Entrust poll turnout becomes limbo act video

Postal returns for the Entrust election are one-third down on 2018 as at October 22

5:00 AM  Voting for the Auckland consumer trust is tailing 2018's record low by a third.

Why are Covid-19 case numbers still going up? video

Aucklanders have been in lockdown for 10 weeks, but the outbreak continues to grow.

5:00 AM  EXPLAINER: Auckland's been in lockdown for 10 weeks, but relaxed level 3 restrictions, complacency and the nature of Delta are seeing cases grow.

Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

5:00 AM  Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

80 new Covid-19 community cases video

Interviews are continuing with a person who tested positive in Blenheim earlier this week.

The person with Covid in Blenheim is unvaccinated. Two household contacts have returned negative tests, health officials say.

Covid-19: Rawene's Boatshed Cafe latest location of interest video

The Boatshed Cafe in Rawene is one of the latest locations of interest, according to the Ministry of Health.

Marlborough Airport is also among the latest locations to be linked to the Delta outbreak.

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Kiwi game developers at risk of losing out to Australia video

Grinding Gear Games have set the standard for what a New Zealand games company can achieve, but even its chief executive ...

The best and brightest of New Zealand's gaming industry are concerned that an Australian tax subsidy could decimate the local industry, bleeding talent, and GDP over the ditch.

Gardeners strip off for Nude Gardening Day

Naked gardening enthusiasts Dion Dewet, Alice Dewet and Ryan Berry.

Forget gumboots and waterproof jackets - Auckland’s naturists won’t be put off by a nip in the air.

Pasifika struggling with Covid-19 costs video

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One in four Pasifika families in Auckland have relied on food parcels during lockdown, and foodbanks are turning to the private sector for funding to help meet soaring demand.

Hotel sales set to surpass $300m this year video

New Zealand’s first modular hotel on the corner of Colombo and Salisbury streets in Christchurch was constructed with ...

Old hands and newbies to the industry are among those investing in New Zealand hotels, despite the border closure keeping out tourists.

Corrections accused of subterfuge over staff Covid-19 vaccine mandate video

Mt Eden prison has a dedicated quarantine unit for Covid-positive arrivals. (File photo)

Corrections "forging ahead" with mandatory vaccinations means there might not be enough people to safely staff the prisons, union says.

Overlooked by the cultural sector, queer people document themselves video

Gareth Watkins from PrideNZ interviewing people at a rally for trans rights earlier this year in Wellington.

New Zealand's queer communities are increasingly recording and sharing their own lives and stories out of fear the cultural sector may not be.

A 'lost generation' of high school students video

Catherine, left, and Delores Lesatele found it helpful having their parents at home during the day during lockdown.

With classes resuming on Tuesday, some high school seniors may never return. They're part of a widening education divide caused by Covid-19.

There goes the (character) neighbourhood video

Demand for town houses and apartments is booming, driven by downsizers and first homebuyers happy to do away with the lawn.

Old villas on big sections might be on their way out, but was our quarter-acre dream really all it was cracked up to be?

Clicks vs bricks: How retail is changing video

Mitre 10 has had to dramatically change its practices to serve customers during lockdown and 'click and collect'.

OPINION: Trading from behind closed doors is tough, writes Mitre 10 CEO Andrea Scown. But Kiwi businesses must learn to adapt.

Picnics and cancelled haircuts: Auckland businesses fight to survive video

With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in Auckland, people are able to gather in groups of ten outside.

As picnics became the most exciting thing to do in Auckland, one Auckland cafe was prepared to adapt in order to get money through the doors.

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Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

5:00 AM  Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

Spoon, vege villages keep Aucklanders entertained in long lockdown video

Teddy bears in windows are so 2020. Now it's all about spoons – and cucumbers, pumpkins and carrots.

Auckland's Santa parade cancelled, man in red 'stuck in MIQ' video

Two more people summoned to court over Auckland 'freedom rally' video

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A 'lost generation' of high school students video

Catherine, left, and Delores Lesatele found it helpful having their parents at home during the day during lockdown.

With classes resuming on Tuesday, some high school seniors may never return. They're part of a widening education divide caused by Covid-19.

Some Auckland high schools to stick with online learning next week video

Takapuna Grammar School students will not return to school until further notice, despite years 11 to 13 being allowed ...

