Growing missionary numbers serving in the South Pacific has led to a $3 million expansion of a training centre.
A train station on the brink of closing is now full-steam ahead and it's all thanks to community pressure.
Counties Manukau Health is facing a predicted funding shortfall of about $100 million.
Customers are getting lost or staying away from a popular Auckland tourist spot because of detours.
Residents say hoons are speeding down their roads, but a a week-long survey of the Manurewa neighbourhood showed all is well.
An Auckland homeowner was watching the World Cup cricket this afternoon, when his house was suddenly engulfed in flames.
Cousins Huia Taylor and Ani Tangitu are fed up with people bad-mouthing their hometown.
Community leaders are defending a decision to give extra funding to an ice-cream sundae world record attempt.
Flowers, pinwheels and beer bottles spill over on graves at an Auckland cemetery, but some of them need to go.
The rent on most council-owned pensioner flats in South Auckland is set to go up by up to $30 a week.
Kids as young as 6 harass patrons, fight and try to break into stores at an Auckland shopping centre.
Millions are being "sucked" from the community through a "blight" of pokie machines, local advocates say.
Principals are crossing their fingers a new school in Takanini will open before already swelling student numbers become too much to handle.
Diana Swarbrick has bicycles coming out of her ears – and she's not sure where to put them all.
Curly Jacobs is going the distance to fight obesity – 4200km in fact.
Life hasn't been the same for the Ahomiro family since its beloved dog Max died.
A toddler left at a Manukau Work and Income office is still in the custody of Child Youth and Family.
Police are appealing for help following the Christmas Eve shooting of a teenager in Auckland.
Counties Manukau Plunket has outstripped the national target for up-to-date immunisation of infants.
The City Rail Link will almost certainly shave time off South Aucklanders' train commute.
Kidz First Children's Hospital has received a whopping $224,250 thanks to Countdown appeal.
HNZ spending $30m to improve 13,000 state-owned properties to reduce child driveway fatalities.
Plans to create a regional park on the site of the old Puketutu Island quarry are taking a step forward.
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.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?