Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.
A plan to defer millions of dollars from West Auckland projects has locals asking whether the focus is fair.
Social media use by political parties is a step in the right direction to engage youth, student says.
Auckland's wait for speedy public travel continues as council comes to grips with northwestern busway project.
What comes aged under 14, in sets of two, and all at one West Auckland club? Surf life saving twins.
22-year-old dog Daisy is more than 135 human years old, quite a feat from stray beginnings.
Dwindling numbers of volunteers has seen more pressure placed on firefighters, fire officer says.
Massey kitesurfer Kent McNish is looking to go one better than last year's four-hour journey to Great Barrier Island for charity.
Whether Faisal Zakaria Abubaker is facing a bag or an opponent, the one thing on his mind is family.
Police will patrol streets around schools in Glen Eden after a suspicious man approached students.
Holly Spring started taking photos when her daughter was born almost five years ago. Now she has been awarded Creative Photographer of the Year.
Two friends visited Cambodia with dreams of getting women out of the sex trafficking industry.
A Piha surf club member will travel to Gallipoli in April for the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings.
A young soldier who died 100 years ago today was remembered in a family ceremony at his grave.
Plans are under way to expand LynnMall to include a seven-theatre cinema, entertainment and dining area.
Horse riding helps give Navanah Uerata-Tana the focus and determination she needs to get by in the classroom and at home.
Youth workers will patrol West Auckland 'hot spots' to help prevent anti-social behaviour after string of violent attacks.
Claire Chateau has had two cars stolen, two years in a row and on the same day - her birthday.
New Lynn has the highest concentration of traffic lights in Auckland and more signals are coming its way.
Cigarettes have been the target of a recent crime spree stretching across west and north Auckland.
The Whau Coastal Walkway Project has been formed to put focus back into a "neglected" area.
A fascination for spiders saw reporter Julian Raethel lock in a date with a large arachnid.
Public safety is again top of the agenda after yet another violent death in West Auckland.
Couple say their new apartment is uninhabitable thanks to internal pillars they weren't warned about.
Principals still struggle to see how the new 'Investing in Educational Success' policy will work in schools.
Canine Hydrotherapy works as a treatment for chronic pain conditions or post-operative recovery in canines.
Dorothy Fa'auiga has breastfed all six of her children and is excited to take part in the Big Latch On tomorrow.
Kalaunitama Kalauni will crowd around the TV with mates tonight to relive his lucky escape from a stingray.
Speeding traffic on Atkinson Rd in Titirangi is concerning residents after the removal of a speed bump.
The largest cemetery in the country is rapidly running out of space six-feet-under.
Sir Bob Harvey's biography Wild Westie: The Incredible Life of Bob Harvey is released today.
Glenn Macrae is finally cured of Hepatitis C after a lengthy run of medication trials but still doesn't know exact cause.
3-year-old Symphonya Turua was born with lissencephaly, meaning she is unable to walk, talk or sit up.
Six teens are revelling in the success of their new business catering for health-conscious chocolate lovers.
The future of historic St Andrews Church Hall in New Lynn is uncertain as the building slowly crumbles away.
Contemporary dance company Black Grace is in the lineup for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time.
Defending healthy kauri and classifying dieback disease as an official pest top the city's environmental to-do list.
Motorists are frustrated by speeding tickets they have been receiving on the northwestern motorway.
By purchasing a humble takeaway coffee in Oratia, West Aucklanders can help support the ongoing development of an orphanage in India.
"One day everyone will be a stranger." The words of Warren Portsmouth's doctor left him shattered.
National figures indicate Taser use has increased across the country, yet Waitemata officers are reaching for the Taser less.
The historical 1925 Oag's Buildings and the Deco Strip Mall are scheduled to be demolished at the end of the month.
Insulting passersby as part of a social experiment has paid off for one lucky teen.
Bags of smelly "offerings" found hanging from trees along a popular Auckland beach.
Block NZ stars Loz and Tom are helping out young Jai, who took a near-death fall in a playground.
Former All Black Michael Jones established the Village Community Services Trust to give youth focus and ambition.
Five babies were born at Waitakere Hospital on the first day of Matariki, a festival which celebrates new life.
Peter Kroon envisaged a rough road ahead after a cancerous tumour left him without his right eye and part of his skull.
A former garden centre site in Glen Eden is on the market and earmarked for houses and apartments.
Arun Kumar's death has Henderson on edge but Len Brown has offered a plan to boost business.
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