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What's on in Auckland: Indoors Edition

Don't let the rainy forecast get you down. There is still fun to be had in Auckland this weekend.

Phillip Smith escape report highlights lack of information sharing between agencies

Lack of information sharing lead to convicted murderer being able to escape to Brazil, initial report finds.

Public will have a say on Auckland transport

Council's Long Term Plan heads out to the public for consultation so that Aucklanders can have their say

Man collapses in path of reversing car

An elderly man has been hit by a jeep in an Auckland supermarket carpark.

Front lawn in Glen Innes transformed into vege patch

Seeds of change are being sown in a humble vegetable plot in an Auckland suburb.

Cochlear implant enables teen to hear

13-year-old Danielle can enjoy all the sounds of Christmas this year, thanks to her second cochlear implant.

Len Brown fronts up over Three Kings Quarry

Mayor Len Brown is wading into debate around Fletcher Building's plans for the Three Kings Quarry.

Shakespeare for teen audience proves popular

Four Shakespeare lovers have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage web series.

New charge in workplace death

Manslaughter charge laid over the death of Auckland man Gordon Hona at a Foodstuffs warehouse.

Sun makes a comeback in upper north

Some afternoon sunshine is bound to bring smiles to faces in Auckland and Northland this afternoon.

Amazing Peter Jackson tribute cake: District 9

Ooh, is that an alien from District 9? Indeed. But it's crafted from choc and rice crispies.

Weather to calm in north after wild day

Severe thunderstorms and strong winds are set to calm in Auckland region after a wet and windy summer’s day.

Caution urged around Northland pot holes

Police are warning motorists to watch out for "large" pot holes on SH1 in Northland.

Negotiations over North Head

A local body authority wants control of North Head but not before the government pays for maintenance work.

Lung cancer sufferer has asbestos in house

Auckland man discovers his roof cavity "covered" in asbestos just months after lung cancer diagnosis.

Good Samaritan's video of thanks

Bag-snatch hero Lucy Knight has posted a video thanking those who have helped her.

Girl raped and beaten in prolonged attack

Police investigating the brutal rape of an Auckland teen release images of attacker and his car.

Hardworking pioneer will be missed

The death of 103-year-old Helena Ataya marks the end of an era for the Corban winemaker family.

Train transfer a hassle for disabled

Using public transport has become an exercise in the art of train transfer for one partially sighted man.

Tony Mount sentenced to six years jail for fraud

Fraudster Tony Mount will spend Christmas behind bars for his "pervading pattern of dishonesty".

New lane caters for extra Auckland traffic

A new lane on Auckland's Northern Motorway will ease congestion ahead of the Christmas rush, NZTA says.

Blessie murder-accused cops extra charge

Man accused of murdering Auckland mother Blessie Gotingco has sexual violation charge added.

Jailed for using dog in 'horrendous attack'

Man who positioned his dog so it could savage his one-legged neighbour jailed for eight and a half years.

Police drug raids on gang nets millions

Police sting on Headhunters gang nets over $17m in cash, drugs and assets.

Poll may help answer Auckland transport questions

Randomly selected Aucklanders may have a say on solving a big transport funding shortfall.

Blaze destroys family home

A fire started by a child playing with fireworks has left at least one family homeless.

More red light cameras coming to Auckland

Four new red light cameras are coming to East Auckland in the New Year.

How feasible is Auckland's rail loop?

In the middle of all of Auckland's rates-related issues sits the Central Rail Loop.

CAB hunts out new location

The Botany branch of Citizens Advice Bureau will close as the lease expires at its current premises.

Auckland man trapped by cables in car

Inquest into the death of a man who died in his car surrounded by live power cables resumes.

Life throws young builder tough curveball

A 20m cliff fall while snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu has left Marcel Parmentier in a wheelchair.

Kindergarten's new site will have extended use

A lengthy battle to find some common ground between two Auckland education providers has come to an end.

Tongue twister author honoured

Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.

Major flooding in Auckland CBD building

Firefighters are scrambling to fix a major water leak at a central Auckland building.

Young BMX champ eyes up third title

Friendly competition with her big brother has helped 8-year-old Sacha on her way to two BMX titles.

Chair shortage leads to long-lasting love

Mutual respect and the phrase "yes dear" are crucial ingredients in a love story spanning more than 60 years.

Auckland mother's disappearance 'concerning'

Police appeal to the public for information on a missing Auckland woman who hasn't been seen for weeks.

Wrecks hammer safety message home

Sailors leaving naval base for Christmas will get a sobering safety message in the form of car wrecks at the exits.

Speedy way to employment

Music, socialising and a wisecracking MC - not what the average job interview is made of.

Auckland Hospital workers walk over outsource call

Auckland Hospital food workers walk off the job after health board decide to outsource hospital food supply.

Celebrate summer in Auckland or beyond

Check out five festive summer events to pull you out of a post-Christmas and New Year's slumber.

Christmas snow gift from one buddy to another

Snow fell at a West Auckland primary school last week in honour of a "larger than life" boy.

Fate of motorsport mecca undecided

Ratepayers have already chipped in $745,000 towards Colin Dale Park, but was it in vain?

Beach-goers told to hide treasures

Thieves are casing parked cars for easy takings at regional parks and beaches, police say.

Faces of Auckland:Monk's peaceful life

It was a relative's wish that saw Ven Phraratwarayanmuni dedicate his life to Buddhism.

Biker convicted for indecent exposure wins appeal

Man successfully appeals conviction for exposing himself to a woman while standing on a motorcycle.

Head-on crash north of Auckland

Three cars have crashed in a head-on collision that has left one person seriously injured.

Auckland power trust defends asset

Transferring Vector stake to Auckland Council would be 'confiscation and nationalisation', trust says.

NRL gear stolen from pop-up store

Police hunt thieves who pinched more than $40,000 worth of NRL branded clothing from an Auckland store.

Bag-snatch hero's attacker in court

Teen due to be sentenced for a botched bag-snatch which left a woman injured has proceedings postponed.
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