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Council tackles climate change

This year Auckland has already experienced 90 coastal slips, including this slip at Stanmore Bay, which council is ...

Auckland Council's answer to climate change has been released. 

Cats on leashes warning

Toby the cat is walked twice daily on a leash.

Don't do it - it can drive your cat berserk, animal behaviour specialist says.

K-pop crew making a bang video

Crave NZ have just opened their studio and are teaching K-pop dance classes.

An Auckland dance group are introducing Kiwis to the world of Korean pop.

Postie bikes given new life

Bike Kitchen volunteer Steve Hodge has been helping repair decommissioned postie bikes.

New Zealand Post bikes find a new purpose being used for guided community tours.

Goff could break rates promise

Auckland mayor Phil Goff risks breaking his election promise of keeping rates at 2.5 per cent.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff still hopes to keep rate increases at 2.5 per cent but that's getting harder by the day.

Anti-abortion club faces ban video

University of Auckland's pro-abortion club are facing disaffiliation from the students association in a referendum being ...

Students to vote to keep or disaffiliate pro-life group from student union.

Road closed, power pole snapped

The power pole was snapped in the crash.

Busy Auckland intersection closed for eight hours after car hits power pole.

Call for te reo on public transport video

AT is being called on to fast track its implementation of te reo Maori signage on public transport and to set a date for ...

Buses, ferries and trains need te reo Maori signage now, an independent Maori board says.

Lift refugee quota: Helen Clark

Helen Clark first opened Refugees as Survivors New Zealand in 2007.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has renewed calls for New Zealand to increase its refugee quota.

Famous racing yacht restored

Andrew Barnes, a keen sailor, spotted Ariki in late 2016 and decided to restore her.

A racing yacht that ferried around some of New Zealand's wealthiest residents in the 1900s is being restored to its former glory.

Party death treated as suspicious

Police are still investigating the suspicious death after the party turned fatal.

Reginald Sharma died in a driveway after a rowdy and violent Auckland house party turned fatal.

Candidate: Sex for making babies video

Garcia says he is against abortion.

Intercourse is for procreation and abortion is wrong, National's would-be New Lynn MP says.

Group tried to help dying man

Police are investigating a suspected homicide after a party turned ugly on a "relatively quiet" Auckland street.

Police treating death of 25-year-old as suspicious after "noisy" party turned fatal in the early hours.

Auckland Zoo farewells tiger

Jaka, one of Auckland Zoo's three Sumatran tigers, was put down on Friday at age 17.

Zoo vets found an inoperable tumour in Jaka's intestines, which had spread to other parts of his body.

Watercare doesn't get the tick

Auckland councillor Daniel Newman says he is embarrassed with council's failure to tick off Watercare's statement of intent.

Watercare is yet to have its statement of intent signed off by Auckland Council.

Chef aims to be world's best

Onehunga resident William Mordido has been shortlisted to compete in the prestigious S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 ...

Auckland man one step closer to being named the world's best young chef.

Orangutans move south

Charlie and his fellow orangutans will be moving to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch in late September.

Charlie, Melur and Wanita are going on a holiday to Christchurch.

Two cycleways connect

A section between Surey Cres and Firth St is being redeveloped to make way for new cycleways.

Work has started to join two central Auckland cycleways.

Bashed prisoner sues Serco

Alex Littleton says Serco allowed a culture of violence to exist at Mt Eden Corrections Facility.

He claims he was punched and kicked by three inmates and wants $500k from the private prison operator.

The courage to speak up video

McLoon says growing up she always wanted to help people.

At about 17, Taylor McLoon walked off her first job, before becoming a leader in a collective action named the 'McStrike'.

Animal welfare in politics

Animal Agenda Aotearoa creator Catriona MacLennan (left) protesting caged hens.

Voters who care about animal welfare can find out which party has the best policies online.

Seal makes splash in suburbia

A 2-year-old toddler seal was found roaming the streets of Auckland.

A young seal was found wandering the streets of an Auckland suburb on Wednesday morning.

Mexican standoff in Auckland

Ricardo Menendez March says the Green Party will raise the minimum wage to $20.

Greens candidate could be making history as the first Mexican to ever run for Parliament.

Trump visit on the cards

US President Donald Trump could be one of the 21 world leaders to visit New Zealand as part of the APEC 2021 Leader's Week.

A visit from US President Donald Trump could be on the cards with New Zealand confirmed to host APEC in 2021.

Locke leads Pirates into finals

Kevin Locke of the Pirates during the Auckland Rugby League Fox Memorial match between Point Chevalier and the Mount ...

Kevin Locke is back on the Auckland club rugby league scene - all be it in a different jersey than he is used to.

Book teaches refugees about NZ

Mengzhu Fu and Mehwish Mughal have both contributed to Shakti Youth's handbook, Break Free.

The culturally specific book helps youth who have left safe houses and abusive homes.

Park gets Maori art injection

Puketapapa Local Board chair Harry Doig says the work "blends in beautifully to the entrance" at Fearon park.

Artist Chris Bailey says it was rewarding to work on a piece that incorporated unique local history.

Bus stop falls short

St Johns Residents Association member Richard Roxburgh is petitioning Auckland Transport to reroute bus 729 past the ...

Residents are annoyed an east Auckland bus stop has been put 500 metres away from their train station.

Dead unicyclist a 'perfect dad'

Bruce Hall rode his unicycle across the desert of Uzbekistan and along the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, before dying ...

Bruce Hall hugged his wife and son goodbye before being killed in a tragic collision with a truck.

Tunnel set to close

The Waterview Tunnel has shaved significant commuting times for Auckland motorists.

Part of Waterview Tunnel will close for three nights next week for scheduled maintenance work.

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