Leonie Osbourne's scheme Soles4Souls takes used shoes and gives them a second life at lower decile schools.
Man armed with a pole sparks police search in Manurewa after reports of a gun.
Council has slashed more than $28,000 for CCTV in parts of South Auckland.
Auckland's local boards now have the power to oppose liquor licence applications.
Nearly 2000 dogs will strut their stuff at the Eukanuba National Dog Show next month.
Clayton Park Primary keen to expand into a secondary college after parents express "continual frustration."
Hitting drinkers where it hurts is the only way to fix growing alcohol-related problems, liquor store owner says.
A high-tech computer system housed within a nondescript white van is putting the brakes on crime.
South Auckland's newest MP owes much of her success to United States president Barack Obama.
Dancing might have brought them together but it was their love for bowls that kept the Philps going.
Think poverty is NZ is a myth? Come see what I see, 'soup walk' organiser says.
Opening a school in Mangere is a "strategic decision" that will help Maori achievement, Willie Jackson says.
Most drivers stopped at a recent police checkpoint didn't have young children in their cars strapped in correctly.
Students at an Auckland college were keen to hear about Tongan man Sione Vaka's academic journey.
Young people need to stand up and vote in this year's general election, Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker says.
When Mary O'Conner was woken by a loud crash outside her house, her first thought was "here we go again".
Totara Hospice is appealing for urgent donations so it can fund a specialist triage nurse.
Together for 23 years, 8 kids and another on the way, one couple knew it was time to quit smoking for good.
Mark Grey's obsession with Holden cars started when he was just a young boy.
Auckland Council has indicated that clubrooms in Otara could be one of many projects put on hold to help cut spending.
Phil Collins, Heff and Neil Diamond all gifted charms to Geraldine Carden, but the necklace they lived on has been lost.
Blood is in short supply in the Auckland region and the NZ Blood Service is urging people to donate.
A young family is ready to move in to Auckland's first special housing area.
Race Relations Commissioner praises woman who went public after humiliating treatment by The Warehouse.
After a rocky start residents are now keen to work at the new men's prison, recruitment manager says.
Manurewa East School students learned about different foods before putting their cooking skills to the test.
Despite rates, property valuations and pay increases for some staff, council has still recorded a surplus of $97 million.
Good food destined for the trash is being rescued to help families in need.
The theft of a precious doll, which belonged to a much-loved gran, has devastated its owner.
Three outgoing girls are seeking love, companionship and long walks on the beach.
She walked into The Warehouse to buy some underwear and left hours later with a trespass order.
Ex-wife of slain policeman ''heartbroken'' after money for kids' commemorative outing swiped.
Mr Tuck shocked staff at his local library by leaving them a staggering $80,000 legacy in his will.
You've got to be "a bit mad" to run for 20 hours straight, Andrew Fifita-Lamb says.
More than 600 fierce competitors from around the country battled it out over three days at the New Zealand Culinary Fare.
Auckland Airport is helping to showcase local talent by inviting community groups to come and perform for travellers.
'Twitter Aunties' are using their tweeting skills to support women and children at risk of domestic violence.
A new initiative enables students interested in a technology or trades career to go on placements once a week.
The scalpels are flying at SPCA Auckland in an attempt to stop unwanted kittens being born.
A "living" building at Auckland Airport is in line to win a top architecture award.
Waxing your legs is probably as painful as giving birth to twins, teacher Garreth Haddoe reckons.
Richard Smith remembers being a kid with nowhere to skate like it was yesterday.
Pacific Islander? Pregnant? Well, there's now an app for that.
A mobile service is aiding the fight against diabetes by reaching people where they work, play and pray.
Government-backed lending initiative a good scheme, but doesn't address root of problem, manager says.
John Newton believes flowers can change people's lives, so he is running free courses in floral design.
Are the first cracks appearing in the much-trumpeted plan to solve Auckland's housing crisis?
A former policeman says he may be forced to retire because he doesn't feel safe riding the train to work.
What do you do when a hoped-for rescue turns into a tragedy? Constable Geoff Bray's course could have the answer.
It will take decades to restore one of Auckland's most polluted waterways, but small projects may be the way to go.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?