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DHB reveals plans to increase security video

Counties Manukau District Health Board is looking to increase the level of in-house security it has at its facilities ...

Counties Manukau DHB plans to increase the number of in-house security guards it has in a bid to reduce violence and aggression against staff.

Scammer, thief says he was tricked

Pile of New Zealand currency laying flat on table NZ; New Zealand; money; cash; currency; finance; banking; saving; ...

Manoj Kumar duped jobseekers out of $60k and stole 95k worth of camera gear by falsely claiming to be filming a tourism video.

How Covid-19 made education more unequal

Schools are back, but principals are still dealing with the fallout of the pandemic. (File photo)

Lockdown exposed and exacerbated gaps in our education system, and a whole generation could be lost as a result.

Using Māori astronomy to aid mental health video

Ricky Solomon has been teaching maramataka for three years now.

As an embalmer, Ricky Solomon wondered why so many young men were killing themselves. Now he works to help them live.

Could you win Lotto's $30m birthday jackpot?

191 Kiwis have won millions with Powerball since 2001.

Three of the five largest Powerball wins by an individual were sold at Auckland stores. Could they prove to be lucky again in tonight's draw?

Where to get tested for Covid-19 in Auckland video

A woman has used most of her annual leave and sick leave while waiting for a Covid-19 test result. (file image)

Four new Covid-19 testing centres will open in Auckland this weekend as a new model is introduced.

Councillors claim online attacks out of control video

Auckland councillor Daniel Newman says the defamatory attacks on him and other councillors are over the top.

A number of Auckland councillors say the online attacks and abuse they are subject to is out of control after a case involving threatening comments against the council was referred to the police last week.

VR experience launched to explore Hillary's Hut in Antarctica video

Hillary's Hut was Scott Base's first building.

The first building to be built at Scott Base has been brought to life by virtual reality and is ready to be explored by NZers.

$1.5m per year ACC bill for misdiagnosed strokes video

Vicky Keen has recovered well from her strokes, which were misdiagnosed in 2011. But she's worried other people might ...

Stroke victim who was wrongly told she had anxiety says it's “scary” there are so many others in the same boat.

Manurewa residents with Covid-19 symptoms told to get tested video

While public health risk is considered low, those with symptoms are encouraged to get tested.

Concerned Manurewa residents can go to a community testing clinic, their GP or urgent care clinic.

Students protest against school brawls video

Students held hand-made signs and placards at the protest.

Fed up with groups from different schools fighting, a group of students have marched against violence.

Manukau Urban Māori Authority backs Government funding boost video

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced new funding for Building Financial Capability services on Tuesday.

The Manukau Urban Māori Authority says a funding boost for budget advisory services is timely as it tries to keep up with the demand for its services after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Husband and wife cook in shed for almost a year in 'unlawful' rental video

The Totara Heights tenants used an oven in a shed for almost a year.

A married couple had to use an oven in the shed for almost a year because they didn't have access to the property's main kitchen.

Auckland mum heartbroken after house fire video

Niki Smith said the fire began from a pot being left on the stove.

Mum says her two-year-old son has been left with nothing after the blaze, caused by an unattended pan of chicken nuggets.

Labour MP goes head to head with Judith Collins video

Labour list MP Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki will contest the Auckland seat of Papakura, currently held by National Party ...

After one term in Parliament Labour backbencher Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki now has the daunting task of going head to head with new National Party leader Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins to win the seat of Papakura.

A 'world first' for Rotuman community

Helava Parker performs a Tongan dance to the beat of a Rotuman song in Papatoetoe on Saturday.

A "world first" community centre for New Zealand's Rotuman community.

Middle-aged drivers most likely to be the drunkest

Blood alcohol readings can be taken at checkpoints like this one, or from hospitalised drivers after crashes (file photo).

Drivers in their 40s are being caught with blood alcohol levels high enough to put them in a coma.

Council loses appeal over lost $15k painting video

Madame Elegant, painted by Jah Tana.

Jah Tana was awarded $15k after a near three-year battle over artwork lost by an Auckland Council-owned gallery.

Panuku's concerns about a property slowdown video

Projects in Manukau and south Auckland will receive just under $7 million from council development agency Panuku's $100 ...

A new report to Auckland Council development agency Panuku shows it could be facing tough times ahead.

South Auckland couple thwart cow theft video

Thieves attempted to coax Red, the yearling Hereford, into their vehicle.

A faint 'moo' and the rumble of a car engine alerted Donna Lothian that thieves were trying to take her beloved cow.

Cyclist killed in crash was a 'true gentleman'

The fatal incident happened near Allenby park in Papatoetoe.

The retired probation officer was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for critical injuries but died on Friday morning.

Police seek driver of Jeep after alleged hit-and-run

The Jeep may have damage to its front bumper.

An elderly woman was injured in a south Auckland incident, and now police are hunting for a 4WD involved.

Covid casualties: The kids who never went back to school

Principals are concerned for the welfare and education of students they can’t trace. (File photo)

Schools have hired extra staff to help trace students who have been missing since lockdown.

Last minute changes to Super City budget video

An artist’s impression of what the Puhinui Station Interchange is expected to look like.

Auckland Council is still trying to crunch the numbers after a government funding announcement on the weekend threw it a last-minute curveball.

Company fined for selling mince laced with chemicals

Food manufacturer and wholesaler Machi, operated by Diversity Foods Limited, was charged under the Food Act 2014 and ...

Manufacturer laced meat with chemicals which can cause allergy-like symptoms in consumers.

Ihumātao: One year on video

One year on, Pania Newton said SOUL’s campaign was “a passive resistance”.

Masses gather and silence falls on the whenua a year after eviction notices were served at Ihumātao, sparking a massive protest.

Panuku remains tightlipped over budget cutbacks video

The ongoing redevelopment of Manukau could be impacted by a $73 million cut to the budget of Auckland Council ...

Despite having $73 million slashed from its budget, the development agency is still yet to disclose which south Auckland projects will be affected.

Arrests over three suspicious cell phone tower fires in one night video

A power box at the base of a cell tower in Miller Rd, Māngere Bridge, was gutted by fire.

Three people aged 17, 23 and 30 were arrested after three cell phone towers were allegedly set alight across south Auckland in June.

Fears international workers could leave $1.2b project mid-build video

The Central Interceptor will be constructed using a tunnel boring machine. Pictured is the machine used on Watercare's ...

Morale on site of NZ's largest wastewater project getting worse as workers from overseas struggle with Covid stresses.

Kids starting term 3 empty-handed as Covid-19 bites video

The demand for food, clothes and stationery is higher since lockdown, Maihi says (file photo).

As children go back to school, demand for food and clothes is higher than ever, principals say.

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