Police name swimmers

Eddie Proosten just moments before he drowned at Maketu Falls in south Auckland.

8 min ago  Upmanyu Sharma, 23, and 50-year-old Johannes Edwin Proosten, 50, both died at Auckland swimming holes on Sunday.

Lawyer: Legal case was sound

Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at the Whenuapai Air Force base.

14 min ago  Lawyer rejects suggestions legal advice was "poor" and led to costs being awarded to rapist.

Man sentenced for 2003 rape

Wiremu Abraham was sentenced to eight years and one month imprisonment in the Manukau District Court.

11:50 AM  Wiremu Abraham was sentenced in the Manukau District Court after a 2003 rape incident in Kaitaia.

Trapped under quad bike

The man was released from under the quad bike and flown to Middlemore Hospital in serious condition.

11:21 AM  A man who became trapped under his quad bike was flown to hospital in serious condition.

Enduring devotion

His 13-year-old son William was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects his mental and physical development.

James Culley will take on what many consider to be New Zealand's toughest endurance race.

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Air Force predator wins $28k

Working as a driver at Whenuapai air base, Mariya Taylor was repeatedly assaulted by Sergeant Robert Roper.

Woman "overwhelmed and devastated" as she's forced to pay nearly $28k to convicted rapist who locked her in a cage.

Chihuahua stolen from outside dairy video

Li fears Lucky won't be eating properly or getting the exercise she needs in the possession of her captors.

CCTV shows a man and a woman approaching the dog, patting her - then picking her up and driving off.

Police fail to find armed person

Armed police were called to the corner of Hobson St and Wellesley St West on Monday afternoon after a person had ...

Person with gun reportedly spotted in Auckland's CBD on Monday afternoon.

Nature's beautiful killers

According to Water Safety New Zealand, Hunua Falls in Auckland is one of the country's most deadliest waterfall locations.

Picturesque and deadly, New Zealand's waterfalls have killed 53 swimmers since 1980.

Good news for Auckland renters

Rents are still increasing but they rose at their slowest pace for years in the last quarter of 2018, according to ...

Renters in Auckland are paying $4 more than they were a year ago.

First Ikea, next Aldi?

Aldi's success rests on finding quality, often unknown brands as well as deep discounts.

Germany's Aldi and Kaufland have made waves in Australia. Are they finally ready to come here?

Crash badly injures one

Police were called to the serious crash, on Auckland's North Shore

A person is critically injured and a road is closed after a crash in Schnapper Rock on Auckland's North Shore.

Stoat search scaled back

After two weeks of searching for a possible stoat on the island, nothing has turned up.

A pair of stoats spotted on pest-free Great Barrier Island were nowhere to be seen during a two-week search.

Two dead at Auckland waterfalls

Dive squads fished both bodies out of the water on Monday

The body of a man in his 50s and another in his 20s after recovered after separate swimming incidents in south Auckland.

Man denies shooting charges

The shooting happened on Brigham Creek Rd, Whenuapai.

A man denies shooting another man in the back, leaving him with serious injuries, during an incident in Whenuapai.

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Women 'attacked' at shopping mall

An alleged attack at an Auckland shopping mall left a woman with bruising around her eye.

She moved here from Colombia and wanted to show her sister her new country. Then she was hit in the face.

Chihuahua stolen from outside dairy video

CCTV shows a man and a woman approaching the dog, patting her - then picking her up and driving off.

Employers must be 'more aware of risks'

Scooter rider critical

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Food poisoning surges in heat video

Food poisoning cases have surged with the heat, and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service believes chicken is to blame.

Chill that chicken - not storing meat out of the heat blamed for rocketing campylobacter cases.

Auckland beaches declared no-swim zones video

There are health warnings in place at 12 Auckland beaches, mostly in West Auckland.

People told to stay away from 12 swimming spots contaminated with human faeces.

Outrage over suffrage sculpture

This statue is one of three installed in Auckland to mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

It's meant to symbolise women's suffrage, but has been described as a "pregnant child holding toilet paper".

New Zealand's Pokémon kid

Alex Blong is one of NZ's top Pokemon players. His talents have taken him overseas to compete in the popular card game.

 More than 25.7 billion Pokémon Trading Card Game cards have been produced worldwide in the past twenty years and one Kiwi gets to travel the world playing his favourite game.

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Uber Eats - for condoms

Conversations with their peers confirmed what the Package founders suspected - purchasing contraceptives in person is ...

Young people find buying condoms in stores 'embarrassing'. Three teenagers think they have the answer.

Rich school, poor school

When schools are rich, they're very rich - and when they're poor, they're not (file photo).

Inequity in action? Half of the $140m donated to schools in a year went to just 10 per cent of schools.

Wet-nursing in the modern age video

21-week-old Anne "screamed for the first 14 weeks of her life", was small, and slow to hit her milestones. Donor milk ...

Baby Anne Thompson is reliant on donor breast milk. Tamar McAbee is one mum answering the call.

$1200 a week, and still problems video

24 Allen Johnston Place, St Johns.

Owner of 'executive' rental property asked why unhappy tenants didn't move out.

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Police name swimmers

Eddie Proosten just moments before he drowned at Maketu Falls in south Auckland.

Upmanyu Sharma, 23, and 50-year-old Johannes Edwin Proosten, 50, both died at Auckland swimming holes on Sunday.

