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North Shore beaches safe from sewage

Narrow Neck beach on Auckland's North Shore is usually safe for swimming, thanks to earlier public works.

North Shore coastal beaches clean, but inner harbour beaches at risk of sewage sloshing over from town.

Serious concern for missing man

Tiuke Mahoni has not been seen since Saturday evening.

Tiuke Mahoni has not been seen or heard from since Saturday.

City living proves popular with tui

Tui are finding more foods they can eat in city gardens.

Tui numbers have definitely increased in Auckland's urban area, the Bird Lady says.

Otahuhu College's outstanding result

Otahuhu College principal Neil Watson says teachers and students put in a lot of extra hours revising for national exams.

A school with one of the highest number of Pasifika students in Auckland recorded its best NCEA result last year.

Massive oak tree uprooted

A fallen oak tree on Mt Smart Rd, Onehunga.

Wild winds in Auckland uproot massive oak tree in Onehunga.

Trains on track for restoration

Mainline Steam Heritage Trust's South African steam engines are to be relocated from the tracks near Tamaki Dr to Mercer ...

Three steam train engines saved from being scrapped in South Africa are destined for restoration in Auckland.

Artist of the week: Anthonie Tonnon

Auckland songwriter Anthonie Tonnon says he manages to live a fairly conventional life as an almost fulltime musician.

Silver Scroll nominated songwriter Anthonie Tonnon loves to convey narrative through his songwriting.

Team Brexit fueling up

Tepid Baths gym instructor Joshua Samuela puts Simon Collins, Sinead Loughnane and Ian Benet through their paces.

Team Brexit's training is well underway for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Auckland thief's thirst for liquor

A Caucasian man in his late 50s is said to have been repeatedly entering Grey Lynn and snooping around.

Ilaria Sandri describes the terrifying moment she came face-to-face with a strange man in her kitchen.

Car park restrictions to be enforced

Since June Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have received 13 complaints about the Onehunga Bay car park.

Onehunga Bay visitors will be pleased with a small parking victory after parking restrictions were approved for the reserve's car park.

Growing up Christian, and gay

Wez van der Linde talks frankly about wrestling with homosexuality while being a Christian in his book Space for the ...

"I'm a perfectionist, I want things to be right, I want things to be perfect. And for me, perfect was not being gay."

NZ lacking in defibrillators

Heart attack survivor Geoff Brogan at the Western Springs Football Club where he suffered a heart attack and was saved ...

Some codes are better than others when it comes to installing defibrillators in sports clubs.

Grief over missing funeral wreath

The funeral wreath before it disappeared from Mangere Lawn Cemetery.

A funeral wreath made with flowers from the deceased's garden disappeared after only three days at his grave site.

SeaPath funding not confirmed

A map of the proposed SeaPath route along Northcote Point peninsular on Auckland's North Shore. The proposed route is in ...

Work on $33 million Auckland cycle path is expected to start, but funding needs to be finalised.

Pest trapping volunteers wanted

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand regional manager Claire Hobi is calling on volunteers to "adopt" a forest and help ...

Adopt your own forest and help native birds, lizards and insects thrive in the war against pests.

Zoo keepers turn water ballerinas

Auckland zookeepers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have found a new pastime in water ballet.

Auckland Zoo's carnivore carers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have joined a water ballet troupe.

Auckland United softball unstoppable

Auckland United and Black Sox pitcher Bayley Hoani who has been a standout for the club this season.

An undefeated Auckland United are quickly becoming favourites to win Auckland's premier softball prize.

Big shark beached video

The nearly 2 metre long shark did not swim away before the tide went out.

Large shark left to die on Auckland mudflats after getting caught in fishing net.

Live dating coming to Auckland

Melbourne based performance artist Bron Batten says the show isn't directly about finding romance.

Australian Bron Batten is bringing her award winning live dating show to Auckland.

Group appeals ninth liquor store

A liquor licence approved for a ninth liquor store in Grey Lynn is being appealed by a community group.

How many liquor outlets is too many Grey Lynn community groups asks.

Roosters auctioned for Chinese New Year

Erin Simpson said it was great being able to support Starship and Parnell's upcoming  Chinese New Year exhibition.

Life-sized rooster art will feature in Parnell for upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

Bridge replacement delayed

The Old Mangere Bridge opened in 1915.

Waka ama enthusiasts are benefiting from delays to replacement of an iconic Auckland structure.

Hockey hero humbled by honours

Katie Glynn played 134 matches for the Black Sticks, scoring 77 goals throughout her international career.

Katie Glynn was forced to retire from hockey at just 26 years of age, but her legacy will last much longer.

Auckland girls go to nationals unbeaten

The Auckland U15 Hearts, who won the Cricket Express Nationals in Whanganui last week with an undefeated record.

Auckland women's cricket team head to nationals on unbeaten run.

Actress hoping for NZ film break

New York actor Alannah Rolfe hopes to give back to the New Zealand movie industry in the future.

An aspiring actress is hoping her New York experience will help her out in returning to New Zealand.

Auckland councillor eyes MP's seat

Denise Lee says the last local board election results proves that she is a good representative of the people.

Winning the majority vote for her second term as Maungakiekie-Tamaki Councillor has made Denise Lee confident of an MP nomination.

New entrance for Britomart

An artist's image of the new temporary Britomart Station entrance on Commerce St opening on Tuesday.

Britomart Station's Queen St entrances will close for three years as the City Rail Link project gets underway.

Festive day ushers in Chinese New Year

The dragon dance in the opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day is always a spectacular sight.

The Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day welcomes in the Year of the Rooster.

Yankees star recognises NZ talent

Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees had sound advice for the New Zealand U18 side.

New York Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregoius was on hand to teach NZ's up-and-coming baseball stars

Volcanic mural takes shape

New Zealand artist Sara Hughes has had four helpers spray painting under her watch.

A sprawling volcanic-themed mural is about to be unveiled on Watercare's Khyber Pass reservoir.

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