30-year-old gets hysterectomy after years in agony video

After a hysterectomy, Sinead Hodder is free from the chronic pain that plagued her for years.

5:00 AM  “I don't even know what this life is, but I love it,” mother says after longed-for hysterectomy frees her from daily pain.

No evidence suicides increased during Delta lockdown, coroner says

The number of coronial inquiries opened into suspected self-inflicted deaths between July-October is the lowest it has ...

5:00 AM  Despite rumours to the contrary, the number of suspected suicides reported was the lowest since 2015.

Ex-Shorty St actor Annie Whittle's own personal theatre

Annie Whittle is learning the script for her upcoming role in a witty, dark comedy that she is thrilled to be a part of.

5:00 AM  Actor Annie Whittle paid for the deposit on her beloved Scenic Drive cottage in 1986 with a dishwashing liquid advert.

'Massively concerning': 338 Defence personnel who served in MIQ quit video

New Zealand Defence Force uniformed staff are all having to be vaccinated, or risk losing their jobs (file photo).

5:00 AM  A third of people who left recently said MIQ duties were a factor in them quitting.

Witness to Erebus 'litany of lies' video

Inspector Greg Gilpin with his NZ Special Service Medal.

5:00 AM  Greg Gilpin was the police officer who led the body recovery operation after the 1979 Erebus crash.

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Boy, 6, with autism rescued from estuary by police chopper crew video

Police's Eagle helicopter located the 6-year-old autistic boy on their second circle of the area.

An officer swam out to save the boy, who was found about 30m from the shore in Pakuranga.

Covid report: Freedom for Aucklanders, cases drop to double digits video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 03: Table service and seating dining returns to restaurants and cafes on Ponsonby Road ...

The traffic light system is here, and Covid-19 daily cases dropped below 100 for the first time since October.

Te Huia train service costing 10 times what it makes

Financial reports on the Te Huia service between Waikato and Auckland were revealed after repeated requests from a ...

But the Waikato-Auckland service can get back on track and shouldn't be judged by its first five months, a Hamilton City Councillor says.

The Arts Foundation unveils a new laureate for a queer Kiwi artist video

Christchurch-based Hall Cannon donated $300,000 to the Arts Foundation to support the laureate for 10 years.

There's a new award​ for an outstanding queer artist or collective of artists whose practice has meaningful impact on the queer community.

92 new cases of Covid-19 on 'Freedom Day' video

There are 92 new cases of Covid-19 across Aotearoa, as the country spends its first day in the new traffic light system ...

There are 92 new Covid-19 cases across seven regions - the first time daily cases have been in double digits since October 28.

'Fingerprints of climate change' all over warmest November on record video

With warmer than usual seas and a hot summer on the cards, this past November was the warmest on record. Pictured: ...

November 2021 has claimed the dubious title from 2019, and three of the four warmest Novembers have now occurred since 2013.

Family Court will hear case of farm owners in three-way relationship video

The man and two women lived together at the property in Kumeū, Auckland, for 15 years.

The $2m property was purchased in the name of one member of the trio. But after a 15-year relationship, the other woman says she should get a share.

Unvaccinated gym members quit and home gyms pick up as vaccine mandate sets in video

Brain chose not to get vaccinated in protest at the mandate.

Personal trainer Bobbie Brain is now out of a job, but she’s fine with it because it was her choice as the traffic light system came into force.

Waiheke welcomes back visitors after 'catastrophic' lockdown video

03122021 News Photo: RYAN ANDERSON/STUFF Waiheke Tourism Board Chair Christina Hyde Waiheke Island businesses are ...

Waiheke businesses opened their doors to visitors for the first time in three months as ferries started shipping Aucklanders to the island on Friday.

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Auckland station Base FM turns to its listeners for help after lockdown debts pile up, and a slow recovery predicted even under traffic light system.

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Central Auckland bars and eateries quick to use vaccine passports video

Former All Black coach Graham Henry enjoying his return to fine dining at Headquarters Bar.

Bars and restaurants in Ponsonby and Viaduct are handling vaccine passes with ease on "Freedom Day" - Auckland's first under the "red" traffic light.

Aucklands 'Freedom Day' in pictures video

Stuff photographers have been out across the city to see how Aucklanders are spending the first day under the red traffic light setting.

Xmas party venues already booking up under red traffic light video

Auckland music venues to stay shut despite Covid-19 rules easing video

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Supercity's half-price public transport plan gets mixed reaction video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced plans to introduce half-price fares for Community Services card-holders from July ...

