Auckland man discovers his roof cavity "covered" in asbestos just months after lung cancer diagnosis.
Using public transport has become an exercise in the art of train transfer for one partially sighted man.
Ratepayers have already chipped in $745,000 towards Colin Dale Park, but was it in vain?
Community leaders are disappointed that a long-awaited street prostitution law has been scrapped.
A blind man walked into traffic determined to kill himself after bullies broke his cane. Then a hero intervened.
The future of public transport in South Auckland is being held to ransom, Auckland councillor claims.
An earth-turning ceremony has marked the start of the Wero whitewater rafting complex's construction.
Green light given to a new off-licence liquor store despite community backlash and police opposition.
Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith tells Kiwi kids that passion, hustle and skills helped him achieve success.
A container storage company has been fined $81,000 for discharging sediment and diesel into a stream.
Valerie Adams flew halfway round the globe so she could be at the Counties Manukau Sport Sporting Excellence Awards.
New crime statistics paint a picture of who victims are, where offences like burglaries and assaults are happening.
Using social media to promote handcrafted jewellery is turning one student's dream into a reality.
It's been 36 long years coming but in true Christmas spirit, Otara's parade is finally back.
Stress from two weeks of noise and flashing fireworks is thought to have killed beloved pet Padfoot.
Wonky golfers and wayward golf balls have a family ducking for cover in their own back yard.
Vini Mahoni has organised kickboxing events before but none quite like this one.
It's Australasia's busiest emergency department but it's missing a critical piece of diagnostic equipment.
A South Auckland school student is spreading a little festive cheer across the country by stamping his mark on paper napkins.
The Finau family are still grieving, but say the help of charity Variety has made their lives better.
Clinical scientist Keswar Bokhoree was shocked at the extreme level of obesity in NZ when he arrived.
For the $2.7 million Otara Scorpions clubrooms to get the go-ahead, rates will have to rise.
The Pasifika Centre Project was due to be completed this month, but Mainzeal's collapse affected funding.
76 empty state houses in South Auckland is unacceptable given the number of families in need, MP says.
Hillpark School plan on using a $2000 grant to extend their vege garden and build an orchard.
Meauli Mykal Seuala knows only too well how diabetes can affect your quality of life.
Rises in house prices and rent and low wages mean many families will be feeling far from festive this Christmas.
Teau Aiturau weighed 252kg, couldn't walk, couldn't breathe and had sleep apnoea. He knew things had to change.
Home owners in Mangere-Otahuhu will cop an extra $117 on their rates bill next year.
It's only 13 years old, but The Gardens School will be torn down and rebuilt because of leaky building issues.
Basketball may be coming to a street near you with Spark's plans for courts in several Auckland suburbs.
Pollywood is the only show of its kind in the world but receives no major funding.
Manurewa's soup lady has bold plans for her free family fun day this Saturday- to feed 1000 hungry mouths.
A man with no use of his legs charged after he was caught using a walking stick to control car pedals.
Counties Manukau policewomen have scored a hat-trick at the top awards for female cops.
There are hopes a new Facebook page will help curb South Auckland's ongoing issues with alcohol.
There is concern home sales trucks are targeting people with few options leading them into debt.
McAuley High School's principal has won an award at the 2014 Fairfax Women of Influence Awards.
A self-taught photographer is using her camera to "smash" negative stereotypes of South Auckland.
Paul Munckhof has travelled the world and competed in the Paralympics but he reckons his biggest achievement is driving his own car.
Cancer patient Sally Xu is trying to raise money for her next round of a treatment currently unfunded in NZ.
If Ebola virus makes it to New Zealand, Middlemore Hospital will be ready to go.
There were no computers, internet or female principals when Heather Hampton began teaching 54 years ago.
Not even the wet and wild weather could dampen sprits at Ambury Farm's annual open day.
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."
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?