Watercare tight-lipped on bad smell

Jonathan Piggot, plant manager at Watercare's wastewater treatment plant in Māngere, says better communication with the ...

8:07 PM  The sour milk-like smell began on February 14, but Watercare didn't tell residents its plant was the cause until weeks later.

Solidarity and love at mosques

Al Masjid Al Jamie in Ponsonby gets underway with Friday prayers, a week after the Christchurch shootings.

7:57 PM  A week after the terror attacks devastated the nation, mosques across Auckland open their doors for the public to grieve.

'Pirate' boat's last sail

Four decades ago, the children of Beach Haven were gifted the boat by former resident, Frank Larking.

7:07 PM  A hard-fought community battle to save Frank Larking's play boat ends as it moves to a new home.

'Remuera tractors' prompt car park closure

An average of 10 overweight vehicles had been breaking the rules and using the top level car park in Remuera at a time.

SUVs, utes and vans were banned due to weight restrictions but drivers continued to flout the rules.

Sarah Gandy's cancer ordeal

Sarah Gandy doesn't want to know what stage her cancer is at, she just wants it cured.

In an act of self-preservation, Sarah hasn't asked doctors what stage her cancer is at. "I don't want to know," she says. "I'm having what's called 'curative' treatment, so that's enough for me."

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Touching tribute stops traffic

A kete of aroha adorns the fence outside the south Auckland school.

A kete of aroha, a flower for every Christchurch shooting victim and a beautiful portrait have stopped traffic outside a school.

Person dead in crash

One person has died in a single car accident on Great South Rd near the Drury SH1 interchange.

Great South Rd has reopened after a fatal crash on Friday morning.

Vector to pay $3.5m

The Commerce Commission filed proceedings against Vector last year in relation to excessive power outages in 2015 and 2016.

Vector has been penalised for cuts in 2015 and 2016.

A bond much stronger than hate

Barbers Jim Rose, Luke Taikoko, Anthony Welsh, Jeff Whiting, Cole Weldon and Logan Roiall at the shop raising funds for ...

Auckland barbers heard of the tragedy in another city and immediately asked how they could help Christchurch terrorism victims Wasseim and Alin Alsati

Pest plants protected

The Norfolk Island Hibiscus tree produces poisonous seeds inside a capsule which causes skin irritation.

Some species of pest plants are protected under Auckland Council's Unitary Plan.

Rising sea level a risk to homes

Flooding strikes one of Auckland's most at-risk roads Tamaki Drive.

Up to 30 per cent of Auckland's city centre is at risk from sea level rises caused by climate change.

Family-run cleaning businesses penalised $55k

Cleantime Solutions and Busy Bees were run by Binesh Shukul and Ranjana Reddy.

Cleantime Solutions exploited 42 vulnerable workers, Labour Inspector found.

Some fruit fly restrictions lifted

Queensland fruit fly like the one found in Devenport

Fruit and vegetable restrictions have been lifted in two Auckland suburbs after weeks with no further evidence of fruit flies.

'Cruel and unprovoked attack'

Dean Brooks King hadn't slept for three days when he abducted a woman and forced himself on her.

A young woman feels like she died the day she was abducted and sexually violated in a public toilet, court told.

Man missing off Bethells Beach

The man was swept away in a rip and failed to resurface.

A man is missing after getting caught in a rip tide.

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Solidarity and love at mosques

Al Masjid Al Jamie in Ponsonby gets underway with Friday prayers, a week after the Christchurch shootings.

7:57 PM  A week after the terror attacks devastated the nation, mosques across Auckland open their doors for the public to grieve.

'Salam, kia ora' message at vigil

All races, ages, and religions come together at an Auckland mosque to remember victims of the Christchurch terror victims.

A bond much stronger than hate

'Cruel and unprovoked attack'

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'Pirate' boat's last sail

Four decades ago, the children of Beach Haven were gifted the boat by former resident, Frank Larking.

A hard-fought community battle to save Frank Larking's play boat ends as it moves to a new home.

Pest plants protected

The Norfolk Island Hibiscus tree produces poisonous seeds inside a capsule which causes skin irritation.

Some species of pest plants are protected under Auckland Council's Unitary Plan.

Some fruit fly restrictions lifted

Queensland fruit fly like the one found in Devenport

Fruit and vegetable restrictions have been lifted in two Auckland suburbs after weeks with no further evidence of fruit flies.

Ron Sang remodel remodelled video

It's hard to believe, but this house dates back to 1958. Architect Ron Sang designed the addition with the living areas ...

Couple pour their hearts into the rebuild of a '50s house, but a job move means they need to sell.

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Man missing off Bethells Beach

The man was swept away in a rip and failed to resurface.

A man is missing after getting caught in a rip tide.

Legal battle cost council 'significantly'

Peter Mawhinney lost a 25-year legal battle with Auckland Council at the Auckland High Court in February.

Peter Mawhinney's legal battle for his land has ended, at least for the next five years.

'We do radical things'

Marigold and a palm plant now fills up a large pothole in Kumeū-Huapai, thanks to a knitting group.

It's not the first the Kumeuknitty group have protested in their own unique way.

'Potential problems' in saline vials

West Aucklanders were given vouchers to claim free first aid kits from The Trusts.

Manufacturers have issued a product recall for saline solutions in free first aid kits.

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Touching tribute stops traffic

A kete of aroha adorns the fence outside the south Auckland school.

A kete of aroha, a flower for every Christchurch shooting victim and a beautiful portrait have stopped traffic outside a school.

Person dead in crash

One person has died in a single car accident on Great South Rd near the Drury SH1 interchange.

Great South Rd has reopened after a fatal crash on Friday morning.

Motorway crash causing delays

Traffic was heavy from Drury heading north on the southern motorway.

Traffic was heavy from Drury heading northbound, NZTA said.

Person dies in serious crash

Four people have been injured in the crash on Glenbrook Rd, near Waiuku in south Auckland.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area or allow extra time.

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Kauri dieback disease in Warkworth

Kauri dieback disease is spread by just a pinhead of mud or soil carried by people or animals (file photo).

The risk of spreading the disease is considered high due to the many students who walk through the area.

Move landfill waste by rail plea

Waste Management managing director Tom Nickels said moving waste by rail may be an option if KiwiRail improves its ...

Residents say hundreds of trucks could be diverted from deadly SH1 if landfill waste was transported by rail.

Auckland stands with Christchurch

A man wipes his eyes in Ponsonby's Sacred Heart Catholic church during a service after the neighbouring mosque was ...

Grieving Aucklanders are standing in unity in support of their Muslim neighbours.

Business as usual till 3pm for schools

The paid teachers' union meeting on Tuesday has been postponed in respect for all Christchurch victims and their families.

Schools will remain open on Tuesday after cancellation of union meeting.

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