After more than a dozen years rescuing stricken turtles and caring for other sea creatures at Kelly Tarlton's, Matt Harvey has called time on his underwater career.
Lillian Nakabiri's tough life was made a little easier thanks to child sponsorship. She talked to a kiwi audience about the difference such help makes to children's lives.
Colours will fly this weekend as the Indian community celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colours.
The death of a dog mauled by pit bulls is another reminder that owners of dangerous breeds must take care.
Auckland zookeeper Emma Wells has worked with all creatures great and small. She talks to Jenny Ling about her passion for conservation.
Curlers throughout Auckland have been searching for a place to call home for more than a decade.
Ezekiel Robson, a disability advocate, is in Hiroshima for an international exchange programme that focuses on improving community leadership.
The yellow gantry crane being used on the Waterview tunnel project is called Dennis in honour of a worker who died of cancer.
The first ever Hawaiian village will be set up this weekend at the annual Pasifika Festival.
Auckland Zoo's demolished Japanese friendship garden could end up being rebuilt on its original site.
The Warehouse needs to be "more creative" with its Balmoral proposal if it's to win the full support of neighbours.
Rapid growth to the school population at Mt Albert Grammar has seen the Government commit $6 million in funding towards new classrooms.
Dr Sean Simpson, has won the inaugural Sanitarium Innovator of the Year at the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards.
Reading comics all day might not sound like a proper job to some people, but to Jeremy Bishop it's the perfect career.
McKenzie Joyce-Quinn is exposed to an exciting new world of sound and opportunity as she plays in the garden of her Massey home.
Musician Jamie Rowe has issued a challenge to mayor Len Brown to "get his act together" and replant One Tree Hill.
Evelyn Munn is the Mt Roskill electorate's oldest constituent and she celebrated her 102nd birthday on Saturday.
A coffee shop that donates 100 per cent of its profits back into community projects is running full steam ahead.
Plans for the number two cricket ground, including the possibility of a hotel, concern residents.
Plant and Food Research is celebrating its 75th anniversary in March and the public are invited to an open day at its Mt Albert base.
As the weather cools down, business heats up for chimney sweep Ciaran Fitzpatrick.
An arts centre for people with disabilities was surprised to learn Telecom has chosen to rebrand with their name.
Unitec has announced it will soon be offering two scholarships a year for transgender students.
A blind man who has been hit twice by cars and verbally abused is pleading with drivers to be patient at crossings.
Thousands of leis handed out during this year's Pasifika Festival will help make hundreds of children's wishes come true.
Medical science and creative writing might not seem like a natural fit but it works for Himali McInnes.
An art exhibition featuring sculptures made from rubbish invites viewers to consider how much they throw away.
Working longer hours to pay rent has sparked calls for controls to be imposed by the government.
The best poets to graduate from the Rising Voices Poetry Slam will each present a showcase of their work at the Herald Theatre tonight and tomorrow.
Best friends Edmund Eramiha and Kani Collier will rub shoulders with Temuera Morrison in a new reality television show promoting kapa haka.
Ziyu Xiao suddenly fell to the ground, bleeding, with no idea what had happened.
A photographer is left without work or wheels after a bus smashed into three parked cars.
Win a family pass to the Kiwi Stars and Cars exhibition.
A new office and warehouse in Penrose was opened by the prime minister last week.
The death of the last mayor of Mt Eden marks the end of an era, those who knew him say.
Janet Mikkelsen never dreamed she would become a funeral director but she decided a change from nursing was in order.
Eden Park's neighbours are anxious about how the NRL Nines will affect the community.
Shopkeepers fed-up with being hassled by troublemakers are taking a united stand.
Eden Terrace residents are hoping to spruce up a wall in their little corner of Auckland with something brighter.
Aircraft noise campaigners will take to the streets tomorrow to protest against new flight paths.
A group of first generation New Zealanders have found a novel way to connect with their Chinese roots.
Knee-high grass in residential areas should become a thing of the past with Auckland Transport committing to regularly mow unkept berms.
Three holidays break-ins have cost decile one school Te Papapa $10,000.
A simple Facebook message was all it took to inspire a pair of teenagers to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Crafters are being called on to help make 5000 poppies in time for Anzac Day 2015.
Old Boys donate to 'grateful' school
The Liddell brothers have such fond memories of Mt Albert Grammar they have donated $1 million to the school.
They've only been in the job a few months but Auckland Airport's newest employees have a nose for trouble.
The Auckland Pride Festival is back and is kicking things off at the Q theatre tonight.
Becoming the first Pacific Island National MP is an honour for Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.
Pressure is on the government to bury the power pylons that stretch across central Auckland.
Should we raise the retirement age?