Auckland City Harbour News

Auckland beaches go smokefree

Auckland beaches will be smokefree as of November.

Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.

Crash cuts power in Auckland

A car crashed into a power pole in Auckland's Westmere, cutting power to just under 1000 homes.

Almost a thousand homes are without electricity after a car smashed into a power pole in Westmere.

Central Leader

Millions invested in maunga

The Maunga Authority is earmarked to spend $800,000 on improving Mt Wellington, or Maungarei, next year.

Campaign launched to make Auckland's volcanoes a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Escaped prisoner still on the run

A remand prisoner escaped from Auckland City Hospital on Thursday while undergoing treatment (file photo).

It's been over 30 hours since a woman snuck out of hospital while under Corrections supervision.

Eastern Courier

Playcentre shapes children's future

Ava Ellis (4) and Ayla Wright (5) on the carpentry tools, with Jenny Healey and her grandson Liam Brewer (1), at Cockle ...

Cockle Bay Playcentre is six decades old and having a reunion party to mark its achievements in the East Auckland community.

Ti Rakau Drive upgrades due next year

Main arterial Ti Rakau Drive is due to be upgraded by Auckland Transport, which says it wants to improve journey times ...

Auckland Transport says it wants to improve commuter journey times on a busy East Auckland arterial road.

East & Bays Courier

Cyclist hospitalised after crash

The crash happened on Tamaki Drive, near the intersection with Long Drive, in St Heliers.

 A person has sustained serious injuries after an incident on a popular Auckland cycle route.

Millions invested in maunga

The Maunga Authority is earmarked to spend $800,000 on improving Mt Wellington, or Maungarei, next year.

Campaign launched to make Auckland's volcanoes a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Manukau Courier

Actor's son reunited with iPad

Shane Cortese and his son were intimidated and robbed on a train.

Shane Cortese was travelling with his son on an Auckland train when they were robbed.

Kids hurt in hit-and-run

Police are seeking any information on two crashes that happened in south Auckland on Friday evening, one of which left ...

Two hit-and-run crashes - one after a police chase - have left four people injured in south Auckland.

North Harbour News

Generations unite for concert band

The sun sets as the band plays on.

With its 50 plus members, the Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a musical success.

No home for family pet

Tracey Rogers says Onyx is a big softie.

Finding a rental can be hard. Throw pets into the mix, and your job is near-impossible.

North Shore Times

Stabbing leaves man in critical condition

A woman has been charged after a man was stabbed on Auckland's North Shore.

A 21-year-old man has been taken to Auckland Hospital after being stabbed at at a property in Browns Bay.

Cliff-fall victim an avid walker

Cliff stabilisation works are being carried out nearby.

Elderly woman Ruth Sutherland fell to her death at the bottom of her own garden in Auckland.

Nor-west News

Bottle feeding a 'dirty little secret'

Neesha Mora, pictured with her five-month-old son Dilan, felt pressure from nurses at Auckland hospital to breastfeed ...

Mothers say they're increasingly facing too much pressure to breastfeed their kids.

No home for family pet

Tracey Rogers says Onyx is a big softie.

Finding a rental can be hard. Throw pets into the mix, and your job is near-impossible.

Papakura Courier

Top aviation student flying high

Mt Cook Airlines pilot and mentor Keegan Caarkeuken, right, presents Marc Icaro with the Air New Zealand Flying Award.

Marc Icaro earns his wings and steers toward a career as a commercial airline pilot.

Regional park set for 1080 bombing

Hunua resident Tony Gyde is strongly against the use of 1080 poison in the range's regional park area.

Council approves aerial 1080 poison drops next year in the Hunua Ranges, after the operation was last carried out in 2015.

Rodney Times

Ōmaha community tackles pests

Stoats and other pests at Omaha will soon by trapped.

Ōmaha is taking on pests as part of Kiwibank Predator Free Communities aiming at making New Zealand pest free by 2050.

Generations unite for concert band

The sun sets as the band plays on.

With its 50 plus members, the Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a musical success.

Western Leader

Bottle feeding a 'dirty little secret'

Neesha Mora, pictured with her five-month-old son Dilan, felt pressure from nurses at Auckland hospital to breastfeed ...

Mothers say they're increasingly facing too much pressure to breastfeed their kids.

West Auckland winners in new government video

Jacinda Ardern has lead Labour back into power

Jacinda Ardern has named two West Auckland MPs in her executive team.

Waiheke marketplace

Something for everyone on Waiheke

Regular Aperitivo jazz musician Paul TT  with bar owner John Quigley.

Here's five (almost) free activities to do on Waiheke if you can't go to the beach.

Waiheke fireworks display planned

November 4 is the date set for the annual public fireworks display at Waiheke Dirt Track at Rangihoua.

Fireworks will light the sky on Waiheke Island at a public display on November 4.

Northland

Shipping Auckland port north

Ngati Whatua says the opportunity to invest in reclaimed land on the waterfront would be welcomed by Aucklanders.

NZ First has won agreement to $500 million rail investment that could end in Auckland's port moving to Whangarei.

Fire threatening home

A resident of a home in Northland says their home at the end of Waitapu Creek Rd, Kaio, is metres away from a ...

A Northland resident says their home is metres away from a three-hectare blaze that fire crews can't get to by road.

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