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Maori actor returns to roots

Roimata Fox is excited to return to the Maori world in upcoming play Te Puhi.

Roimata Fox stars in a Maori coming of age drama that looks at New Zealand's first beauty queens in the 1960s.

Tenant awaits eviction fate

Ioela Ana Rauti is refusing to leave her Glen Innes home of more than 30 years.

Auckland beneficiary will know in a few days whether she will be evicted from her home.

Rifles get one back on Suburbs

College Rifles handed Suburbs their first loss of the season with a gritty 24-19 win at home on Saturday.

Only two teams remain undefeated in Auckland Rugby's premier competition.

Auckland's indoor court shortage

Sports like volleyball and basketball will record a decline in participation due to the shortage of indoor sports ...

Auckland faces a critical shortage of indoor sports courts and it's expected to get worse in the future.

Vintage bikes get heart racing

Retro Rouse Organisers Steve Thompson and Shayne Goodwin put on the event to showcase their love of vintage bikes.

The lament for glory days of cycling lost.

$1m to lock up tobacco video

Z Energy will spend up to $1 million installing the first 50 cigarette dispensers.

Some petrol stations are spending up large to stop the threat of robberies. Now Z Energy is preparing to lock away its tobacco.

Gun fired in home invasion

The incident happened around 2.40am in Mt Wellington.

Victims of an early morning home invasion in Auckland were left badly shaken after gun fired in their kitchen

Traffic jams at trendy precinct

Equinox Group director Kerry Knight says parking issues  at Orakei Bay Village have been compounded by building ...

A popular new east Auckland retail hub is attracting lots of customers - and cars.

Survivor to share his story

Survivor of childhood sexual abuse and advocate Greg Holtmeyer is sharing his survivor story.

A male sexual abuse survivor shares his story to help other Kiwi males.

Auckland Council mulls bike share

Auckland Transport walking, cycling and road safety manager Kathryn King says now is the perfect time to be considering ...

Soon Aucklanders may not have to own a bike to be able to cycle around the city.

Kiwi-Indian experience explored

Playwright Sananda Chatterjee says she lives in the "interesting space" between two cultures.

Indian theatre company Prayas presents a play which explores the history of Indian's in New Zealand.

Fears over council's cultural review

Auckland War Memorial Museum will be part of the review.

Auckland Council spending $250,000 to review city's cultural centres, which councillors fear could lead to job losses.

Farming mo-oves to the city

Visitors and city-dwellers will soon be able to experience farming activities at a farm centre being established at ...

Visitors to New Zealand won't have to travel outside of Auckland to get a taste of farm life.

Public go backstage at Civic

The 2300 seat Civic Theatre will be open for public tours.

The public will be offered 45 minutes tours of the revered and historic building.

Dilworth rugby makes history

Dilworth's First XV celebrate a historic 20-15 win over high school rugby powerhouse Mount Albert Grammar.

Dilworth's First XV have beaten last year's national champions.

Vintage bike bonanza on show

Carmen Goodwin holds a 1984 Francesco Moser bicycle, which will be on display at the Retro Rouse in Ponsonby this weekend.

Auckland's Retro Rouse will have more than 200 rare and valuable bicycles on display.

From homeless to helpers

Mt Wellington family from left, Rangimaria, Home, Tyler, mum Kiana and Hani-Heemi feed the homeless every week from ...

Paying it forward: the Auckland family who were forced out of their home three times, but now feed the homeless.

Warning over 'horrific' images

AV will broadcast horrific animal cruelty footage on Auckland's Queen St.

Protesters planning to publicly broadcast "horrific" animal cruelty footage in downtown Auckland risk breaking the law.

School bus victory celebrated

Meadowbank and St Johns Residents Association chairman Tim Duguid says the out of hours school bus services will have ...

A community effort has convinced Auckland Transport to introduce out of hours school bus services in East Auckland.

Another milestone for Auckland cyclists

An artist impression of the proposed redesign of the Victoria St and Beaumont St.

The good news keeps coming for Auckland cyclists with yet another key cycleway announced.

Ellerslie mums run for heart health

Hundreds of women in New Zealand began their Mothers Day Sunday with a worthy cause, running for women's heart health.

Women around New Zealand rallied together on Mothers Day for their health.

Arrest made over grave theft

Aucklander Nicolas Jensen said at least 23 graves had their plaques removed.

A woman has been charged with the theft of 20 bronze plaques from an Auckland cemetery.

Turf war at football ground

Michaels Ave Reserve artificial turf was built in 2012.

A debate over whether artificial turfs are safe has reared its head in Auckland.

Where will the children play?

The community gathered at Point England Reserve in East Auckland on Saturday evening.

Community rallies against proposed housing development at Point England Reserve.

From the library to the Lions

Marcel Renata, 23, will play the British and Irish Lions in June after making the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians side.

Marcel Renata is busy finishing his business degree, but he's also preparing for the British and Irish Lions.

Auckland counsellor dies suddenly

Jason Hotere, 50, died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.

A counsellor at an Auckland college died on Tuesday night.

Netball and rugby star

Tiana Brown, 12, has made two New Zealand representative teams for two different sports - netball and Tag20 rugby.

Tiana Brown is only 12-years-old, but already she's a New Zealand representative in two sports.

Pony club seeks Ngati Whatua partnership

St Heliers Bay Pony Club secretary Zelda Hollings says the 40-year-old pony club is an important part of the community ...

The opportunity for inner city horse riding may be coming to an end as a lease change creates club uncertainty.

Veterans competition to remember fallen

Glendowie College student Katarina Dickens hopes to travel to Belgium for the Battle of Passchendaele centenary in October.

Auckland student wants to travel to Belgium where the Battle of Passchendaele was fought.

Fight to save cedar

One tree is at the root of the a neighbourhood spat-turned legal debate.

A five-year neighbourhood battle over a cedar tree blocking one couple's views of the Waitemata Harbour is to head to court.

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