Tribute to 'all-around lovable guy'

Mike Allen was a 'child at heart', his wife Karen says.

14 min ago  Mike Allen joked he would live to 108. His family pays tribute after he died in a workplace incident at 55.

Call centre paying staff above minimum wage

Telnet inbound manager Kelly Tucker says people need to be paid what they feel they deserve.

4:58 PM  Why paying staff above the minimum wage in a low wage industry is important.

No agreement on bus driver breaks

Bus drivers are entitled to new breaks from May 6 but it's not clear yet how they will take them.

With new law giving bus drivers breaks about to come into effect, it's not yet known whether services will be disrupted.

Houdini dog can't be contained video

Mini escapes the property whenever her owners leave for work.

Mini has ripped out a cat door, opened a window and scaled a fence. Her owners say she'd be fine - in the right home.

In pictures: Abandoned Auckland gallery

Spaghetti Junction, usually clogged with cars, sits empty.

As holidaymakers spend their Easter long weekend elsewhere, the streets of Auckland sit empty.

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Man charged following fight

A 20-year-old man will appear in the Waitakere District Court following the incident in Kelston (file photo).

The man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Where your poppy money goes

Anzac Day poppies.

Are you aware of where your donation to the RSA goes when you buy a poppy?

Land lost to urban sprawl video

Much of New Zealand's versatile land has been paved over and landscaped.

OPINION: The Government's latest environmental snapshot paints a worrying picture of urban sprawl.

Auckland's illegal parking problem

Parking on a public drive access, and overhanging a footpath is a double offence.

OPINION: Illegal parking obstructing footpaths and driveways is being left to whistle-blowers to tackle.

Easter road toll at one

One person is dead following a crash near Huntly on Sunday night (file photo).

A person is dead following a crash near Huntly – the first fatality on the roads this Easter break.

Earth Day: What you need to know

Cleaning up a beach is one suggested way to mark Earth Day (file photo).

Monday is the 49th annual Earth Day - but what does that mean, and how can you help? We've got all the answers.

Firefighters extinguish Onehunga blaze

Witnesses said it appeared two buildings were on fire: Wakefield Metals and Argus Fire Protection.

Firefighters extinguish Onehunga factory blaze after 80 staff and 20 trucks called into to help put fire out.

Man injured in shooting

A man was rushed to hospital after being shot on Wright Rd, Waia Pa (file photo).

A man has critical injuries after being shot in Waiau Pa, Franklin, on Sunday.

Man arrested after assault

The assault left a man in critical condition at Auckland City Hospital.

A 20-year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday.

Civil orders filed against cop

An Auckland policeman, who cannot be named, has been charged with dishonestly accessing a police database that stores ...

Police move to target assets of officer charged with accessing national database for dishonest purpose.

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In pictures: Abandoned Auckland gallery

Spaghetti Junction, usually clogged with cars, sits empty.

As holidaymakers spend their Easter long weekend elsewhere, the streets of Auckland sit empty.

Where your poppy money goes

Are you aware of where your donation to the RSA goes when you buy a poppy?

Firefighters extinguish Onehunga blaze

Man arrested after assault

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Tribute to 'all-around lovable guy'

Mike and Karen Allen were meant to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in October.

Mike Allen joked he would live to 108. His family pays tribute after he died in a workplace incident at 55.

Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

Two in court following gang raids

Senior members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Gang were arrested in Auckland last Thursday morning.

Two more people have appeared in court following a police operation targeting the Comanchero motorcycle gang.

More arrests in Comanchero gang sting

Senior members of the Comanchero Motorcycle Gang were arrested in Auckland last week.

Two men and a women are arrested as police target a gang believed to be linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel.

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Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

Tamihere, Palino slam road plan video

Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere has attacked Auckland Mayor Phil Goff for losing control of Auckland Transport ...

Mayoral hopefuls on the attack over plan to remove car parks, calling it a "blunt and lazy tool" to force people onto buses.

Safety proposal 'over the top' video

AT's group manager of network management, Randhir Karma, says new zebra crossing would make it safer for people to get ...

Plan to remove 40 car parks and build 13 raised zebra crossings not necessary in beachside Auckland suburbs, residents say.

Vehicle spiked in pursuit

Police have arrested a wanted man after he led officers on a pursuit from Auckland's CBD to Mt Wellington on Wednesday ...

A man may face further charges after his vehicle was spiked during a police chase from Auckland's CBD to Mt Wellington.

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Man shot dead in Auckland video

Darnell Crescent remained cordoned off at 9.25am on Sunday after a man was shot dead.

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man died in south Auckland overnight.

Staff and fund problems at school

Complaints over employment, financial mismanagement and staff recruitment have been raised at a south Auckland school ...

