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13 arrests at Christmas in the Park

This year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, held at the Auckland Domain, experienced low turnout thanks to the weather

Police said it was a busy night for them in Auckland, dominated by the annual Christmas event.

AT's Ellerslie consultation 'frustrates'

Ellerslie business association town centre manager Megan Darrow said one week's notice is not enough time to consult ...

Ellerslie Business Association frustrated by Auckland Transport's consultation on proposed pedestrian crossing.

Noise pollution impacting marine life

Deejay Williams' screenplay for High Tide was a finalist in an international screenwriting competition.

Animal-loving filmmaker aims to shed light on the lethal effects of ocean noise pollution.

War vet's irreplaceable medals stolen

The medals that were taken are of extreme sentimental and historic value to Hardcastle.

"I lost some good friends getting those medals," says war veteran who had his military medals stolen.

$46m 'Orakei spine' takes shape

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Auckland mayor Phil Goff and Tamaki MP Simon O'Connor prepare to take a ride on the ...

First stage of a $46 million Auckland cycleway dubbed the "Orakei spine" has opened.

Water polo player not out of her depth

Caitlin Mary Parker Allen says she loves water polo more than any other sport.

Caitlin Allen took up water polo after a smart remark from her older brother.

Not just a 1/4 acre dream

Living in an apartment can provide things that living in a house can't.

Thousands of Aucklanders are choosing apartment living over the traditional Kiwi quarter acre dream.

Highway partially collapses

A burst water main has caused part of Mt Wellington Highway to collapse.

Auckland motorists are being warned to be cautious "through the night" as work is carried out to repair the Mt Wellington Highway.

Labour's old-guard moves on

David Shearer is tipped to step down, leaving Mt Albert wide open.

With three former Labour leaders leaving Auckland electorates, is the city National's to win.

Rising rower emulates Olympic champs

Simanu, front, says she will continue rowing for as long as she enjoys the sport.

Five years ago Ella Simanu hadn't even heard of rowing, now she's leading her age group in the sport.

Serial groper falls silent

An Onehunga groper last struck on Easter Monday.

A young man responsible for a string of assaults in Auckland may have been scared off police say.

'It breaks our heart'

Susan Tutt with her mother Eileen Harwood. The pair were attacked in Eileen's home in Auckland's Mt Wellington on December 5.

Family look for help after 91-year-old woman was knocked unconscious during a home invasion.

Children stalked by men in vehicles

West Auckland police have had an increase of reports of strangers approaching children.

Police question a man who allegedly approached a school pupil in Auckland's Ponsonby.

Ansley focuses on athletics

Ansley won the national U18 800m event in Dunedin earlier this year.

Breaking a national record and securing a US scholarship is next year's target for a Sacred Heart College athlete.

Two decades of community service

Group fitness instructor Jenny Ellis, manager Jill Gibson and instructor Ngairene Gray have all worked at Mt Albert's ...

YMCA's Community and Leisure Centre in Mt Albert is celebrating 20 years of service this weekend.

$8m facility for deaf children

Henry Optican, 4, stole the show when he spoke at the official opening of the Joyce Fisher Preschool last month. Henry ...

Children with impaired hearing will benefit from an $8 million facility being built in Greenlane.

Whip cracking sparks noise complaints

Some schools have banned the use of whips as a safety precaution.

Auckland residents are feeling intimidated and fed up with youths cracking homemade whips in their neighbourhood.

Parker visits old school video

Champion boxer Joseph Parker with Faith Ah Wa, who won the middle school sports girl of the year award.

Boxing star Joseph Parker paid a visit to his former school Marcellin College, days before his world title bout.

Victim: 'They pushed her'

Sue Tutt says her mother Eileen Harwood was knocked out during the attack.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?" asked 91-year-old, as she was attacked at her own home.

Homes a death trap for children

Jack Dragicevich, pictured with his dad Paul, was only two years old when he suffered third degree burns from tipping ...

Jack was oblivious to the dangers of boiling water when he was a toddler, now he's helping kids stay safe in the home.

Pet for Christmas? Think again

People are being encouraged to consider the responsibilities of pet ownership prior to buying a pet as a Christmas present.

SPCA urges caution over giving pets as Christmas presents.

Museum worker retires after 35 years

Cindy Pocock-Smith was the longest serving staff member at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, but is looking forward to ...

Cindy Pocock-Smith has been given a life pass to the Auckland War Memorial Museum following her three decades of service.

Council wants East West Link delayed

Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett says NZTA needs to keep its East West Link promise.

The Auckland Council planning committee has requested further delays to the controversial multi-million dollar roading project.

Blaze deliberately lit

Fire crews were called to the fire about 2.15pm on Sunday and worked to contain the blaze from spreading further.

Investigation finds fire that gutted part of Auckland sports club was an arson.

Name released in Remuera crash video

The car involved in the fatal collision which killed one pedestrian and seriously injured another was cordoned off while ...

Jeanette Grice, aged 60 of Remuera, died after a car hit her outside the busy Palmers garden centre.

Large fire contained in clubrooms video

Fire ripped through a building at the Windmill Road tennis courts in Mt Eden.

The two-storey building was "well involved" in flames when fire crews arrived.

Labour takes Mt Roskill

Labour Party president Nigel Haworth, new Mt Roskill MP Michael Wood and Labour leader Andrew Little take the stage at ...

Michael Wood pledges to invest in police and public transport following landslide by-election win.

Smoke-filled tunnels causing headaches

Rachael Smith is a regular user of the Ellerslie underpass and believes it should be smokefree.

Smokers lighting up in pedestrian tunnels by railway stations is causing headaches for Auckland residents.

Breast cancer survivors wanted

Pink Dragons meet twice a week and compete over summer, but are desperate for new members to stay afloat.

"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."

'I'm a new woman'

Essie Samuels lost 45kgs following the Ministry of Health's Green Prescription Programme.

Essie Samuels has lost six dress sizes and 45 kilograms.

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