Victor and Norma Schwenke have survived their first week of training for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.
Offenders completed more than 2.1 million hours of labour in 2015.
Auckland's dating scene has gone to the dogs.
A surgery centre in south Auckland lost power for most of the day following a fault inside a transformer.
Auckland is being hailed as a world leader in planning for major emergencies.
A once thriving community hub is now abandoned and the target of vandalism, says its past chairwoman.
A spate of crashes have sparked a major motorway snarl-up across Auckland.
Be careful around power lines while working on your property.
El Nino might have a bad reputation but it's doing no harm to the Counties Manukau club cricket premiership.
The vegetable growers of Pukekohe, Drury Rotary Club and the Salvation Army make a good team at Christmas.
This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Papakura man Derek Peart.
Giving students the confidence to achieve is newly appointed principal John Rohs' key focus.
Phil Hays will feel connected when the St George Illawarra Dragons visit his Papakura Rugby League Club on Feburary 5.
The site of an old kauri forest is being transformed into a new school.
Counties Manukau players dominate the Kiwi Ferns team to face Australia's Jillaroos during the Auckland Nines on February 6 and 7.
Counties Manukau will be well represented at the New Zealand Rugby League awards in Auckland on February 3.
Papakura will be Mary-Jane Ale's first port of call as the Kiwi Ferns gather in Auckland.
SPCA Auckland has an "unusual" number of mature dogs available for adoption at its animal village in Mangere.
Hundreds of people may lose their jobs after NZ Bus tender for South Auckland services fails.
The upgrade of the Southern Motorway is one step closer to completion.
You might recognise the bright orange vests of Project Jonah volunteers helping rescue a stranded whale or dolphin at your local beach.
Beach-goers warned that 'laid-back' Kiwi attitude is unsafe following spate of injuries.
Greens grown behind bars are helping vulnerable families to flourish.
The rising cost of rental housing is driving more people to seek help from financial experts.
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is six weeks away and locals are getting stuck into training.
Blue paint could be just the trick to tackle the abuse of mobility parking says Brent Catchpole.
A new covered walkway is set to improve one of Auckland's busiest transport hubs.
Heavy machinery is being put to work to help combat erosion at Karaka Harbourside.
Anne Kendall reckons more effort needs to be put into the Papakura town centre.
Sylvia Brunt is only 11 and has broken a shot put record set by an international athlete.