Commissioner called in at Auckland school in a years-long saga over finances.

'Only time heals these wounds' video

The 24-year old was living in Kerikeri and working in the fishing industry.

Easter is a dangerous time on NZ roads, as Arthur Tepania, mourning the loss of his son, knows all too well.

'Embarrassing' incarceration rate

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier published a report after his office's surprise visit.

One prisoner said that inmates 'purposefully got into fights' so they could move into segregation

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Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

Former sports coach to stand trial

A former NZ coach had his chance at diversion withdrawn by police at North Shore District in March.

The man who allegedly attacked another man on Auckland’s North Shore has failed in his attempt to be discharged without conviction.

Trans prisoner's hunger strike

Corrections said it was working to accommodate the inmate's request but having trouble because she was a convicted child ...

A transgender inmate, who is also a child sex offender, is refusing food, water and medication after a transfer delay.

Opposition to new T3 lane on Shore

Auckland Transport says a southbound T3 lane along Birkenhead Ave would enable more consistent travel times for bus ...

Residents on North Shore's Birkenhead have signed a petition opposing Auckland Transport's plans to fixing a troublesome commute with a transit lane.

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Fighting an 'extremely rare' cancer

Delina Mihaere, 39, has terminal cervical carsinosarcoma that has been unresponsive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Delina Mihaere battled for months for a diagnosis. The drugs she wants are unfunded, but she's not ready to give up.

Hit and run: Car flips on bridge video

The couple's car went over a lane, hit a barrier and toppled over to one side on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

CCTV captures moment driver ploughed into car, sending it careening out of control.

Easter traffic warning

Easter traffic was bumper-to-bumper at the Greenlane Interchange at 2pm.

Motorists should travel extra early or late on Good Friday to avoid long queues, heading in and out of the city.

Ōtāhuhu top suburb for millennials

Otahuhu Town Centre before a $17 million upgrade announced by Auckland Transport in 2017.

Affordable housing, parks and public transport makes south and west Auckland suburbs best for young people to live.

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Victims unlikely to see $900,000

David Sharma, a former real estate agent and property manager owes $907,000 however victims were unlikely to get ...

Real estate agent owes almost $1 million, but his 72 victims have been left in no man's land.

Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

Sports car destroys phone box video

The left-hand drive car's airbag was deployed in the crash on Sunday.

A Ford Mustang GT has destroyed a suburban Auckland phone box in what sounded like "an almighty explosion".

The man with the golden gun video

At the end of a long day the businessman likes to relax with a glass of red wine in his lounge.

This wealthy military enthusiast has a gold-plated AK-47 and he's not ready to give it up.

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Man charged after shooting

A man was rushed to hospital after being shot on Wright Rd, Waiau Pa on Sunday (file photo).

A 37-year-old man has been charged after another man was critically injured in a shooting south of Auckland.

Clampdown on trampers video

Easter trampers using closed tracks in west Auckland risk prosecution and trespass notices.

Auckland Council ramps up efforts to halt kauri disease, threatening court action for those who use closed tracks.

Ōtāhuhu top suburb for millennials

Otahuhu Town Centre before a $17 million upgrade announced by Auckland Transport in 2017.

Affordable housing, parks and public transport makes south and west Auckland suburbs best for young people to live.

Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

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Man shoots himself in leg

Police attended an accidental shooting in Wellsford (file photo).

A man has serious, but not life-threatening injuries after an incident in Auckland's rural north.

Auckland's fine Easter weather

Traditionally, egg-hunts take place on Easter Sunday - but get in quick, rain is expected in the afternoon.

Plenty of blue skies expected in the City of Sails over the long weekend, but get the Easter egg hunts over early.

Road reopens after serious crash

Whangāparaoa Rd between Brightside Rd and Beverly Rd in Stanmore Bay has reopened following the crash.

The driver of the car was taken to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition.

58 Anzac Day services cancelled video

Smaller Anzac Day services across Auckland are being consolidated this year.

Two-thirds of Auckland services have been canned in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

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Houdini dog can't be contained video

Mini escapes the property whenever her owners leave for work.

Mini has ripped out a cat door, opened a window and scaled a fence. Her owners say she'd be fine - in the right home.

Arrest after Auckland assault

Emergency services were called to Kelston on Sunday morning after a report of a fight (file photo).

Man, 20, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after reported fight.

Man charged following fight

A 20-year-old man will appear in the Waitakere District Court following the incident in Kelston (file photo).

The man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Person critical after reported fight

Emergency services were called to Kelston on Sunday morning after a report of a fight (file photo).

Neighbours heard a "distraught woman screaming" before a person was rushed to hospital.

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