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Picture took judges back in time gallery

'Waka Races at Takapuna Beach' by Sora Joseph Waningsinggel was named the winner of the 2017 Nikon Auckland Photo Day ...

Waka Races at Takapuna Beach beat hundreds of other entries in the annual competition.

Schools go 'water-only'

Charlie, 5, and Jack, 8, make sure they take a full water bottle to school every day.

Two Auckland schools ban sugary drinks and adopt 'water-only' policy.

Outgoing principal 'kind'

Murrays Bay Intermediate School's outgoing principal Colin Dale backs his pupils to be global citizens of the future. ...

Pupils wanting to be at school was greatest achievement of outgoing Auckland principal.

Dominion Rd demo job stalls

Albert-Eden Local Board member Graeme Easte says demolition of the Dominion Rd flyover could have a big economic benefit.

Demolition of the Dominion Rd flyover has been put on hold.

Cars mounts car

A car veered off a ramp onto another car in Onehunga on Thursday.

A car drove off a ramp onto another car in an Auckland car park.

Power out in Ponsonby

The power cut hit popular Ponsonby lunch spots just after 1pm on Thursday.

Lights were out in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby as lunch hour hit on Thursday.

Auckland Central's local board plans

Improved transport links and cleaner waterways is a focus for some of Auckland's local boards.

Transport, clean waterways and upgrading local infrastructure is a priority for some of Auckland's local boards.

Famous reunion 40 years in making

The infamous 1977 Auckland rugby league team which beat Australia, Great Britain, and France.

An Auckland league team who beat Australia, Great Britain, and France will link up again for the first time in 40 years.

Councillor's Waterview tunnel conspiracy video

North Shore councillor Chris Darby believes the Waterview Connection delays have a lot to do with another proposed major ...

Auckland councillor Chris Darby says he is "suspicious" about NZTA's reasons for the Waterview Connection delays, and has his own theory.

Have you seen these men?

Police are looking for two men who they believe will be able to assist with their enquiries. These CCTV images were ...

Jason Chase was last seen leaving his flat on May 8, police are looking for two men who they think can help find him.

Uni staff demand divestment

Fossil Free UoA spokesperson Alex Johnston says the letter is a signal that a very significant number of staff are ...

Auckland University is being called on by 240 of its own staff to cut all ties from coal, oil and gas investments. 

Rifles and Eden contest trophy

Eden Rugby's James Rutherford fends off an opponent during his side's clash with Manukau.

It's the game of the round as College Rifles and Eden meet in Auckland Rugby's premier competition.

Caravan to rent for $125

The Mt Albert caravan is advertised for $125 per week, with no smokers or pets allowed.

A run-down-looking caravan is being advertised for rent as a "fully-furnished one-bedroom unit" in Auckland.

Police name man in forklift accident

Herman Topui, 35, died after a workplace incident in the Auckland suburb of Penrose last Thursday.

The 35-year-old was working at an industrial site on Neilson St when he died, last Thursday.

Council asset sale gets tick

The council has agreed to sell the entirety of its diversified financial portfolio.

Auckland Council will sell $130 million of investments to help reduce debt, despite heated opposition.

Tribulietx re-signs with Auckland City

Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx is thrown in the air after Auckland City defeated Team Wellington 3-0.

The manager who has led Auckland City to the top of New Zealand football, has announced he'll stay.

Hedgehogs pose prickly dilemma

Monique Jones has nursed Ringo the hedgehog back to health in her Royal Oak home.

Auckland woman nurses the creatures back to health but experts say they're pests and should be euthanised.

Polluter pays model touted

Marnie Prickett (left) says at the moment businesses and councils can pollute "willy nilly". She says there needs to be ...

A nationwide "freshwater rescue plan" is advocating for a different way of paying for pollution in Auckland. 

Campervans clogging streets

There are no specific campervans parking bylaws in Auckland.

Campervans parking on residential streets are "an accident waiting to happen", Auckland residents say.

Roaming dogs mauling cats

Resident Carolyn Symonds says she is neurotic for the safety of her two cats Maggie and Cato.

Traps have been set in an attempt to catch roaming dogs terrorising an Auckland suburb.

Great puriri rooted in history

Patricia Stevens, 94, strands in front of the puriri tree she planted more than 80 years ago.

94-year-old woman plants second tree at school grounds - 82 years after the first.

Death referred to coroner

Police carried out a scene examination of the Freeman's Bay address.

The 52-year-old's body was discovered by a friend at a central Auckland address.

PM opens giant Auckland tunnel video

The Waterview tunnel was officially opened and the public allowed to walk through on Sunday.

"This a very exciting day ... 60 years in the making," says Bill English as he opens Auckland's new tunnel to walkers.

Tunnel crashes: What to do

NZTA's Auckland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon said good driving behaviour will be key in ensuring passenger safety when ...

Auckland's new Waterview Tunnel sits up to 40m underground, stretching 2.4km. What happens in an emergency?

School's stud-ban backlash

A petition has been launched protesting Mount Albert Grammar School's rule banning male students from wearing ear studs.

Auckland grammar school's rule banning male students from wearing ear studs labelled "gender stereotyping".

Arrests after incident with weapon

Two people were arrested at an address on Mount Smart Rd in Onehunga.

The Armed Offenders Squad were called out in Auckland following reports of someone with a weapon.

Air force hero's awards stolen video

Hannah Cocker's father Royal New Zealand Air Force warrant officer Michael Cocker was her hero.

Devastated sisters return to find Auckland home ransacked and dead father's air force memorabilia stolen.

Woman forced into car

The car was distinctive because of a black boot, as seen in this picture.

A woman was forced into a car in the Auckland suburb of Newmarket in what police say was an "alarming" incident.

Man dead after forklift accident

Police were called to the incident on Neilson St around 12.30pm on Thursday.

A man has died in a workplace accident involving a forklift in the central Auckland suburb of Penrose. 

All Black stars visit Starship

Kids from Starship Hospital get their photo with some of the All Blacks.

Kids at Auckland's Starship Hospital received some very special guests this morning.

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