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Book selection goes futuristic video

Student developer Jamie McDonald says he isn't aware of anyone else doing what they are doing to make libraries more ...

Auckland Libraries is hosting an app that harnesses emotion, weather and time to recommend to readers what book to read next.

Auckland candidates in heated debate

It has been said if the Maungakiekie MP changes from National so too will the Government.

Candidates running in one of Auckland's tightest electorates didn't hold back in final debate.

Special students showcase talent

Vince Amosa, 17, and Ronnie Tua, 16, helped produce the award-winning documentary.

A special school in central Auckland has wowed judges at an international film festival.

Arrests after station stand-off

Passengers reported seeing at least four police cars and the Eagle helicopter at the Ōrākei train station (file photo).

Three-hour confrontation between police and students ends with youths in handcuffs.

Students and cops in stand-off

Police were at Ōrākei station for over three hours. (FILE)

Helicopter called in to monitor "large group of youths" gathered at Auckland's Ōrākei station.

Mega mall bans mum

A group of women were detained by Sylvia Park security for more than two hours.

Group of Chinese women trespassed from New Zealand's largest mall for "suspicious activity and disruptive behaviour".

Tamaki candidates' mixed views

Tamaki MP Simon O'Connor has held the Tamaki seat since 2011.

The priorities of the Tamaki electorate candidates are nearly as diverse as Tamaki's socio-economic divide. 

Death suspects still at DHB

Heather Bills died in hospital six weeks after a house fire in Orakei.

Three nurses are suspects in a police homicide inquiry. The DHB still employs all of them.

Dog stuck in rabbit hole

Firefighter Bryce Millar tries to reach the border collie terrier-cross (left).

Firefighters rescued a small dog after it got stuck down a rabbit hole in Auckland.

Heather Bills death: DHB sorry

Heather Bills died in hospital six weeks after a house fire in Ōrākei.

District Health Board regrets not considering the possibility of homicide any earlier.

Noisy animals causing headaches

In the past 10 months Auckland Council received 230 poultry-related complaints.

Dogs, chickens, parakeets and peacocks have been making a ruckus in Auckland.

Trapped dog rescued with hacksaw

Firefighters used a hacksaw to free Flynn the huntaway-cross' paw from a metal bolt.

How many Auckland firefighters did it take to free a huntaway-cross named Flynn? Eight, and two trucks.

Bikers in blue turn heads

Riders got their blue hair dye out for Blue September.

They took to the streets decked in blue to raise awareness fort prostate cancer.

Nurse haunted by Bills' smile

Heather Bills died in hospital six weeks after a house fire in the Auckland suburb of Ōrākei.

A nurse caring for Heather Bills noticed her smile for the first time. Hours later, she was mysteriously dead.

Wardrobe helps people come out video

Rainbow Youth members Toni Duder and Madie Brownlee.

Coming out of the closet has taken on a literal meaning in Auckland.

Nurse 'oblivious to beeps'

Heather Bills died in 2013 while a patient at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

The nurse on duty the night Heather Bills died was unmoved by loud beeps from hospital room, inquest hears.

Auckland storms could get even worse

Over the weekend Auckland's highest recorded winds were gusts of about 109km, according to MetService.

While we're unlikely to get a storm like Hurricane Irma, future cyclones will be more severe, climate experts say.

Shake-up for berm rules?

All berm assets will be returned to Auckland Council in 2018.

Roadside gardeners could be in for some good news as responsibility for Auckland's berms changes hands.

Auckland Council is Kiwi as

Ward councillor for Waitakere Penny Hulse said she was born in South Africa but was now a New Zealand citizen.

You must be a New Zealand citizen to be a councillor - but all you have to do is tick a box.

Sheer madness? Kiwi v shearwater

Seabird-lovers are calling for the Buller shearwater to replace the kiwi as New Zealand's national icon.

Controversial call to replace kiwi with a bird that better represents us – one that can fly to the farthest corners of the world.

Woman 'frustrated' at surviving fire

Heather Bills died in hospital six weeks after a house fire in Orakei.

Heather Bills died from a large dose of insulin weeks after after surviving a fire at her Auckland home.

Commissioner calls for change

The Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft gave the opening address at the Talking Matters Summit.

New Zealand leaves too many children behind and needs a cross-party accord to deal with child poverty, Children's Commissioner says.

Auckland CBD to be redesigned

An artist's impression of how Wynyard Quarter could look, with Headland Park realigned to link with Victoria Park and ...

Auckland Council backs plans to demolish iconic silos to make way for waterfront park.

Aucklanders adjust to electorates

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern ran in the Auckland central electorate in the last two elections. The electorate has now ...

Some Aucklanders are still not happy with 2014 electorate boundary changes.

Vibrant Taiwan culture on parade

An acrobatics troupe from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts will be performing at Taiwan Day celebrations ...

Taiwan Day is celebrated on September 9-10 in Aotea Square, with traditional cuisine, cultural performances and unique products.

Rugby history recovered video

One Tree Hill College 1XV manager Brian Langdon, left, Sione Manu-Topeni and principal Nick Coughlan want to track down ...

Artifact discovered logged in the wall of a classroom.

Science fair still kicking

Shahd Al-Isawi and Nour Abughazala worked on their science fair project, The Black Healer, for two years.

More than 300 students took part in this year's Niwa Auckland City Science and Technology fair.

Child hit by car at dropoff time

A 4-year-old is critically injured after being struck by a car in Taniwha St, Glen Innes.

A young girl being hit by a car near a childcare centre was an accident waiting to happen, a local says.

Auckland's new kind of congestion

For the first time since the 1950s there are more people commuting to the city centre by public transport, walking and ...

Auckland losing almost $200m a year to pedestrian congestion, report says.

Art or furniture? It's both

To those not in the know, Snap Jack looks like a large piece of art. However, not everything is as it seems...

Good things happen when a furniture designer and aerosol artist team up in the name of saving space.

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