Central Leader

NCEA results show 'real resolve' of Auckland students – principals video

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said provisional NCEA results nationwide were similar to, or better than, 2019 (File photo).

Despite two Covid-19 lockdowns, students ramped up their "intensity and focus" when back in class, school leaders say.

Body of missing fisherman found five months on

The fisherman went missing near Duder Regional Park in Clevedon (file photo).

John Planas, who went missing near an Auckland regional park in August, has been found washed up on an island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Eastern Courier

MBIE's Manukau regional hub plans on track

In September last year the then State Services Minister Chris Hipkins told Stuff the Labour Party was ready to “hit the ...

A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) proposal to build a regional service centre in Manukau appears to still be on the table.

NCEA results show 'real resolve' of Auckland students – principals video

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said provisional NCEA results nationwide were similar to, or better than, 2019 (File photo).

Despite two Covid-19 lockdowns, students ramped up their "intensity and focus" when back in class, school leaders say.

East & Bays Courier

Mystery over eagle ray pups born to two females video

A new eagle ray pup born at Kelly Tarlton's on New Year's Eve.

Their mothers have been apart from males for years, and the embryos could have developed without being fertilised, keeper says.

Secret NZ: Auckland Museum's offsite chamber of secrets video

Everything is labelled, catalogued and carefully packed to protect it.

A penny farthing, a canon, a stuffed orangutan and drawers full of sand: Inside a windowless warehouse, thousands of treasures are hidden away.

Manukau Courier

MBIE's Manukau regional hub plans on track

In September last year the then State Services Minister Chris Hipkins told Stuff the Labour Party was ready to “hit the ...

A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) proposal to build a regional service centre in Manukau appears to still be on the table.

NCEA results show 'real resolve' of Auckland students – principals video

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said provisional NCEA results nationwide were similar to, or better than, 2019 (File photo).

Despite two Covid-19 lockdowns, students ramped up their "intensity and focus" when back in class, school leaders say.

North Harbour News

Family devastated after teen crash victims' memorial smashed video

The memorial site for teen crash victims Ricky Barker and Andre Ahman was found trashed on Monday.

The families of Ricky Barker and Andre Ahman, two teens who died in a 2017 car crash, are heartbroken after finding the memorial to the boys vandalised.

Wait lists for tiny homes double as house prices soar video

Russell and Sarah Bone are about to move their family into a tiny home in Whenuapai, Auckland. They are pictured with ...

Builders are nearly booked out for the whole of 2021 as families seek alternatives to the "ridiculous" cost of housing.

North Shore Times

Secret NZ: Historic pā site lies just north of Auckland's Castor Bay video

The core of the pā is protected by a ditch and grass bank on one side, and high cliffs that give way to the Hauraki Gulf ...

Just up the hill, located in a hidden nook beyond the trees next to Kennedy Park, lies Rahopara Pā.

Subsidised rideshare canned in favour of boost to buses video

The AT LOCAL rideshare service will be replaced by an “enhanced bus network”.

A publicly-funded rideshare service for one of Auckland's wealthiest suburbs has been scrapped due to disappointing user numbers.

Nor-west News

Study shows 78pc of people unable to spot deadly rip video

The study was conducted at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach.

Four in five beachgoers are unable to identify rip currents, which lead to five deaths and about 700 rescues per year, new study shows.

Newly-discovered Muriwai gecko 'just hanging on' due to habitat threats video

The Muriwai gecko is sandy-coloured and has three to four vertical stripes from its neck to the base of its tail.

Experts say a newly-discovered gecko on Auckland's west coast should be a source of pride, but 4WD vehicles are proving to be one of its top threats.

Papakura Courier

Body of missing fisherman found five months on

The fisherman went missing near Duder Regional Park in Clevedon (file photo).

John Planas, who went missing near an Auckland regional park in August, has been found washed up on an island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Fire tears through community centre in rural south Auckland

Fire crews were called to the blaze just after 1pm on Sunday.

The outside of Ardmore Hall was left charred, while inside stacks of chairs melted from the heat.

Rodney Times

Family devastated after teen crash victims' memorial smashed video

The memorial site for teen crash victims Ricky Barker and Andre Ahman was found trashed on Monday.

The families of Ricky Barker and Andre Ahman, two teens who died in a 2017 car crash, are heartbroken after finding the memorial to the boys vandalised.

Duo plead not guilty over alleged Wellsford murder

Desmond Bourne appeared at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday.

Desmond Bourne and Serene Tilsley will go to trial in February 2022 after an Auckland man was found shot dead in his car.

Western Leader

Single mum told to identify as 'divorcee' to help find home video

Mother Christa Ah Kiau and son Elias Faulau only have a week to find a new home.

Woman says realtor told her identifying as a single mum "could look like you’re just someone who got pregnant and then went on the benefit".

150-year-old neckerchief restored from shipwreck

The Daring, a century-old schooner was rescued from Muriwai beach after it was unearthed by shifting sands in May 2018.

The neckerchief was found on board the Daring, a 19th Century ship hidden in sand at Muriwai beach.

Northland

Farmer fined nearly $2000 for ill-treating rodeo animals

Northland farmer Derek Robinson was convicted and fined for ill-treating cattle at a rodeo.

In the first prosecution related to rodeo, Derek Robinson has been convicted after using an electric prodder on two distressed steer.

Northland toxic chemical clean-up to cost $3m, take nine months video

The Marsden Point site was approved for solvent recycling but now contains about 4000 leaking drums and 500 cubes of ...

Regular testing for explosive or flammable air is needed in the clean-up of a toxic chemical recycling site, funded by ratepayers and taxpayers.

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