Catherine Friend is the first lady of Auckland rugby league.
OPINION: You might have read a few of Peter Mihaere's columns, but here's a bit more background to our new regular columnist.
Forget quiet summers and busy winters, Auckland's Middlemore Hospital now has a full emergency department right through the year.
Aucklanders will get a say on whether they want to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. But some don't support the idea.
Mangere Bridge residents have a chance to do their bit and help terminally ill children enjoy their last days.
Moana, Albert Einstein, Shrek and the sisters from Frozen are taking over Auckland prison's walls.
Community politicians in South Auckland are speaking with one voice against changes to the local rubbish collection system.
Pulman Arena, the cavernous indoor sports centre at Bruce Pulman Park, will be opened on Saturday.
Take a look inside court at what charges alleged burglars are facing.
Keven Mealamu is hoping to give underprivileged children a better chance at playing rugby through a new initiative called 'Best Foot Forward'.
Che Fu's dad, and the godfather of NZ reggae music, has had his prized acoustic guitar stolen.
Police say the man led them on a chase through Otara, Auckland before crashing into a church fence.
Two arrested, one taken to hospital following major brawl in south Auckland.
Statue will tell kids 'if he can do it, so can I', Sir John Walker says.
A dramatic decline in desk checkouts is one of the drivers of a major restructuring of Auckland community libraries.
OPINION: What is going on with our water?
Multiple people knocked unconscious after brawl involving knives, sticks and bats near Auckland train station.
Swept away in flash floods, Voice was nowhere to be seen for two weeks. She's been found alive and well.
"They need to have a bloody good look at their training methods," a police dog trainer says.
The man was chased by police, and dogs, in Auckland but managed to evade both.
Otahuhu's premier women's softballers saved their worst performance of the year till last.
[EDITORIAL]. The Government's insulation grants run out soon, so don't delay in seeing if you're eligible to apply.
The old, the new, the cheap, the eye wateringly expensive. Parnell is a mad mix.
Nurses are changing the way they interact with patients and their families thanks to findings from a group of students.
A shortage of teachers in New Zealand's largest city is continuing to cause major stress for school leaders.
Delays expected for travellers after truck catches fire near Auckland Airport.
OPINION: We may not have won in Dunedin, going down to the Bulldogs, but I have met some wonderful people in the South.
Song and dance, kapa haka performances, bright coloured outfits and a whole lot of food are what made up the last week for most South Auckland students.
In part two of our 'Spotlight on Burglaries' campaign, we take a look at why burglaries are committed and what the thieves are after.
Taylar Tapara isn't one to back down from a challenge.