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Voting matters, youth say


Social media use by political parties is a step in the right direction to engage youth, student says.

Commuters left waiting


Auckland's wait for speedy public travel continues as council comes to grips with northwestern busway project.

Is Daisy Louise NZ's oldest dog?


22-year-old dog Daisy is more than 135 human years old, quite a feat from stray beginnings.

Big Air event helps Starship

kite surfers

Massey kitesurfer Kent McNish is looking to go one better than last year's four-hour journey to Great Barrier Island for charity.

Emotional row at Anzac Cove

Gracey Monteith

A Piha surf club member will travel to Gallipoli in April for the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings.

Stop, in the name of lights

Lights in New lynn

New Lynn has the highest concentration of traffic lights in Auckland and more signals are coming its way.

Thieves go for smokes


Cigarettes have been the target of a recent crime spree stretching across west and north Auckland.

Big plans for boardwalk


The Whau Coastal Walkway Project has been formed to put focus back into a "neglected" area.

'People aren't feeling safe here'

Murder scene

Public safety is again top of the agenda after yet another violent death in West Auckland.

Dream property now nightmare

Pietta Collins

Couple say their new apartment is uninhabitable thanks to internal pillars they weren't warned about.

Educated questions over changes


Principals still struggle to see how the new 'Investing in Educational Success' policy will work in schools.

Becoming Spider Man

spider on neck

A fascination for spiders saw reporter Julian Raethel lock in a date with a large arachnid.

Sir Bob spills the beans

Bob Harvey

Sir Bob Harvey's biography Wild Westie: The Incredible Life of Bob Harvey is released today.

Dancers grace Scottish stage

Joash Tuugamusu’s

Contemporary dance company Black Grace is in the lineup for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time.

Saving Kauri Auckland's priority


Defending healthy kauri and classifying dieback disease as an official pest top the city's environmental to-do list.

'Live, laugh in limbo-land'

Warren Portsmouth

"One day everyone will be a stranger." The words of Warren Portsmouth's doctor left him shattered.

Report part of police transparency


National figures indicate Taser use has increased across the country, yet Waitemata officers are reaching for the Taser less.

Coffee sales funding orphanage

 Jason Baird

By purchasing a humble takeaway coffee in Oratia, West Aucklanders can help support the ongoing development of an orphanage in India.

Academy programme helps kids

Michael Jones

Former All Black Michael Jones established the Village Community Services Trust to give youth focus and ambition.

Matariki's precious arrival

Siane and Bronson

Five babies were born at Waitakere Hospital on the first day of Matariki, a festival which celebrates new life.

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