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Auckland Housing Accord on track: Government

Government and council say they're on track with strategy to ease Auckland's housing shortage.

Auckland's rail patronage grows

Mayor ramps up pressure on government over City Rail Link after new data shows 13 million train trips over the last year.

Eleventh fruit fly found in Auckland

The 11th fruit fly has been found in Auckland, and traps are expected to catch more.

Dangerous driving resulted in friend's death

Drink-driver who crashed and killed his passenger during police chase pleads guilty to manslaughter.

Court shown footage of accused at gas station

Woman describes the grisly discovery of the body of a man burned to death to the High Court.

Injuries after concrete slab collapses in Silverdale

Man in hospital with a broken leg and internal injuries after a precast concrete slab collapsed at a construction site

Whangarei house destroyed in blaze

A suspicious house fire in Whangarei may be linked to other earlier disorder incidents, police say.

Truck hits overbridge on Auckland motorway

A truck crash on Auckland’s southern motorway earlier this morning is still causing significant delays.

Caution urged as art scam hits Auckland

Reports surface of door-to-door scammers selling fake artworks in Auckland.

$10,000 offered to catch an arsonist

Auckland businessman offers a reward to help find the arsonist who hit their home while the family slept.

Neighbour's complaints could see dogs impounded

A woman was shaken when told her noisy dogs could be taken after a year of complaints from a neighbour.

Is feeding ducks a death sentence?

An avian botulism outbreak at Western Springs Park has been made worse by people throwing bread into the lake.

Father takes stand in Kumar, Permal trial

A man who was burnt to death had lent money to his accused murderer, father tells court.

Kaitaia Hospital forces child to wait

It took six hospital visits over the course of a week for a young girl to get treatment after a horse riding accident.

Vandals deface East Auckland homes

Police appeal for the public's help after a number of homes were vandalised with graffiti on two Auckland streets.

Pasifika Festival move hits local schools

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

No conviction in Auckland driveway death case

Tears in court as a man who ran over a toddler is discharged without conviction.

Visitor numbers swell at Auckland events

Cricket, lanterns and yachts combined to make Auckland’s biggest weekend ever, city officials say.

Burnt out yacht sinks in Wairoa River

A gas leak was the most likely cause of a blaze that sent a yacht to the bottom of a river.

Sensor helps childhood centre stay smart

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

Car flips after crash in central Auckland

A minor car crash in Auckland's city centre has left a car upside down this morning.

Auckland Arts Festival offers up some gems

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off this Wednesday. Discover the shows you won't want to miss.

Wetsuit-clad body washes ashore in Cable Bay

A member of the public has spotted a body clad in a wetsuit in the surf of a Northland beach.

American tourists escape burning car wreck

Two American tourists crashed their car which then burst into flames north of Auckland.

Auckland lawyer filed fake documents

Lawyer struck off for misconduct after filing false documents which allowed him to secure a first mortgage on a commercial property.

Lifesavers recover body from surf

Surf lifesavers recovered a man’s body from north of Piha Beach yesterday after he slipped and fell into the water.

Tenth fruit fly found in Auckland

But the Ministry of Primary Industries is still confident it's dealing with a localised population.

Castislav "Sam" Bracanov fined $400 for throwing horse poo on John Banks

Veteran protester who threw water-down horse poop on John Banks says he'd do it again.

Volunteering makes a real difference

The milk chilling centres and military checkpoints of Sri Lanka are a far cry from office work in Auckland.

Driver charged after Auckland truck crash

A truck driver whose rig ​plunged ​off Auckland’s Spaghetti Junction has been charged with dangerous driving.

Triathlon triggers trading slump

Valentines Day didn't come up roses for retailers trading in the midst of a popular triathlon on Auckland’s North Shore.

Hundreds help to scoop out record-breaking icecream

Hundreds help to dish up a record-breaking 596-metre-long icecream - and get to tuck in afterwards.

Vintage repellent leak hospitalises firefighters

​Firefighters were taken to hospital after exposure to a toxic World War II mosquito repellent.

Two-car crash injures three people

A mother and daughter have been airlifted to hospital after a high speed car crash in Pukekohe.

'March madness' on Auckland's roads

If Aucklanders think the traffic has got worse in the last couple of weeks, they're right.

Man in court over Auckland home invasion

Man to appear in court to face charges relating to an alleged home invasion which left a woman seriously injured.

Auckland, Waikato hit by heavy downpours

Thunderstorms have hit Auckland and the Waikato, but all will be well for the cricket tomorrow MetService says.

Auckland mall shoppers evacuated because of van fire

Smoke lingers in an Auckland shopping mall after a van burst into flames in the mall car park.

Swimmers to stay out of sea at Takapuna

Warning signs are up at one of Auckland's most popular beaches after tests revealed poor water quality.

Commemorative service marks 100-year milestone

Special service on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship marks the start of the liner’s voyage to Gallipoli.

Baby snatch prompts security plans

Security improvements are still being made at Middlemore Hospital five months after a baby was snatched from maternity care.

Kids stride out with cricketers

It's no secret where Samuel Boyes' allegiances lie ahead of tomorrow's New Zealand-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup clash.

What's on Auckland: Culture Club Edition

Check out our weekly guide of things you can do in Auckland this weekend. From galleries to concerts and markets to museums, there's something for everyone here.

Walk supports sufferers of acromegaly

Over 10 years, Donna Bosson's shoe size increased, her facial features transformed and she battled constant headaches.

Auckland councillors reject tougher wharf reclamation rules

The vote will make it easier for the Port of Auckland to reclaim areas in parts of the port precinct.

More missionaries prompts extension of centre

Growing missionary numbers serving in the South Pacific has led to a $3 million expansion of a training centre.

Timely makeover for century-old building

Murals have transformed the Grey Lynn RSC ahead of its World War I commemorations.

Te Mahia train station stays in action

A train station on the brink of closing is now full-steam ahead and it's all thanks to community pressure.

Finding Ranui's 'feel good' factor again

Keen to put the tragic killings of last year behind them, community groups are working hard to put the love back into Ranui.

Homicide investigation after two bodies found in Whangarei

A homicide investigation has been launched after two bodies were found in Whangarei.
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