Breath tests down, drink-driving up

The number of random breath tests has nearly halved in Auckland in the past few years (file photo).

3 min ago  Fewer breath tests have caused drink-driving incidents to skyrocket throughout Auckland, report says.

The gentrification monster

Glen Eden is facing a wave of gentrification and the challenge to maintain the community spirit.

3:20 PM  Gentrification of Auckland suburb threatens to push the poor out as speculators move in.

Sex slave mum's sentence appealed

Avneesh Sehgal was jailed on Tuesday for his part in selling his girlfriend's teenage daughter as a prostitute.

3:00 PM  The Solicitor-General wants a harsher sentence imposed on a mother who forced her daughter into prostitution. 

Music is one of new priest's skills

Pepe and Reverend Peter Winson enjoying a  musical session.

2:37 PM  A wordsmith priest with a passion for music brings his unique style to the Whangarei Anglican community.

Ombudsman heaps pressure on Goff

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is off side with a number of his councillors for how he has handled the waterfront stadium report.

2:34 PM  More pressure on mayor Phil Goff over botched handling of stadium report.

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Offender programme celebrates 1000th employee placement

Mel Pepperell, managing director of Action Fencing in Whangarei, cuts the celebratory cake.

A pilot programme aimed at placing ex- offenders into employment celebrates its 1000th placement.

'Sexist' quote mars dinner video

Gregory Thwaite, Chair of the Auckland branch of the NZ Institute of International Affairs, has been labelled a ...

Lawyer who put "the best party has women with a past and young men with a future" when promoting dinner is unrepentant.

Woman pens own death notice

Noni Kenny wrote her own death notice.

"If you are reading this, I must have died!" wrote Kerikeri woman Noni Kenny.

NZ's youngest singing sensation

General Fiyah, real name Lotima Pome'e, has been singing since he was a baby.

General Fiyah may only be 12-years-old but he's up for three awards against some of the music industry's heavyweights.

Thunder, hail for Auckland, Waikato

Thunderstorms, with the potential to become severe, are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday.

Cool winds colliding with surface warmth a perfect recipe for severe thunderstorms and hail.

Standing against quarry activities

Alfriston School's board of trustees has joined the court appeal against Fulton Hogan's expansion of the Clevedon ...

Facing the prospect of more than 4300 trucks passing through their semi-rural community daily, locals head into mediation with Fulton Hogan.

NZ Cricket lashes Eden Park

Trent Boult leads the Black Caps off Eden Park after his six-wicket haul against England in the day-night test in March.

Eden Park may have hosted its last cricket test as NZ Cricket backs a Western Springs redevelopment.

Turning tyres into fuel

The facility in McLaughlins Rd, Wiri, is now operational and will process 30,000 tonnes of car tyres annually.

A new tyre-recycling plant aimed at tackling a growing environmental problem is the largest of its kind in Auckland.

Road rules v bus driver's rules

Alec Tang captured the moment a bus pulled into his lane on camera.

Bus driver forces Auckland cyclist almost off the road, then blames the cyclist.

Overcoming cultural prejudice

Kurdistan refugee Rasul Othmani with his daughter Kurdistan Othmani, who is calling for more acceptance and tolerance of ...

She's faced racial abuse and insensitivity but a second-generation refugee from Kurdistan has the strength to call for more tolerance.

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Offender programme celebrates 1000th employee placement

Mel Pepperell, managing director of Action Fencing in Whangarei, cuts the celebratory cake.

2:30 PM  A pilot programme aimed at placing ex- offenders into employment celebrates its 1000th placement.

Woman pens own death notice

2:19 PM  "If you are reading this, I must have died!" wrote Kerikeri woman Noni Kenny.

NZ's youngest singing sensation

Standing against quarry activities

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NZ Cricket lashes Eden Park

Trent Boult leads the Black Caps off Eden Park after his six-wicket haul against England in the day-night test in March.

Eden Park may have hosted its last cricket test as NZ Cricket backs a Western Springs redevelopment.

Steel beat Mystics

Steel shooter Jeniffer O'Connell tries to control the ball.

A tight contest was blown open in the third quarter, helping the Steel keep in touch with the premiership leaders.

The clash that had to happen

Shaye Brock will defend his NZPBA Super Welterweight belt against Bowyn Morgan next month.

To be the best, you have to beat the best.

Paty claim bragging rights

Pukekohe's Callum Adams make a run at Sam Furniss during Saturday's Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby game between ...

Patumahoe produces their best performance in weeks to secure a top three position on rugby's McNamara Cup table.

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