Failure to take into account Auckland's booming population is partly blamed for growing concerns about set netting on northern beaches.
The first Kumeu Militaria Show was such a success organisers are already planning another next year.
Forbes Greenfield, 94, is among the few World War II veterans taking part in this year's Anzac parades.
Big crowds are expected to mark the launch of World War I centenary commemorations on Anzac Day.
Rescuers were surprised to discover a rooster living among hens they were saving from a battery farm.
The family of terminally ill music legend Ray Columbus will be at his side for Easter.
Whangateau Harbour cockle beds look to be in the grip of another die-off.
Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.
The Rodney contingent of the art abandonment movement has been leaving free artworks hidden in public places.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says his party could pull up to 10 per cent of voters at this year's election.
Three teams of New Zealand lifeguards will join their Australian and Turkish counterparts at Gallipoli next year for a special commemorative race marking the 100th anniversary of the bloody World War I campaign.
The PM was among about 500 people, including school children, who welcomed kiwi to Mataia farm on the Kaipara Harbour.
For NZ, El Nino usually means stronger or more frequent winds and drought in the east.
He's pretty good at posing for photos, he approaches strangers for cuddles, is incredibly trusting - and he was once a wild horse.
150 adult giant weta were released on Motuora Island, five kilometres off Mahurangi, last Thursday.
Angela Hoffman's marathon journey to raise $1000 for Hibiscus Hospice is on the home stretch.
Repeat rescuer Theo Hoffman is a hero once more after plucking a teenager from a cliff shelf on a rising tide.
The Puhoi to Warkworth motorway is up for debate this week and next.
The royals are in town amid some controversy about security.
Resource Management Act requirements are slowing the progress of one man's adventure park dream.
Heroic acts and serious saves will be saluted at the 2014 Rodney Police Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony.
Cockle beds in Whangateau Harbour may be in trouble again as dead and dying shellfish have started turning up.
Crime has risen slightly in Rodney but police say it's still one of the safest places to live.
Stop capturing and killing dolphins at Taiji Cove, a letter to Japan says after a rally organised by a Dairy Flat resident.
Dry conditions and a blocked river mouth have turned a stream black, killing fish and eels.
After an outcry about cockle overharvesting in Shakespear Regional Park, the Ministry of Primary Industries has now surveyed shellfish there.
Dry, parched conditions in Rodney are close to those experienced during last year's 100-year drought.
Hanging 12 paintings at the Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Auckland isn't too bad a break into the art world for a 12-year-old.
A serious crash that forced Whangaparaoa Rd to close created major traffic delays and highlights the dangers of single main road access.
Five intersections in Rodney have been identified as among some of the most dangerous in the country for crashes.
Empty beer bottles, discarded cigarette butts and packages, and old pie-wrappers are an unsightly addition to the Warkworth stretch of the Mahurangi River.
Blushing bride Alissa Gilmour arrived at her beach wedding on the back of a horse.
Locals worked for five hours to refloat an orca calf found stranded on a remote Te Arai beach last night.
Funding facilitators for "sites of value" has been slammed by Albany ward councillor John Watson.
Rat bait wrapped in bread may be responsible for the death of dozens of ducks around an Orewa pond.
The Mangawhai Domain went to the dogs as the Mangawhai Dog Training Club hosted its second annual Rally-O Championship.
It has been a good breeding season this year for New Zealand's most endangered bird - the fairy tern.
A proposed housing development would see 56 two-storey and three-storey terraced and courtyard houses built on reserve land in Whangaparaoa.
A group of residents from around Rodney has launched a club for those keen on honey gathering.
A 14-year-old university student, who attended Wentworth College last year, has come joint first in the 47th annual NZ National Concerto Competition final in Christchurch.
BizKids food stalls will be back up and running next month after settling a dispute with the council.
A swordfish catch and a marlin catch have produced a record and a winning Pacific island trip.
Allan Tong is returning to the the inaugural Maadi Cup in Twizel with 20 students eager to follow in his footsteps.
Calves, chickens and goats were left to starve to death after a couple abandoned their animals on a Helensville lifestyle block during the breakup of their marriage.
John Key was one of the few guests not of Croatian descent at an official dinner in Kumeu held in honour of the visiting Croatian Prime Minister.
Len Brown's upbeat and back on the job in Auckland with renewed enthusiasm.
Harry the cat escaped from his cage when he was being picked up from the vet last week and is still on the loose.
BizKids is heading to Auckland Council's Regulatory and Bylaws Committee tomorrow to try and get its baked goods back on the shelves.
Tsunami sirens will be tested when daylight saving ends on April 6.
The countdown is on and racers are practising for the 2014 Whangaparaoa Rotary Soap Box Derby.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?