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Kiwis protest Trump's separation policy

Joe Hendren and his son Jamie (4) stand in a chalk 'prison', drawn to represent the detention centres at a protest ...

Hundreds of people, including children, gather in Auckland to protest against Trump's border policy.

From homeless to global artist

One of the pieces exhibited at the exhibition: Aotearoa NZ Sky Sea Land by Richard Turipa.

Richard Turipa used to sleep rough in Auckland city before he took art lessons: Now he's selling his work in London.

Fifa seeks SFO help

The Home of Football has two artificial football turfs, but they are not Fifa-accredited.

Serious Fraud Office called on to investigate multi-million dollar football centre.

School kids obesity rates rising

The average weight of children up to the age of 14 was 35.7kg in 2017, up from 33.9kg in 2011, Healthy Auckland Together ...

Primary and secondary school students putting on extra weight, new data shows.

Arrests after violent assault

Footage released by Auckland Police shows the assault taking place outside the Queen St Mecca Maxima store in May.

Three teens to appear in court after unprovoked attack in Auckland's Queen St.

Goff won't tolerate bullying

A letter of 'no confidence' from Auckland councillors to the mayor was released publicly on Wednesday.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he doesn't tolerate bullying from staff or councillors.

Auckland closer to waste free

The plan adopted by Auckland Council has a specific focus on food waste.

Collecting food scraps is Auckland Council's next big focus in pushing the region to become waste free by 2040.

Fare dodger crackdown

Transport officers on trains will be able to issue fines for the first time.

Fare evaders will face a $150 fine if they choose not to pay for their trip on public transport.

Nathan Haines 'cancer free'

New Zealand musician Nathan Haines, in May. "You can't tell but I was going through hell and it got way way worse after ...

Chart topping musician Nathan Haines has declared himself "cancer free" ahead of taking to the stage with his band for the first time in seven months.

Speedway leaving Western Springs video

Speedway promoters have agreed to move from Western Springs, opening the way for the venue to become the home of test ...

Speedway agrees to leave Western Springs, opening the way for test cricket.

$4.9m boardwalk upgrade 'hideous'

Ōrākei Basin Protection Group spokesman Roy Champtaloup says the new railings are hideous.

The squabble over metal railings which residents claim will spoil a popular scenic walkway.

Mayor sees red over cameras video

Stuff counted 110 drivers entering this intersection on a red light in 90 minutes recently - the corner of East Tamaki ...

Mayor Phil Goff has ordered officials to work together and solve Auckland's red light camera debacle ASAP.

Auckland's filthiest restaurants revealed

Rats, mice and cockroaches are among the pest infestations that could lead to an E-grade rating. (file photo)

A popular dumpling restaurant with a pest infestation was among 13 E-grade eateries.

Dangerous scams call Asians

Auckland City Police at the public briefing on scams targeting members of the Chinese community: Asian Liaison Officer ...

Police are warning the public of threatening scams, including kidnapping, targeting Chinese NZ residents and international students.

'Don't like state houses? Leave Auckland'

Housing Minister Phil Twyford is talking tough against those resisting Government builds.

Housing minister says Aucklanders should go live in Pokeno if they don't like state houses.

Ripple effect of high speeds

Auckland Transport harbourmaster Andrew Hayton says the Tamaki River's strong currents "need to be accounted for when ...

An experienced ocean-going Auckland boatie is annoyed about the lack of adherence to vessel speed limits on Tamaki River.

Ken and Maria romp in

Ken Turner is on a different ticket to the rest of the board he has been elected to.

By-election results are in for the Waitākere and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki local boards.

Syringes, glass litter beaches

A sea of green glass represents a May 22 audit by Sustainable Coastlines.

Broken glass, condoms, razor blades and syringes pose a risk to Auckland beach-goers and their dogs.

AUT's pink call to action video

There were baked goods, a free barbecue and a performance at AUT's pink shirt day.

University students and staff don pink shirts to stand up against bullying.

Preschool 'not core business'

Hinemoa Carpenter and Rebecca McBeth say there has been a lack of consultation when it came to the preschool closing.

Some early childhood services can close overnight, an early education expert says.

Should we bust ghost houses?

There's a mansion up the end of this long drive in Stanley Point Road, Devonport, which has been vacant for at least ...

Empty houses - investors buy them, park their money there and pull the blinds across, but at what cost?

Man seriously injured at motor lodge

A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after an altercation at the Remuera Motor Lodge on Sunday night.

It is understood the man was stabbed several times, leaving him in a serious condition.

$18m Lotto win 'surreal'

The winner said he kept patting his pocket to make the sure the ticket was still there.

"We were swearing like pirates," says the Auckland man who scored big in Saturday’s Powerball.

Waiting for $18m Lotto winner

Remuera Paper Plus manager Scott McLanachan says the store "can't believe" it sold the winning ticket.

The Auckland store has extra staff on today in case the $18 million Lotto winner comes in.

Agent caught squatting at house

Former Bayleys real estate agent Geoffrey Mairs was arrested by police after fleeing from a house he stayed the night at.

Police arrest real estate agent after vendor's mother finds him sleeping at house about to go to auction.

Former golf club land for sale

Phil Goff has been quoted as saying Remuera Golf Club counts former prime minister Sir John Key as an honorary member.

Block of land leased by Remuera Golf Course to be sold by Auckland Council for housing.

Tāmaki Regeneration Programme

Auckland mayor Phil Goff marked the next phase of Tamaki by opening four new homes in Fenchurch Park, Glen Innes.

New homes have been built and old ones ripped down as the Tāmaki Regeneration Programme pushes on. 

Light rail road code changes tipped

An artist's rendition of the proposed Dominion Rd light rail route.

Auckland motorists will need to prepare for changes to the road code, AA says

Auckland architecture shines

Architect Ken Crosson won a Housing Award in the 2018 Auckland Architecture Awards for this bach in Kawau Island.

From beach baches to large-scale urban landscapes, these projects are the NZIA award winners.

Guidelines for teaching religion in schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the laws underpinning religious instructions in schools are hard for boards of ...

Guidelines around religious classes in primary schools will be published by the end of the year.

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