Central Leader

Shot police dog 'more stable every day', vet says video

The police dog was injured during an incident near Dargaville on Tuesday.

Signs are good that a dog shot in Northland will not only survive, but will one day be able to return to work, according to the vet treating him.

Recycling upgrade keeps plastics in NZ video

03122020 News Photo: RYAN ANDERSON/STUFF Auckland Councils Visy recycling facility has gotten a new upgrade which will ...

New technology installed at one of Auckland's recycling facilities means less plastic will go to landfill or be shipped overseas.

Eastern Courier

Panuku counts 100 staff on $100k-plus video

An artist's impression of the Ormiston town centre that Panuku Development Auckland has been working on with developer ...

The Auckland Council agency’s annual report shows 100 of its 214 full-time employees earned more than $100,000 in 2019-20, up from 78 in the previous year.

Goff's 10-year budget attacked video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's 10 year Recovery Budget is seeking a higher-than-planned rates hike of 5 per cent in ...

Auckland councillor Daniel Newman says Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed 10-year Recovery Budget won’t do enough to address the massive growth pressures the city is facing.

East & Bays Courier

Gentoo penguin chicks causing a flap at aquarium video

Two newly-hatched gentoo penguins are finding their feet at Kelly Tarlton's in Auckland.

Staff are "totally enamoured" with the new arrivals, which were both born on the same day.

Auckland University broke own rules buying vice-chancellor $5m house

The Parnell house the University of Auckland paid $5 million for to home vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater.

New Zealand's public spending watchdog found the university misspent money buying a home in one of Auckland's poshest suburbs.

Manukau Courier

Panuku counts 100 staff on $100k-plus video

An artist's impression of the Ormiston town centre that Panuku Development Auckland has been working on with developer ...

The Auckland Council agency’s annual report shows 100 of its 214 full-time employees earned more than $100,000 in 2019-20, up from 78 in the previous year.

Auckland policeman lied under oath to protect brother, inquiry finds

The police officer lied in court to protect his brother (file news).

Jason Twiss lied in court for his brother who was charged with assaulting his neighbours in a row over a car that crashed into a fence.

North Harbour News

RSA killer challenges max security move

William Dwane Bell pictured in 2002 at his trial for the murder of William Absolum, Wayne Johnson and Mary Hobson.

Triple murderer William Bell was smuggling drugs to other prisoners and asking for weapons behind bars, court hears.

'Significant speed bump' on motorway prompts overnight lane closure

Lanes between Greville Rd and Upper Harbour Highway are closed as the road surface in the two right-hand lanes has lifted.

Auckland construction mishap leaves road surface damaged, causing lengthy delays and prompting overnight closure for repairs.

North Shore Times

'Significant speed bump' on motorway prompts overnight lane closure

Lanes between Greville Rd and Upper Harbour Highway are closed as the road surface in the two right-hand lanes has lifted.

Auckland construction mishap leaves road surface damaged, causing lengthy delays and prompting overnight closure for repairs.

Rare yellow pōhutukawa trees start to bloom, in time for Christmas video

New Zealand’s beloved pōhutukawa and its rare yellow cousin are starting to bloom, just in time for Christmas.

Yellow pōhutukawa are far less common than our giant red natives, but equally bright.

Nor-west News

New route suggested for Kumeu by-pass to ease congestion video

Congestion is a big problem in the Kumeu area, and the new route would see State Highway 16 by-pass it.

A new route that would see an Auckland's State Highway 16 by-pass Kumeu-Huapai has been released - and it could affect some people's homes.

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Helensville crash

A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle last Thursday in Auckland’s Helensville.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash between a car and pedestrian last Thursday.

Papakura Courier

Pōhutukawa vandal pleads guilty to illegally chopping trees

13102020 RICKY WILSON/Stuff Auckland
Harbourside Road, Karaka
8 pohutukawa trees chopped down with a chainsaw on ...

Alexei Hodder caused more than $40k of damage when he took a chainsaw to eight native trees, Auckland Council says.

Auckland's unfulfilled promise to its south video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern poses for a selfie while campaigning in Māngere – a Labour stronghold.

OPINION: Politicians should dust off the visionary 2012 Auckland Plan and revisit the ambition once held for the region's poorest suburbs.

Rodney Times

Woman charged after fatal shooting granted bail

Desmond Bourne and Serene Tilsley were sought in connection with the death of Zane Smith.

Serene Tilsley, 21, is alleged to have driven a getaway car after an Auckland man's alleged murder.

Wellsford homicide victim named as Zane Smith

A makeshift wooden cross had been placed near to where Zane Paul Smith was killed.

Zane Smith has been remembered as "loyal until the end", by those who knew him.

Western Leader

Mother of shot policeman Matthew Hunt proposes petition to Parliament for tougher charges

Police Minister Poto Williams (left) and National MP and former policeman Mark Mitchell discuss the petition with the ...

The petition asks for legislative change to make those convicted of murdering police officers ineligible for parole.

Man seriously hurt after crashing car twice

070819 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF
Police operation generic road closed road closure file pic.

The Auckland driver is in hospital after crashing his car, leaving the scene and then crashing again around the corner.

Northland

Shot police dog 'more stable every day', vet says video

The police dog was injured during an incident near Dargaville on Tuesday.

Signs are good that a dog shot in Northland will not only survive, but will one day be able to return to work, according to the vet treating him.

Northland hospitals overflowing with patients due to growth, Aucklanders video

Whangarei Hospital is busy with an overflowing emergency department.

An influx of people to Northland is overwhelming emergency departments, with one in six patients waiting more than six hours in ED.

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