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Waiheke Islanders face tripling of rubbish costs

Waiheke residents are facing hikes in rubbish collection costs as Auckland Council looks to standardise regional charges.

Auckland school's Maori artwork set alight

An Auckland school is reeling after its newly installed Maori carving was set on fire.

Auckland Mayor sells Manukau mansion

The Auckland Mayor is on the hunt for a new home after selling his seven bedroom mansion for an undisclosed sum.

Harbour Bridge cycleway wins overwhelming support

Anger over a proposed $33 million harbour bridge cycleway appears to have fizzled.

New Takanini school to ease pressure

Principals are crossing their fingers a new school in Takanini will open before already swelling student numbers become too much to handle.

Vandals strike Waiheke sculpture exhibit

A number of sculptures were vandalised at the opening weekend of the headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibit.

Another dry, hot day in Auckland

Another fine day is in store for Auckland, with the temperature set to reach a high of 27.

Elderly man falls 60 metres onto rocks at Auckland beach

An 85-year-old man lay unconscious for hours after falling 60 metres down an Auckland cliff.

Traffic builds as holidaymakers return to Auckland

Aucklanders heading home at the end of the long weekend are clogging up the highway north of the city.

Drivers burn up Meremere track at nationals

It's New Zealand's answer to The Fast and the Furious, and any racer who fancied themselves in the same league as Vin Diesel could take to the track.

Man in court after Harbour Bridge car crash

A man has appeared in court following a car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

Arrest after body found in Whangarei

A man has been arrested after another man was found dead with "a number of injuries" in Whangarei just after midnight.

Man hops 10km on crutches, sets Guinness World Record

Brad Luiten has hopped his way to a probable Guinness World Record in a 10 kilometre run.

Bike recycling initiative takes off

Diana Swarbrick has bicycles coming out of her ears – and she's not sure where to put them all.

Auckland Transport to review dangerous intersection

The intersection where a 6-year-old girl was hit by a car is being reviewed by Auckland Transport.

Another stellar summer's day for New Zealand

Auckland Anniversary Day revellers are in for a sweltering day, as the country continues to bath in glorious sunshine.

Gunpoint robbery at The Warehouse in west Auckland

A staff member a Warehouse store in West Auckland has been forced to open the store safe at gunpoint.

Stingrays killed at Auckland lagoon

Four stingrays have died after the water drained from an Auckland lagoon where they had set up home.

Shark killing video sparks outrage

Northland fisherman causes uproar by the way he celebrates killing a mako shark.

Long weekend traffic expected to cause delays

Auckland motorists have been warned to expect delays as people take to the roads for the long weekend.

Man in critical condition after Auckland crash

Lake Road reopened after crash which left a man in a critical condition on Auckland’s North Shore.

Bird war takes toll on chicks

There's a bitter bird battle going on between tui and morepork, and the chicks are losing.

Human bones discovery halts renovations

The discovery of human bones has once more halted work in one of Auckland's most popular regional parks.

Solo mum desperate to find a job

Solo mum has taken to holding signs asking for work at busy intersection.

Pohutukawa tree battle heats up

Backlash over the planned removal of pohutukawa trees in Auckland.

Ram raiders hit Glenfield dairy

Hemant Morar is counting the cost after ram raiders destroyed his Glenfield dairy's frontage.

No sign of Auckland's transport fares dropping

When will bus, ferry and train users get the good oil on cheaper fares?

Seafood festival promises scintillating treats

Around 30,000 fresh oysters will be devoured on Auckland’s waterfront this weekend at the annual Seafood Festival.

Manukau beaches declared unsafe to swim

Three Manukau Harbour beaches have been declared unsafe to swim in.

Auckland set for sunny long weekend

Aucklanders will be celebrating their anniversary this long weekend under sunny skies.

Country-skipping criminal remanded in custody

Kris Willoughby allegedly breached his prison release conditions by skipping to Australia.

Gas leak diverts North Shore traffic

Traffic is being redirected on a busy road on Auckland's North Shore after contractors struck a gas line.

Young Kiwi nurse spends summer on volunteering aboard hospital ship

Amanda Sewell, 26, has given up her summer to give free medical care to children living in poverty.

Auckland builds new beaches

Auckland's beaches might look natural but nine new spots are being created in the world's biggest foreshore project.

Bid to separate Waiheke from Auckland supercity

One Waiheke local board member has re-introduced the subject of self-governance for Waiheke Island.

Millwater shopping centre to open next month

The ever-changing face of the Hibiscus Coast is under the knife again as developers make the most of the dry spell.

A marathon a day in Manukau: A man, his dog, and their fight against obesity

Curly Jacobs is going the distance to fight obesity – 4200km in fact.

$1.6 billion Westgate town centre takes shape

Development of a $1.6 billion town centre development at Westgate is well underway.

Be part of the Food Revolution

Chefs and keen cooks are being called to share their skills at a new teaching kitchen in an old pub.

Auckland hosts vodka magnate's luxury ship

One of the world's most extravagant private ships is moored beside an oil tanker in Auckland harbour today. 

Auckland's hot, dry spell here to stay

A large high is moving across the country, settling in for the long weekend.

Snapper is NZ's favourite catch - report

Snapper is the most popular catch for New Zealand’s recreational fishing folk.

Meadowbank's housing squeeze

Opponents are rallying against plans to cram more state houses into Meadowbank.

Sinkers pose threat to moored boats

Surfcasters are wreaking havoc among moored boats at Shelley Park Beach in Howick.

Cost of building a new home rising fastest in Auckland

The cost of building a new home in Canterbury is no longer rising the fastest in NZ, figures show.

Big brands FCUK, Seed Heritage coming to NZ

Two big overseas fashion brands are set to arrive in New Zealand and a retail expert expects more to to follow.

Family desperate to find missing Northland woman

Missing woman Leeann Ailini Scott has presents all wrapped up waiting for her return.

Auckland glow worms put on spectacular show

A park where hundreds of the luminescent critters light up the night is still one of Auckland's best-kept secrets.

Dandelion sculpture takes shape

Giant dandelions made from recycled steel are towering over Matiatia Bay.

Whats on this weekend: Auckland's 175th birthday

Recognise this bloke? Probably not – but he's right at the heart of a very special milestone this month.
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