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Auckland weather tomorrow

Cloud and rain are expected in Auckland on Saturday.

It's the end of the golden weather, with rain in store for Auckland this weekend.

Cemetery rabbits to be shot

There are too many rabbits at Waikumete Cemetery.

The game is up for hundreds of rabbits running rampant in the country's biggest cemetery.

'Time is running out' video

Pat Wearn, who has Alzheimer's, went missing on her twice-daily walk on Monday afternoon.

Missing woman's son makes heartfelt plea as fifth day of search draws to a close.

Boring tui song due to city living

A boring two-tone tui has been annoying city dwellers.

For tui living in cities, the daily grind means they have more monotonous tunes than their healthy forest cousins.

Electric buses roll out

Two E-Buses will join Auckland Transport's fleet later this year.

Two E-Buses to join Auckland Transport's fleet in bid to combat climate change.

Waiheke gallery visitor numbers exceed expectations

Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Artworks, Oneroa is attracting more visitors than ever.

As Waiheke prepares for its headland Sculpture on the Gulf event, the gallery is doing rather well too.

Simple prostate cancer check life-saving

Kevin Brailey encourages men to have life-saving prostate cancer checks.

Poster boy for new treatment encourages checks.

Trains on track for restoration

Mainline Steam Heritage Trust's South African steam engines are to be relocated from the tracks near Tamaki Dr to Mercer ...

Three steam train engines saved from being scrapped in South Africa are destined for restoration in Auckland.

Mission: photograph every sunrise and sunset gallery

The 'blue hour' captured at Whatipu.

Auckland photographer spends 10 hours a day photographing every sunrise and sunset of January.

Artist of the week: Anthonie Tonnon

Auckland songwriter Anthonie Tonnon says he manages to live a fairly conventional life as an almost fulltime musician.

Silver Scroll nominated songwriter Anthonie Tonnon loves to convey narrative through his songwriting.

Team Brexit fueling up

Tepid Baths gym instructor Joshua Samuela puts Simon Collins, Sinead Loughnane and Ian Benet through their paces.

Team Brexit's training is well underway for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Swim pants for swim safety

Lucas Forsman and daughter Riley Forsman take part in a swim class.

Some babies under 18 months old will be given a valuable tool before their first swim this summer. 

Creating future opera stars

Samson Setu had never attended an opera production before he discovered it in high school.

"It's good to show that anyone can do this … no matter where you come from."

From Sudan to NZ

Izadine Ahmed Abdallah, front centre in white, is part of Mixit's summer show, This Way Out.

Izadine Ahmed Abdallah was only 13 when he arrived in New Zealand from an African refugee camp.

Bunny influx at SPCA

Todd has been cared for by the SPCA after being left in a rubbish bag with a group of other rabbits.

With more than 60 in its care, SPCA Auckland wants people to consider adopting a pet rabbit this summer.

Christmas fire claims fourth victim

Kailesh Thanabalasingham was a long-time advocate for refugees in New Zealand.

$80,000 raised for Auckland dad Kailesh Thanabalasingham will go into a trust for his 11-year-old daughter, Krishah.

Sea with a view

Sit back and relax on New Zealand's brand new Clearyaks.

See what lies beneath the deep blue sea, without getting wet.

Auckland thief's thirst for liquor

A Caucasian man in his late 50s is said to have been repeatedly entering Grey Lynn and snooping around.

Ilaria Sandri describes the terrifying moment she came face-to-face with a strange man in her kitchen.

Squash courts for Auckland landmarks

Squash Auckland is setting up its portable mini-court at beach locations throughout the city during February in a bid to ...

Playing a game of squash, with the Rangitoto Island as a backdrop is about to become reality.

Car park restrictions to be enforced

Since June Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have received 13 complaints about the Onehunga Bay car park.

Onehunga Bay visitors will be pleased with a small parking victory after parking restrictions were approved for the reserve's car park.

Screams for help answered

Mauricio Rojas with the boat fender he took to a man hanging from the the mooring ropes of the launch in the Weiti River ...

They heard the words 'help! I'm drowning!' from the estuary beside their home, and they knew they had to act.

'Major tourist drawcard' for Rodney

The views over Omaha from Rodney Rd on the proposed Big Omaha Trail.

The public gets a say on a network of walkways and cycleways between Puhoi and Pakiri including the Big Omaha Trail.

Tanks run dry on Waiheke

Water companies are struggling to meet demand as summer's 'dry' continues.

Summer's 'dry' is starting to hit families on un-reticulated Waiheke.

Businesses getting on their bikes

Massey University Albany campus staff Andrea Davies and Louise Vallant are taking part in the Auckland Bike Challenge.

Auckland businesses are encouraging staff on their bikes for the Auckland Bike Challenge.

Bellydance and Bollywood fusion headed to Auckland

The founder of Bellywood, Meher Malik.

Bellywood stemmed from a problem that became an opportunity to do something new, its founder says.

Community service is all about action

Ailian Su, a Botany subdivison by-election candidate for the vacant seat on the Howick Local Board, is stating her case ...

A nurse and Justice of the Peace believes she has the appropriate experience to represent Botany.

Iwi rejects petition concerns

Pt England Reserve beach underwent a $1.1 million redevelopment in 2011.

Iwi developing hundreds of houses on east Auckland reserve pours cold water over residents' concerns.

Growing up Christian, and gay

Wez van der Linde talks frankly about wrestling with homosexuality while being a Christian in his book Space for the ...

"I'm a perfectionist, I want things to be right, I want things to be perfect. And for me, perfect was not being gay."

Gibson family dominate diamonds

Howick premier men's softball pitcher Campbell Gibson had a superb all-round game in the 7-3 victory over Ramblers last ...

Skilled siblings star in Howick premier softball performances.

NZ lacking in defibrillators

Heart attack survivor Geoff Brogan at the Western Springs Football Club where he suffered a heart attack and was saved ...

Some codes are better than others when it comes to installing defibrillators in sports clubs.

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