Christmas can be an expensive time but there is one free activity you can do out west.
The Big Buddy Christmas White Out is bringing faux snow to low-decile schools this month including seven in West Auckland.
Instead of the traditional glazed ham with mixed vegetables, two artists are having an artistic banquet at Corban Estate Art Centre.
Recipients of overseas superannuation schemes are being urged to pay attention to proposed new tax rules.
An armed robbery is not what staff at a Massey Pharmacy wanted on one of their busiest days.
Evette Scopes has found the rightful owner of a photo album once belonging to a family by the name of Dawson.
Ivy Van Den Broek's neighbours have become like family.
The Wired Marae initiative will see ultra-fast broadband rolled out across six North Island marae.
The alarm clock, door bell or telephone are sounds most of us don't think twice about hearing.
Opal Renata struggled as the sole provider for her family after separating from her partner three years ago.
Three sisters have been reunited after many years of not knowing one of them existed.
A Massey resident is calling for safety measures to be put in place after a car crashed through his fence, narrowly missing his home on Tuesday night.
Avondale Intermediate's school band The Elements took out the 2013 Rockshop Bandquest competition.
The friendship shared between Lily Boss and Cushla Taylor has taught the pair important lessons and virtues.
Neighbours of an apartment block due to be built are angry resource consent was granted on a non notified basis.
Wildlife could be at risk after a man dumped household rubbish in the mangroves along Te Atatu Peninsula's Chapman Strand.
Remembering the Hobsonville twister
It's been one year since a devastating tornado ripped through Hobsonville and Whenuapai, claiming three lives, wrecking 22 homes and causing $13 million of damage.
he opportunity to play for the Waitakere Magpies AFL team caught Michael Gregson by surprise six years ago.
Jack Gilbert and his mates were jamming together in a Ranui shed when a passerby heard them and offered them a gig.
The simple act of painting nails has a group of Henderson girls on the path to business success.
Residents continue to raise their voices on deep sea oil drilling and The Waitakere Ranges Local Board is leading the charge.
Judith Moore-Chisholm is finally getting around to doing something she's wanted to for years.
The deputy principal at Chaucer School received a Local Hero award this week honouring his work in the community.
A Henderson woman came home to find four of her family cats mauled to death, possibly by her neighbour's dogs.
Ted Beddoes and his three children were shocked after learning their beloved wife and mother Fiona needed Hospice care.
On the hunt for the Dawson family
Evette Scopes is looking for the family of Rene and Will Dawson whose family photo album she believes she has.
Keith and Lynda Barrett spent about six weeks decorating their home with 60,000 Christmas lights and have done this every year since 2002.
Opinions are being sought for the future of West Auckland's busiest road.
Armed police have added a new tactical weapon to their arsenal in dealing with serious conflicts.
By mid next year James Corric's ‘baby' will be fully matured and just about ready for public visits.
An empty garage and a set of car keys are all 94-year-old Allan Flynn has left to remind him of his beloved 1984 Holden Commodore.
Kelston Boys' High School has won the Condor Sevens for the fourth consecutive year.
Christmas has come early for a Henderson family.
Patrick Walsh is only young but he's training to conquer a pretty big journey.
Stay safe around intersections. This is the message police are trying to get across to motorists after a serious car crash in Henderson.
John Nicholson needs help to find out if he's been sitting on a goldmine for the past 26 years.
Rugby hopeful Jone Naikabula didn't know what to expect when he stepped off the plane at Auckland Airport for the first time
Elizabeth Cui has been leaping off diving boards since she was 9. She talks with Julian Raethel about the climb to the top.
Emily Wade has been riding a unicycle since she was 5 after her stepfather Tony Melton taught her the basics.
Urzila Carlson says she's always recognised on the streets but it's when she's mowing the berm of her Oratia property that she gets the most attention.
Massey Primary School is the first in the country to be connected to the Government's managed network, Network 4 Learning.
The Keep On Keepin On carnival for a cause spreads the message that it's OK to talk about depression and suicide.
Constable Elizabeth (Betty) McCarthy passed away in 1945 and was the first woman to receive a full police funeral in New Zealand.
A baby sustaining a brain injury at birth is just one of Waitemata District Health Board's serious adverse events reported this year.
Labour's Carmel Sepuloni was the first to put her hand up with intentions to run for Kelston in the new electorates.
West Auckland MPs were left to rethink political strategy over the weekend after the electoral shake up.
The Bury the Pylons petition has made its way to West Auckland before heading to a select committee.
People have the chance to speak up about violence toward women during Monday's White Ribbon Parade.
The RSA works hard to keep youth interested and insists the association is not just for the elderly.
Careless cigarette disposal is the likely cause of a scrub fire behind Trusts Arena on Wednesday.
Have the new speed limit rules made you change your driving habits?