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Two men found guilty of burning Auckland man Shalvin Prasad to death

The men accused of burning Shalvin Prasad to death have been found guilty.

Fog disrupts flights to and from Auckland

Low cloud in Auckland delayed or cancelled more than 30 flights.

Dambuster medals wing way back to NZ

The war medals of the last surviving Dambuster are heading back to NZ for display in Auckland.

Faces of Auckland: Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

Racism at Auckland University tackled in project

Student-led project looks to stamp out racism experienced by Maori and Pasifika at university.

Bastion Point sculpture planned

Auckland Council is planning a new public art work at the entrance to the Bastion Point steps in Mission Bay.

Auckland teacher aides caught with cannabis

South Auckland school stands behind decision not to go to police after teacher aides were caught with cannabis.

Roadworks delay Auckland commuters

Auckland’s traffic is nightmarish at the best of times. Throw in road works, and a journey to work takes on epic proportions.

23-year-old bridge player makes national team

23-year-old Rebecca Wood's national selection dispels the myth that bridge is just for the elderly.

Kiwi research leads to anti-wrinkle innovation

Auckland skin care company makes big claims for an anti-ageing product.

What's on Auckland: Animal Edition

This weekend's guide will celebrate all things animal. It's time to get out and about in our wild jungle of a city.

Auckland train lines delayed after fault on southern line

Auckland's southern train line has had services suspended due to a "train fault".

Derailed Auckland train was speeding

A train was travelling at almost three times the speed limit when it derailed and rolled, report finds.

Auckland Zoo cheetah gets health check up

What does it take to give a 55kg predator a check up? A range of medical equipment, top vets and a shotgun.

Fears for Northland woman missing since December

Concern grows as police fail to find missing Northland woman Leeann Scott.

Where to go for ramen in Auckland

As we move into autumn, discover the joys of ramen at this Auckland newcomer.

Red Puppy Appeal kicks off nationwide

There are no free passes for being cute, these puppies need certain skills and traits for the big job ahead.

Body found after wharf jumper reported

Police searching for a teenager who jumped off an Auckland wharf have found a body.

Auckland teens stealing cars a cause for concern

A spate of Auckland vehicle thefts by young people could end in tragedy, police warn.

Fundraiser looks to buy hospital scanner

Wei Zhou says she was scared to touch her baby girl in the months after her premature birth.

Invasion leaves Auckland family traumatised

A family were traumatised after a home invader smashed his way into their home and attacked the son.

Fundraising gala will help Amira get mobile

The sign on Amira Said's pram reads, "We're the proud parents of a T9 M miracle."

Auckland Council's advisory panels assessed

Third Auckand community adviser quits amid growing concerns the council’s advisory panels waste time and money.

Make-A-Wish ambassador role goes to New Zealander

Teenager Kavanna Jade is thrilled to be New Zealand's first ever Make-A-Wish child ambassador.

Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

Music shop to close a 'Howick icon'

Tom Kroon says it's the people he'll miss most when his music shop closes after nearly four decades of trading.

Man flown to hospital after tractor accident

An elderly man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after a tractor accident in Auckland.

Student's bush petition pays off

Work at Kirks Bush in South Auckland will hopefully make the reserve a "more friendly place".

Anzac painting to be sold at auction

A symbolic painting showing the courage and commitment of Anzac soldiers could fetch up to $200,000 at auction.

Auckland boys flee stolen car after crash

Teens ran from the scene after crashing a stolen in central Auckland, police say.

Teen beats Tourette's to fulfill flying dream

At her worst she would endure three to four hours of constant involuntary movement, but now she's set to take to the skies.

Starving horse found dumped near Spookers

An extremely emaciated horse was left near Spookers tied to a tree without food or water.

Canadian teen jailed over drug import

Canadian teen jailed for nine years for importing almost $2 million worth of drugs into New Zealand.

Ex-air force firefighter represents NZ at Mr Gay World

Competing in the Mr Gay World competition is "an honour and a privilege", former air force firefighter says.

Crystal Palace to get three minutes of fame

A three-minute documentary might be just the thing to breathe new life into an old Auckland cinema.

Man in court over alleged bribery attempt

Man appears in court after he allegedly tried to bribe Auckland Council so his subdivision application was granted.

Two year wait for cochlear implants

People with hearing loss are suffering years in silence on waiting lists for cochlear implants.

Councillor stands ground over Auckland wharf decision

The lobby against Auckland’s port expansion is being manipulated to further certain people's mayoral aspirations, councillor says.

Real life homework on trip to Kermadecs

Excuses for getting off school don't get much better than 14-year-old Riley Hathaway's from Snells Beach.

Left to stray, dogs maul Ambury sheep

Rangers are begging people to keep their dogs under control, after a spate of maulings at Ambury Regional Park.

Race kicks off Leathen's new life

Six months ago everything changed for the Beasleys who ventured to St Louis Childrens Hospital for life-changing surgery.

Onepoto Domain pond remains toxic

The pond in Onepoto Domain remains toxic despite Auckland Council's plan to control the issue last winter.

A guide to the Black Caps semifinal

Where to watch, what to take, who to bet on. It's all here in this handy World Cup semifinal guide.

IHC volunteer rewarded with a smile

They've only known each other for six months, but already their friendship is special.

South Auckland homes targeted by young thieves

South Auckland homeowners are beefing up security after a spate of burglaries by teens.

Fire crews called to Auckland bitumen fire

A smouldering bitumen leak has caught fire at Marstel Wharf in Auckland.

Crown closing argument heard in Prasad case

Men charged with burning friend to death had "totally unrealistic" idea of how they would get away with it, court hears.

Ports of Auckland stick with controversial wharf plans

Vocal public opposition fails to sway Ports of Auckland's decision to build two wharf extensions.

Auckland named best city in the world for boaties

British Newspaper names Auckland as the best city in the world for boat lovers.

Third annual bed race opens in Auckland

The Great Auckland Bed Race has its third annual charity fundraising day at Auckland Domain.
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