Takapuna Grammar School will continue online learning next week, while Macleans College plans to have just year 11 back on site.

Covid-19: Hospital's triage tent a warning sign, union says video

The most recent Covid-19 exposure event at Middlemore Hospital occurred on October 8 after a patient entered the ...

The sight of the tent, set up in preparation for a surge in Covid-19 cases, should encourage people to get vaccinated, nurses' union says.

Pharmac will fund diabetes drugs, despite concerns by patient advocates video

Patient Voice Aotearoa spokesman Malcolm Mulholland is concerned Pharmac's funding for diabetes drugs empagliflozin and ...

Advocates are concerned funding could run out as more patients may be eligible than first thought, but Pharmac says anyone who meets the criteria will get it.

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Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

At-home Covid isolation 'close to impossible' for poorer communities video

Returnees can relax in the centre of the pens or walk (not run) around their perimeter. (File photo)

People with Covid-19 are now allowed to isolate at home, but many Māori and Pacific families will miss out, Pasifika leader says.

Start of Erebus memorial build rebuffed video

Opponents of the Erebus memorial block access to the Parnell site.

Opponents of a memorial to the 257 people who died in New Zealand's worst air disaster have blocked construction crews' access to the park.

Motivation to change: Supporting Pasifika dads video

Peter Josephs from Fathers Fono wants to change the lives of Pasifika families, by motivating men to become better fathers.

Peter Josephs grew up without a dad, but his grandpa filled that role for him. Now, he wants to support Pasifika men to be better fathers.

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Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

Pasifika struggling with Covid-19 costs video

06082021 PHOTO: SUPPLIED Kapiti Community Foodbank

One in four Pasifika families in Auckland have relied on food parcels during lockdown, and foodbanks are turning to the private sector for funding to help meet soaring demand.

A 'lost generation' of high school students video

Catherine, left, and Delores Lesatele found it helpful having their parents at home during the day during lockdown.

With classes resuming on Tuesday, some high school seniors may never return. They're part of a widening education divide caused by Covid-19.

Lotto payment glitch: 25,000 affected, man left with no money for weekend video

The single $42m Lotto Powerball prize was won in Pokeno.

An Auckland punter was left facing the prospect of a Labour Weekend with no money after a payment glitch when buying an online Lotto ticket.

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Man attacked with ice axe after police directed him to find stolen ute video

William Mulholland was stabbed in the arm with a climbing axe after being directed to a house by police who said his ...

Police told William Mulholland his vehicle had been seen at an Auckland address. He went there – and got stabbed in the arm.

North Shore party house landlord speaks out: 'It really hurts' video

There were at least 10 vehicles at the Redvale home on Monday, hours after police announced they had launched an ...

The landlord of an Auckland home at the centre of a police investigation over a wild lockdown party is dismayed over the illegal gathering.

Strangers saved life of man who was dead for 15 minutes video

Jason Ingham was just minutes into what would have been a hours-long cycle when he went into cardiac arrest in February.

Jason Ingham believes a "guardian angel" was watching him when he went into cardiac arrest while out on a bike ride.

Man accused of threatening 'non-Muslims' keeps name secret

The North Shore District Court where the teen’s case was called on Tuesday. (File photo)

Auckland teen accused of making threats is being held in a maximum security prison, just one unit down from the Christchurch shooter.

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Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

Concern about possible undetected Covid cases in North Shore suburb video

221021 RICKY WILSON Redvale, North Shore suburb has a testing positivity rate of seven percent, the Ministry of Health ...

The North Shore suburb of Redvale has a Covid-19 test positivity rate of six per cent, says the Ministry of Health.

At-home Covid isolation 'close to impossible' for poorer communities video

Returnees can relax in the centre of the pens or walk (not run) around their perimeter. (File photo)

People with Covid-19 are now allowed to isolate at home, but many Māori and Pacific families will miss out, Pasifika leader says.

Redvale shocked by high rate of positive Covid-19 tests video

The Ministry of Health is urging Redvale locals to get tested whether they have Covid-19 symptoms or not.

With 7 per cent of tests positive, residents of Redvale on Auckland's North Shore are flummoxed at how Covid-19 has spread in the small rural suburb.

