scrape past Howick

Marist's Corey Seator attempts an escape from the Howick defence.

Mt Albert league side displaying promise as they enter the second half of the season.

Auckland flasher still at large

Western Springs College advised parents on that students should walk home in groups.

Students have been given advice to help 'eliminate a deviant from society'.

Labour chooses Wood for Mt Roskill

Michael Wood has been formally announced as Labour's candidate for Mt Roskill.

Puketapapa Local Board member Michael Wood is officially in the running for the Mt Roskill electorate.

Evita's children shine

Olivia Bowes, 10, Sophia Robinson, 8, Lucy Brewer, 10 and Lukas Maher, 9 are all in the children's chorus for Evita.

The children in Auckland Music Theatre's production of Evita are having a blast.

Silence of the spit

Constable Todd Martin models a "spitting hood" used on unruly offenders.

Spitting hoods are available to all police staff to minimise the risk of being spat on or at.

Truant-free zones roll out

Auckland City Education Services attendance advisor Trish Janssen and co-ordinator Keith Morris are teaming up with Glen ...

 Safe havens for truant students are running out as local businesses get on board with an Auckland-wide scheme.

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