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Help for mourning families

Kaipara fisherman Fonua Amanu Taufa, pictured with wife Debbie, also died when the Francie sank.

New Zealanders are supporting families struck by the Kaipara boat tragedy.

Crash injures three

Police were notified of a serous crash in Dairy Flat at 5.55pm on Friday.

One person is in a serious condition after the crash on Auckland's North Shore.

Three injured, serious crash unit investigates

Fire fighters used the jaws of life to cut someone from a crash in Glenfield on December 4.

Fire fighters used the jaws of life to cut someone from a crash in Glenfield on December 4.

Teacher had affair with parent

The Former Chelsea Primary School teacher faked student's test results and had an affair with a parent.

Former Auckland teacher deregistered after passing on confidential information and faking test results.

'Music is my life'

APO Remix Scholarship recipient Ellaphon Tauariki who released his single Red Lights.

Ellaphon Tauariki collaborates with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Concerns around Pride Parade

Local business owner Jonny Ruddock is concerned over unnecessary measures taken for the upcoming Pride Parade.

Auckland businesses concerned over measures being taken for the city's gay pride parade.

Talented siblings steal the show

Upcoming star, William looks forward to his next win.

Elizabeth, 9, can cartwheel over on her pony's back, ride bareback and she has taught him to bow.

Who's the biggest Westie? video

Paula Bennett in 2009 with her distinctive electorate car.

The race for deputy prime minister is also a battle of the west.

AT's Ellerslie consultation 'frustrates'

Ellerslie business association town centre manager Megan Darrow said one week's notice is not enough time to consult ...

Ellerslie Business Association frustrated by Auckland Transport's consultation on proposed pedestrian crossing.

Shot rabbit 'Hilary' finds new home

Hilary the rabbit had an arrow in her shoulder for up to three days and other puncture wounds.

Waiheke SPCA says Hilary rabbit's foster mum will adopt her if no-one claims her as their pet.

Santa writes back

Paremoremo resident Luca, 4, has written to Santa two years in a row.

A community initiative brings joy to children in Paremoremo.

Emotional scenes at softball's cancer fundraiser

Stefanie Smith, of the Window Factory Howick women's softball premiers, in the batting box during the Bev Smith Memorial ...

Howick's women's softball players win their own high-quality tournament in support of breast cancer awareness.

Waiheke gets up to speed

Communications Minister Amy Adams said UFB on Waiheke was exciting for businesses.

Auckland haven no longer on island time, now that ultra-fast broadband has been rolled out on Waiheke.

Noise pollution impacting marine life

Deejay Williams' screenplay for High Tide was a finalist in an international screenwriting competition.

Animal-loving filmmaker aims to shed light on the lethal effects of ocean noise pollution.

Mission Bay frozen in time

The art deco style Mission Bay clock, which holds a dominant position in the centre of the village, has been stuck at ...

Popular Auckland tourist spot Mission Bay has been frozen in time since its village clock stopped ticking months ago.

Mall lurkers intimidate shoppers

Teenagers hanging around Westfield Manukau are terrorising some members of the public.

Groups of teenagers are causing a headache for Westfield management and shoppers.

From caravan to new home

Steve Matangi, left, his partner Alamein Taitua and daughter Kryslah Matangi sitting at the entrance of their new home.

It was ant-infested and could fit inside the smallest room in their new home. But now this family can forget about the caravan.

War vet's irreplaceable medals stolen

The medals that were taken are of extreme sentimental and historic value to Hardcastle.

"I lost some good friends getting those medals," says war veteran who had his military medals stolen.

Kumeu building company wins big

Maddren Homes' general manager, Rodger Scott says houses should reflect peoples unique personalities.

Kumeu-based Maddren Homes has cleaned up at this year's House of the Year Awards.

$46m 'Orakei spine' takes shape

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Auckland mayor Phil Goff and Tamaki MP Simon O'Connor prepare to take a ride on the ...

First stage of a $46 million Auckland cycleway dubbed the "Orakei spine" has opened.

Fatal bus crash

A person has died after a bus and van collided in Birkenhead.

A man has died after a crash on Auckland's North Shore.

Lynmall evacuated after switchboard fire

Fire appliances were dispatched to the mall this afternoon after reports of smoke.

Smoke from a switchboard fire circulated through the mall's air conditioning system.

Water polo player not out of her depth

Caitlin Mary Parker Allen says she loves water polo more than any other sport.

Caitlin Allen took up water polo after a smart remark from her older brother.

Old master digitally remastered

Depot ArtsLab manager Lynn Lawton has fought hard to bring this unique exhibition to Depot Artspace.

An art gallery in Auckland's seaside Devonport features digital reproductions of Rembrandt paintings.

Guilty verdicts in corruption case

The alleged offending took place between 2006 and 2013 relating to roading project consultation contracts Projenz ...

Ex-Auckland council employee and roading contractor found guilty of corruption worth more than $1m.

Where's the 309?

Go Bus operates the bus service, which has complaints about lateness and break downs.

A new Auckland bus route often runs late, the bus breaks down or its doors won't open. But no one is confirming or denying the issues.

$700m project begins

The turning of the sod to mark the beginning of a $700m project.

The sod has been turned to mark the start off the Puhoi to Wellsford Road.

Photo of shotgun robbery

Robbers of the Te Atatu Tavern broke in at midnight.

Security footage shows two men holding up a west Auckland pub.

Sport: Scholarship and game development influence choice gallery

Harry Plummer with Auckland first five-eighth Simon Hickey, left and executive general manager of Royal Wolf NZ, Paul ...

Promising New Zealand schoolboy first five Harry Plummer sees his rugby future in Auckland.

Pacific youth honoured

Emma Takataka and Manako Nemaia were among the winners of the 2016 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards.

Two South Auckland youth are hoping to bring change in the community - turning the negatives to positives, one young mind at a time.

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