Proposed changes to electorates mean half of growing Ormiston is in Botany and the other half in Hunua.
Just a few years ago little Sophie Bold was struggling to survive. Every breath she took was a precious moment.
Properties in Flat Bush and Highland Park have been caught up in Operation Ghost drug raids.
Jacqueline Brand-Holt is laying her values bare for all to see in her current exhibition, Just Figured.
Zeus and Pluto have been up to no good
Sticky-pawed Zeus and Pluto have nabbed a number of items around Pakuranga without detection and now their owners want to return them.
Catching a feed of snapper over the weekend wasn't easy but those who put in the time and effort were rewarded with some nice fish.
Thalidomide survivor Barry de Geest was born with no arms, short legs and three toes on each foot.
Term 4 is coming to an end and police are training the year 5 students to do the important role of school road patrols for 2014.
Valerie Adams' desire to win Counties Manukau Sport's Sportswoman of the Year and Supreme Sporting Excellence awards is as undiminished as the year she won her region's first junior title.
Some situations require more than the Coastguard can deliver - and that's when the Westpac rescue helicopter is called in to help.
Most people would be happy to tick one mountain ascent off their bucket list.
Playing with toys is a serious business for the young testers recruited by The Warehouse.
Fraudulent bank notes are being found at businesses across Counties Manukau.
Dads, grandads, cousins, uncles and even a few brave mums who were honorary dads for the day enjoyed a number of boyish activities at Baverstock Oaks School.
Amy Oatridge is one of three new biosecurity detector dog handlers who with her beagle Ollie will be sniffing out exotic pests and diseases.
The Mad Butcher sells his last store
Sir Peter Leitch has sold his last store to the publicly listed company Veritas Investments which now owns the Mad Butcher chain.
Diwali and the Lantern Festival are recipients of council funding, but the Scottish Cultural Festival has again been denied.
Douglas Choong has an amazing ability to get students excited and passionate about maths.
The great Christmas Show is more than an annual celebration of the festive season for director Brian Payne and his daughter Ashleigh.
SARAH HARVEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer Olympian Dick Quax says his body is "battered" after undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
More than six months ago Emma-Jayne McCarthy and Andrea Claasen did something crazy. They decided to cycle a mammoth 200km in a bid to conquer cancer.
Bucklands Beach opened its doors to the community and celebrated with an exhibition on how the world works.
Showy birds are a suburban menace
Peacocks have been digging up gardens, displacing roof tiles, defecating on paths and crowing outside windows in Dannemora.
The worm beds of Rakino are fishing well and there are reports of the odd kingfish being caught among the snapper.
Grey hair isn't the only thing that binds members of the Howick Friendship Force together.
Athletes and cops have hit the streets to raise awareness of the Special Olympics movement.
Slurping down milk at school is once again routine for many New Zealand children.
The distinctive roar of one of the world's most popular Warbirds aircraft will be heard over Ardmore this Sunday.
Maddy Evans fits in more than 15 hours of training a week around her Saint Kentigern College timetable to stay at the top of her game.
Students could soon be travelling to China for work experience with telecommunications giant Huawei.
Working on a creative project with someone you've been friends with for more than 20 years has its ups and downs.
Meredith Heruela is lucky her family home in the Philippines only had some of its roof blown off.
Ruben Wiki will be carrying Edward the cardboard child around for Buddy Day in the hope to get people talking about Buddy Day.
A newborn robot that can turn limp and even blue is helping train doctors and midwives.
A mystery accident scattered rocks across the road, killing Antony David Chapman when his bicycle struck one a few hours later.
Helping out our feathered friends
People are being asked to look out for young birds and their nests when pruning trees at this time of the year.
Leilani Jamieson loves everything about rugby.
Tiritiri Matangi and around Shearer's Rock are fishing well at the moment and there have been reports of some very big snapper being caught in the area.
As teachers dive into digital learning one crucial element has been sinking the whole endeavour - internet quality.
Salvation Army East City Corps captain Mat Badger feels like a broken record, delivering the same message every Christmas.
Mark Deoki is the new St John top dog for East Auckland but he will still respond to a 111 call.
Howick Baptist Healthcare's decision to sell its home support service has nothing to do with the company's financial status.
Residents of East Auckland attention: There is a hero among you.
Joyce Hood has worked all over the world, but this year saw her on a different type of quest when she worked at Gallipoli with Conservation Volunteers to help visitors on Anzac Day.
Dumping an obsolete television on a roadside inorganic pile will send it to the tip along with its contaminants.
It is the biggest business in the area but nothing is going to stand in the way of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare becoming the first zero waste company in New Zealand.
The worm beds out from Rakino are starting to produce some good snapper and some of the fishos who fished there over the past weekend have reported catching fish up to the magic 20lb mark.
Clevedon's famous agricultural and pastoral show is almost here.
An ancient celebration of the dead has been brought alive at one East Auckland school.
The secret to a successful cafe is not about the food, it's about the passion, Penny Peng says.
Have the new speed limit rules made you change your driving habits?