Central Leader

Three Auckland Queens to be on RuPaul's Drag Race video

RuPaul Down Under will hit New Zealand screens later this year.

Kita Mean, Anita Wigl'it and Elekra Shock are three Auckland queens named on Saturday who are to take part in RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.

Auckland's Pasifika Festival postponed to April due to Covid-19 video

The last time the Pasifika Festival was held in Auckland was in 2018. (File photo)

The festival, which attracts 60,000 visitors, was cancelled in 2019 and 2020 because of the mosque attacks and pandemic – but this year, it's back.

Eastern Courier

Auckland doctor who sexually violated patient loses final appeal video

Kul Vant Singh was convicted of sexual violation following an incident with a patient in December 2017. (File photo)

Kul Vant Singh violated the young woman during an intimate exam in a "gross breach of trust".

No new community Covid-19 cases as alert level decision looms video

Associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall says there have been no new community coronavirus cases overnight.

Associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall says no new community cases overnight, on the day Cabinet will meet to see if alert level restrictions can ease.

East & Bays Courier

200 code browns at Auckland pools video

Albany Stadium Pool has recorded the most code browns in Auckland since October, while Grey Lynn Paddling Pool has ...

Contamination from faeces and vomit have forced numerous closures at Auckland pools since October.

Pasifika community's vaccine concerns 'valid' video

Lynette Faiva was one of the first border workers in Auckland to get vaccinated against Covid-19. (File image)

A recent survey showed Pasifika and Māori were more worried about the Covid-19 vaccine, but an expert says getting information into right places will allay fears.

Manukau Courier

No new community Covid-19 cases ahead of alert level move video

A police officer talks to a traveller at a checkpoint on the Auckland border. The checkpoints will come down ahead of ...

Announcement from the Ministry of Health means it's now been six consecutive days without a community case of the virus.

Hospital staff return after patient's false positive Covid-19 test video

A patient was tested for Covid-19 after being admitted to Middlemore Hospital and first returned a weak positive result. ...

Workers were stood down on Thursday night after a patient, who had been admitted with respiratory symptoms, tested positive.

North Harbour News

Police accuse wrong man of swimming 200m during chase

A 43-year-old man has been arrested after fleeing police by swimming 200 metres from Greenhithe to Paremoremo. (File photo)

Police said a wanted man who leapt into the Auckland sea was Sean Broderick but it was someone else entirely.

200 code browns at Auckland pools video

Albany Stadium Pool has recorded the most code browns in Auckland since October, while Grey Lynn Paddling Pool has ...

Contamination from faeces and vomit have forced numerous closures at Auckland pools since October.

North Shore Times

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland's 'fate remains unknown' video

French national Eloi Jean Rolland, 18, has not been seen or heard from since March 7.

The 18-year-old was last seen getting off a train in West Auckland. What he did next remains a mystery that still haunts friends and family overseas.

Arrests after teenager shot in the face in Auckland

A teenage boy has been left blind in one eye as a result of the shooting.

A 16-year-old boy lost the sight in his left eye after being shot during an incident on the North Shore.

Nor-west News

Weeks-long waits for Auckland patients after Family Planning closure

West Auckland's young people have been asked to travel across the city for a Family Planning appointment. (File photo)

Clinic closure is "astounding and deeply disappointing", feminist group says amid fears for young people's access to sexual healthcare.

200 code browns at Auckland pools video

Albany Stadium Pool has recorded the most code browns in Auckland since October, while Grey Lynn Paddling Pool has ...

Contamination from faeces and vomit have forced numerous closures at Auckland pools since October.

Papakura Courier

Lollipops Takanini charging fees for absent children during lockdown video

Parents at Lollipops Takanini say they are frustrated they are being charged for absent children in alert level 3 (File ...

Some parents are frustrated with the centre for charging 50 per cent fees, despite their children being kept home through alert level 3.

Residents fuming as more trees cut into Vs by council contractors video

The trees on Papakura’s Scott Rd have been cut down the middle so that their branches do not touch the power lines overhead.

Another Auckland suburb has fallen prey to unsightly tree pruning, with one resident saying it looks "like a nightmare".

Rodney Times

Driver races from checkpoint as officer reaches for keys video

Police at a checkpoint on the border between Auckland and Waikato. (File photo)

Officer left "shaken" after a disqualified driver fled through an Auckland Covid-19 checkpoint after he stuck his arm through the car window.

Surfers and paddleboarders in water despite warnings video

A surfer enjoying a morning ride at Papamoa as areas down the coast wait for a tsunami.

Advice to stay off beaches and shore areas hasn't stopped a number of surfers, paddleboarders and people from getting on and near the water.

Western Leader

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland's 'fate remains unknown' video

French national Eloi Jean Rolland, 18, has not been seen or heard from since March 7.

The 18-year-old was last seen getting off a train in West Auckland. What he did next remains a mystery that still haunts friends and family overseas.

Weeks-long waits for Auckland patients after Family Planning closure

West Auckland's young people have been asked to travel across the city for a Family Planning appointment. (File photo)

Clinic closure is "astounding and deeply disappointing", feminist group says amid fears for young people's access to sexual healthcare.

Northland

Tsunami siren power issues to be investigated video

Residents across the east coast of Northland evacuate to higher ground after a tsunami alert across the country after ...

Four Far North tsunami sirens didn't go off to signal an evacuation on Friday due to a power outage.

Covid-19: Many weekend events impacted by alert levels

The Operatic trio Sol3 Mio has rescheduled the rest of its New Zealand tour. (File photo)

Auckland moves to level 2 Sunday and the rest of the country goes to level 1, but it's too late for many events. Here's what's been postponed.

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