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Boring tui song due to city living video

A boring two-tone tui has been annoying city dwellers.

For tui living in cities, the daily grind means they have more monotonous tunes than their forest cousins.

'Time is running out' video

Pat Wearn, who has Alzheimer's, went missing on her twice-daily walk on Monday afternoon.

Missing woman's son makes heartfelt plea as fifth day of search draws to a close.

Simple prostate cancer check life-saving

Kevin Brailey encourages men to have life-saving prostate cancer checks.

Poster boy for new treatment encourages checks.

Bellydance and Bollywood fusion headed to Auckland

The founder of Bellywood, Meher Malik.

Bellywood stemmed from a problem that became an opportunity to do something new, its founder says.

Brazilian puts bossa nova into Birkenhead

Genival Luzia, known as Ge Luz is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

Brazilian chef turned full-time musician playing at several outdoor music events

The mystery death of Otto

Otto's owner claimed he was shot in an Auckland reserve while retrieving a stick.

Otto the dog died while chasing a stick, but what killed him remains a mystery.

Doctors' strike hitting where it hurts

Sick of waiting? Patients are concerned at the length of time it takes to get a doctor's appointment.

Woman forced to wait 24 hours and drive 50 minutes to have stomach pain checked.

Missing woman: 'Still hope'

Patricia Wearn was shopping the morning before her disappearance.

Police say Patricia Wearn, who has been missing since Monday, "could still be expected to survive".

New Year takes over Northcote town centre

Northcote town centre's festival to celebrate Chinese and Korean New Year.

Celebrate the year of the rooster in Northcote town centre.

SeaPath funding not confirmed

A map of the proposed SeaPath route along Northcote Point peninsular on Auckland's North Shore. The proposed route is in ...

Work on $33 million Auckland cycle path is expected to start, but funding needs to be finalised.

Huge retirement village gets green light

An artist's impression of the Ryman's retirement complex planned for the Ngataringa Rd Devonport site.

Despite public opposition, Auckland retirement complex that's been compared to prison will be built with no alterations.

Always call 111, no matter the crime: Police

Children from the Auckland suburb of Bayview with Glenfield Community Constable Farran Hipa, back, and Northcote ...

"The crimes may be small but when you address them together it becomes a body of crime," said one community constable.

Road to recovery

Auckland Aces player Robbie O'Donnell has spent six weeks injured and rehabbing in the gym.

Auckland Ace Robbie O'Donnell has watched more cricket than he has played so far this season.

Missing woman: Family 'hopeful' video

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on Monday.

Son of elderly woman missing for more than 48 hours holding out hope she will be found alive.

Moggy's escape 'baffles' cattery

Gin, below, escaped from Catsablanca Boarding Cattery, leaving his brother BC alone in their private room.

Distraught owners desperate to find missing moggy who opened a lock and pushed a window to escape cattery.

Is our solar system unique? gallery

Japanese collaborators with Massey University raised extra funds to build a more powerful camera at Mt John Observatory ...

What is the most common type of planet in our galaxy? A warm rocky Earth or a cold gas giant? An Auckland astronomer is helping NASA find out.

Auckland woman still missing

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on Monday.

Huge search operation to find missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's continues into night.

The Mockers come back home

The Mockers are back for a reunion tour.

An authentic slice of live 80s music is being served up across New Zealand, for one last reunion tour.

Fire leaves family devastated

The fire started at 2.40am and destroyed the Unsworth Heights house.

"I feel really crushed from the inside," said a family member following a major fire in Auckland.

Last bugle call for RSA?

The East Coast Bays RSA has been conditionally sold.

In a move to establish a community hub with other clubs, an RSA has conditionally sold the building it occupies.

Doing good in the insurance world

Naomi Ballantyne was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit.

"Once you realise you are brave and that is who you are, being an entrepreneur is the next obvious step."

Junior doctors set to strike

Junior doctors, here striking at Christchurch Hospital, are calling for safer rosters.

Thousands expected to have clinical appointments or surgery delayed due to action.

Lucky escape in house fire

An early-morning house fire on the North Shore left one person with minor burns.

One person injured as fire engulfs property.

Elderly woman missing

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on her afternoon walk in Torbay.

She went out for an afternoon walk and still hadn't returned by 6pm.

Woman found in pool dies

Police said they did not believe the woman's death was suspicious.

Jingru Su was found unresponsive in a swimming pool, then died five days later.

Writing the history of writers

From left, Leonie Couper and Sue Courtney wrote a book to celebrate the 40th jubilee of an Auckland-based writing group.

An Auckland based writing group has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a historical book.

Six North Shore homes under $600,000

The key to buying an affordable first home on the North Shore is being prepared to do improvements or starting small.

"Roll up your sleeves" - it is possible to buy an 'affordable' do-up or small home in Auckland's playground, the North Shore.

57kmh, downhill: fined

In December and January each year, the New Zealand police issue speeding tickets for motorists only 4kmh over the speed ...

Why do some parts of the country attract so many more speeding fines than others?

Chasing cricket accolades

Takapuna's Matt Latham attempts to run out North Shore's Mike Olsen in the premier T20 competition.

Midway through the Auckland club cricket season, which teams are still in the title race?

Tep Tok: Our Talking tattoos

Sunameke director Julia Gray is reviving the cultural tattooing of Melanesian women.

A discontinued tradition has left a whole generation Melanesian women without tattoos and at a loss of cultural empowerment. Tattooist Julia Gray is trying to revive this tradition.

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