There's no sitting on the fence for Jess Beer. She's competing against men and women and winning.
Local Board members walked out of a meeting in protest over possible names for a building and museum.
The zoning for primary schools in an area of East Auckland is under review following Ministry of Education request.
He's led decile 1 and 10 schools in the past but now principal Michael Leach is off to experience private schooling.
Judy Joy's dying wish was that her beloved cat Moo be looked after. But now he's gone missing.
Taiwanese wood sculptor Wu Jung-tzu's latest exhibition will only show in four select countries and NZ is one of them.
Mothers are dressed for the cold but their children aren't adequately covered, sewing group founder says.
A road covered up by chip seal in February is continuing to annoy residents, who question the quality of the tar.
Jamie Whyte is defending his decision to stand in Pakuranga rather than contest ACT's strong Epsom seat.
Three talented East Auckland footballers will take on some of the world's top young players next month in the UK.
Police are unsure what the motivation is behind the torching of four stolen cars over three days.
Customers are in the dark about new closing times and how they could affect Auckland's nightlife, hospitality group says.
Dr Kira Bacal is running a series about planning a mission to Mars with Pakuranga's University of the 3rd Age.
Mayor says it is timely to debate whether facilities like Howick Historical Village should be funded by all ratepayers.
Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.
Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.
An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.
3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.
The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.
BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.
You'd think they'd deter theft - but police warn firearms may be making owners a target for burglaries.
Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.
Protesters are fighting a fourth attempt to build a petrol station next to a primary school in East Auckland.
Three youngsters who invented a device to help deaf people escape fires are showing it off in the US.
An east Auckland street could be closed for several hours due to a gas leak, police say.
Decriminalising voluntary euthanasia could usher in an era of "therapeutic killing", a new report warns.
EnviroWaste wants to add about 20 metres to the height of one of Auckland's volcanic cones, formerly used for landfill.
A red police car on highway patrol has people talking about road safety, Inspector says.
Life took an academic and musical turn for Lisa Hawkeswood after she quit smoking a year ago.
A ferry terminal at Half Moon Bay is a priority, but it is not in the Council's budget yet, mayor says.
Success in a game development competition could see twins come face to face with Bill Gates.
Opposition to a plan to build houses in front of protected native bush is growing.
Too many two-wheelers for police
Nobody is claiming the dozens of bicycles being abandoned or handed in to police, community constable says.
Elderly residents have just a few more hours to say whether a petrol station should be built next to their retirement village.
Ellen Adoko loves the friendly people in eastern Auckland.
Residents are concerned that erosion will affect the road at Eastern Beach, despite measures by council to move sand.
The first phase of work towards setting up a junior college on Ormiston Rd in Flat Bush has begun.
Richard Pound's Asperger's Syndrome makes him different from other teacher aides at Mellons Bay School.
Forcing landowners to consult with Maori over archaeological sites in Akld's Unitary Plan is a bad idea, MP says.
A drought through parts of the wider Auckland region has broken but dairy farmers are still nervous.
Residents are fighting a proposal to build houses in front of protected native bush on land that was cleared without warning.
ICC Cricket World Cup organisers are looking for 7000 volunteers to help at next year's tournament.
School finds success combining mixed ages in some classrooms and single sex groups in others.
Young actors auditioning for roles in The Sound of Music will soon know whether they've been successful or not.
A woman who won big on a TV show plans to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The Poppy Peace Project is coming to East Auckland for the first time.
Former Black Cap Dipak Patel, 55, was presented with a long-service award at the Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club's senior prize-giving this month.
Black Caps Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan will play for county side Worcestershire in the upcoming English season.
A paramedic is getting on her bike to fight against cancer and as a tribute to her late brother.
Healthcare professionals are dressing up to encourage patients to take advantage of free health screening.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?