It would have taken special pliers and two people to force on the docking ring which cost Garfield his leg.
A modern spin on a traditional Filipino dessert scores an Auckland chef a finals spot in competition.
The intersection where a 6-year-old girl was hit by a car is being reviewed by Auckland Transport.
A group of dog enthusiasts will embark on a three-day fundraising hike named after the late Sir Edmund Hillary.
Pensioners in Auckland council units are angry and dismayed at another proposed rent rise.
Generations of TV viewers and theatre goers are mourning the loss of a beloved performer entertained New Zealand for decades.
A US fantasy television series based on books by top selling American author Terry Brooks will by shot in west Auckland.
A $5 million Hindu temple under construction in west Auckland is due for completion by mid year.
Len Gillman is gearing up for a month of constant daylight, flying drones and freezing temperatures.
There's a new community in town and they're on a mission to find more female gamers.
The death of 103-year-old Helena Ataya marks the end of an era for the Corban winemaker family.
Snow fell at a West Auckland primary school last week in honour of a "larger than life" boy.
A movie theatre, a dining precinct and new retail outlets are all part of the $36 million dollar expansion of LynnMall.
New Lynn has 20 traffic signals, nine of them within a 1km stretch of road. Thankfully, one set is about to go.
An Auckland teen has just completed her first novel without letting a soul know what she was up to.
Sports-mad Zak Burgess is dealing with two broken legs after he was hit by a car in West Auckland.
When five German wasps entered a bathroom, one man was soon in a state of panicked nude "swattting".
Comedian Jesse Griffin lives a jolly life with his family out in West Auckland.
Many West Auckland communities are facing more hardship judging by new school decile ratings.
Two popular tourist trains have been stopped in their tracks - and this time it is permanent.
Losing three friends to suicide inspired Bronson Price's LP Beginner's Luck.
Reverend Paul Gravelle doesn't remember walking to his parked car after falling from his bike.
Crystal, 9, turned to violent, verbal and physical abuse to deal with emotions after her parents separated.
The GALS choir pride themselves on being inclusive, so its no surprise they welcome heterosexuals.
Surfer Glen Tomes can't remember the exact details of his accident at Piha but he "knew it was pretty bad".
Confusion surrounds the proposed West Auckland public transport network which is currently up for public consultation.
Joy turned to devastation for the Gunstons when pregnant Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Council's legal high policy commendable but restrictions on sales don't go far enough, deputy chairman says.
His tattoos grace the likes of Sonny Bill, and now Steve Ma Ching's work has been recognised by Creative New Zealand.
21-year-old Amy-Rose Lynch is hoping a special wig will help her feel confident enough to dance again.
Transgender child Ben Brockwell-Jones finally feels comfortable in his own skin.
Passion, pride and respect. Those three words, the motto of the Glenora Rugby League Club, describe Luke Tipene to a tee, his family says.
Emotional hakas shook the Glenora club rooms today as hundreds farewell Luke Tipene.
As the only polygraph examiner in the North Island, Craig Gubbins' job is to get to the truth of a matter.
Grace and Winsome may be decades apart but they can both relate to the routine involved with living with diabetes.
Yvette used alcohol for years to mask what she was feeling inside until finally she knew she had to stop.
A love for all things vintage inspired Zandy Smith to create a calendar of pin-up girls with women of various sizes.
Rural communities out west are struggling to obtain a decent broadband service for their businesses and homes.
The early closure of the Te Henga quarry has forced the issue of what its future use may be.
OPINION: They are appeals to the heart from one of the world's present scenes of unthinkable violence and death.
Two cops were faced with a frightening scene when a gunman opened fire at a hospital.
The popular Waitakere Festival is in jeopardy thanks to an unexpected $6000 funding cut.
Despite warning signs, people are still bringing their dogs to Whatipu Beach and they're putting dotterels at risk.
Talented performers have pieced together a special production to honour a close friend taken too soon.
Four war medals discovered at a secondhand dealers are believed to have been taken in a burglary.
A seal pup gave would-be rescuers the runaround after finding its way into an Auckland yard.
Shelley Greco talks to West Auckland Budget Service co-ordinator Fiona Snijder about how Kiwis can be smarter with their money.
She moved here when she was six, but the newly-crowned Chanwyn Southgate is now embracing her culture more than ever.
Police got a surprise when they unintentionally discovered a meth lab on a West Auckland property.
A west Auckland food manufacturer that burnt down this morning went into liquidation two months ago.
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