Central Leader

$3.1m grant to reuse waste

Auckland's construction industry contributes about 85 per cent of waste to landfill each year.

More avocados will be grown using fertiliser from recycled plasterboard thanks to new funding.

Arrest over bag snatch

A 23-year-old man will appear in court over a violent bag-snatch incident in Auckland. (File photo).

A 23-year-old male has been arrested and charged over a bag snatch in Auckland.

Eastern Courier

Haunted by his choice

Nathan Quist, 17, died in a car crash on July 20.

Elaine Juggernaut took her son's friends aside, pointed at his coffin, and said "do you want to end up like him?".

Playground fight over Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the fastest-growing games internationally.

The popular video game sparked a scuffle at an Auckland primary school, prompting teacher and parent concerns.

East & Bays Courier

Dog poo hanging is the 'worst'

There's no point putting the poo in a bag if you don't put it in the bin. (File photo)

Of all the dog poo offences, the worst is bagging and hanging, says frustrated Aucklander.

Money for charity

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays organisers are calling on New Zealand charities to apply for a share of $60,000 and be ...

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays organisers are calling on charities to apply for a share of $60,000.

Manukau Courier

Time's up for free meals

The McPhees, who live in Flat Bush, say they're stopping their charitable work in order to focus more on their family ...

They went out of their way to feed and clothe disadvantaged people, but the time has come to focus on family.

Teen robbed at knifepoint

A young teen is rattled after being threatened with a knife and mugged on an Auckland train.

Teen robbed on train was told: "Give me everything you have or I'm going to stab you."

North Harbour News

Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Free wi-fi at public reserve

The council did not recommend installing free wi-fi, as it was seen as use of public land for private gain.

The council said no but local board approved free wi-fi for a local reserve.

North Shore Times

Hato Pētera land 'repo'

A group representing two Māori families has erected flags and signage on College Rd in Northcote as they claim they want ...

The manawhenua of Northcote has repossessed part of the land beleaguered Hato Pētera College sits on.

Local board's democracy fail

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member Caitlin Watson feels the board has lost a "significant avenue" in making its ...

One local board misses Auckland's "train of transparency" after a bid for open workshops is lost.

Nor-west News

SH 16 reopens after crash

Motorists have being diverted from State Highway 16 following the crash on Tuesday afternoon.

Two people were taken to hospital after a four-car crash in Kumeū, north west Auckland.

Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Papakura Courier

Teen robbed at knifepoint

A young teen is rattled after being threatened with a knife and mugged on an Auckland train.

Teen robbed on train was told: "Give me everything you have or I'm going to stab you."

Living for free in Auckland video

House and pet sitters Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton sitting in a Stanmore Bay home they are house-sitting with the ...

Jonathan Lyon and Michelle Euinton have no permanent home, but that's how they like it.

Rodney Times

Boxer fights for her life

Lucy Brown had only recently returned to live in New Zealand from Australia and had been training at Wellsford for ...

Cancer survivor, medallist and mum Lucy Brown is now fighting for her life after a sparring injury.

Local board's democracy fail

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member Caitlin Watson feels the board has lost a "significant avenue" in making its ...

One local board misses Auckland's "train of transparency" after a bid for open workshops is lost.

Western Leader

Playgroup for dads

Dermot Butterfield said he loved being a stay-at-home dad but people still treat him differently when they find out he ...

Dads are the focus of new playgroup as Clarke Gayford provides a hands-on example for fatherhood.

Giving new life to Avondale

Avondale has been described as a derelict strip dominated by money lenders and $2 shops, but the Auckland suburb is also ...

Avondale has been described as Third World, but now residents have a chance to turn their suburb around.

Northland

$20m in unpaid rates on Māori land

Te Horo 2B2B2B2 Trust Deputy Chair Huhana Lyndon.

Much of the land is uneconomic and debt on it is growing. The Far North council wants to recoup it.

Tomo church 'desecrated'

Pictured at the entrance is one of the weddings that took part in the "tomo' church.

A tomo once used as a church and cookhouse by early Dalmation settlers has been illegally used as a dumping ground for rubbish.

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