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New houses bring overcrowding fears

Ama Luatutu said she was pleased with Government's decision because it meant some families would get homes.

West Auckland suburbs to get hundreds of new homes but residents say infrastructure is already strained.

The bus doesn't stop here anymore

Whitney St residents Faqir Gul and Rajesh Bharat want the bus route to stay the way it is.

West Auckland residents are unhappy Auckland Transport has cut their street from the bus route.

No WTP for Oratia video

One of the Oratia options for a water treatment plant was across the road from the Robinsons. Family members, from left: ...

A community living in fear their countryside homes would be demolished can breathe easier.

Mud pies from mud kitchens video

Ella Verryt, 5, enjoying Swanson Playcentre's Mud Kitchen.

An Auckland couple are putting mud pies on the menu at kindergartens across the country.

92-year-old's 7 speeding tickets video

All of Harris' fines have been in his Suzuki Alto – his first brand new car he bought in 2014.

A 92-year-old Auckland grandfather has clocked up seven speeding tickets in five months and says the speed limit needs to rise.

210 new homes in the west

An aerial view of the Coburg site where six homes will make way for 17 new homes.

Where are the new social housing units going to be in west Auckland?

Restoring self respect

Green says they need more sleeping bags for the pop-up store at Corban Arts Estate in Henderson on June 10.

A day for the homeless and vulnerable to select winter necessities without losing their pride.

War veteran dies at 100

Albert Asher holding a picture of his wife, left, that was taken on their wedding day.  His beloved cat Fluffy sits by ...

A 100-year-old war veteran who served in World War II has passed away.

New culvert for New Lynn

Drone footage showed the extent of scouring in the New Lynn town centre following March's flooding.

Auckland Council has decided to put in an additional culvert in New Lynn to increase stormwater capacity.

Art popping up in New Lynn

'Rise of the Superbugs' illustration by Ant Sang, currently displayed at the New Lynn train station.

Why go to a gallery when you can see art at the train station?

A concert by youth, for youth

Westlyn Masiutama, left, from Ranui 135 and Edith Amituanai, arts co-ordinator at Ranui Action Project, have been ...

A youth designed concert will take centre stage in Ranui for Youth Week New Zealand.

Young mum mourned

Phylicia Tamatoa is understood to be the victim of a car crash in West Auckland on Saturday.

Friends and whanau of a young woman who died in a car crash in Auckland have paid tribute to her.

Major power cut in west Auckland

1130 homes in west Auckland are without electricity due to a tree falling on power lines.

A tree falling on power lines left more than 1000 homes without electricity in west Auckland.

Death after car, taxi crash

The crash in west Auckland killed one person, and left another critically injured.

A person's dead and another's critically injured after early morning Auckland smash.

Tattoo aids body identification

The tattoo on the woman's right calf.

A distinctive large rose tattoo helped police identify a dead woman found in West Auckland.

Murderer 'shook family to core'

Jaden Stroobant at the High Court at Auckland at an earlier appearance where he pled guilty to murder and sexual violation.

Jaden Stroobant viciously beat pensioner then sexually violated her as she lay dying.

Arun Kumar's young killer paroled

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

The 16-year-old killer has been released from a youth justice facility and is back at school.

'No idea' what's coming next door

Business owner Kim Workman says NZRPG have not responded to her queries about what will be built next to Wagamama Northwest.

She's getting a new neighbour, but she doesn't know who. And she's not impressed.

Families will reap budget change in housing supplement

Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced a change in the accommodation supplement on May 25.

An eligible family of three would take home more than $305 a week under new accommodation supplement rules.

Move Johnson to fullback - Mann

Shaun Johnson has been, by his own admission, struggling this season and could be revitalised by a positional move.

Former skipper believes positional changes could spark Warriors attack.

'Disgusted, traumatised, patronised'

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adult, attention, care, citizen, comfort, ...

They're meant to care for the elderly, but some carers are falling short, one woman claims.

Homes empty due to 'red tape' video

Developer Richard Langridge bought Pepperwood Mews for about $2.28 million.

Rich-lister Richard Langridge says Auckland Council processes "riddled with bureaucracy".

$100k a day on pokies

Across the four main types of gambling – TAB racing and sports betting, NZ Lotteries, gaming machines (outside casinos) ...

West Aucklanders are pouring more than $100,000 a day into pokies, despite there being fewer machines.

Plan targets mental health

Helping mental health patients get better and quicker help is one of the aims of the Waitemata Primary and Community ...

Giving high-need mental health patients quick and easy access to psychiatrists is one way a new plan is improving health services in Auckland's north and west.

We must applaud Ngaro's honesty

Whanau Waipareira chief executive John Tamihere says Alfred Ngaro has a right to freedom of speech.

The bizarre thing is in politics, people like Alfred get penalised for being honest, former government minister John Tamihere says.

Push-bike rider on motorway

The push bike rider was seen in the bus lane on Auckland's northwestern motorway during rush hour traffic

Man was spotted during rush-hour traffic and was allegedly wearing headphones in bus lane.

Cooking class set up for the deaf video

Sisters Yolanda Sutton and Natasha Jumelet started the Deaf Wellbeing Society to help deaf people in the community.

For most of the deaf members, the cooking class is their only social contact.

Baby blues a 'snowball affect'

Te Atatu Peninsula mum Bridget Baker was diagnosed with postnatal depression 21 months after the birth of her first child.

A west Auckland mum said she didn't realise she was struggling with post natal depression.

Teens want space to 'hang out'

Hobsonville Community Trust community facilitator Gavin Gunston, Hobsonville Point Secondary School student Bill Savery ...

A youth recreational study from the Hobsonville Point community finds hang out and recreation space needs to be top priorities.

A long journey home

Linzi Wildermoth says she did not know what a Polynesian was when she was growing up.

Spiritual advice led Linzi Wildermoth to her ancestors in Rarotonga.

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