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Siblings snap up Dotcom mansion

The mansion previously leased to Kim Dotcom boasts 12 bedrooms, seven ensuites, a vineyard and tennis court.

New owners of $32.5m mansion revealed as Kiwi millionaire brothers and sister.

'I keep thinking it's a bad dream'

Jane Devonshire, 19, died when a rubbish truck went down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Auckland Council and contractors ordered to pay $120,000 to family of teen crushed by rubbish truck at work.

Messengers to spread word on Special Olympics

From left, James Bott and Daniel Casbolt have trained as Global Messengers for the Special Olympics.

Athletes Daniel Casbolt and James Bott are trying to spread the word on giving the Special Olympics a go.

Gardening course needs new home

Ruth Wood of Riverhead is looking for a new location to run her gardening course.

A new location is needed for an organic gardening course once held in Paremoremo.

How to be a GirlBoss

GirlBoss NZ founder Alexia Hilbertidou has won the Westpac Women of Influence Young Leader award.

Alexia Hilbertidou, 17, has just been named a top Kiwi change-maker.

Broken West Harbour footpath causes concern

Lower entrance to the building site.

Patricia Ives, who lives in the area, says she won't walk over the gravel as she's frightened of twisting her ankle.

Better funding bus visits schools

Greenhithe School teacher Natasha Jones is in her first year of teaching and she worries about the impact of the ...

A bright yellow and blue bus is visiting schools around the country to raise awareness of the Government's proposed school funding changes.

Henderson's future

Shane Henderson will sit on the Henderson-Massey local board, after receiving the highest number of votes among candidates.

It has been sixth months of "hard campaigning" but now, Shane Henderson is ready to tackle the hard issues out west. 

State homes mostly free from 'P'

Housing New Zealand does not randomly test for methamphetamine.

Housing New Zealand has had 16 properties in west Auckland test positive for the highly-addictive drug 'P'.

5 behaviours for mental health video

One in five New Zealanders experience mental illness, but simple daily behaviours can help prevent it.

One in five New Zealanders experience mental illness, but simple daily behaviours can help prevent it.

Highway opens six months early

Cutting the ribbon are: Ernst Zollner, NZ Transport Agency Auckland regional director, left, Greg Edmonds, Auckland ...

Albany Highway's newly opened upgrade encourages people to walk, cycle and take passengers.

Slow, sluggish rural internet

From left, Coatesville residents Noel Reid, Iain Graham and Brian Hedley want a better internet connection.

Sick of slow internet speeds and patchy mobile signal, residents take matters into their own hands.

Doggy CPR saves the day video

Senior lifeguard Zane Rademaker saved a dog from drowning at Bethells Beach.

When a "big surging wave" took Daisy the dog underwater, lifeguard Zane Rademaker raced to the rescue.

Our schools set to lose more than $3.3 million of funding

MP for Te Atatu Phil Twyford thinks west Auckland schools have been given a kick in the guts with the latest school ...

Schools in west Auckland will be losing out in 2017 in the latest changes to Government funding.

South African visitors to require visitor visas for New Zealand

Simona Woodberg, immigration advisor at North Shore Immigration Services.

The changes come into effect in November and will require South African visitors to pre-apply for visas.

Unplanned political dynasty video

Re-elected Auckland councillor for the Albany Ward, John Watson, with his 18-year-old daughter Caitlin Watson who was ...

A father-daughter political team has emerged on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast.

Goff will target housing and traffic

Newly elected Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff.

Housing affordability and tackling congestion are priorities for Auckland's incoming mayor Phil Goff when it comes to the North Shore.

Upper Harbour final seat knife edge gallery

Upper Harbour Local Board candidates, from left, Uzra Casuri Balouch, Callum Blair, Nicholas Mayne, Jonathan McDonald, ...

Just 49 votes separates the final seat on the Upper Harbour Local Board for the 2016-19 term.

Graham Lowe dips out in Albany gallery

Kiwi rugby league coaching legend Graham Lowe missed out on an Auckland Councillor seat in the Albany Ward.

John Watson and Wayne Walker have been re-elected to the Albany Ward of Auckland Council, with former league player missing out.

West won by Hulse, Clow and Cooper

Chris Fowlie is attempting to get on to the Waitakere Licensing Trust.

Waitakere Ward councillors Penny Hulse and Linda Cooper are ahead on provisional voting, Future West sweeps Waitakere Ranges Local Board, Labour dominates Whau.

Massey community patrol hits the road

Massey community patrol co-ordinator Maree Manning with one of the new patrol cars.

Massey's new force is now mobile after the Massey Community Patrol scored a new car and four-wheel drive.

NorthWest Shopping Centre welcomes new eats

The North West Mall is celebrating its new eats wtih a "Dining in the Square" event on October 13.

The NorthWest Shopping Centre is trying to create a town centre and hub as a new heart for Massey.

Auckland busway: 'Not fast enough'

Phil Twyford says it is was a "stupid decision" to not build a busway as part of the current widening of Auckland's ...

A busway planned for Auckland's "giant parking lot" motorway is being accelerated.

Specialist stuttering help for north Aucklanders

Lecturer and speech therapist Dr Anna Hearne near the Massey University Speech Language Therapy Clinic.

Young stutterers can now learn to wrap their mouths round difficult words at new specialist clinic at Massey University's Albany campus.

Pupils make a difference

Kristin School pupils, from left, Lillian Zhang, Emma Lee, Jacqueline Tsui and Lorreta Wang, ate vegan for two weeks to ...

Refugees, factory farming, bees, and homelessness are some of the causes primary school pupils have focused on for a school project.

Mayoral candidates outline policies for Auckland's North

The results for the Taranaki local body elections are starting to trickle in.

Housing, the environment and walkways are among policies Auckland mayoral candidates think will get them votes from people on Auckland's North Shore.

Celebrating our heroes

Emergency services personnel in west Auckland working hard to keep us all safe, with Siren the police mascot in front.

Ever wanted to get up close to a police dog, play detective or sit in a fire engine? This is your chance.

'Bike helmet laws should go' video

At 22 years old, Chloe Swarbrick is the youngest Auckland mayoralty candidate by a long shot.

Auckland mayoral candidate Chloe Swarbrick wants to increase uptake in cycling with a controversial idea.

Support for Herald Island environment

Herald Island Environmental Group members Ian McNeill and Jan Diprose welcome a glasshouse, which will be shaded and ...

Students excited for updated Edmonds cookbook

Alexa Johnston (centre), Naomi Harwood (left) and Fiona Rogan make melting moments.

One of New Zealand's most famous faces has had a refresh and returns to its buttery roots.

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