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Man's death 'not suspicious'

A woman was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon after an incident that left ...

Police waiting for toxicology results to find out whether West Auckland incident was drug-related. 

Cause of death unknown

A woman was taken to Auckland hospital in critical condition Saturday afternoon after an incident that left one man dead.

Police are unable to confirm how a man in Glen Eden died in an incident that left a woman in critical condition.

Near-drowning at public pool

The St John Ambulance attended an incident at a West Auckland aquatic centre on Saturday evening.

Young woman in a critical condition after almost drowning at a West Auckland aquatic centre.

Commercial bus crashes into house

The fire service were called to two bus related incidents within minutes of each other in West Auckland.

The bus hit two cars before crashing into a West Auckland home.

'World at his feet' video

Massey High School principal said the loss of Keenan Matthes was a great shock to the community.

The teenager killed by a train in Auckland was a rising rugby star who touched many lives, school principal says.

War made them men

Colin Cameron is proud of his medals, earned in the service of New Zealand during World War II.

It is the 101st Anzac Day, but war veteran Colin Cameron says we have not learned much.

World Masters Games hits the west

The Trusts Arena will be one of the main venues for the World Masters Games 2017 and Te Atatu's Cameron Robinson is just ...

The largest contingent of athletes and supporters to ever hit New Zealand for a sporting event will touch down this week for the World Masters Games (WMG2017). 

Concert band prepares to bring in Anzac Day

Dave Lawrence, patron of the Titirangi RSA. The Anzac service will be held on March 25 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

The West City Concert Band is tuning up for Anzac Day.

Fireworks stoke confrontation

Georgia Harris with horse Kaira.

Police investigate assault complaint after neighbours feud over fireworks.

Two years too long for Te Atatu Rd

Phil Twyford is the MP for Te Atatu. He says Auckland Transport's excuses for the length of time taken to complete the ...

Two years of torment are coming to an end, and not before time.

Jogging teen killed by train video

The person was hit and killed about 7am Thursday.

16-year-old boy out for a run was wearing headphones and tragically unaware of approaching train.

Environmental art at Arataki

Mandy Patmore's artwork is displayed at the Arataki Visitor Centre until April 30 as part of her exhibition called Nohanga.

 Reclaimed timber and old maps are canvases for a new exhibition at Arataki Visitor Centre.

Making his mark through art

Sam Clayton is self-taught and has tattooed for five years.

Sam Clayton, 27, has been a tattoo artist for five years and is the owner of Henderson's Ink Rush Tattoos.

Inaugural scholarships 'celebrate my daughter's life'

Kelston Girls College student Penina Latu, 17, tragically passed away in March last year after a short illness.

One year on from the sudden death of one of its top students, Kelston Girls College is celebrating Penina Latu's life.

The best way to commute?

Donaldson says commuters use the West Harbour ferry as an alternative.

Faced with sitting in gridlock isn't catching the ferry to and from work a better choice?

Sportsman's 'indecent acts'

Police arrested the 23-year-old over four incidents in Blockhouse Bay in late March and early April.

The 23-year-old was arrested and charged over four incidents in Auckland's Blockhouse Bay.

Car hits fire station

Waiatarua volunteer firefighter Matt Walkinshaw says he is "disappointed" that a driver hit their station and didn't ...

Out-of-control car ploughs into a fire station, damaging the volunteer station's kitchen.

Acrobatics festival leaps into Massey

Zanthe Watson and Colin Prinn co-founders of the New Zealand Acrobatics Festival held from April 21-23 in Auckland.

Acrobats can flip, jump and cartwheel to their heart's content at an upcoming festival.

Arrest for indecent acts

It's alleged the man performed indecent acts in full view of the public.

A man accused of multiple indecent acts in Auckland's Blockhouse Bay will appear in court.

Coldcase takes centre stage video

Quentin Godwin went missing on May 20, 1992. He left his West Auckland home in Titirangi when he was 18-years-old. He ...

Mother of Auckland teenager who's been missing for 25 years sings for her son on Britain's Got Talent.

Democracy - live

Western Leader will be livestreaming all west Auckland local board meetings starting from April 18.

West Auckland's local board business meetings to be broadcast live.

Fresh calls for fireworks ban video

Georgia Harris with her horse Kaira.

The screams of a distressed horse in agony were heard just after fireworks were let off nearby.

Win for West Auckland school

Director Libby Palmer with friend and performer Elise Henry, who played Macbeth in Libby's 15-minute piece.

Hobsonville Point Secondary School director selected for national festival, for the third year in a row.

Sunken road re-opens video

The Great North Road stretch of New Lynn was flooded out during the "Tasman Tempest".

A flooded footpath and road in Auckland's New Lynn has been re-opened one day after Cyclone Cook bypassed the city.

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital

Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter crew braved wet and blustery conditions to retrieve the critically hurt teenager.

Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter rushes a critically hurt teenage boy to hospital.

Teacher found niche on sidelines

Kevin Anderson was remembered for loving his job but having a good work-life balance.

"He spent many long hours inspiring our young men and women, many of whom have represented our country" - North Shore teacher remembered.

Great North Rd two lanes to open? video

Traffic in New Lynn is slower than usual

Busy Auckland intersection has been closed since flooding in March, but two lanes may be reopened soon.

New Lynn car parks to make way for private development

In an Auckland Transport 2013 parking guide, the areas to be disposed off are identified as areas D and E and are called ...

Auckland Council-owned land used for free parking may become a private development site.

E is for eatery

Chinese European Takeaways in Ranui display their E food hygine grade in the front window.

Unsatisfactory health standards briefly forced three eateries in west Auckland to close their doors.

Henderson Fire Station gearing up for busy night

05052011/News/PhotoAnna Pearson/Nelson Mail Flooding sign on State Highway 60, on the town side of the Motueka River bridge.

It's the calm before the storm as Henderson Fire Station's officers prepare for a busy evening.

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