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Pasifika struggling with Covid-19 costs video

06082021 PHOTO: SUPPLIED Kapiti Community Foodbank

One in four Pasifika families in Auckland have relied on food parcels during lockdown, and foodbanks are turning to the private sector for funding to help meet soaring demand.

Person injured after firearm reportedly discharged during altercation

Henderson police have responded to an incident in Henderson, West Auckland. At least six police units are on Railside Ave.

A person has been left critically injured after an altercation between a group of people at a New Lynn property, in West Auckland.

Auckland couple refuses to let lockdown stop their wedding

Emma and Tom Hunt tied the knot at Kumeu Valley Estate on October 1.

The groom's ring was engraved with October 1, so Auckland newlyweds went ahead with their big day despite level 3 restrictions.

Aucklanders urged not to flock to west coast beaches from Wednesday video

Muriwai Beach is one of Auckland’s dangerous west coast beaches.

Auckland's west coast beaches are "unforgiving" to those with no experience of them, Surf Lifesaving says.

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A 'lost generation' of high school students video

Catherine, left, and Delores Lesatele found it helpful having their parents at home during the day during lockdown.

With classes resuming on Tuesday, some high school seniors may never return. They're part of a widening education divide caused by Covid-19.

Lotto payment glitch: 25,000 affected, man left with no money for weekend video

The single $42m Lotto Powerball prize was won in Pokeno.

An Auckland punter was left facing the prospect of a Labour Weekend with no money after a payment glitch when buying an online Lotto ticket.

At-home Covid isolation 'close to impossible' for poorer communities video

Returnees can relax in the centre of the pens or walk (not run) around their perimeter. (File photo)

People with Covid-19 are now allowed to isolate at home, but many Māori and Pacific families will miss out, Pasifika leader says.

Poorly vaccinated south Auckland suburbs pass 50 per cent double-dosed video

Auckland’s last suburbs to get vaccinated are slowly catching up, Ministry of Health data shows. At a ‘Super Saturday’ ...

The slow-to-vaccinate parts of south Auckland are inching their way over the halfway mark for fully protected people.

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Redvale shocked by high rate of positive Covid-19 tests video

The Ministry of Health is urging Redvale locals to get tested whether they have Covid-19 symptoms or not.

With 7 per cent of tests positive, residents of Redvale on Auckland's North Shore are flummoxed at how Covid-19 has spread in the small rural suburb.

Cop on border control says it's like 'stuff only seen in movies' video

Sergeant Brett Hanly of Whangaparāoa’s police team is a Stuff Covid-19 champion.

Sergeant Brett Hanly says regional border control was something Kiwis had only seen in movies prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it's a reality.

Tenant must pay landlord $8k after abusive partner smashed up rental video

The woman was attacked by her partner while living in a rental property in Auckland. (File photo)

He broke windows, punched walls and strangled her, but she had to pay for the damage. It's "totally unfair", Women's Refuge says.

Auckland's Red Beach a new Covid-19 suburb of interest video

Vehicles line up in Ōrewa for Covid-19 testing after Red Beach is announced as a suburb of interest.

Everyone in the north Auckland suburb is asked to get a test after three members of a household tested positive for the virus.

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Church leader carries weight of NZ's biggest cluster on her shoulders video

Covid-19 champion, faletua Rebekah Toleafoa, helped steer her church during a the Delta outbreak.

Serving people isn't new to Rebekah Toleafoa and when she found out cases were linked to her church, she knew she had to care for her flock.

Pasifika struggling with Covid-19 costs video

06082021 PHOTO: SUPPLIED Kapiti Community Foodbank

One in four Pasifika families in Auckland have relied on food parcels during lockdown, and foodbanks are turning to the private sector for funding to help meet soaring demand.

A 'lost generation' of high school students video

Catherine, left, and Delores Lesatele found it helpful having their parents at home during the day during lockdown.

With classes resuming on Tuesday, some high school seniors may never return. They're part of a widening education divide caused by Covid-19.

At-home Covid isolation 'close to impossible' for poorer communities video

Returnees can relax in the centre of the pens or walk (not run) around their perimeter. (File photo)

People with Covid-19 are now allowed to isolate at home, but many Māori and Pacific families will miss out, Pasifika leader says.

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