Pod of orcas delight at Orewa video

The orcas were spotted about 50 metres from the shore at Orewa Beach (file photo).

10 min ago  Hayden Chapman was playing with his two children when they spotted a magnificent sight - an orca jumping out of the water.

Swamp house a thing of the past

Dawn Robbie said the family's new house was warm and her daughter Atamarie was in good spirits.

7:41 PM  Auckland's 'swamp house' family have moved out and on to brighter things - starting with a bright blue birthday cake.

Many hospitals 'not fit for purpose'

Starship children's hospital is one of the hospitals not considered fit for purpose, the report shows.

7:15 PM  Hospitals that service a third of the New Zealand population are nearing the end of their life expectancy, a report shows.

Spot pricing 'like not insuring your car'

A linesman works on a power pole in Cromwell.

7:12 PM  It's not a great time to be on a variable price power deal.

Pedestrian hit by train

A person was hit by a train in Avondale on Tuesday (file photo).

Train services cancelled after a train hit a pedestrian in Auckland's Avondale.

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Alleged fraud at health board

The alleged fraud or wrongdoing was "historic but of concern", chairman Vui Mark Gosche said (file photo).

Serious Fraud Office will be called in to investigate alleged fraud at Counties Manukau Health.

Another side to Sir Ngātata video

Sir Ngātata Love receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.

Some will remember the controversies, but those who knew Sir Ngātata Love say he did mountains of good.

Helicopter's near miss with drone

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was lucky to narrowly miss a drone while on its way to a mission on Sunday night ...

An Auckland rescue helicopter's near miss with a drone could have been "catastrophic" if they had collided.

Maximum damage for car yard

Cars worth $100,000 were damaged after two 14-year-olds crashed into a Lower Hutt car yard in the early hours of Tuesday ...

Two 14 year-olds referred to Youth Aid after high speed crash.

PM open to taxpayer funding debate

081018. News. KEVIN STENT/STUFF. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with Minister of Commerce Kris Faafoi, announced the ...

PM says there's room for the public's voice to be heard on funding for political parties if there's an appetite for it.

Big fine for HRV

Water filter company HRV fined $400,000 for false claims.

HRV has been fined $400,000 for false claims about the benefit of its water filters.

Tonga supporters steal the show

The Tongan's support for their rugby league team was phenomenal.

OPINION: It's rumoured Tongan fans might get to see their side play Australia and the British Lions at the end of next year too.

Baby's rare brain disorders video

Five-month-old Kaea Smith has been diagnosed with two rare brain disorders.

Five-month-old Kaea Smith is plagued by seizures that could leave him unable to walk or talk.

Is speedway move the right deal?

Speedway action at Western Springs stadium.

A controversial move from Western Springs is set to be approved but rival groups question whether it was the best deal for the sport.

Auckland stadium's sticking point

On the surface it's a tempting deal - swap Eden Park for an international showcase sunk into the sea.

Swapping a car park for a stadium on Auckland's waterfront doesn't add up.

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Claude Megson house wows gallery video

The lush surroundings of this Claude Megson-designed house in Remuera serve to emphasise the bold architecture.

One of the best examples of the late Mid-century architect's work is up for sale in Remuera.

E-scooter safety concerns video

Living Streets Aotearoa says having e-scooters on footpaths are dangerous but a Lime spokesman says the safety level is ...

Electric scooters are labelled a "menace on footpaths" by a walking group concerned about their safety.

Child protection 'failure' video

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 requires schools have a child protection policy, but a parent's research shows they ...

Schools haven't been doing what they should and parents should be concerned, Regan Cunliffe says.

Housing solution 'pushed up prices'

Homes in Hobsonville Point are among those those built using an SHA.

Aimed at creating affordable housing, developers actually profited from Special Housing Areas, research says.

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Many hospitals 'not fit for purpose'

Starship children's hospital is one of the hospitals not considered fit for purpose, the report shows.

Hospitals that service a third of the New Zealand population are nearing the end of their life expectancy, a report shows.

Heart disease 'reversible'

Auckland documentary maker Grant Dixon said plant-based eating had reversed his heart disease.

An Aucklander has made a documentary seeking to prove the case for plant-based eating in reversing heart disease.

Water contamination found near air base

Traces of chemicals used in a banned firefighting foam have been found at sites within one kilometre of the Whenupai air ...

Traces of fire foam chemical found in water samples near West Auckland air base.

Albany crash victim named

Cordons were in place for some time on Albany Expressway on Friday morning.

Police confirm a 20-year-old man killed in a car crash on Auckland's North Shore was Michael Cooper.

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Many hospitals 'not fit for purpose'

Starship children's hospital is one of the hospitals not considered fit for purpose, the report shows.

Hospitals that service a third of the New Zealand population are nearing the end of their life expectancy, a report shows.

Helicopter's near miss with drone

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was lucky to narrowly miss a drone while on its way to a mission on Sunday night ...

An Auckland rescue helicopter's near miss with a drone could have been "catastrophic" if they had collided.

Woman racks up $1000 speeding fines

A mobile speed camera on East Coast Rd, in Browns Bay, issued 4193 tickets issued in 2017/18.

A young Aucklander blames a delay in receiving letters from police for $1000 in speeding fines.

School's sign proves a headache video

The electronic noticeboard at Glamorgan School concerns neighbours, but the school and Auckland Council say it is compliant.

A neighbour blames a school's digital sign for headaches and sore eyes.

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Swamp house a thing of the past

Dawn Robbie said the family's new house was warm and her daughter Atamarie was in good spirits.

Auckland's 'swamp house' family have moved out and on to brighter things - starting with a bright blue birthday cake.

Alleged fraud at health board

The alleged fraud or wrongdoing was "historic but of concern", chairman Vui Mark Gosche said (file photo).

Serious Fraud Office will be called in to investigate alleged fraud at Counties Manukau Health.

Takanini or Takaanini?

Signs at a south Auckland train station now read "Takaanini", which is the preferred spelling by mana whenua.

Auckland Transport has stirred up a storm in a tea cup after adding an extra letter to the suburb Takanini.

Windfall for window washers

The window washers say they want to make their profession "a trend" as it makes them so much money.

Locals pay them not to touch their cars. Police have found them jobs. But these window washers says business is too good to stop.

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Pod of orcas delight at Orewa video

The orcas were spotted about 50 metres from the shore at Orewa Beach (file photo).

Hayden Chapman was playing with his two children when they spotted a magnificent sight - an orca jumping out of the water.

'Expelled' from daycare

A 4-year-old has been excluded from her daycare for being a "safety risk". (File photo)

A 4-year-old has been excluded from her daycare for being a "safety risk".

Conformity – NZ's defining value

Damien Grant: 'One of the things I admire about our American cousins is their willingness to hold to their values in the ...

OPINION: What are NZers' defining values? Not integrity, not honesty or friendship, argues Damien Grant. Rather, we just want to blend in, to be the same.

Men in court over Auckland shooting

A shotgun recovered by police during the investigation of a fleeing driver incident in Auckland on Friday

Two men appeared in court after shots were fired at police and a bystander in a car chase across Auckland's motorways on Friday.

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