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Grassroots rugby programme helps kids

The programme focuses on grassroot development for children in Glen Innes.

Free boots and fees. A footy club brings the game of rugby to those that cannot afford to play.

Former prison a shelter for homeless?

Phil Goff has a solution for Auckland's growing homeless problem.

Empty city buildings are an option to alleviate Auckland's homelessness problem, mayoral candidates say.

Quality housing for elderly

Accommodation for older Auckland residents has received a major boost

Partnership to provide quality improvement to council's portfolio of residential care for the elderly.

Is this the next Ed Sheeran? video

16-year-old solo artist Jono Baker writes and performs his own songs.

Jono Baker dreams of being the next big thing. An Auckland talent contest could be his way in.

Recognising NZ's best environmental work

Hastings was awarded the most beautiful city last year for their work in preserving heritage, like this Art Deco festival.

Communities, schools and individuals will soon be recognised for their work in keeping New Zealand beautiful.

Capri Hospital to close its doors

Capri Hospital in Auckland's Mt Wellington is shutting its doors.

A rehab and mental health hospital in Auckland will shut after 17 years of service.

Bright rugby future for Tamaki College

Tamaki College have a chance to play in the 1A grade next year.

Tamaki College 1st XV made history with an undefeated season to seal the Auckland School Rugby's 1B cup.

Bus driver harasses French tourist

NZ Bus has apologised after one of it's drivers intimidated a young French tourist.

Foreign students are easy, bus driver told French teen who fled terror attack for NZ.

Sale gives $2.5m to charity

The Rangitoto Avenue home has a 2014 Auckland Council valuation of $1.56 million.

Huge windfall from an Auckland house that sold for almost $1m above valuation.

A lot at stake for Ellerslie FC in KO semis

West Auckland's Esther Bushell gets a foot to the ball against Ellerslie in the Women's Conference League.

Ellerslie, fresh from their 3-0 victory over West Auckland, prepare to face rivals Onehunga in the Auckland Women's Knockout semifinals.

Funding problems for Waitemata park projects

Te Takuahi, or the Hearth, was a collaboration between artist Ross Hemera and New Zealand firm Wraight Athfield ...

A significant funding shortfall in the World War I Centenary Memorial in Auckland could jeopardise the whole project.

Babies, Boobs and Broccoli

Encouraging children to eat healthy food is one way to combat the obesity rate in New Zealand.

New Zealand's favourite food and parenting bloggers are aiming to get kids to eat their greens.

Improving sports playing surfaces

Seddon Fields in Western Springs are one of 11 artificial turfs managed by Auckland Council.

Auckland Council upgrades more grounds to artificial turf as research continues for the right mix.

Busy intersection gets the green light

The new traffic lights installation at Abbots Way in Meadowbank.

A high-traffic Auckland intersection gets lit up, but not everyone's happy

Bad Moms irk good mums

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Councillor Denise Krum and St Mary's PTA chairwoman Annette Fale said it was inappropriate to place ...

Parents are up in arms about movie poster outside their kids' school that shows women flipping the bird

Lemonade to satisfy the taste of the world

Simon Archer says owning a business has taught him many life skills.

Inspired by Steve Jobs, a young Glendowie entrepreneur starts business using homemade lemonade recipe.

Polar bear on the loose

The cub, Nanuuk, went missing on the evening of August 19.

Display cub goes missing from Auckland's Aotea Square - and not for the first time.

MAGS wins 1A rugby title

MAGS players celebrate at the final whistle.

Mount Albert Grammar have a chance of qualifying for the National Top Four after defeating Sacred Heart College in the Auckland 1st XV 1A final.

Hall of Memories restored

Hugh Grierson, Keith Draffin and Kenneth Aimer were the original designers of the World War One Sanctuary at the ...

The Auckland War Memorial Museum's Hall of Memories has been restored and is open again.

Parnell Tennis members swap rackets for bikes

Five of the seven members of Team Chain Reaction. From left, Mark Freeman, Sue Holmes, Pauline Miler, Craigie McCulloch ...

Members of the Parnell Lawn Tennis Club have hung up their rackets to jump on bicycles, raising money for a worthy cause.

Seymour sees red over Auckland congestion

Talk Auckland panel of experts, David Seymour, ACT leader and MP for Epsom, Don Stock ,Mission Bay-Kohimarama residents' ...

ACT leader calls out Simon Bridges for the Government's ineffectiveness in Auckland's roading infrastructure.

Swarbrick tackles the housing crisis

Chloe Swarbrick says rates should be based on land valuation alone.

Auckland's youngest mayoral candidate wants rates to be calculated on land valuation alone.

Petition calls to stop use of controversial spray

Ellerslie residents Julian Bartrom and Jennifer Bland collect signatures outside New World Remuera for their petition ...

Auckland residents are demanding the ban of glyphosate being used by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to control weeds on roads and in parks.

Two injured in Remuera crash video

Emergency services were called to the incident in Remuera.

One woman had to be freed from her car after it collided with a truck in Auckland.

Electoral blunder now resolved

Electoral officer Dale Ofsoske.

Viliami Tiseli's affiliation to Auckland Future has been removed as he's left with little choice but to stand as an independent in the local government elections.

Park Up heads to Parnell

The Park Up For Homes events have been organised to show solidarity with those families forced to sleep in their cars or ...

Last planned protest against homelessness will be held in Prime Minister's neighbourhood.

Vatican visit to Auckland Anglican college

Archbishop Sir David Moxon, while briefly in Auckland from his position in Rome, presided over the anniversary ...

Auckland's Anglican college received a holy blessing in its 170th anniversary celebrations.

Mumbai Unplugged to feature prominent Indian musicians

Mumbai Unplugged will feature Auckland jazz artist Ben Fernandez.

The concert at the Dorothy Winstone Centre will feature two illustrious Mumbai based artists.

Designing for dementia

The Vaucluse Aged Care and Facility in Sydney features 176 suites and 14 independent living units specifically designed ...

Alzheimers Auckland Symposium is looking at how spaces can be cleverly designed to aid those with dementia.

Pressure mounts for 1st XV final

Sacred Heart prop Fatongia Paea on the charge during the semifinal against St Kent's.

Out to end a 51 year drought, Sacred Heart College hope to win the Auckland final with entertaining rugby.

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