Central Leader

Music and laughter led to unprovoked attack and death, Crown says

Nigel Fuatimu, 21, died in Jellicoe Park in Manurewa on October 3, 2020.

Nigel Fuatimu and his friends were "jumped" in an unprovoked attack which left him lying face down in an Auckland park with unsurvivable injuries.

Redbull Flugtag to take off after a year of Covid cancellations video

The Red Bull competition is international, with the first one taking place in Vienna, Austria, in 1992.

Organisers are cautiously optimistic the event can be held in December after it was moved multiple times due to lockdowns and traffic light changes.

Eastern Courier

Council agrees to protect more notable trees in Auckland video

Auckland Council has agreed to protect more trees. (File photo)

After an out-of-court settlement, Auckland Council will now add to its list of special trees on the Unitary Plan.

Chronic fatigue sufferers want condition reclassified as disability video

Wendy Matthews has ME/chronic fatigue syndrome. While she is “fortunate” to afford home help, she needs much more ...

Wendy Matthews has spent years of her life in bed, at times too weak to turn over – but doesn't qualify for disability support.

East & Bays Courier

Man found guilty of murder after drug deal ends in shooting

Michael Filoa and Aaron Davis denied charges of murdering Clifford Umuhuri and aggravated robbery.

Michael Filoa lured a Mongrel Mob member to a suburban street with the promise of a meth deal, then shot him dead.

Family scrapes to make house accessible for disabled daughter video

Amy, India-Rose and Daniel Clay live on papakāinga in Auckland. / E noho ana a Amy rātou ko India-Rose, ko Daniel Clay ...

An Auckland whānau's daily routine is planned around having to carry their daughter up and down the stairs of their inaccessible home.

Manukau Courier

Music and laughter led to unprovoked attack and death, Crown says

Nigel Fuatimu, 21, died in Jellicoe Park in Manurewa on October 3, 2020.

Nigel Fuatimu and his friends were "jumped" in an unprovoked attack which left him lying face down in an Auckland park with unsurvivable injuries.

Eighteen fire trucks called to fire at south Auckland apartments

Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed 18 fire units were called to a building fire in Manukau, south Auckland.

Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed they were called to the scene in Manukau at 4am.

North Harbour News

Pool or pond? Homeowner's six-month battle with Auckland Council video

Torbay’s Michael Nees says it’s impractical to fence the “tiny” water feature in his backyard.

A Torbay man has been ordered to fence his "water feature" because the water was 2cm too high.

Gulf Harbour apartments barely damaged by kitchen fire

Santa Rosa apartments were evacuated after a kitchen fire began.

Three fire and emergency crews are attended the scene, Fire and Emergency NZ report.

North Shore Times

Auckland house with huge rubbish pile sells for $500k

Auckland Council was seeking court orders for the removal of the rubbish, however proceedings have been paused following ...

The property's new owner, who has removed about 18m³ of rubbish so far, says he will have to spend lots of money for the house to be liveable again.

Council agrees to protect more notable trees in Auckland video

Auckland Council has agreed to protect more trees. (File photo)

After an out-of-court settlement, Auckland Council will now add to its list of special trees on the Unitary Plan.

Nor-west News

Mum fears dance-loving toddler will lose ability to walk without $400k drug video

Zoey is a bubbly little girl who loves being the centre of attention, her mum says.

If untreated, a rare spinal disorder will mean 2-year-old Zoey Butcher will soon be unable to stand or walk.

Young Nat registered campaign domain that redirects users to rival video

Auckland mayoral candidate Leo Molloy.

Tristram Speedy registered a domain in the name of Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins, which takes users to Leo Molloy's campaign site.

Papakura Courier

Seven south Auckland eats and drinks worth saving

Evelina’s Polynesian Food is a favourite lunch bar – especially with these huge panikeke on offer.

Whether you're after a big meal, a sweat treat or a piping hot coffee, south Auckland has everything you need.

Man alleged to have posed as doctor to work at hospital named video

Yuvaraj Krishnan was charged with operating a vehicle carelessly and failing to stop or ascertain injury.

The Auckland man is accused of using fake documents to secure a job in the hospital's respiratory clinic, where he saw scores of patients.

Rodney Times

New million-dollar toilet block for Auckland's 'last stop' town video

100822 News Photo JASON DORDAY/ STUFF Auckland's toilet town gets a $1 million upgrade. Stuff asks residents of ...

The "Wellsford combo" of petrol, pie and a pee just got better, but residents aren't sure it's money well spent.

Man allegedly behind prolific graffiti tag 'caused $250k in damage'

The ‘Blume’ tag and its variations have been reported to Auckland Council at least 21 times since the start of the year.

Sean Oddy is accused of graffiting schools, homes, signs and businesses and also faces charges of escaping police custody and having a knife in public.

Western Leader

Aotearoa's oldest Olympic coach turns 100 video

Arch Jelley shaking hands with runner Hamish Carson who he coached during the 2016 Olympics. (File photo)

Former athletics trainer, Arch Jelley, who coached Sir John Walker, has celebrated his 100th birthday.

'Voice of the speedway' jailed for two years

Aaron Carl Drever appeared at the Auckland District Court. (File photo)

Former "voice of the speedway" Aaron Carl Drever has admitted defrauding the Western Springs speedway and Avondale Bowling Club out of $560k.

Northland

Whangārei Hospital extends visitor restrictions due to Covid-19 video

Whangārei Hospital’s ward 14 and 15 are closed to visitors to stop the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses. (File photo)

Two wards remain closed to visitors to stop the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses, including flu.

A by Māori, for Māori health partnership comes to life video

Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi chief executive officer Tia Ashby says a new partnership is a tremendous opportunity to improve ...

A group of Māori health providers that came together during the pandemic will continue to work together to help their communities.

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