Man sentenced for 2003 rape

Wiremu Abraham was sentenced to eight years and one month imprisonment in the Manukau District Court.

Wiremu Abraham was sentenced in the Manukau District Court after a 2003 rape incident in Kaitaia.

Two dead at Auckland waterfalls

Dive squads fished both bodies out of the water on Monday

The body of a man in his 50s and another in his 20s after recovered after separate swimming incidents in south Auckland.

Man missing at swimming hole

A man has failed to resurface at Maketu Falls in south Auckland.

Emergency services responding after man failed to resurface at a south Auckland swimming hole.

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Lawyer: Legal case was sound

Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at the Whenuapai Air Force base.

Lawyer rejects suggestions legal advice was "poor" and led to costs being awarded to rapist.

Crash badly injures one

Police were called to the serious crash, on Auckland's North Shore

A person is critically injured and a road is closed after a crash in Schnapper Rock on Auckland's North Shore.

'Help me! I've been shot'

Part of Whenuapai's Brigham Creek Rd was cordoned off on Monday morning following the shooting.

Mary assumed a neighbour was hunting rabbits. Then a bleeding man arrived on her doorstep.

Not even Christmas is safe video

Two children from the travelling family help themselves to the Christmas tree at Caltex Albany.

Unruly travelling family hit an Auckland Caltex four times. They even took the Christmas tree.

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Injuries after air gun fired

Foodstuffs, which owns New World, said it was thankful the customer was not seriously injured.

An Auckland woman was left with facial injuries after an air gun shattered a windscreen at a New World car park.

Not even Christmas is safe video

Two children from the travelling family help themselves to the Christmas tree at Caltex Albany.

Unruly travelling family hit an Auckland Caltex four times. They even took the Christmas tree.

Violence rocks new jail video

The Corrections Association says protocols at Auckland Prison's new maximum security unit are putting staff in danger.

Prisoners allegedly run competitions to see how many staff they can attack at Auckland's new maximum security wing.

Travelling family's 'rude' behaviour video

A witness says one of the family members threw food on the ground at the ibis Budget Hotel in central Auckland.

A staff member at The Coffee Club says two of the family members came in "ready to fight" as they asked for a refund.

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Worker injured after trench collapse

The man was removed from the trench by firefighters and loaded into an ambulance by paramedics.

A worker has been critically injured after a trench collapsed at a construction site in West Auckland.

Member of public finds body

Myung Kang was reported missing on Sunday evening.

The body of missing fisherman Myung Kang is believed to have washed ashore near Muriwai.

Food poisoning surges in heat video

Food poisoning cases have surged with the heat, and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service believes chicken is to blame.

Chill that chicken - not storing meat out of the heat blamed for rocketing campylobacter cases.

Missing fisherman's belongings found

Myung Khang went missing after a fishing trip at Bethells Beach.

Clothes and a fishing bag belonging to missing fisherman Myung Kang have washed up on a West Auckland beach.

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Police name swimmers

Eddie Proosten just moments before he drowned at Maketu Falls in south Auckland.

Upmanyu Sharma, 23, and 50-year-old Johannes Edwin Proosten, 50, both died at Auckland swimming holes on Sunday.

Two dead at Auckland waterfalls

Dive squads fished both bodies out of the water on Monday

The body of a man in his 50s and another in his 20s after recovered after separate swimming incidents in south Auckland.

Kayakers rescued by police

Kayakers have been rescued after spending more than six hours in the water off Orere Point in Auckland.

Two kayakers have been rescued cold but safe after drifting out to sea.

Search for man at Hunua Falls

Emergency services are at the Hunua Falls after a person was reported missing after being swept into the water.

Emergency services were called to Hunua Falls in rural south Auckland as the search continues.

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Op shop happy ending video

Becca Gibbs and her mother Bridgit are thrilled she's been been offered a new job.

Auckland woman forced out of op shop job after complaint about her disability finds a new "happy place".

Orca belly display delights

One of the orcas flipped over exposing its while belly.

"It will be in our hearts forever": Father and son left buzzing after a close up with playful killer whales.

'Booted out' of op shop job video

Bridgit Gibbs said she was disgusted at the way the store's management treated her daughter, Becca.

Auckland woman forced out of the op shop where she volunteered after a complaint about her disability.

Hundreds without power

Residents across Auckland are without power after weather changes interfere with power lines.

Monday morning's heavy downpour after weeks without rain, caused havoc with some of Auckland's power lines.

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Young eco-warrior rewarded

Samuel Anderton has always had a love for the environment and was compelled to take action when he noticed wastewater in ...

Samuel Anderton, 12, stepped up to protect a local stream. Now he's been recognised for his "gumption".

Sex toy thefts caught on camera

The man allegedly stole adult toys and DVDs from Peaches and Cream on Lincoln Road, Henderson.

Image of burglar with a penchant for sex toys released by West Auckland police

Bone marrow the 'ultimate koha' video

Jonnie Morath, 29, signed up to the bone marrow registry after losing a friend and colleague to leukaemia. There is a ...

Jonnie Morath became a bone marrow donor in memory of a friend. He'd do it again, "no second thought".

Hundreds without power

Residents across Auckland are without power after weather changes interfere with power lines.

Monday morning's heavy downpour after weeks without rain, caused havoc with some of Auckland's power lines.

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