A Salvation Army report has called on the new PM to consider a rethink of criminal justice policy.
The 44-year-old rugby referee and police officer was "doing what he loved" when he was struck down.
Couple who signed a sale agreement then refused to sell their Auckland home have to pay $90k after losing an appeal.
Tupou Neiufi,15, was left with a serious brain injury by a hit-and-run driver - but she has forgiven them.
OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.
The funeral of two cousins who died in the sinking of The Francie was held in Auckland on Saturday.
Years of hard work is paying off for people devoted to improving south Auckland's natural environment.
It's rare that the kids get to play in their own backyard - thanks to neighbour's 26 "poorly managed" beehives.
It's hard to believe that plastics bags have only been with us for about 50 years.
"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."
Once an obese cabinet maker from Manurewa, Jerry Mamea has just won his first Natural Olympia title in Las Vegas.
A major new south Auckland housing development has been launched in Manukau.
John Key says he backs the next person on National's list as an MP, but doesn't expect her in Parliament.
Parris Goebel's edgy choreography and lucrative dance career are recognised with an Arts Foundation New Generation Award.
From Las Vegas to Tokyo to India, there's no stopping Carlos Skipper from becoming a dancing success.
National's newest MP-in-waiting believes in stigmata and thinks Trump is anointed by God.
Mangere's local board is moving to replace the sale of sugary drinks starting at a local pool.
Gabrielle Loffley's artistic talent is being immortalised on a giant canvas.
Manurewa's latest piece of art is for the youth, by the youth.
Christmas in Mangere Bridge is going to be more than just carol singing.
Papatoetoe will press for an outright win against Takapuna at Onewa Domain, Takapuna on Saturday.
OPINION: Opposing euthanasia does not mean that a person opposes compassion.
OPINION: The Authorised Dying Bill provides a process for a person to choose the manner of their death.
Charlie Faumuina is Counties Manukau's supreme athlete of the year.
Police recommend using a peephole or looking through a window before opening the door to strangers.
Marty Perry scored 70 and took 3-26 in Papakura's five run upset of Counties Manukau club cricket's one day competition leaders, Pukekoke-Metro last Saturday.
A South Auckland music producer wants his music to bring the community together.
Two men appear in court over death of gang prospect Clayton Ratima, who was dropped off at hospital badly injured.
It's wonderful when you see our people supporting indigenous people around the world.
Fathers, family men and friends swallowed by the sea. Mourners of the Kaipara fishermen say it's hard to accept.