Central Leader

Accused robber had $60k

The Crown says Ngatama James Kaineua was the "lookout" while a teen inflicted stab wounds.

A teenager came behind the counter at a dairy and started stabbing without warning, a court has heard.

K’Road upgrade a ‘disaster’

Kim Holwerda, owner of The Third Eye shop on Auckland's K Road, says none of the retailers are happy about the ...

New bus and cycle lanes on the iconic street have some business owners concerned for safety.

Eastern Courier

Pet rabbit saved from house fire

The house fire wasn't Tracey-Lee Dalton's first major set-back in life.

A 10-year-old girl was "frantic and screaming and clutching her rabbit" as she watched her east Auckland home burn to the ground.

House fire in Maraetai

Eleven fire engines were called to the two-storey house fire on Craig Rd.

The two-storey house was "fully involved in fire" when fire services arrived.

East & Bays Courier

Sexual harassment on the street

One woman said she was on a train to Auckand's Sylvia Park when a man "thrust himself" in front of her (file photo).

Being yelled at while jogging, men masturbating on trains: Kiwis lift the lid on public harassment.

Voting in local body elections video

Local body elections take place every three years across New Zealand.

It's nearly time to vote on who you think best represents your city. Here's what you need to know.

Manukau Courier

New bus lane catches thousands

Motorists hit with $150 fines for "accidentally" using lane claim it's not clearly signposted.

Nearly 15,000 motorists stung with $150 fines for "accidentally" using new lane started in February.

Police chase ends in crash

It's not yet known how many households are affected by a power outage after a crash on Buckland Rd, Māngere.

A driver has fled police, leading to a crash and power outage in south Auckland.

North Harbour News

Laser attack 'fatal' risk video

A crewman from the police Eagle helicopter says laser pointer attacks could be fatal.

Punishment handed down for cockpit attack shows laser criminals will be dealt to, police helicopter boss says.

Damaging weed found in NZ

The Himalayan wineberry bramble, which is one of the world's worst weeds, has been found in Albany.

It could cause "considerable damage" to native plants and has been found growing near a reserve in Auckland.

North Shore Times

TV show to reconnect families video

Auckland man Alex Gilbert was adopted from an orphanage in Arkhangelsk, in Russia, when he was two years old.

Next year, Alex Gilbert will be reconnecting families "on a much bigger scale" with television show Reunited.

Laser attack 'fatal' risk video

A crewman from the police Eagle helicopter says laser pointer attacks could be fatal.

Punishment handed down for cockpit attack shows laser criminals will be dealt to, police helicopter boss says.

Nor-west News

70-day sentence for teacher's death

Sue Kloet died in a head-on car crash on September 11 in Auckland's Taupaki.

Widower accepts crash driver's prison term, saying his wife "would not have wanted us to hate him".

Trespassed for helping police?

Myung Khang's body washed up north of Muriwai Beach in January.

Woman helped move a body with her ute at a remote Auckland beach, only to be penalised for her efforts, she says.

Papakura Courier

Auckland's future transport routes

Auckland's Westgate is in a growth area where a new highway bypass and link roads are planned

First glimpse of $10 billion of transport projects proposed for Auckland's growth areas.

Man kneed in head during arrest

Police were found to have used excessive force during the arrest of a man who fled in a stolen ute (file photo).

The force used by the two police officers during the arrest showed an abuse of power.

Rodney Times

Laser attack 'fatal' risk video

A crewman from the police Eagle helicopter says laser pointer attacks could be fatal.

Punishment handed down for cockpit attack shows laser criminals will be dealt to, police helicopter boss says.

Hedgehog or avocado?

When hedgehogs that have lost their spikes curl into a ball they can look like an avocado, Lesley Wheatley says. This is ...

This looks like a perfectly ripe avocado. But look inside - it's not what it seems.

Western Leader

70-day sentence for teacher's death

Sue Kloet died in a head-on car crash on September 11 in Auckland's Taupaki.

Widower accepts crash driver's prison term, saying his wife "would not have wanted us to hate him".

Drowning orphans still struggling

The orphaned Burmese children gathered at Waikumete Cemetery on Saturday for the unveiling of their parents' headstone.

The youngest of nine Burmese children still wakes up most nights calling out for his drowned mum.

Northland

Councillors get funded childcare

Children's care will now be subsidised for parents who are elected to the Northland Regional Council (file photo).

Northland politicians will get up to 10 free hours of childcare a week in a bid to encourage parents to run for council.

Rheumatic fever rates on rise video

The Ministry of Health admits there is more to do, such as throat swabbing, to prevent rheumatic fever in Northland ...

Ministry of Health admits rates of rheumatic fever are worse than previously stated after coming under fire for under-reporting.

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