Emma Harper is shaving her head in remembrance of the friend she lost to leukaemia.
A grandfather fears the lack of safe road crossings outside a local school could be putting young lives at risk.
Teams of budding young engineers from around the country proved their robot-making prowess at this year's Kiwibots national champs.
Aulii Mitchell was six years old when his great-grandfather, grandfather and mother started teaching him hula and his passion for it has only grown since then.
Police and council are at a loss to explain the appearance of several animal carcasses at Weymouth Beach.
People are invited to join a "walking bus" through Papatoetoe in an effort to make the streets safe for all.
The Immigration Advisers Authority has refused to renew Daljit Singh's licence to give immigration advice after he was convicted of electoral fraud.
Unkempt trees are causing resident Vincent Arudas to fear for the safety of road users and pedestrians.
A customer of a major supermarket chain is seething at the lack of enforcement around mobility parking.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has stepped in to cheer up Esther Pekepo as she prepares for three months of gruelling chemotherapy.
Ezekiel Robson, a disability advocate, is in Hiroshima for an international exchange programme that focuses on improving community leadership.
Contemporary Maori dancers and writers have a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world's largest arts and creativity incubators.
Dog owners will get the chance to have their say about any changes to the off-leash area at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
McKenzie Joyce-Quinn is exposed to an exciting new world of sound and opportunity as she plays in the garden of her Massey home.
They may have just signed a major record deal, but when Sol3 Mio are back home they're sleeping on the floor.
A deadly outbreak of avian botulism is killing ducks and other birds in south and west Auckland.
Four drownings in four days at a popular but dangerous fishing beach came down to bad practice and might have been avoided if the victims had worn lifejackets, a coroner says.
Jenny Salesa was selected from a group of eight vying to be the Labour Party candidate for Manukau East.
Mangere East Primary School can finally move on from the devastating fire that ruined a significant part of their school.
A mobile service offering smokefree support is a vehicle for revolution says Tariana Turia.
The Hillpark Residents Association is hosting a house and garden tour this Sunday to raise funds to protect their area's heritage.
A bus driver who exceeded the speed limit and crashed into a tree, killing an elderly passenger, has been jailed for nearly three years.
An elderly man drove his car into the old Papatoetoe fire station's cafe narrowly missing a pedestrian.
A rather lost rabbit and his crabby mate might be a bit confused but at least they're crowd favourites.
Young leaders will be following in the footsteps of their ancestors when they represent their country at Gallipoli this Anzac Day.
Keeping things running smoothly at Middlemore Hospital is what Moti Timoti does best.
A musical mentor working to inspire the next generation of South Aucklanders has been honoured.
The health sector is pushing for more Maori to pursue a career in nursing.
Karen Leuschke has worked with youngsters through Kidsline since it was first launched 26 years ago.
OPINION: The Labour Party's Shane Jones made an outstanding start to the political year according to Willie Jackson.
Grocery giant Foodstuffs has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court over Watercare's central interceptor project.
A leader of New Zealand's Sikh community has been sentenced to five months' community detention and 200 hours of community service for forging election documents in a bid to win a local body election three years ago.
Leah was more than a friend to Pippa when she was in prison - she was the family support the young woman didn't have.
Off-leash dog areas may shrink following a series of attacks at the Botanic Gardens.
Former Olympian Dick Quax thought he might never run again after cancer treatment stopped him in his tracks.
It's hard to believe Radio Lollipop singing star Campbell MacKenzie was born with a life-threatening condition.
Train operator Transdev needs to employ more inspectors says passenger whose tablet was stolen.
Community leaders are calling for more people to set up Neighbourhood Support groups in the wake of a street assault.
Allegations that some pregnant women have been neglected by maternity carers at Middlemore Hospital are "unacceptable", the Health Minister says.
A walk in the park is Anna Loren's way of thanking those who cared for her uncle in his last days.
Mila the elephant has met a new friend for the first time in 37 years at her new home in the San Diego Zoo.
Ros Demas plays the steelpan as a member of Caribbeanz Southern Stars, believed to be New Zealand's first and only steelpan band.
More than 2000 people turned up at Mangere Bridge Waterfront Reserve on Saturday to root for 200 paddlers competing in the 2014 Portage Crossing Regatta.
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Forest & Bird South Auckland members are searching for the long-tailed bat and are asking for help to track down the tiny mammal.
Two brothers who braved rough seas to rescue a couple of students have been officially recognised for their heroics.
A once-bare patch of land is now a thriving garden with leafy green veges, thanks to busy hands at a women's refuge in Mangere.
Robyn Hughes will be playing her part in one of the biggest events in Middlemore Hospital's history this weekend.
OPINION: Willie Jackson thinks mainstream media finally got it 'sort of right' with this year's coverage of Waitangi Day.
Labour Party candidates are lining up to win long-serving MP Ross Robertson's golden chair.
A former sex worker is launching a new outreach programme as part of his advocacy service Choices Forward.