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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.

Mapping Auckland's growth

Brett Robertson's Emerging Auckland tracks the progress of private and public developments in central Auckland.

Auckland central is being opened up online through two useful websites.

Harassed girls to perform again

Dance group HighJinx will perform again after its teen members were sexually harassed by rugby fans in Kingsland.

Young girls who were sexually harassed by rugby fans are performing a dance based on their experience.

U-turn on smokefree city targets

Auckland Council's new smokefree policy has disappointed councilors and opposition groups.

Auckland Council is 'back-peddling' on its promise to be smokefree by 2025.

Condoms and faeces litter kindie

Paia Swanson-Terepo, with her son Eru, said playcentre volunteers have to clean up all sorts of rubbish.

"The dodgiest of characters" regularly leave revolting mess at Auckland playcentre.

$18m for new classrooms

Education Minister Nikki Kaye announcing Torbay School will receive $8 million to build 12 new classrooms.

Education Minister Nikki Kaye announces $18m funding for Auckland schools.

Bowls club seeking jack-pot

High overheads were a reason for selling the club.

A central Auckland bowling club is struggling, and has gone on the market for a small fortune.

'We got spat on in the street'

Ken Ford served in Vietnam between 1965-1966.

They'd returned from a harrowing yet controversial war in Vietnam, but it's taken time for veterans to be recognised.

Green's unusual Maungakiekie campaign

Green Party candidate Chloe Swarbrick might be the difference between whether Maungakiekie remains a National seat or ...

The Maungakiekie electorate could be National's for the taking with Labour and the Greens likely to split the left's voting base.

Mussel power restores bay

Richelle Kahui-McConnell unraveling lengths of mussel laden ropes.

An east Auckland iwi are combining traditional and modern methods to restore Okahu Bay's once thriving mussel beds.

Murderball hits Auckland

Maia Amai is New Zealand's only female Wheel Black.

Prepare for metal-on-metal collisions as international wheelchair rugby tournament wheels into Auckland later this month.

11-day-old baby taken

Police outside the house in Epsom where an 11-day-old girl went missing on Wednesday.

The baby was missing for half a day after being kidnapped in Auckland. Two women have been arrested.

Old hospital 'demolished by neglect'

Civic Trust Auckland board member Helen Geary says she is disappointed at Building 5's current state.

A category one heritage-listed building in Greenlane is falling into a state of disrepair.

They run the trains. Do they use them?

AT chief financial officer Richard Morris walks to work from his inner city apartment.

Do AT's leaders practice what they preach?

Auckland to get new vision

Mayor Phil Goff proposes action rather than a slogan for his vision.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will launch his vision for the city this month, doing away with "world's most livable city" tagline.

Roller derby team makes history

Pirate City Rollers (black) face off against Oregon team Emerald City at the Big O tournament earlier this year.

An Auckland roller derby team has become the first in New Zealand to secured an invitation to an international tournament.

Bowling club wants to drink again

Neighbours, police and an alcohol licensing inspector don't want the club to be able to serve alcohol.

A club that was warned to change its drinking culture to bowling has not got its act together, authorities say.

Auckland still managing a mumps outbreak

The Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine requires two injections for full vaccination.

Auckland mumps outbreak is now widespread, authorities say.

Cancer course helps survivors

After her own experience with cancer, Jan Haworth is bringing a post treatment course to local survivors.

A new course is helping local cancer survivors adjust to life post-treatment.

Council wants towers removed

Three sets of lines go across Onehunga Bay Reserve near Manukau Harbour.

Auckland Council is concerned about the future of electric transmission towers in Onehunga.

ABs captain farewelled with haka video

The roar of the haka for Sir John Graham was heard for kilometres around.

Sir John Graham remembered with a rousing 2500-strong haka that rung around Auckland.

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