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."
A high-tech computer system housed within a nondescript white van is putting the brakes on crime.
Hitting drinkers where it hurts is the only way to fix growing alcohol-related problems, liquor store owner says.
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.
After a rocky start residents are now keen to work at the new men's prison, recruitment manager says.
Race Relations Commissioner praises woman who went public after humiliating treatment by The Warehouse.
Manurewa East School students learned about different foods before putting their cooking skills to the test.
Good food destined for the trash is being rescued to help families in need.
Despite rates, property valuations and pay increases for some staff, council has still recorded a surplus of $97 million.
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.
More than 600 fierce competitors from around the country battled it out over three days at the New Zealand Culinary Fare.
You've got to be "a bit mad" to run for 20 hours straight, Andrew Fifita-Lamb says.
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.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?