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The mystery of the K road restaurant video

The popular Karangahape Rd establishment has long been a fan favourite for Aucklanders.

Two weeks ago, a mysterious letter appeared on the doors, followed by an email and a phone call, leading patrons to ask: what the heck is going on?

What does it take to be part of Auckland's iconic Christmas street? video

Waldo Posthumus (left) with his partner Wynand Claassem outside their home.

Moving to Franklin Rd, this couple had "no idea" there was an annual street-wide Christmas tradition.

Two men plead not guilty to murder of Ellerslie couple video

Ellerslie homicide victims Fuk-Fu Joseph Kwok and Mei Han Chong.

Two men, aged 42 and 26, are jointly charged with the couple’s murder and will go to trial in 2025.

Santa Parade marred by retaliatory assault on children

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They were dragged from a car and assaulted by angry bystanders after a mechanical issue had caused the car to hit two pedestrians.

James Wallace only allowed approved visitors once released from prison video

James Wallace will be released on parole in December.

Restricting those who can visit James Wallace once he's released on parole was fundamental in eliminating his opportunity to reoffend, the Parole Board said.

Woman discharged without conviction after sexually abusing 11-year-old

The young person will reappear in the Youth Court later this year.

The survivor's grandfather told the judge he felt Jemma Taylor's offending had been wiped while his granddaughter continues to live with the effects of what happened to her.

Duo guilty of manslaughter after balcony fall death video

Amigo Sinclair-Beere and Lance Nielsen are jointly charged with Joesph Tahana's death. (Composite image)

The duo charged with manslaughter after Joesph Tahana plunged to his death have been found guilty.

James Wallace to be released from prison before Christmas video

James Wallace is appearing before the Parole Board on Friday. (File photo)

James Wallace, who had his knighthood revoked, was back before the parole board after being jailed for sexual offending against three young men.

Jury retires to deliberate verdict for duo charged after fatal balcony fall video

Amigo Sinclair-Beere and Lance Nielsen are jointly charged with Joesph Tahana's death. (Composite image)

Joesph Tahana died after he plunged from his 12th floor balcony in central Auckland. A jury is weighing up whether two men were responsible.

Price tag rises to $600m for 'vertical village' in Auckland's CBD video

The new Symphony building is expected to be completed in Auckland by 2028. The project now also includes a restoration ...

The developer has upped the stakes in a deal with the council, signing up to “upcycle” a neighbouring 1950s office building.

Man denies involvement in fatal balcony fall video

Amigo Sinclair-Beere and Lance Nielsen are jointly charged with Joesph Tahana's death. (Composite image)

A forensic scientist said there was "extremely strong scientific support" that Lance Nielsen's DNA matched DNA found on duct tape outside Joesph Tahana's apartment.

One dead, another seriously injured after car crashes into traffic light video

It was believed one person was critically injured in the crash.

As a result of the crash, St Lukes eastbound off-ramp and the SH16 on-ramp were closed for over four hours, causing long delays on the northwestern motorway.

Protesters throw fake blood at US consulate and Mfat offices video

Protesters have used red paint to graffiti the entrance way the US Consulate in Auckland.

One person has been arrested after government offices were splashed in red paint by protestors calling for an immediate ceasefire in Israel.

'I'm under attack': Man texts before falling to death video

Amigo Sinclair-Beere and Lance Nielsen are jointly charged with Joesph Tahana's death. (Composite image)

Two men turned up to a central Auckland apartment to steal money from a small-time cannabis dealer. He then fell to his death from his 12th floor balcony, the Crown say.

The timeline of a brutal killing and a frantic search video

10NOV2023 News Photos Chris McKeen/Stuff

Detective Inspector Scott Beard is heading the investigation in to the double ...

The search for the wife of a man found dead at his home came to a tragic end, with the discovery of her body on Auckland's North Shore.

Palestinian Youth Aotearoa help clean vandalised Jewish centre video

Graffiti stating 'free Palestine' and 'save the kids' on Auckland's Beth Shalom Progressive Synagogue.

Palestinian Youth Aotearoa volunteers said they wanted to show their support.

Eden Park food donation campaign launched

Former All Black, Piri Weepu, professional rugger Sam Slade and Special Olympics athlete Grace Payne are supporting the ...

More people are reaching out to food banks for support, as people grapple with the high cost of living.

Police search for woman after man found dead at Auckland property

Police are searching for a car after a man was found dead overnight at a home in Ellerslie.

According to police, they were called to the property in Ellerslie just before 8pm on Monday night. Now, police say they're looking for 67-year-old Mei Han Chong.

Auckland SkyCity baby death a ‘preventable’ tragedy, coroner rules video

A newborn baby who died from a severe head injury after falling to the ground during a family outing to Auckland’s ...

A coroner has found that the 2-month-old boy was not properly secured in his baby capsule, causing him to slip out and sustain the fatal injury.

Largest KiwiBuild block yet has a cafe and pool for first homebuyers video

The Manaaki development, built by Ockham, has been described as being "Miami meets Onehunga".

The newly minted Manaaki apartment complex with its pastel exteriors has been described as “Miami meets Onehunga”.

Two people found guilty over Connor Boyd's death

Connor Boyd was 18 when he died.

“Pointless teen drama”, the court was told, led to the death of the 18-year-old, who died days later from unsurvivable injuries.

$63m worth of cocaine seized from container

The cocaine was sent from Ecuador.

Four men have been arrested after a container filled with 140kg of cocaine was seized at the Port of Auckland.

Protester who threw tomato juice over Posie Parker to face trial video

Posie Parker cancelled her speaking event after protesters and her supporters clashed.

Eli Rubashkyn has failed to have the charges against her dismissed and will face two assault charges at trial.

Former couple give evidence in relation to Connor Boyd's death

Connor Boyd was 18-years-old when he died.

Connor Boyd died after falling from a moving vehicle in Auckland's CBD. The former couple charged in relation to his death have both given evidence.

Driver gives evidence in own defence after running over Connor Boyd

Connor Boyd died after being run over in Auckland’s CBD.

The driver who ran over Connor Boyd thought he'd run over a leg, and didn't turn back as he feared for his safety, he told a jury hearing his trial.

Round the Bays announces 'wai' theme for 2024 event video

Southern Cross Round the Bays is an annual running event held on Auckland’s waterfront.

The Stuff event will also raise money for Kiwi charity Live Ocean Foundation, launched four years ago by sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Auckland Museum asked Harbour Bridge to light up for Israel video

Auckland Museum sparked a pro-Palestinian protest after it lit up blue for Israel on Sunday night.

Auckland Museum's trust board have confirmed a review is under way into the decision-making process surrounding the lights and apology.

Connor Boyd allegedly made threats before he was run over

Connor Boyd was 18-years-old when he died.

A young man gave evidence on Wednesday about Connor Boyd allegedly threatening him.

Top lawyer censured for 'grossly inappropriate' behaviour video

Lawyer Murray Tingey, pictured in 2009.

Top lawyer Murray Tingey broke down his ex-girlfriend's door back in 2009 which a tribunal has called "grossly inappropriate, unacceptable and unbecoming".

Iconic food truck could run out of hot chips video

The White Lady food truck is a family business which has been operating in Auckland for 74 years.

With no more Agria potatos, The White Lady has to find a new supplier to keep its cruncy fries coming.

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