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Brown: 'I left it on the field'

Exiting Auckland Mayor Len Brown said there had been "a change in the spirit" of the city.

In emotional final speech, Auckland mayor says he gave his all to the job.

Council investigates showers for homeless

Auckland Council is investigating CBD sites to pilot a shower facility for rough sleepers.

Potential showers for Auckland's homeless are being being praised as a practical way the council can help those sleeping rough.

2500 homes without power video

Fire crews battled the blaze in Remuera.

Nearly 2500 homes lost power after fire in leafy Auckland suburb.

Lilywhites bundled out of Grade 9 nationals

Riley Hancock of Eastern Suburbs in action against Western Springs.

The Eastern Suburbs grade nine teams exited the 9th Grade Football Nationals playoffs but coach Hoani Edwards believes the future of the club is in good hands.

Warm up before playing sport

A new warm-up programme has been designed in an aim to reduce sports injuries.

An international programme is being rolled out in New Zealand schools in an aim to prevent sports injuries.

Breathing better during September

One-in-six Kiwis have a respiratory condition.

A national campaign to encourage people to think about their respiratory health is winding down.

Voting for the first time

Mona Darwiish, Naima Ali, Fetiya Mohammed and Whitney Jessett are voting for the first time in Auckland local elections.

Fetiya Mohammed is getting used to the idea her vote is valid in New Zealand.

Nixon Park's hybrid field ready in February

Nixon Park will soon be home to Auckland Rugby's Mitre 10 and NPC teams.

The new hybrid sports field in Auckland is expected to benefit all users, allowing optimal use for Auckland Rugby, Eden Rugby, touch and lacrosse.

Paddle boarding aids cancer rehab

Breast cancer survivor Jan van der Linden feels like she's found her 'tribe' through paddle boarding.

An Auckland woman has used paddle boarding to rehabilitate after surviving breast cancer.

Blessing of the Animals

Pets across Auckland are getting ready to parade with their owners.

A parade through Auckland's city streets encourages animal lovers to celebrate their pets.

'It's how you finish'

Youth and social worker Tai Brown helps troubled teenagers turn their lives around.

Tai Brown sometimes sees himself reflected in the young people he's trying to save.

Marist men's softball anticipating successful season

Marist coach Kohlhase praises Jerome Haretuku as one of the best in the country.

Laced with experienced national players, the Marist men's softball team is ready to stamp its mark in Auckland's softball competition.

Record callouts for volunteer brigade

Auckland Operational Support Volunteers attended a record 739 callouts in 2015/16.

From car accidents and house fires, Auckland's Volunteer Fire Brigade attended a record 739 incidents last year.

East West rolls ahead

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Prime Minister John Key and Auckland Mayor Len Brown following the sod-turning which ...

Construction has officially begun on a major Auckland roading project.

Crone talks central Auckland issues

Victoria Crone left her role at Xero to run for mayor.

Vic Crone has shared her views on public transport, inner-city suburb intensification and the Ports of Auckland.

Stubbing out this month

Can you stub out the cigarettes this October?

Stubbing out cigarettes for Stoptober.

Police seek crash witnesses

Police seek witnesses to a fatal crash in Kawakawa Bay earlier in the month.

Anyone who witnessed a fatal crash in south-east Auckland's Kawakawa Bay is asked to come forward.

St Stephen's Church turns 140

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Ponsonby.

One of Auckland's oldest churches is celebrating its 140th anniversary, despite nearly closing down.

Janice's homecoming to Heritage Park

Janice Boss worked at the Heritage Park in Mt Wellington and is now returning to its site to live.

Janice Boss is looking forward to moving back to a place she is familiar with - where you were once greeted by a giant kiwi and Micky the moa.

Confident Blues eye another AAFL title

University Blues have won the title two years consecutively, and are hoping to make it a third this year.

Defending Auckland AFL champions University Blues are eyeing their third consecutive title, but they need to get past unbeaten Waitakere Magpies first in round four of the competition.

Candidates commit to cycling and walking

"The Orakei ward is fortunate to have so many candidates willing to support cycling," Bike Eastern Suburbs founder ...

Cyclists and walkers will be made a priority in the next term by local board candidates.

Silver Ferns pass on their elite skills

Silver Ferns on training duties at Saint Kentigern College, from left, Grace Rasmussen, Maria Tutaia, Leana de Bruin and ...

Silver Ferns stars have taken time out to train the next generation of netballers, at Saint Kentigern College in East Auckland.

Remuera native to play Billy Elliot

Harry Sills plays Billy Elliot in the upcoming musical at the new ASB Theatre.

Harry Sills will appear as Billy Elliot in the premiere show at the new ASB Waterfront Theatre.

St Cuthbert's College principal says farewell

Reid has been the St Cuthbert's College principal since 1996, and for 20 of the college's 100 year history.

The final school bell rings for influential school principal Lynda Reid this week.

Finishing last really hurt us: Marist

Marist  finished last in the 2015 AFC season.

Despite finishing last in the both the Auckland and national tournaments last year, the Marist women's premier softball side have high hopes of being better this season.

Saving the tigers

Enzo Vivace has been creating and selling his artwork to raise money for the Sumatran tigers.

A 9-year-old Grey Lynn boy is raising money for the Sumatran Tigers by selling artwork.

Development programme improved my game: Allen

Finn Allen says being in the DFA programme has helped him become a better all-round player.

Young cricketer Finn Allen wants to represent NZ again in the U19 ICC World Cup and is looking to the Development Future Aces programme to get him there.

Auckland Domain commemorates WWI soldiers

The quatrefoils covered St David's Church on Khyber Pass Rd and raised $1 million towards its restoration.

The Tower of Remembrance has been unveiled in the Auckland Domain.

Cool pops for a cause

Ruby Seeto has designed her 10th tea towel to raise money for the Starship Foundation.

This year marks a decade since Ruby Seeto​ was diagnosed with a rare cancer.

Vandalism closes park's toilet

This is the sign that greets members of the public when they visit the toilet facilities.

Vandalism of the toilet facilities at Pt England Reserve is being investigated as local board keeps it closed.

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