Northpower's $194m network upgrade

Northpower plan to spend $194 million upgrading the Whangarei and Kaipara network.

17 min ago  Almost $200 million to be spent on upgrading Northland's electricity lines network over the next decade.

Call to treat rare disease

James McGoram says the genetic disease he has is yet to affect his day-to-day life but is beginning to affect his heart.

7:56 AM  In Australia his brothers get state funded treatment for a rare genetic disease - but in New Zealand James McGoram gets nothing.

Playground fight over Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the fastest-growing games internationally.

The popular video game sparked a scuffle at an Auckland primary school, prompting teacher and parent concerns.

Students angry at online testing

Students at Botany Downs Secondary College have started a petition over digital testing.

Students revising for a handwritten test were blindsided when they were told they'd have to take it online.

Prem babies' guts work differently

Dr Justin O'Sullivan has been looking at the gut bacteria of 100 Auckland children.

Why do preterm babies become obese adults? The answer might be in the gut

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Free wi-fi at public reserve

The council did not recommend installing free wi-fi, as it was seen as use of public land for private gain.

The council said no but local board approved free wi-fi for a local reserve.

Dolphins spotted in Auckland river

Nine different species of dolphin are found around the New Zealand coast, including bottlenose dolphins. (File image)

A pod of dolphins were captured on video swimming up a Henderson waterway.

Northland to benefit from 87 additional police

Northland's police ranks are to swell by 25 percent.

Eighty seven new police officers will be allocated to Northland by June 2023.

Sharing fridges prove popular

Nalinee Giri, with her 'Give a little, take a little' fridge in Kerikeri.

Fruit, clothing, children's toys, books and more, fill four fridges on the front lawn of a Far North retail store.

$3.1m grant to reuse waste

Auckland's construction industry contributes about 85 per cent of waste to landfill each year.

More avocados will be grown using fertiliser from recycled plasterboard thanks to new funding.

Arrest over bag snatch

A 23-year-old man will appear in court over a violent bag-snatch incident in Auckland. (File photo).

A 23-year-old male has been arrested and charged over a bag snatch in Auckland.

Public lifts car off crash victims

Police said the vehicle rolled on the driveway of a private property in Muriwai.

Yan Tin O died after a car rolled on him when he attempted to push it, police say.

Lies and upset cows

Daniel and Loretta Smith were employed to work on Stuart Muir's farm in Waiuku, near Auckland.

Couple whose arguing affected the cows they milked were unfairly sacked, but get no payout.

Kiwi bashed in Spain

Agnes Wong suffered a skull fracture, brain bleed and clots after being assaulted in a Spanish hostel.

An Auckland woman has been left with a fractured skull after being attacked in the seaside city of Málaga.

'It was not to be'

A dejected looking Shaun Johnson after the Warriors lose to the Bulldogs.

OPINION: I was looking forward to winning because two points would have taken us to 30 and guaranteed our spot in the finals.

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$3.1m grant to reuse waste

Auckland's construction industry contributes about 85 per cent of waste to landfill each year.

More avocados will be grown using fertiliser from recycled plasterboard thanks to new funding.

Arrest over bag snatch

A 23-year-old male has been arrested and charged over a bag snatch in Auckland.

Kiwi bashed in Spain

Hospital food 'risk' to allergic patients

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Playground fight over Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the fastest-growing games internationally.

The popular video game sparked a scuffle at an Auckland primary school, prompting teacher and parent concerns.

$5k bid to save island dog

Dog tired: Within five minutes of meeting Buddy he was fast asleep between the Tanner-McCanns.

An Auckland couple are on a mission to give a Rarotongan street dog a forever home in New Zealand.

Remembering 37 fallen

Ken Ford served in the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

Hundreds are expected to pay their respects to Vietnam Veterans this weekend in Auckland.

Dog poo hanging is the 'worst'

There's no point putting the poo in a bag if you don't put it in the bin. (File photo)

Of all the dog poo offences, the worst is bagging and hanging, says frustrated Aucklander.

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Dog poo hanging is the 'worst'

There's no point putting the poo in a bag if you don't put it in the bin. (File photo)

Of all the dog poo offences, the worst is bagging and hanging, says frustrated Aucklander.

Money for charity

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays organisers are calling on New Zealand charities to apply for a share of $60,000 and be ...

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays organisers are calling on charities to apply for a share of $60,000.

'Remuera tractors' banned in car park

A parking sign in an Auckland carpark says SUVs, vans, utes and commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking there.

