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Beach warning after man drowns

Auckland's rugged Muriwai beach, where a kitesurfer drowned on Saturday afternoon.

"Very dangerous" beach where kitesurfer died only for the experienced, experts say.

New owner for Riverhead cafe

Gulab Singh Bisht is the new owner of the Kauri Gum Store Cafe in Riverhead.

Locals can relax - the Kauri Gum Store Cafe isn't going anywhere.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

New principal for Kaipara College

Steve McCracken, Kaipara College's new headmaster, says he is a keen sportsman.

Westlake Boys' deputy headmaster Steve McCracken chosen to lead Auckland's Kaipara College.

Police celebrate first parade gallery video

Police dogs from the canine unit joined the parade.

Hundreds of Waitemata police parade through west Auckland for the first time.

Renter burgled, refused insurance

Kathy Pearson with dog, Jock, has dealt with issues at her rental property since she moved there in July.

Auckland woman says her rental home's unsecured windows led to her being burgled. And then her insurance wouldn't pay out.

A uniquely Kiwi concert

Muriwai's Moana Maniapoto says her gig will have a garage party feel.

Moana Maniapoto and members of her band, Moana and The Tribe, are performing gig at the Titirangi Theatre.

Playground 'needed to happen'

From left: Danielle Hancock, and daughter Pyper, 6, Nicola Towersey, and daughter Hannah, 4, and James, 1. Pictured at ...

Facing a 20-kilometre drive to a playground, these parents launched a project to get one in Kaukapakapa.

Weekend Watercare work may lead to murky water

Water on June 24 may be discoloured but drinkable and should return to normal on June 25.

Upper Harbour suburbs are warned about discoloured water due to pump maintenance, however water will still be safe to drink.

Slaughterhouse to be saved video

The Dye's Slaughterhouse was built in about 1882. Fast forward 130 years and it's still standing – only just.

Scaffolding goes up as work starts to stabilise a historic Auckland slaughterhouse on the brink of collapse.

Residents like temporary roundabout

Waimauku resident Molly Dagger is feeling positive about the progression of the Muriwai roundabout.

Residents say a $6 million safety project's temporary roundabout is great - but people need to learn how to use it.

The Book Battle is back

Year five Book Battle winners from Peninsula Primary Moerangi Ratahi, Jed O'Brien, Katie Lott and Catalina Baird with ...

Now in its third year, West Auckland and Upper Harbour schools had their biggest competition ever.

Two-car crash on SH16

The two car crash happened on SH 16 near Huapai

Emergency services have freed a person trapped in their car in a crash.

Auckland house stoush dismissed

The Court of Appeal dismissed the widow's caveat against the property her brother-in-law owned.

Woman who lived rent-free at mother-in-law's home loses bid to prove she has rights to property.

Exploring her memories

Joelle Bunt takes inspiration from her surroundings in Bethells Beach.

Joelle Bunt's Wild West Coast series would exhibit at Kumeu Arts Centre from June 20 until July 1.

Violent service station robbery

A Kumeu BP attendant tried to stop one of the robbers and in doing so "sustained injuries to his hands", police said.

BP Kumeu attendant injured with screwdriver while trying to stop a holdup.

Sunbathers before birds?

10062017. News photo: Callum McGillivray/Fairfax NZ. The Kaipara Harbour???s Shelly Beach Recreation Reserve. Sign upon ...

Thousands of mangroves are set to be chopped from an Auckland beach – and an expert says it could have 'adverse effects' on local bird species.

Net back after outage hits 1000s

The Chorus outage affected more than 1700 services across the Rodney district.

Large swathes of Auckland have internet again after contractors cut through fibre cable.

Outages affect Auckland

The outages have affected more than 1700 services across the Rodney district.

Thousands of Aucklanders are without internet due to widespread outages on the Chorus fibre and copper networks. 

Air Force buildings category two historic places video

A parade in front of the headquarters building in Hobsonville, post World War II.

Art deco seaplane base among historic Auckland aviation buildings listed by Heritage New Zealand.

From busking to touring

Folk music artist Graeme James will be performing at Kumeu Arts Centre on June 23.

Wellington folk music artist Graeme James will perform at the Kumeu Arts Centre in June.

Schools' hitting the limits

Helensville Primary School principal Deborah Heasman says the school's roll is a manageable situation at the moment.

Auckland schools are using library spaces to teach in as more students flood in.

New medicine unit at air base

RNZAF personnel demonstrate training in the hypobaric chamber with Defence Minister Mark Mitchell.

 A solar-powered medical unit will help Air Force crew with training and support.

SPCA building doggy daycare in Hobsonville

The Hobsonville site will have a doggy daycare facility.

Auckland's second SPCA centre will have a doggy daycare able to take up to 56 pups a day.

No bus for us

Larmer Drive residents Rebecca Harrison, Tania Killeen-Noy and Duane Noy are relieved that Auckland Transport has ...

Huapai residents have had their street taken off a new bus route.

240 crashes on dangerous road in five years

A car crash in Kumeu along State Highway 16 in early 2015.

More than 200 crashes have occurred along a 10-kilometre stretch of State Highway 16 in the past five years.

Pushing the boundaries of Maori art

Matariki Stars, origami paper taura created by Beth Gorst.

Poi Poi Poi will be on display at Patiki Studio from June 17.

What memories are made of

Titirangi resident Christine Peters sews memory quilts for Hospice West Auckland patients and their families.

Patching together fabric is giving a sense of purpose to Christine Peters.

Road 'underslip' a worry

Rapson Rd's Amanda Sweeney says although the slip is frustrating, 'you can't always plan for these things to happen'.

Severe weather caused sections of Rapson Rd to erode in April, with residents worried they may be cut-off.

Watercare ups its charges

Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram said the service price increase was necessary to cover costs.

Auckland councillor calls for public to cut water use and defends Watercare price hikes.

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