Central Leader

Man steals human toes

The exhibition has been viewed by 45 million people worldwide.

A man faces up to seven years in prison for stealing human toes from an exhibition.

Council searching park for poison

Auckland Council staff are searching for possible poison in a central Auckland park after a dog died.

Auckland Council are scouting a park to find a poison that allegedly killed a dog.

Eastern Courier

Dairy ram raided

Chapel Park Superette & Lotto in Flat Bush was ram raided on Monday morning.

Cash and tobacco were stolen in an early morning dairy ram raid.

Boaties hit out at marina development

An aerial view of the Pine Harbour Marina and the connecting Beachlands suburb, in 2017.

A boaties group says a decision based on "flawed" non-notified consent shows the council is willing to support developments "barely above sea level".

East & Bays Courier

Arrests after violent assault

Footage released by Auckland Police shows the assault taking place outside the Queen St Mecca Maxima store in May.

Three teens to appear in court after unprovoked attack in Auckland's Queen St.

Goff won't tolerate bullying

A letter of 'no confidence' from Auckland councillors to the mayor was released publicly on Wednesday.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he doesn't tolerate bullying from staff or councillors.

Manukau Courier

Fire 'silent killer'

A shell is all that remains of the Church Rd house in Māngere Bridge, where a 68-year-old man died on June 10.

A Māngere Bridge house where a 68-year-old man died did not have working smoke alarms.

Māngere schools braces for more students

Tom Webb, principal of Māngere College, is excited about the shorter term opportunities that come with the housing ...

A new housing development in Māngere has got nearby schools thinking about student numbers rising in the next 12 months.

North Harbour News

Schoolmates launch sugar-free drink

Vista founders, Russ Hopper, Scott Day and Adam Sorensen, have moved back to New Zealand to work on their business.

Three Kristin School alumni have launched a fizzy drink picked up by the big supermarkets.

Rare Red Sprite caught on camera

North Shore photographer Larryn Rae captured a rare astro event, the Red Sprite (top of photo), on his camera at Te Arai ...

He initially thought it was a lens flare but Google told him otherwise.

North Shore Times

Haka 'wasn't boys' fault'

Te Ngaio Cleave, the acting captain for Rangitoto's First XV rugby team with his father, Martin Cleave.

A widely criticised high school haka was 'quite terrible' but the boys shouldn't feel bad about themselves, expert says.

Takapuna: Seize your chance!

Auckland Council clears the way for development on Anzac St car park in central Takapuna, home of the Sunday Market, at ...

Opinion: People in Takapuna should seize the chance for council development, a business leader argues.

Nor-west News

Everyone blames us: Clamping boss

Louise Allen and her friend, a grieving mum, was clamped in Henderson when they were giving a statement at the police ...

Elite Parking claim police and Work and Income's visitors parking taken up by own staff.

Kiwi-designed app takes off

Ninja Kiwi Limited's 'Bloons TD 6' online game was for a time today the world's most-bought paid app.

Top-selling Bloons Tower Defence 6 is the creation of Kiwi game developer Ninja Kiwi Limited.

Papakura Courier

Paty's vital win

Papakura's Onni Mesake looks to stop Taimua Malielegaoi in a Counties Manukau Premier club rugby game between Papakura ...

Last-minute try claims premier play off spot for Paty.

Home ownership a fantasy

Last week's Housing Affordability Measure data suggests it's going to be more difficult for first-time home buyers to ...

Grim veracity of Auckland's ongoing housing crisis prolongs the dream of owning a home for 20-somethings.

Rodney Times

Serious crashes in Auckland

Fire and Emergency NZ is responding to two car crashes.

Two people are injured in two separate crashes near Auckland's northern motorway.

Former NZ council boss fired from Oz job

Rodger Kerr-Newell was the chief executive of the New Plymouth District Council between 2001-2008 before leaving the ...

Fired council boss faced grilling from corruption commission, including that he hired girlfriend to fill a job he created.

Western Leader

'Where will I fit in Mum?'

Wikitoria Thompson and her daughter Trinity, left, say they're praying that charter schools would remain open in 2019.

Trinity worries she won't fit in elsewhere if her charter school is forced to close.

Mum can't afford to use a heater

The Claire family spends $180 on electricity a month, and can't afford for that to increase in winter.

Rowena Claire is telling her children to rug up in the cold - and she feels like she is failing them.

Northland

Sweeping the 'Loop' clean

Sheryl Mai helping fix someone's sweeping creation.

The children's ministry of Bethel Church, will be heading down to the Town Basin to sweep clean the Loop Walkway along with the help of Mayor Sheryl Mai and Deputy Mayor Sharon Morgan.

Fatal crash in Northland

Police closed part of State Highway 1 in Otaika to investigate a two-car crash.

A man is dead following a two-car crash on State Highway 1, near Loop Road in Otaika.

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