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Council approves sewage tunnel

Environment and community chairwoman Penny Hulse says this is probably one of the biggest decisions the environment ...

A new $600 million sewage tunnel could be the answer to some of Auckland's biggest water woes.

Amputee attempts half marathon

James Gebbett lost his leg at 11 years old and is now taking on the ASB Auckland Half Marathon.

An amputee is training to complete the ASB Auckland Half Marathon for a cause close to his heart.

Auckland beaches go smokefree

Auckland beaches will be smokefree as of November.

Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.

Trees cleared for fountain

Cornwall Park Trust Board park director Michael Ayrton says the two trees would be replaced with natives.

Two 75-year-old Magnolia trees off Manukau Rd in Cornwall Park could get the chop.

Cyclists learn from the master video

Netherlands ambassador Rob Zaggman is calling for more students to ride into schools.

The Netherlands ambassador joined Auckland school students to promote cycling in the city.

AT staff fly business class

Auckland Transport spent $600,000 between January 2016 and August 2017 on 213 international flights.

Auckland Transport staff fly business class for nearly a quarter of all overseas work trips.

Waterview tunnel stings motorists video

On average 60,000 vehicles use the tunnel each day.

Speeding in Auckland's Waterview tunnel yielded $1m in fines in just six weeks.

US play heads to Auckland video

Actors David Fane and Nicole Whippy are the cast of American play, The Mountaintop.

A Pasifika theatre collective is bringing Martin Luther King Jr's last day to New Zealand.

Roxy lands on her feet

Roxy, the dog found abandoned in Howick Village, has been adopted from the SPCA by Jenny and Colin Stokes.

Roxy, the little Jack Russell terrier dog found abandoned in Howick Village, has a full new life to lead.

'Bargain' property in Auckland

A weather-worn shack is up for sale for under $1m in Ponsonby.

For just under $1m, a dilapidated Ponsonby property could be yours.

Artist's work stolen in the night

'ET the roaring red kayak' went missing from Durham Lane on Sunday night.

It's a red kayak, filled with 200kg of oyster shells. You'd think it would be hard to hide.

Tagging spree in Grey Lynn

Seed was one of five Grey Lynn shopfronts targeted by taggers.

"Where is the love" spray painted on at least five business in Auckland suburb.

Mental health app launched

Model and St Heliers resident Tamsyn Cornwall says Thinkladder will be helpful for New Zealanders suffering from a ...

Mobile app Thinkladder is designed to help people cope with depression and anxiety on a day-to-day basis.

Childhood friends take on MKR

Morningside residents Jaryd Gray and Ben Cliffe like putting a twist on simple dishes.

My Kitchen Rules NZ friends say when it comes to cooking, it is all about having fun and experimenting.

Police 'failings' in Jo Pert death

Jo Pert was stabbed to death while she was out jogging in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

Slain jogger's family say police have been "let off the hook" in report into her fatal stabbing in 2016.

Fire crews fight building blaze

An aerial crane was called to the apartment blaze in Wakefield St.

Fire extinguished at a central Auckland apartment building.

Boss 'owes $80k'

Manjinder Singh says his employer has been paying him less than half of minimum wage.

Liquor shop owner will be investigated over claims he paid man $7 an hour.

Running club marches on

Don Park, a life member of the Onehunga Running Club, is rapt with the response the club has received in the last two weeks.

Onehunga Running Club may have been saved from the brink.

'Heads should roll' over flights

Auckland councillor Efeso Collins says council management should leave the organisation if they're not prepared to be ...

$1m spent on business class as Auckland Council squabbles over $500k fix for homelessness.

Ex-cop: Police made fatal mistake

A friend and former police officer says the flaws "directly contributed" to Jo Pert's death.

Flaws highlighted by IPCA report "directly contributed" to Jo Pert's death, says friend of slain Auckland mum.

Legal action over historic hall video

Civic Trust Auckland president Allan Matson says the St James church hall can and should be saved.

Developer takes Auckland Council to court for rejecting demolition of an historic church hall.

Roads could charge electric cars

Auckland University professors John Boys and Grant Covic demonstrating how the wireless system can power a light.

In the future magnetic fields on roads could power up electric car batteries.

Gay wedding filmed in VR

The newlyweds Thomas and Dan Thurston Crow.

Sydneysiders attend Kiwi same-sex wedding through virtual reality goggles.

Macca's customer arrested and charged

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged for threatening to kill a McDonald's worker.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged for threatening to kill a McDonald's worker.

Business class for council staff

Councillor Desley Simpson says she wants to look into tightening rules around staff travelling overseas.

Auckland ratepayers funded 104 business class flights in 19-month window.

'I want a job next week if I can'

Nesha Tautari of Massey said she was desperate for a job.

Young people say they're desperate for work - but no one will take a chance on them.

Concrete slab falls on man

The man was helped into the back of an ambulance.

Narrow escape for truckie after concrete slab falls off trailer in central Auckland.

Public asked to redesign Viaduct

The eastern Viaduct car park is planned to be transformed into a public space.

An urban design game is being used to crowdsource creative ideas for a Viaduct redesign.

Students embrace conservation

Forest and Bird estimates 25 million native birds, like the kea, are killed every year by rats, possums and stoats, and ...

Young New Zealanders are embracing Conservation Week in a big way.

Drive-through Macca's death threat

Police released this photo of a man who allegedly threatened to shoot a McDonald's worker if he didn't get free food.

Auckland McDonald's worker was told he'd be shot if he didn't give customer free food, police say.

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