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Could plastic solve housing crisis?

A group of South Auckland students plan to build a temporary structure out of plastic bottles.

School students may have come up with a solution to Auckland's housing woes.

Part of Auckland's history

Seasame the seven-year-old Kunekune pig gets some of the milk that is milked from the cows each morning at 10am.

What began as a dairy farm in the early 1800s has flourished into an Auckland favourite - Ambury Regional Park.

Fatal shooting: Arrest made

Police have arrested 23-year-old Bodi McKee in relation to a fatal shooting in Manurewa, south Auckland.

Bodi McKee, 23, arrested in south Auckland in relation to man's death.

Man on the run

Jessie Arthur Heke-Gray has not been seen since Thursday.

Police are on the hunt for a man missing for two days who may be armed with a knife.

Toddler's death: Murder charge laid

A woman has been charged over the death of a toddler in December 2015.

Woman, 65, charged with murder of 2-year-old boy in south Auckland.

Auckland Airport security under spotlight

Auckland Airport's domestic terminal was thrown into "chaos" by a security breach, with people forced to go back through ...

A security breach at Auckland Airport on Thursday was one of 200 similar incidents in the past two years.

Safety first for service stations gallery

The East and South Auckland Z Energy fuel station managers and Counties Manukau Police at their recent debrief.

A partnership between Z Energy and Counties Manukau Police has led to a reduction in crimes at East and South Auckland service stations.

Classics displayed at open day

Canine Attendant Abbie with Ember, who is still available for adoption.

Cruise around more than 160 hot rods and classic cars at the SPCA Auckland village on October 25.

'Bassinet on top of wet carpet' video

Farhaan Khan's five-month-old baby is sick because rain and cold air escapes through the thin plywood wall of his house.

Developer accused of taking payment and leaving families in unfinished houses.

'Blame isn't going to help'

Eden Nathan, 16, died after a police pursuit.

The mother of dead teen Eden Nathan says she never blamed police for the pursuit that led to her daughter's death.

Meth in shoes, car lights

Customs investigations manager Maurice O'Brien said the agency is determined to intercept smuggled drugs.

Three charged after nearly 2kg of drug found in high heel shoes, car lights and a soap box.

Rewa's finest to take national stage video

Henry Ap'e and Nicola Nimo play in a duo called Blessed.

Artists like The Broods and Kimbra once performed on this stage and now these Manurewa teenagers are gearing up to bask in the spotlight.

Who still uses pay phones? Drug dealers

Phone box in Otara.

Drug dealing, vandalism, fake 111 calls and anti-social behaviour: The headache that is a pair of phone boxes in south Auckland.

Down tools for mental health

Mental Health Foundation is holding a national Lockout on World Mental Health Day October 10 from 12pm - 1pm.

The Mental Health Foundation is asking Kiwis to connect with nature for good mental health and wellbeing.

Caring people needed

Victim Support Counties Manukau service co-ordinator Alanna Howard, left, and acting area manager Grace Chan-Nuualiitia ...

Help out Victim Support and volunteer your time.

All Black's wife 'haunted' by attack

All Black Charlie Faumuina's wife Rachelle said she was "haunted" by Robert Moka's attack on her.

Man who punched heavily pregnant wife of Charlie Faumuina gets 10-month sentence.

Sport: Heat face Wellington in semi final gallery

Counties Manukau Heat and Black Fern flyer Renee Wickliffe will add firepower to the Counties Manukau Heat in their ...

 Renee Wickliffe and Portia Woodman will bolster the Counties Manukau Heat in their Farah Palmer Cup semi final this Saturday.

'The family chain has broken'

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Slain man's sister cries in court as the man who killed him in act of "mindless violence" is jailed.

Iwi deal 'game-changer' for Govt

Maori party co leader Marama Fox.

OPINION: The Kermadec Sanctuary deal is turning into a potential game changer for the Government.

Sex offender to be moved

A public meeting....

"I don't want to be going to my daughter's funeral," dad says at heated public meeting.

'Don't vote for fools'

Sir Barry Curtis says the best candidates are those willing to serve "without fear or favour".

Voting packs are arriving in mailboxes. A mayor of 24 years, Sir Barry Curtis, tells us why it's important to vote.

SOUL campaign erect art at Ihumatao video

Brendan Corbett standing by the structure representing a house built on Ihumatao Quarry Road.

About 200 residents from Mangere came out in protest of the development of Ihumatao which is now a Special Housing Area.

An appeal to jam with Tori Kelly

Candy Tusini-Rex is pursuing her dreams by hopefully one day soon jamming with Tori Kelly.

Youth worker Candy Tusini-Rex wants to inspire teens to follow their dreams, so she's practicing what she preaches.

Let's put our faith in Kearney and McFadden

Vodafone Warriors player of the year Simon Mannering with CEO Jim Doyle and Owner and Chairman Eric Watson.
Vodafone ...

What a time it was for league last week. I was at the 2016 New Zealand Warriors Awards and it was a terrific night.

What does an Auckland councillor do?

Retiring Manukau Ward councillor Arthur Anae says the job is a "24-7" role.

"The council is your servant and politicians are the servants of the people."

Eleven to Youth Aid after brawl

The brawl spilled into the Massey Rd KFC in Mangere East on August 29.

Further students involved in a violent fracas at a south Auckland KFC identified.

Young musicians' time to shine

Clayton Park School band "10or Squad", from left, Mione Jinapun, Shania Ioane, Lauryn McCormick, Nandita Narayan, ...

The next generation of Kiwi music superstars may have just been uncovered.

Young dad's cancer fight goes on

Manurewa cancer patient Michael Williams, right, pictured with wife Mele Siniva Williams and their son James Williams, ...

Michael Williams is fighting cancer with everything he's got.

Sport: Heat aim to be top seeds

Counties Manukau Heat's first five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali gets her backline moving against Wellington during their ...

Counties Manukau Heat find out if they're a chance of winning the women's provincial rugby championship on Saturday.

Health alert over sick churchgoers

Two people were diagnosed with meningococcal disease after attending services at Auckland Fijian Seventh-Day Adventist ...

Aucklanders urged to be vigilant after two people diagnosed with deadly meningococcal disease.

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