Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.
A 166-year-old former farm homestead has been restored at Howick Historical Village for all of Auckland to admire.
OPINION: The countdown to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup is on.
Roxy, the little Jack Russell terrier dog found abandoned in Howick Village, has a full new life to lead.
Forty years of dedication to steam trains is being celebrated at the treasured Glenbrook Vintage Railway this Labour Weekend.
An eight-piece band of Kiwi musicians is bringing alive songs of the legendary British group on a Papakura stage.
There's an estimated shortage of 44 senior medical staff at Middlemore Hospital, according to a recent ASMS survey.
Staff of an early childhood learning centre are lining up at the Auckland Marathon to promote children's health and well-being.
East Auckland teen triathlete bounces back from training collision to claim victory at the world age-group champs.
Howick Pakuranga started its Auckland club cricket season with a commanding nine-wicket victory over Birkenhead.
Call goes out to conservation-minded volunteers for environmental projects this weekend at Brookby.
NZ's nemesis, Jimmy Spithill, is about to put aside his colourful yachting 'feud' with NZ.
One person in hospital after suffering 'medical event' at Auckland factory.
Renowned curator Bruce Phillips signs off from East Auckland's public arts centre next month.
ON THE BEAT: Children under 14 have been left to their own devices and have called police after becoming distressed.
FISHING REPORT: Anglers are heading out wide to hit up wild work-ups producing superb kahawai and snapper.
Artist Jane Allnatt of Cockle Bay won several awards in the recent Kawerau National Woodskills Competition.
Classical works by Bach and Frank will play out in the opening concert of a spring music series.
Neighbours of a planned 84-child daycare in Beachlands have until November 3 to make a submission.
Wendy Duff is nominated for this year's Attitude Making a Difference Award for her services to autistic people and their families.