Christmas on the Beach will live to see another year in Orewa.
Yahn and Wendy Fittall have lost their daughter but they say heaven has gained a new star.
Backyard diggers face Auckland Council intervention under proposed stormwater bylaws.
Police are treating a house fire in Snells Beach this morning as suspicious.
Compliance issues and higher costs are putting a strain on volunteers organising community events.
An aphid that has slipped through biosecurity may mean wasps become a bigger pest regardless of the weather.
Little Tyler Dale must be one of the youngest donors to support a fire brigade.
Nine women showed firefighting isn't just for the boys during the Silverdale and Manly Fire Service Awards night.
The gifting of nearly 200 hectares of northern coastal land to the Auckland Council for a park is welcomed by many.
Shona Wilburn is about to benefit from a venture set up to help those with life-threatening illness.
Dian the orca survived being stuck in a cray pot line thanks to the remarkable actions of her pod.
While cancer fighter Cindy McGoram was holidaying, firefighters were giving her home an extreme makeover.
Residents were surprised when a seal poked its head out from under a house, and went for a wander.
Bigger storms and frequent king tides may change Auckland's coastline and affect how communities live.
Two boxes belonging to Kidney Kids NZ are among charity boxes stolen from Orewa businesses.
100-year-old skeletal remains found on a nearby subdivision was a hot topic among people at the opening of a new home for auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Archaeologists at a site in northern Auckland have excavated skeleton thought to be over 100 years old.
Rodney MP Mark Mitchell is likely to take legal action over Nicky Hager's book.
The marriage of two NZ weightlifters in Glasgow was the icing on their Commonwealth Games cake.
A thief with a hankering for steak and cheese swiped four pies off a bakery counter before running off.
A father and daughter duo want to educate kids on coastal waters and hope to get their DVD into schools.
Surfing legend Daniel Kereopa has moved to Orewa and has big plans for the summer.
Climate change adaption architect Bernd Gundermann has presented a very different vision for Auckland.
Tracey Allan had never seen an episode of MKR before close friend Neil Gussey asked her to audition with him.
A bit of concern for your fellow neighbour is the essential element needed to become a Victim Support volunteer.
A near miss with a train at a level crossing happens every three days on average. And the northern line through Rodney is one of the worst in the country.
After eight years of campaigning, Manly residents are celebrating the axing of a giant gum tree.
Veteran journalist Pat Booth is pleased police admit, in part, that evidence may have been planted in Crewe murders.
Trevor England knew he was having a bad day when he woke up in hospital with no recollection of how he got there.
A Catholic priest's dinner went up in smoke while he was visiting a neighbour.
Moves to extend Redvale landfill's lifespan 26 years beyond its expiry date have got up the nose of locals.
The majority of Auckland could be left scrambling for "crumbs off the council table" for the next 10 years, councillors say.
Three heater fires in one week have the fire service reminding people to be vigilant as they ward off the cold.
A dispute between neighbours over bees has hobby keepers worried they will need resource consent to keep hives.
It took the scent of a possum to get Archie 30-metres up a tree. It took a cherry picker to get the dog down.
Hibiscus Coast residents want a 24-hour medical service in place, but Health Board says current system working.
A strange object spotted in the sky over Auckland last night still has residents scratching their heads.
The lifestyle ideal of working and living in one area may become a reality for some thanks to Highgate Business Park.
Mayor Len Brown helped the Wellsford War Memorial Library celebrate its first anniversary on Friday.
Four-year-old Azaria Allen's rare blood disorder has her family heading overseas for answers.
People with rain tank meters have been paying less than those on fixed charges for unmetered tanks.
North Auckland has to stick with the super-city after an application to create a new authority was declined.
It will take more than a fire to extinguish the Rodney Rams Rugby League Club's passion.
A crumbling patch of State Highway 1 caused grief for motorists last week with many cars hit with tyre damage.
Auckland community hall hire fees will not increase this year, with letters to users about big rises sent in error.
The changing nature of land use around Kumeu, north Auckland, has marked the end of the livestock yards.
Huge hall hire increases in Auckland are threatening to kill the very groups keeping the facilities alive.
Since the super-city's advent, infrastructure and roading contracting has changed with Watercare, Auckland Transport and the Auckland Council now generally using outside contractors.
Eric Finau has gone through "hell and back" to be named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games boxing team.
It's the second book he's written in his 90s, but retired photojournalist Alan Sayers, 98, isn't letting age stop him as he releases his autobiography, Deadline.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?