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Compost community opposes change

EcoMatters chief executive Damon Birchfield says getting people to correctly separate their food waste will challenging.

Auckland Council to charge households that compost for service they will not use under new waste service.

WWI memorial rescued

The Auckland War Memorial Museum will sit above the proposed WWI memorial.

Councillor booted off war memorial decision-making group as mayor Phil Goff takes over.

Raising a glass to knowledge

Golden Dawn manager Nick Harrison will be raising his glass to knowledge on August 29.

University of Auckland introduces annual event that takes lectures to the pub.

Police urge caution on wet roads

A driver and a house escaped unscathed after this car skidded off the road.

A driver has had a near-miss with a house on the slippery roads.

Court battle over 32-year home

Niki Rauti has been in her state home since 1985.

Auckland woman refusing to move out of her home of three decades takes her row to the High Court.

Auckland's big rubbish shake-up

Aucklanders will soon have to pre-pay for general waste to be collected from wheelie bins.

The whole of Auckland will have a new rubbish collection by 2020. But residents are already confused.

Auckland reserve targeted by vandals

Frans, who owns a business near Bertrand Reserve, says he's beefed up security due to drinking in the park.

A Mt Wellington reserve has been the ongoing target of vandalism and crowds of people drinking, despite having a liquor ban in place.

Butts our most littered item

Cigarette butts are New Zealand's most littered item.

A quarter of all litter complaints to Auckland Council are about cigarette butts.

Recycling ends up in landfill

Hundreds of bags filled with plastic bottles were dumped at the Onehunga Refuse Station.

Auckland resident shocked at bags full of recyclable plastic bottles dumped at refuse station.

Student dancer Big Apple-bound

Alisha Huang will audition to be New Zealand's first-ever Rockette in 2018.

Auckland student to audition for same dance group that performed for Donald Trump.

Burglar flips bird to camera

The burglar pulls the finger as he leaves with stolen items.

Thief flips the bird to CCTV camera after breaking into an Auckland house in broad daylight.

Dog and owner 'abused'

Goldie the greyhound's owner claims he was kicked by another dog owner at Meola Reef Dog Park.

Greyhound and his owner left "petrified" after alleged attack at an Auckland dog park.

Blankets flood in

Donna Sarten surrounded by warm bedding to be donated to children in cold houses.

Aucklanders are showing their warmer side, donating nearly 4000 blankets to families in need this winter.

Supermarket's special trolley

Drew Ann Long was having a difficult time taking her daughter with special needs out with her on errands - so she ...

A supermarket in Auckland has been commended for supporting customers with special needs.

Man hit after car broke down

Both northbound lanes are closed on the southern motorway near Ellerslie.

Motorist taken to hospital in a serious condition after he was hit by another vehicle as he attended to car.

'Rude' bus driver's F-bomb video

The driver of a Metrolink bus was filmed telling a passenger to 'f... off' during the Monday morning rush hour (file photo).

Driver's behaviour labelled "unacceptable" after he was caught on camera swearing at a passenger.

Grants for innovative teachers

Nikki Kaye visited early childhood education centre A'oga Fa'a Samoa Incorporated in Auckland on Friday to announce a ...

$2.2 million will go towards teachers with innovative learning techniques.

Bat maker spreads wings video

The English willow used to make the Faintail bats comes from England, via Pakistan where it is pressed.

Young Auckland entrepreneur sets up his own cricket bat manufacturing business.

Slip blocks key coast road

Beachlands Volunteer Fire Brigade was greeted by the wall of mud and trees.

Heavy rain causes cascade of mud and trees to block Auckland road, cutting power to 1500 homes.

Chef's kitchen: Sarah Tuck gallery

Food photographer, blogger and soon-to-be cookbook author, Sarah Tuck, gave us a peek into her light-filled Stonefields ...

The photographer and soon-to-be cookbook author invites us into her Auckland kitchen.

NZ uni sport a long way off NZ

Players come together during the University of Auckland's inter-faculty basketball competition.

Despite being a sports-mad nation, it will be impossible for NZ to recreate US college sport system.

Two stabbings in one night

A woman allegedly smashed windows and stabbed a man in the east Auckland suburb of Glen Innes.

Auckland woman arrested after allegedly smashing windows and stabbing man in one of two unrelated incidents.

PPTA backs jewellery for boys

Pressure continues to be put on Mt Albert Grammar to adopt a gender-neutral jewellery policy.

Calls for boys to be allowed to wear the same jewellery as girls at school wins teacher union support.

Memorial for shag conservationist

For more than 30 years Pam Howlett fed and nursed Panmure Basin's colony of pied shags.

Pioneer of pied shag protection area remembered with memorial.

Student's Mandarin wows judges

St Peters year 11 student Jamie Laing has been learning Mandarin for about five years.

Auckland school's compulsory Mandarin lessons helps student win national speech competition.

Plankton holds climate change prophecy

A biofluorescent shark filmed by Dr David Gruber.

Scientists who found glowing secrets of the sea are among those reading the climate future in tiny organisms.

Pt England development bill passed

Pt England Reserve will be developed, with iwi to build houses and a marae on the land.

Despite community and council push back, the Government has passed the Pt England Enabling Bill to allow the sale of the reserve.

Residents solve speeding problem

Resident Teana Gilman says the billboards are a success but the community still wants speed bumps.

After more than a year of campaigning anti-speeding billboards have been erected on a busy residential road in east Auckland.  

Auckland Libraries rejects closure claims

The Fit for the Future programme aims to future-proof Auckland's 55 libraries by better resourcing digital, online and ...

Auckland Libraries won't close any doors early despite claims of under staffing.

Hearing begins on $1.8 billion road

A computer image of a shared path along Orpheus Drive near Aotea Sea Scouts building, that would be built as part of the ...

New Zealand's most expensive roading project ever goes to a board of inquiry.

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