Young boys' act of kindness

Friends Blake Osklestan and Daniel Coyle-Smith help the man cross the road in New Lynn, Auckland.

10:49 PM  Two friends helped an elderly man cross an Auckland road, stopping traffic so he could get to his train safely.

'Kaumatua' barred from New Zealand

Wenzel is not Māori, but claimed to have been accorded kaumatua status by a "hapu" of Māori followers, and sometimes ...

It was supposed to be a short holiday to Hong Kong in 2017. But he won't be coming back.

The 'inspiring' Humans of Kaitāia

Henry Herbert, who is also known as Charlie Brown, shared his heartwarming story with the Humans of Kaitāia project.

Henry Herbert had a stroke and couldn't remember his children. But things got better and he wants others to know it.

Car rolls on busy road

A car landed on its roof after crashing on Sunday afternoon.

Two people were taken to hospital after the two-car crash which saw one car land on its roof.

Police patrols up after shootings video

A man died from a gunshot wound on Friday in south Auckland.

Officers say they are working to find those responsible for fatally shooting a man - the second killing of its kind in two months.

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School uniform loans up by 80% video

A new school uniform can set parents back hundreds of dollars.

The amount given out in school uniform loans jumped 80 per cent this year after MSD made them easier to access.

Snotty noses are coming

How-to Dad Jordan Watson says parents like him are terrified of winter because of the flu.

OPINION: How-to Dad Jordan Watson says parents like him are terrified of winter because of the flu.

Why kids are giving up sport

Basketball coach Josh Reeves says slurs like 'harden up' and 'you're useless' are common from the sidelines at kids games.

Sideline abuse remains a major issue for children and coaches at weekend sports games.

Still bowling at 100 video

Claire Robertson may be 100 with failing eyesight, but she is still playing bowls.

For her 100th birthday, Claire Robertson's birthday wish is to celebrate a few more.

Flight turned life upside down

Ten years to the day after Qantas Flight 72's mid-air emergency left him with permanent physical and psychological ...

Fuzzy Maiava was twice propelled into the ceiling of an A330 jet - sending his life into a tailspin.

How to save a dying language

Massey University linguistics professor Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire says language is more than just a tool for communication.

Rotuman Islanders are striving to save their language - one of the world's rarest - for more than just nostalgia's sake.

Auckland shootings: Police appeal for help

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Ōtara's top cop Wendy Spiller were present to address concerns about recent shootings.

A top Auckland cop has asked residents for help finding illegal firearms after a series of shootings in the city.

University students fearful

Students at the University of Auckland are calling on the university to put a stop to white supremacy on campus after an ...

Asian students at the University of Auckland are the focus of a Reddit post claiming New Zealand is under threat.

Firefighters raise $1m for cancer

Firefighters raced up the Sky Tower‘s 1,103 steps this morning raising money for cancer research.

Firefighters raced up the Sky Tower‘s 1103 steps to raise money for cancer research.

'Gridlock' after motorway crash

Tyrecorp Silverdale's ute is involved in the northern motorway crash.

After three hours of gridlock, part of Auckland's northern motorway closed by a crash is expected to re-open.

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PM recalls 2017 election race

After spending most of the week in Paris and visiting Singapore for a trade negotiations deal, the prime minister took ...

It was a blur, traumatic and surreal - and then there was feeling "nauseous and pregnant".

Still bowling at 100 video

For her 100th birthday, Claire Robertson's birthday wish is to celebrate a few more.

University students fearful

'Gridlock' after motorway crash

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'No, because you're Indian'

Rashmi said she has since rented another property, but wants her complaint to the Human Rights Commission to draw ...

Prospective tenant says she lost out on a rental because previous Indian tenants had trashed the landlord's property.

Train delays in Auckland

Train services on the southern and eastern lines are running about every 20 minutes on Wednesday morning due to a ...

Trains on the southern and eastern lines are slightly delayed due to a power outage.

Grandfather's diary shows secret life

The diary sat in an old tin for years before Dalgleish was able to get it translated into English.

Nobody in Zhou Gao Chao's family knew he was on a mission to overthrow a Chinese emperor.

Cigarettes sold to teens

Retailers across Auckland have been found selling cigarettes to people under 18 (file photo).

Nine retailers have been caught illegally selling tobacco to teenagers in the space of two weeks.

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Car rolls on busy road

A car landed on its roof after crashing on Sunday afternoon.

Two people were taken to hospital after the two-car crash which saw one car land on its roof.

Road plans 'off the table' video

Ōrākei ward councillor Desley Simpson says the real win was for the residents as the suburbs' community groups could ...

Controversial proposals for Auckland suburbs are being "re-looked" at after residents complained.

The cop who switched sides video

Alex Mills says her "completely medical family" told her to listen to her gut instinct when she was considering ...

Alex Mills put nine years into being a criminal lawyer. Coffee with a cop convinced her she was on the wrong side of the bench.

Paralysed after bridge jump

West Auckland teenager Aseri Bese, 17, is paralysed from the shoulders down after diving into water and injuring his neck.

Aseri Bese Jr, 17, didn't notice the tide had gone out when he dived into the sea, hitting his head on the bottom.

