An hour-long mid-winter swim caused concern for police.
It's a gem along the coastline and now Te Muri beach looks closer to retaining its "splendid isolation."
Auckland Council confirm a ban on set netting at Omaha beach, and there are talks to for further restrictions.
Every motel in Orewa has already been booked up in preparation for the event.
"My whole leg had fallen open, and there was just blood squirting out everywhere."
July is Glaucoma New Zealand's annual appeal month, and its message is diagnosis.
The plumage colour of nearly 6000 bird species has been analysed in a study.
The company that holds the rights to "all five-pointed objects in the ground," has backed down.
All Danielle Howard wants is to give her dad a home for the time he has left.
What started as a dream has become a shiny new reality for two Red Beach girls.
When celebrating next Christmas isn't promised, a week's adventure is very special indeed.
Baseball sensation off to the world cup following emergency operation.
Hollywood Walk of Fame jealously guards the right to a 5-pointed object in the ground.
MCPA herbicide was detected in the Wellsford Water Treatment Plant, the plant is temporarily out of service.
A scrumptious Italian lifestyle is available in Matakana, as small town success Charlies Gelato is put on the market.
He never talked about his time in World War II. But the decorated navigator experienced it all during WWII.
An iconic Whangaparaoa home, known for its quirky decor, is for sale.
Kiwi kids set traps around their homes targeting possums, mice, rats, stoats, weasels and ferrets.
A cat charity was blown away to discover its entire vet account of over $3000 had been paid off.
Rattata in Red Beach, Onix in Orewa - even the suburbs aren't immune from the Pokemon outbreak.
Hibiscus Coast mum of four has lost her battle with a very cancer that began in a nerve in her nose.
Tindalls Bay resident Sir Russell Coutts is at the helm of a low cost sailing programme for kids.
Tumbles, crashes and wobbly legs couldn't wipe the smiles off of Red Beach School's year one pupils as they tested the artificial ice rink visiting their school hall. Rooms 9 and 10 enjoyed an hour session on the rink, quickly finding their balance and developing their skating confidence.
A pakeha raised in a Maori family Justin Thompson is using his culturally diverse upbringing in an international speech competition.
Families get a rare chance to experience the nocturnal wildlife wonders of the bush.
Between cups of tea, retired boat builders Kevin Toms and Lloyd Davies built their own dories with timber they had milled.
Harcourts Tandem is bringing The Block to the backyard, building playhouses to auction off for charity.
With a much-loved 20 hectare patch of bush protected from stock, farmers Scott and Phillipa Innes are beaming.
WorkSafe New Zealand investigating after a man in his 50s died.
One man was killed and another person was flown to hospital after their car drove off the road in Kaipara Flats, north of Auckland.