Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.
Auckland Transport staff fly business class for nearly a quarter of all overseas work trips.
Police have released a name and photo of Morocco Tai's brother four days after he fled custody while on bail.
Social housing tenant Niki Rauti faces end of year-long battle to stay in her Auckland home of 32 years.
Maureen Gordon who owns the venue has died at age 86, after more than 30 years as its publican.
Pedestrian hit by car on Tamaki Drive is owner of famous La Cigale French Market.
A Pasifika theatre collective is bringing Martin Luther King Jr's last day to New Zealand.
Rise of Youtube, blogs and social media sites sparks surge in knitting club numbers.
Mobile app Thinkladder is designed to help people cope with depression and anxiety on a day-to-day basis.
My Kitchen Rules NZ's youngest cooks say they know the latest food trends.
Slain jogger's family say police have been "let off the hook" in report into her fatal stabbing in 2016.
$1m spent on business class as Auckland Council squabbles over $500k fix for homelessness.
Flaws highlighted by IPCA report "directly contributed" to Jo Pert's death, says friend of slain Auckland mum.
In the future magnetic fields on roads could power up electric car batteries.
Leon and Mary Idoine were out looking at land in rural Waikato when their car smashed into a tree two weeks ago.
Young New Zealanders are embracing Conservation Week in a big way.
Residents who stage a popular free light show face a hefty bill as Auckland Council reviews process.
Tied up in a legal row for years, a $15m slice of prime Auckland land spanning nine sites is now on the market.
It's thought a gin trap snared four-month-old Ginge in an upmarket Auckland suburb.
Residents' plans in "disarray" after scheduled buses disappear from "real time" boards.
Construction students have begun the restoration of a 40-year-old marae in central Auckland.
Ashley Wilson, 85, is ranked the fourth best tennis player in the world for his age.
Police dog who helped ensure the safety of royals and All Blacks shows why he's the best.
The public will soon be able to play their part in helping track Auckland's trees.
Teen transported to hospital after speeding car crashes through rock wall and rolls 30m into sea at Mission Bay.
Auckland church turns into emergency housing as the city's homeless crisis goes from bad to worse.
Auckland Council seeks legislative change to make Māori ward compulsory.
The general election will trigger two Auckland Council by-elections, but it could have been much worse.
Auckland Council to vote on whether to introduce Māori councillor option in next election.
Auckland social housing tenant loses year-long struggle to stay in home of three decades.