Auckland's mayor sees it as a way to get thousands out of their cars, but not everyone agrees it's going to change lifelong habits.

Auckland budget proposal 'doesn't address soaring project costs' video

Auckland deputy mayor Bill Cashmore says the increasing cost of major projects like the City Rail Link and the Central ...

Phil Goff proposal doesn't take lockdown's impact on major projects, deputy says: "I don’t believe in just kicking the can down the road."

Auckland Council to require vaccine passes under red traffic light video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff supports the decision.

Staffed council services and facilities will require the use of vaccination passes when they reopen on Friday until at least January 17 next year.

'Firestorm of public opposition' to Three Waters – councillor video

Auckland councillor Daniel Newman says the Government can’t ignore public opposition to its Three Waters reforms.

Public consultation, set to start Friday, will prove Govt doesn't have the backing it needs, Auckland councillor says.

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Dilworth chaplain groomed and abused boys for 15 years video

Dilworth's former chaplain, Ross Douglas Browne, has been sent to prison for six-and-a-half years.

Ross Douglas Browne was seen as a "god-like" figure at an Auckland school. He used that position to prey on boys and left a trail of ruined lives.

Auckland Council to require vaccine passes under red traffic light video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff supports the decision.

Staffed council services and facilities will require the use of vaccination passes when they reopen on Friday until at least January 17 next year.

Covid-19 vax centre manager in race to get Māori immunised video

Teara Gillman is the manager of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei vaccination centre.

Teara Gillman is working tirelessly to make sure those who have fallen through the cracks are getting access to the Pfizer vaccine.

Dr Damon Salesa on the decisions that define you video

Toeolesulusulu Damon Ieremia Salesa is the first Pacific vice chancellor at a New Zealand university, at Auckland ...

New AUT vice-chancellor talks about his dad, and growing up as one of the first brown families in his Glen Innes neighbourhood.

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30-year-old gets hysterectomy after years in agony video

After a hysterectomy, Sinead Hodder is free from the chronic pain that plagued her for years.

“I don't even know what this life is, but I love it,” mother says after longed-for hysterectomy frees her from daily pain.

Boy, 6, with autism rescued from estuary by police chopper crew video

Police's Eagle helicopter located the 6-year-old autistic boy on their second circle of the area.

An officer swam out to save the boy, who was found about 30m from the shore in Pakuranga.

Supercity's half-price public transport plan gets mixed reaction video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced plans to introduce half-price fares for Community Services card-holders from July ...

Auckland's mayor sees it as a way to get thousands out of their cars, but not everyone agrees it's going to change lifelong habits.

Traffic light system no help for struggling special needs families video

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Sarah Chisnall and her fourteen year-old daughter, Lucia, suffers from a brain ...

Lockdown was very hard for families with special needs children, as therapy and support were paused. But the traffic light system won't bring relief.

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Years added to man's sentence for punch that led to fatal attack

Lopeti Telefoni appears in court.

A prisoner has been sentenced to four more years for a punch that had "all the markings of an ambush".

Traffic up 50 per cent on Auckland roads since move to Covid alert level 3.2 video

Traffic jams and delays are likely to soon return as the city moves to the traffic light Covid-19 response framework.

Aucklanders are back behind the wheel, with more cars expected to get on the road as restrictions continue to ease.

Neighbour unwittingly assists in theft of tiny office video

The standalone tiny office that was going to be moved to Whenuapai from Massey in the coming weeks.

A truck driver turned up, so a neighbour helped him load up the tiny building and drive away – but the owner didn't know anything about it.

Covid-19: Auckland Pasifika close to reaching 90% first dose milestone video

Pacific health providers in Counties Manukau DHB have been working extra hard to vaccinate people in the community. ...

Expert is confident Pacific people can reach the target by December 3, when lockdown is lifted: "It’s been a concerted effort to push to that level."

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Auckland metro DHBs hit 90% for double Covid doses video

As of Friday, 13 of the country's 20 DHBs have met the 90 per cent first-dose milestone.

Ninety per cent of Aucklanders over 12 are fully vaccinated across the region's three DHBs, including the country's largest health board.

Long-contaminated Auckland swimming spots safe again video

North Piha Lagoon has been deemed safe for swimming for the first time since 2016. (File photo)

Three swimming spots in West and north Auckland are safe to swim in after years of contamination from human waste and sediment.