The "tractors" of upmarket Auckland suburb Remuera have been banned from a local car park.

Calls for more bus route overhauls

Commuters call for Auckland Transport to follow Wellington regional council's lead and rethink changes to bus routes.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

'It was not to be'

A dejected looking Shaun Johnson after the Warriors lose to the Bulldogs.

OPINION: I was looking forward to winning because two points would have taken us to 30 and guaranteed our spot in the finals.

Flight turned back to Auckland

An Air New Zealand plane was redirected back to Auckland after it took off to Sydney, Australia.

An Air New Zealand flight bound for Sydney has been redirected back to Auckland.

Proof of virginity 'haunts me'

South Auckland artist 'Ofa Lehā is hoping to shine light on a topic that is rarely discussed in her culture.

A Tongan "deflowering ritual" is the subject of an art exhibition - and rigorous debate.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Free wi-fi at public reserve

The council did not recommend installing free wi-fi, as it was seen as use of public land for private gain.

The council said no but local board approved free wi-fi for a local reserve.

Dolphins spotted in Auckland river

Nine different species of dolphin are found around the New Zealand coast, including bottlenose dolphins. (File image)

A pod of dolphins were captured on video swimming up a Henderson waterway.

Preventing a second explosion video

A trustee said he feared for lives if another explosion were to happen close to the wharf.

More checks are needed on boat gas-certification to protect lives, an Auckland wharf trustee says.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Free wi-fi at public reserve

The council did not recommend installing free wi-fi, as it was seen as use of public land for private gain.

The council said no but local board approved free wi-fi for a local reserve.

An easy-care Auckland oasis gallery video

Jean and Paul Byrnes didn't want to be slaves to their garden in Takapuna.

This easy by elegant Auckland garden is perfect for its owners who other hobbies to fit in.

Neighbours at war over wee issue

Ray Sykes is upset his washing and outdoor area keep getting hit with dog excrement.

The dogs moved onto an upstairs deck. The laundry hung down below. Days later, the inevitable happened.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Free wi-fi at public reserve

The council did not recommend installing free wi-fi, as it was seen as use of public land for private gain.

The council said no but local board approved free wi-fi for a local reserve.

Public lifts car off crash victims

Police said the vehicle rolled on the driveway of a private property in Muriwai.

Yan Tin O died after a car rolled on him when he attempted to push it, police say.

Rodney roads speed plea

Rodney roads were the most dangerous in Auckland in 2017, with 12 of the 64 road fatalities recorded in the ward.

Speed limit urgently needs to come down before officials look at signage and road marking, politician says.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Round one goes to Auckland

PIC Counties Manukau Steelers lock Matiaha Martin means business.

Steelers dominate game's opening stages but Auckland prevail to claim win.

Native trees to thrive in Hunua Ranges video

Raveen Jaduram, Watercare chief executive, helps with the planting for their Hunua Ranges regeneration project.

A 1900-hectare commercial pine forest in the Hunua Ranges will be replaced by native trees to prevent sediment run-off.

Tapestry tells war stories

The tapestry's designer Andrew Crummy with Papakura Museum manager Kay Thomas at the exhibition.

A work of art has travelled from the UK to south Auckland to commemorate Kiwis' lives during WWI.

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Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Rodney roads speed plea

Rodney roads were the most dangerous in Auckland in 2017, with 12 of the 64 road fatalities recorded in the ward.

Speed limit urgently needs to come down before officials look at signage and road marking, politician says.

Boxing injury takes bad turn

A woman was airlifted to hospital after being hit in the head at boxing training (file photo).

A woman lost consciousness and stopped breathing after a blow to the head.

From helping others to homeless video

After a decade on the streets, Mark Koha hopes to find work and give back to the community.

Mark Koha packed a backpack to start a new life. He ended up sleeping rough for a decade.

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Call to treat rare disease

James McGoram says the genetic disease he has is yet to affect his day-to-day life but is beginning to affect his heart.

In Australia his brothers get state funded treatment for a rare genetic disease - but in New Zealand James McGoram gets nothing.

Prem babies' guts work differently

Dr Justin O'Sullivan has been looking at the gut bacteria of 100 Auckland children.

Why do preterm babies become obese adults? The answer might be in the gut

Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Dolphins spotted in Auckland river

Nine different species of dolphin are found around the New Zealand coast, including bottlenose dolphins. (File image)

A pod of dolphins were captured on video swimming up a Henderson waterway.

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