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Arrests after trailer thefts

The trailers were taken from homes, petrol stations and hire companies in the past five months.

Police said an "extensive" number of the stolen trailers were resold online after being registered as "homebuilt".

Lash extensions 'glued to lid'

Whitten had to clean her eyes up to three times a day during work hours after an eyelash extension job left her eyelids ...

Jessica Whitten's eyes became itchy and swollen after they were applied. But the salon says they did nothing wrong.

Man arrested over road rage incident

A 49-year-old man received serious injuries after being run over by a car on Auckland's Albany Expressway on Saturday ...

A 22-year-old will appear in court after a man was allegedly carried on a car bonnet and run over.

Sensory supermarket hour video

Once a week, shoppers at Silverdale Countdown in north Auckland enjoy a 'quiet hour'.

A mother of a boy with autism is the driving force behind a sensory-friendly hour at a Countdown supermarket.

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Arrests after trailer thefts

The trailers were taken from homes, petrol stations and hire companies in the past five months.

Police said an "extensive" number of the stolen trailers were resold online after being registered as "homebuilt".

Lash extensions 'glued to lid'

Whitten had to clean her eyes up to three times a day during work hours after an eyelash extension job left her eyelids ...

Jessica Whitten's eyes became itchy and swollen after they were applied. But the salon says they did nothing wrong.

External review after two patients die

Two patients have died at an Auckland mental health facility this week (file photo).

Two people have died at a mental health unit in a week and an independent review has been launched.

Dementia therapy gives confidence back

North Shore resident Cliff Miller, pictured with wife Helen, was diagnosed with vascular dementia following surgery in ...

Cliff Miller's self-esteem "took a battering" when he was diagnosed with dementia - but now he's bouncing back.

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Business facade must come down video

Nine months through construction, Raymond May received a phone call from Thames-Coromandel District Council telling him ...

He wanted a heritage-style shopfront but it doesn't meet the heritage rules.

Plea for return of stolen ship parts

The taffrail, seen here at the stern of the boat, was scavenged when the Daring was uncovered by shifting sands at ...

One of the pieces conservationists want to find is a wooden rail from the stern of the 153-year-old Daring vessel.

Bus driver robbed at knifepoint

A bus driver was robbed and held at knifepoint by youths in Westgate (file photo).

Teenager arrested after driver threatened with knife and money taken during late-night incident.

Man dies after falling from building

A man who received critical injuries in a fall on Wednesday has now died (file photo).

A man, 45, with a critical head injury after an incident in Auckland's northwest has now died.

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Woman attacked on train

Gabriela Ferreira, 25, received a head injury when she was allegedly attacked by a group of teenage girls.

A woman is scared to leave her home after being punched in the face on her evening commute.

The cop who switched sides video

Alex Mills says her "completely medical family" told her to listen to her gut instinct when she was considering ...

Alex Mills put nine years into being a criminal lawyer. Coffee with a cop convinced her she was on the wrong side of the bench.

US Army mourns Kiwi trooper video

Lance Corporal Kahotea joined the New Zealand Army in January 2006.

Elite soldier's death in joint US-NZ exercise a tragedy for Special Operations forces worldwide, US Army Major says.

SAS: 'Fighting for survival' video

SAS troopers conducting desert training in 2004.

An elite unit, shrouded in secrecy, with necessarily tough training: Inside the world of the Special Air Service.

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Still bowling at 100 video

Claire Robertson may be 100 with failing eyesight, but she is still playing bowls.

For her 100th birthday, Claire Robertson's birthday wish is to celebrate a few more.

Man injured in crash dies

One person was trapped and another was ejected from a vehicle after a Wednesday night crash near Kaukapakapa, north of ...

The 31-year-old died two days after being critically injured in the two-car crash in the Rodney district.

Boy sent home over shirt

A 12-year-old was left 'distraught' after being sent home from school on Pink Shirt Day for wearing this shirt.

A 12-year-old was left 'distraught' after being sent home from school on Pink Shirt Day.

Four injured in Auckland crash

One person was trapped and another ejected from a vehicle after a Wednesday night crash near Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland.

Four people were injured, one critically, in the serious crash near Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland on Wednesday night.

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Young boys' act of kindness

Friends Blake Osklestan and Daniel Coyle-Smith help the man cross the road in New Lynn, Auckland.

Two friends helped an elderly man cross an Auckland road, stopping traffic so he could get to his train safely.

'Deep grief' over track closures video

Kauri dieback disease is a threat to the native species' survival as most infected trees will die.

Majority of Waitākere residents disagree with plan to re-open paths closed by kauri dieback, saying it doesn't go far enough.

Landlord unlawfully enters house

While a man was in hospital, his landlord opened all the windows and ranch slider door of his rental home (file photo).

While the tenant was in hospital, the landlord opened all the windows and ranch slider door - a "gross breach" of the tenant's rights.

Plea for return of stolen ship parts

The taffrail, seen here at the stern of the boat, was scavenged when the Daring was uncovered by shifting sands at ...

One of the pieces conservationists want to find is a wooden rail from the stern of the 153-year-old Daring vessel.

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