Auckland Council to require vaccine passes under red traffic light video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff supports the decision.

Staffed council services and facilities will require the use of vaccination passes when they reopen on Friday until at least January 17 next year.

Traffic up 50 per cent on Auckland roads since move to Covid alert level 3.2 video

Traffic jams and delays are likely to soon return as the city moves to the traffic light Covid-19 response framework.

Aucklanders are back behind the wheel, with more cars expected to get on the road as restrictions continue to ease.

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Family Court will hear case of farm owners in three-way relationship video

The man and two women lived together at the property in Kumeū, Auckland, for 15 years.

The $2m property was purchased in the name of one member of the trio. But after a 15-year relationship, the other woman says she should get a share.

Covid-19: Auckland Pasifika close to reaching 90% first dose milestone video

Pacific health providers in Counties Manukau DHB have been working extra hard to vaccinate people in the community. ...

Expert is confident Pacific people can reach the target by December 3, when lockdown is lifted: "It’s been a concerted effort to push to that level."

92-year-old among flooded Kumeū residents who still can't go home video

Crawford and her mother aren’t alone – a recent Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee report showed nine west ...

An elderly resident in West Auckland’s Kumeū still can't move home with her daughter after floods in August caused major damage.

'Fateful' decision to return to bedroom led to fire death video

The Awaroa Rd property in the days following the fire.

An "adored" grandmother in her 60s died in a house fire after returning to her bedroom instead of escaping immediately.

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Supercity's half-price public transport plan gets mixed reaction video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced plans to introduce half-price fares for Community Services card-holders from July ...

Auckland's mayor sees it as a way to get thousands out of their cars, but not everyone agrees it's going to change lifelong habits.

Traffic light system no help for struggling special needs families video

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Sarah Chisnall and her fourteen year-old daughter, Lucia, suffers from a brain ...

Lockdown was very hard for families with special needs children, as therapy and support were paused. But the traffic light system won't bring relief.

Auckland budget proposal 'doesn't address soaring project costs' video

Auckland deputy mayor Bill Cashmore says the increasing cost of major projects like the City Rail Link and the Central ...

Phil Goff proposal doesn't take lockdown's impact on major projects, deputy says: "I don’t believe in just kicking the can down the road."

Auckland mother concerned by Ministry's school transport scheme video

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Tracey Elder's daughter Hannah, who has down syndrome, attends ...

The Government-run taxi service for children with special needs should be separating children by bubbles, Auckland mother Tracey Elder says.

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Farmer thanks Auckland border staff with fresh baking every day

Woolley delivered a fresh batch of brownies to border staff on Friday afternoon, when the checkpoint was busy.

Farmer Karen Woolley has baked cakes, scones and slices for staff at Auckland's northern border every day since the checkpoint was set up.

Holidaymakers in dark over how Auckland-Northland border will work video

Police and the Defence Force have managed Auckland’s northern boundary since early September.

Police are yet to say how they'll enforce rules and iwi want every car checked, but there are traffic jams every summer even without checkpoints.

Auckland hairdressers facing 'mammoth task' after three-month closure video

Dr Scissors reopened at midnight.

One barbershop flung open its doors at midnight, hoping to get a head start on a backlog of hundreds of customers.

Covid-19: Auckland Pasifika close to reaching 90% first dose milestone video

Pacific health providers in Counties Manukau DHB have been working extra hard to vaccinate people in the community. ...

Expert is confident Pacific people can reach the target by December 3, when lockdown is lifted: "It’s been a concerted effort to push to that level."

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Family Court will hear case of farm owners in three-way relationship video

The man and two women lived together at the property in Kumeū, Auckland, for 15 years.

The $2m property was purchased in the name of one member of the trio. But after a 15-year relationship, the other woman says she should get a share.

Auckland metro DHBs hit 90% for double Covid doses video

As of Friday, 13 of the country's 20 DHBs have met the 90 per cent first-dose milestone.

Ninety per cent of Aucklanders over 12 are fully vaccinated across the region's three DHBs, including the country's largest health board.

Long-contaminated Auckland swimming spots safe again video

North Piha Lagoon has been deemed safe for swimming for the first time since 2016. (File photo)

Three swimming spots in West and north Auckland are safe to swim in after years of contamination from human waste and sediment.

Man killed by police in Glen Eden named video

The house on Danube Lane, Glen Eden, where Witika was shot dead.

Tex Witika, 55, was shot dead on Monday after injuring three police officers.

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