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Emergency surgery phone call video

Sarah Shaw, with daughter Natalie, says her anaesthetist used his phone to call Harvey Norman during her emergency c-section.

Auckland mum was lying on a table with a needle in her spine. Her anaesthetist was calling Harvey Norman.

Injuries after air gun fired

Foodstuffs, which owns New World, said it was thankful the customer was not seriously injured.

An Auckland woman was left with facial injuries after an air gun shattered a windscreen at a New World car park.

Not even Christmas is safe video

Two children from the travelling family help themselves to the Christmas tree at Caltex Albany.

Unruly travelling family hit an Auckland Caltex four times. They even took the Christmas tree.

Violence rocks new jail video

The Corrections Association says protocols at Auckland Prison's new maximum security unit are putting staff in danger.

Prisoners allegedly run competitions to see how many staff they can attack at Auckland's new maximum security wing.

Travelling family's 'rude' behaviour video

A witness says one of the family members threw food on the ground at the ibis Budget Hotel in central Auckland.

A staff member at The Coffee Club says two of the family members came in "ready to fight" as they asked for a refund.

Messy family causes outrage

Rubbish left strewn accross Takapuna Beach's reserve by a large group on Sunday.

Group trashes a beachside park in Auckland and threaten to assault any who complain, witness says.

Hundreds without power

Residents across Auckland are without power after weather changes interfere with power lines.

Monday morning's heavy downpour after weeks without rain, caused havoc with some of Auckland's power lines.

Car in Auckland harbour

A car went into Auckland's harbour at Northcote Point around 1.45pm on Friday afternoon.

Three people were spotted sitting on the roof of a car after it went into Auckland's harbour.

Food poisoning surges in heat video

Food poisoning cases have surged with the heat, and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service believes chicken is to blame.

Chill that chicken - not storing meat out of the heat blamed for rocketing campylobacter cases.

Attempt abduction of girl, 16

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the man approach the girl on Porritt Avenue, Chatswood, on January 2.

A man approached the girl in a white SUV and asked her inappropriate questions before asking her to get in.

Police seek armed burglar

Police are searching for this man who they say can help with an investigation into a burglary in Milford.

Police are looking for a man who broke into an Auckland home armed with a weapon.

Hours-long wait for NYE buses

"Hundreds" of people waited for buses which never arrived after New Year's Eve celebrations in Auckland, Albany resident ...

Auckland woman says she waited 90 minutes for a bus scheduled to run every 15 minutes after watching the New Year's fireworks.

Auckland's first NY baby

Just four hours after Cora was born, the family arrived home from the hospital.

Her mum expected her to be a Christmas Eve baby - but wee Cora arrived at 12.34am on New Year's Day.

5-car crash on Harbour Bridge

A crash blocked the southbound inside lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic on both sides of Auckland's Harbour Bridge clogged by multi-vehicle crashes.

Pedestrian death numbers rising

42 pedestrians have been killed after being hit by cars in New Zealand this year.

A total of 42 pedestrians have died on New Zealand roads in 2018 - five more than last year, and the husband of one victim believes action is necessary.

Sweet life in Auckland's sugar town

Golden syrup and treacle tins were made at the refinery - men packed them.

Candy floss coloured buildings that sit on the Birkenhead waterfront have played a huge part in the life in the city.

Auckland beaches declared no-swim zones video

There are health warnings in place at 12 Auckland beaches, mostly in West Auckland.

People told to stay away from 12 swimming spots contaminated with human faeces.

Van robbed by man with firearm

The robbery took place in the car park on Link Drive in Wairau Valley, Auckland.

A man presented a firearm at staff before robbing their cash-in-transit van on Monday.

Teens charged with stealing mail

Some of the mail - including a Hello Kitty doll that Irene Cook bought for her granddaughter - that was found dumped on ...

Two teenagers are arrested following a spate of Christmas mail thefts on Auckland's North Shore.

Auckland Prison guards attacked

Four prison guards were taken to hospital after a violent attack by prisoners.

Four prison guards were taken to hospital after a violent attack by prisoners.

'Risky' story explores stripper's life

Fiona Sussman says she is drawn to write stories about people she feels a strong emotional connection to.

The judges called it provocative. But an award-winning short story's writer says it simply reflects the emotional connection she felt with an abused dancer.

'Think carefully before adopting' video

Most city, regional and district councils say they have a rigorous adoption process in place.

The sun is shining, so it's a good time to start adopting, says the SPCA.

Winning story: 'Mad Men'

Sunday Star-Times award-winner Fiona Sussman takes a 'risky' journey into the life of a stripper abused by a sports team.

Challenging the 'macho' firefighter

Denis O'Donoghue, 68, is retiring from Fire and Emergency NZ after 46 years.

After five decades as a firefighter, Denis O’Donoghue says the service is still trying to challenge its "male-dominated background".

How the mail thief stole Christmas

Some of the mail - including a Hello Kitty doll that Irene Cook bought for her granddaughter - that was found dumped on ...

Grinches steal gifts, cash from Aucklanders' letterboxes just days out from Christmas.

Hit-and-run sentence stands

Rouxle Le Roux was sentenced to 11 months home detention at the Auckland District Court on Friday.

Despite a public outcry, the home detention sentence imposed on hit-and-run driver Rouxle Le Roux is appropriate, says Crown Law.

Road upgrade too late to save wife

Christine Ovens, 56, died when she was hit by a car on Oteha Valley Rd on Auckland's North Shore on April 12.

Stretch of Auckland road where three have died will be improved - but it should have been done 10 years ago, widower says.

Death threats for hit-and-run driver video

Rouxle Le Roux appeared at the Auckland District Court for sentencing on Friday.

Auckland woman who caused death of cyclist is afraid to sleep following death threats at her house, her lawyer says.

Missing Auckland teen found

Police released a CCTV image on Tuesday that was taken before Mia went missing.

Police say Mia Cooper has been found "safe and well" after going missing on December 14.

Hit-and-run petition submitted video

Rouxle Le Roux caused the death of 15-year-old Nathan Kraatskow in May. In October, she posted this photo on her ...

Teen cyclist's family deliver petition signed by 140,000 people calling for an appeal of killer driver's sentence.

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