Springsteen concert-goers rescued a piglet from the side of the motorway after they saw it fly off a truck.
All Black Charlie Faumuina is no longer the "big grizzly" he once was. His trademark beard was shaved off last weekend to raise money for child cancer.
The world's most ethnically diverse market is set to open in Manukau.
This week I attended the funeral of one of the country's finest sports producers and writers, John Matheson.
A 37-year-old mother-of-five is taking on the Ride to Conquer Cancer in November in memory of her husband who died of bowel cancer in 2005.
Students work to make difference
Inspired by a tale of a young Pakistani boy, the Nvader Group is standing up against slavery.
Net total of 13,709 migrations to Auckland in the last year adds to housing demand..
A dairy owner is worried plain cigarette packaging will cause more thefts from his store.
Mayor Len Brown is setting up an office to co-ordinate the efforts of Auckland Council, local boards and businesses to boost youth employment.
Registering valuables on a police database saved one woman plenty of heartache and money.
Sweet Adelines descend on Auckland
The ultimate feel-good activity - singing - is bringing hundreds of women to South Auckland next month.
A man addicted to synthetic cannabis says some retailers offer big discounts to keep you hooked.
Social activist Catriona MacLenna, is calling on nine political parties to make a stand for women's rights.
It is hoped New Zealanders will host more than 2000 breakfasts this year to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Young dancers are on a mission to cross the ditch and they're tapping their feet to get there.
South Auckland artists are up for some big prizes at the 10th annual Pacific Music Awards.
Awen Guttenbeil spoke to intermediate students about his experiences with rheumatic fever.
Budding young rugby star Sione Paea hangs up his boots to ride the length of NZ.
A high-ranking Counties Manukau police officer will not face criminal charges after a woman accused him of rape - but he may yet lose his job.
World War I tales reunited family members who never knew their relatives were living nearby.
A television drama marking the 2015 centenary of Gallipoli is bringing the reality of war close to home.
Papatoetoe's Grange Golf Club is looking to sell surplus land to pay debts and improve facilities.
A teacher has put out a book, Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams, in the hope he will get teens reading.
In a bid to put a stop to the serious problem of bullying in high schools, the Mad Butcher has announced the launch of a nationwide social media campaign.
The number of crimes might be falling but fewer of them are being solved as police focus on crime prevention.
A wheelchair-bound woman was left stranded on the fourth floor of her Housing New Zealand apartment block.
Papatoetoe Library is now home to the community's very own time capsule, a slice of history locked away for future generations.
There is still a long road ahead for Sean Standing-Clark who had a tumour removed from his brain last year.
There's a colourful surprise waiting for visitors to East Tamaki Healthcare clinics this month.
State housing changes will see the Housing NZ waiting list move to Work and Income.
A long-time community man has been on the receiving end of volunteer efforts for the first time in more than three decades.
A man who lost his wife to a rare skin disease has run 24 hours to honour her memory.
Five high school students are launching a cartoon covering the issue of child abuse.
Aorere College will hold the school's 50th jubilee this weekend.
The sentencing of teenager who paralysed his victim by stabbing him in the neck almost erupted into a courtroom brawl.
More local jobs for the South Auckland community are part of Auckland Airport's 30-year future vision.
Structure plan means block of bare land could be developed "sooner rather than later", mayor says.
A woman who battled self-injury and heroin addiction now has artworks on display.
New rules aimed at making council finances easier to understand are a waste of time, mayor Len Brown says.
The rating system in Auckland is unfair and unsustainable according to Len Brown.
There's a new hand on the reins and some big plans in the pipeline for the Manukau Indian Association.
A group of five-year-olds are painting, sticking and weaving their way towards their first wearable art competition.
The Government decision not to renew Problem Gambling Foundation's contract could affect smaller charities.
OPINION: Unlike many critics Willie Jackson refuses to accept that the Kohanga Reo National Trust is an organisation that reeks of corruption.
A man who staged an elaborate bomb hoax in a bid to rob a bank has been jailed for six years and three months.
A new skatepark is creating a buzz and making a positive change for one community.
Love is not always enough when you have a baby in prison. Pila Wati knows that first-hand.
Cancer victim Clinton Tata lived a full life to the very end of his battle with kidney cancer.
High lama leads prayers, turns first soil
Pong Re Tulku Rinpoche's life went from that of a typical kiwi kid to one of extreme importance when he was declared to be a reincarnation of a high Tibetan lama who died in the 1950s.
A church service has been held in Manurewa for the Kiwi parents of six killed in a fiery skydiving plane crash in Australia on Saturday.