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Drunken concert chaos

A man fell into the estuary after the George in the Park event, nearly drowning.

A free concert in an Auckland park deteriorated rapidly with intoxicated patrons urinating on neighbours' properties and one reveller nearly drowning in mudflats.

St Lukes cycleway upgraded

The upgrade will include reflective posts to physically separate cyclists from traffic stopping traffic merging into the ...

Upgrade to busy Auckland cycle way starts, following public feedback highlighting its substandard quality.

Tutoring club expands overseas

Yongwhan Shiu, standing, started the tutoring club with a group of friends in 2016.

The student-run club offers free tutoring classes every Saturday from Dominion Road.

Houses promised for homeless

An estimated 177 people sleeping rough in Auckland's CBD last year - up from 68 in 2013.

The trail of a new housing model designed to end homelessness in Auckland has been officially launched.

Ratepayers group wants councillor gone

Auckland Ratepayers Alliance want councillor Denise Lee to stand down while she campaigns to become an MP.

Public paying Auckland councillor to pursue her political ambitions, Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says.

Suburbs swallow bitter pill

Eastern Suburbs' impressive first season in the Stirling Sports Premiership has come to a disappointing end.

It was a disappointing end to what was a breakout inaugural season for Eastern Suburbs in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Bowling club licence elapses

The Avondale Bowling Club.

Alcohol can no longer be served at the Avondale Bowling Club.

Iceberg to appear in Auckland video

The real life iceberg Ernest which the installation is based on.

Iceberg named Ernest to be projected on the Auckland Museum.

Restructure going by the books: Chief

There number of desk checkouts in Auckland libraries was 5.5 million in 2012/13 but only 3.7 million in 2015/16.

A dramatic decline in desk checkouts is one of the drivers of a major restructuring of Auckland community libraries.

Helping half a million get healthy

Essie Samuels from Onehunga lost 45kgs and was cured off pre-diabetes.

Government health programme was referred to Kiwis with cases like pre-diabetes and heart disease.

Liquor ban 'not working'

Nomad managing director Jared Johnstone says he is fed up with homeless people deterring customers from his restaurant ...

A liquor ban covering Pt Chevalier town centre isn't working, resulting in losses for businesses, a local restaurateur says.

Big leaps in ORC rates

Water management costs are contributing to a significant increase in Otago Regional Council rates for some areas.

Queenstown properties could see their regional rates bill double if the draft Annual Plan is adopted.

Dio eyes rowing gold

Auckland Dio's under 18 eight rowing crew won their third consecutive gold at the North Island Secondary Schools ...

A third consecutive North Island crown has Auckland Dio's under 18 girls eight as contenders for Maadi Cup glory.

White supremacist poster shock

White supremacist posters appeared on Auckland University campus on Monday morning.

Posters calling for prevention of "white genocide" plastered across University of Auckland.

Dog will stay at reservoir

Dog on the Big King Reserve reservoir.

A mysterious Murray Ball tribute will have a permanent home after lobbying from politicians.

Bollywood star NZ bound

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is coming to New Zealand in April.

Salman Khan, the world's biggest and brightest Bollywood star is heading to New Zealand.

Temple aims for zero waste

Bharatiya Mandir Indian Temple in Sandringham is aiming to become a zero waste operation.

Balmoral's Bharatiya Mandir Indian Temple is leading the zero waste charge.

Goff on Blues and Warriors

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says his relationship with the Blues and Warriors is one of both pain and joy.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff is a sports tragic.

Northwestern cycleway pick of the bunch

Stuff reporter Mary Fitzgerald says the Northwestern cycleway is the best of all the Auckland cycleways she has reviewed.

 Cycling between Henderson and Auckland city is a breeze on one of Auckland's best cycle routes.

GP to pay $10,000 costs

Dr Nicholas Cooper defended his actions as "a way of stocking cupboards".

"Competent, caring" GP defends a "common practice" for which he was called before a disciplinary tribunal.

Stones spark armed cop call-out

Armed police rushed to Marua Rd, Ellerslie about 7.30pm Thursday.

Roadworks caused a driver's windscreen to blow out, then armed police descended on a suburban Auckland street.

Artist incorporates dead animals

Artist Rebecca Swan with composer Charlie Ha at exhibition The Exquisite Wound.

Artist Rebecca Swan presents The Exquisite Wound, an exhibition featuring plenty of dead animals.

NZ Blax have high hopes

New Zealand Blax lacrosse stalwart Sian Keys will travel to her fourth world cup this year, hoping her side can crack ...

NZ womens lacrosse team aims to climb world rankings at upcoming world cup.

League youngster tackles cancer

Matt Manukuo, 16, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 but fought his way to recovery and now looks to pursue his rugby ...

When Matt Manukuo makes the NRL, he'll look forward to having people ask him about his story.

Auckland school's final reunion

Corran School old girls Colleen Looker (standing) and Catherine Syme are a part of an organising committee putting ...

Corran School old girls have called last drinks for their final ever reunion.

Love letter to Mt Eden

Spring in Mt Eden.

The madness of its bent streets, the local fruiterer, the drafty old villas - it's all part of the charm of Mt Eden.

Attack accused was RSA president

Colin Mitchell appeared in the Auckland District Court on Monday, facing charges of abduction, wounding and assault.

Man alleged to have brutally assaulted young woman in Auckland quarry is former president of Onehunga RSA.

Auckland pitches to UNESCO

Crowds enjoy Auckland City Limits in 2016. Events like this could become more common if UNESCO grants Auckland a "city ...

There could be a new cultural capital of New Zealand as Auckland applies for "city of music" status.

Motel killers appeal convictions

Ihaia-Gillman Harris died in 2014 after being attacked by two teenagers in an Auckland motel.

Two teens found guilty of murdering an Auckland man are appealing their convictions.

Dog painting tribute to Ball

The artist responsible for the painting says he has long been a Footrot Flats fan.

Murray Ball tribute appears in Banksy fashion at Auckland dog park.

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