Accommodating growth, protecting the environment and improving transparency are key goals for the North Shore's local boards.
Pupils have teamed up with students from China to solve the problem of how to feed astronauts in space.
An established pony club may be relocated - a proposal which has 'horrified' a former member.
"Meth absolutely destroys lives," says addict's mother, who is behind the first conference for family members of drug addicts.
The first ever double-decker buses are running routes on suburban streets in Auckland's North Shore.
'It's okay to be different' says the award-winning 17-year-old author and motivational speaker.
Teenage paddler Ollie Houghton prepares to impress at national SUP event
Despite refereeing around the world, Glenn Newman ranks home experiences as the best.
"It seems like they're playing roulette" - home owner frustrated by council inaction over a dangerous, crash-prone corner.
One person killed and another had to be freed from under a car after collision with motorcycle.
Days ago, a freshly skinned animal hide washed up on the shore. Now, a "fleshy" carcass has been found.
The world's first flying boat - which allows people to sail out of the water and reach speeds twice as fast as the wind - has arrived.
Need some help around the house or your computer fixed? Young people in your neighbourhood might be able to help.
Google's Australasia spokesman encourages businesses to use technology to improve their lives, and the world.
When she pulled over a people mover on a busy highway, she found 11 people inside not wearing seatbelts.
Albany's Lucas Creek is not swimmable, regardless of government guidelines, says Green Party water spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.
"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."
Every March for the last 40 years Steve Brabant has been running around the waterfront.
Consents for the $700 million Northern Corridor Improvement project on Auckland's North Shore will be decided by a Board of Inquiry.
"You're part of something bigger than yourself," says Auckland volunteer.
Brent McCarty found the skin on an Auckland beach. And he says there is no doubt it was a dog's.
"We were bloody starving" - Norman Batterham cooked on naval ships for 15 of his 99 years.
Immigration officials detained three men at 6.30am for allegedly working without visas and they will be deported in the next few days.
A headache clinic, which successfully treats 94 per cent of patients, is expanding to the North Island.
"You can tell a lot of a person by their friends," Dinah Holman says.
Have a race plan - fitness instructor's tips for Round the Bays.
Youngest ever qualifying teen strives to meet senior standards.
A new infestation of pest plants in Torbay has highlighted a heavy reliance on local volunteer groups for pest control as Auckland Council struggles for funding.
"Hopefully we've been poisoning rats, but I haven't seen any dead ones or dopey ones yet," Auckland volunteer said.
An influx of more cultures arriving in New Zealand is even more of a reason to share them, president of Auckland Multicultural Society Thuten Kesang says.