Get your pooch into the festive spirit with a Santa Paws photo shoot this Christmas.
Going to the ballet as outdoor education? Why not?
"I've got big shoes to fill but I'm up for the challenge," superintendent Tusha Penny says.
Even at the age of 105, Hilda Griffin was still taking bible classes at home and reading on her iPad.
"It allows Christmas to be a special time for our families," - drop your gifts off to the North Shore Times.
Move over hula-hoop, the powerhoop will get your mojo back.
It's proof that if recycling's easy, then residents will do it.
"It perks them up to be able to put decent tucker into their kids," says a Salvation Army officer.
"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."
Christmas preparation is a year-long event in Svend Fanefjord's Santa's Workshop.
North Harbour newcomers will now have the option of accessing career support closer to home.
Pupils were immersed in technology when they turned out to watch a special aerial demonstration.
Waitemata DHB has surpassed latest health target results.
Girl Guides are leading the way at one of the most popular community events of the year.
One person has been transported to hospital after serious crash in Muriwai.
Secondary school are hoping to put more put a splash of colour into community this Christmas with a bright fun run.
A field at a West Auckland air base will be filled with people wearing white t-shirts come Friday.
Guerilla knitting group in Auckland gives a giant pohutukawa tree the makeover of a lifetime.
"People have been saying 'are you crazy', 'are you sure', 'do you realise how long your hair is and what you're doing?' "
The Greenhithe Walking School Bus - It's low-cost, low-carbon and quite a bit of fun.
A major retail chain is helping to make Kiwi Christmas a little bit brighter for families in need.
Paremoremo prisoners spent many hours getting the bikes shipshape for kids in need.
It's only been a six-week trial run, but already this hang out is a success.
They didn't know much about building robots - let alone underwater ones - but came first anyway.
A love of making things has led James Thompson, 18, to first place in an industry competition for students.
Schools in west Auckland are working hard to keep their pools operating.
Musicians and performers are being invited to take part in a flagship Christmas Carols event this year.
Government road builder responds to motorists' anger and will remove ghost lanes.
Alan Jones doesn't even notice a smell when he goes to work at a wastewater treatment plant.
Sculpture OnShore has a night time show this year