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Auckland beaches go smokefree

Auckland beaches will be smokefree as of November.

Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.

Fatal Auckland cliff fall

Emergency services were called after reports a person had fallen from a cliff in Mairangi Bay in Auckland. (FILE)

A person is dead after falling from a cliff in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore.

Last crew of HMS Leander dies

World War II navy veterans Des Price and Bill Morland who both served on the ship HMS Leander.

​The last surviving member of the famous WW2 ship HMS Leander has died in Auckland aged 97.

Lease hearing opens

Parties are still working through the effect of the Northern Corridor Improvements project on Harbour Hockey, other ...

An independent hearings panel will hear submissions on the proposal to move the Rosedale Pony Club.

Greenhithe School celebrates

Greenhithe School.

A parade, time capsule and open day are all part of the 125th year celebrations.

College's new principal looking to build

Paul McKinley has joined Glenfield College after a decade at Mount Albert Grammar School.

Paul McKinley wants to build on the academic successes of his predecessor.

Career choices remain traditional

University might not be the best choice for all school leavers, says careers advisor.

Tertiary enrolment numbers are dropping but some teenagers still face family pressure to go to university.

Five mental health beds close

A staff shortage at He Puna Wāiora means some workers are doing double or even triple time, the Public Service ...

Beds close at North Shore's only inpatient mental health unit as DHB struggles to find staff.

Bridging the gap

Artist's impression of the Albany Bridge that will cross across SH1.

A new Auckland bridge will "tie the landscape back together".

Auckland novelist sells screen rights

Jessica Pawley is a new "mutant sci-fi" author, preparing for an American TV adaptation.

Jessica Pawley published her first sci-fi novel herself. And now an American TV show is on the cards.

97% of Auckland parks uncovered

Sherwood Playground in Browns Bay was opened on November 27 and had a shade sail.

Tiny fraction of Auckland parks have shade sails - covering them all would cost $23.5m but council says sunblock is even cheaper.

New duo to staff Albany's community house

New Albany House team, Shona Smith and Laure Romanetti.

Albany House now has an events manager and a community coordinator.

Prisoners construct garden for show video

One of the cabbage tree sculptures created by the prisoners.

Auckland Prison has been part of creating a garden for the New Zealand Flower & Garden Show 2017.

NZ gets 2021 world softball champs

The 2013 Black Sox celebrate winning the world championship title at Albany. They will return there for the 2021 world ...

The men's world softball championships is coming to New Zealand for a fourth time - in 2021 at Albany.

Crash blocks two motorway lanes

The incident that happened just after 12.30pm on Saturday is blocking two southbound lanes near Takapuna (file photo).

Southbound drivers on Auckland's northern motorway face delays.

Teen's death: truck co fined

Jane Devonshire, 19, died when a rubbish truck went down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Leasing company made to pay more than $100K after brake fail killed rubbish collector.

Push for musical collaborations

Singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken and Takapuna Library librarian Lisa Hampe, are collaborating to create Co.Vibe, a ...

A new project aims to get secondary school students to collaborate with musicians to create better songs.

Giant jellyfish on Auckland beach

A small dog investigates the giant jellyfish.

The jellyfish looks to be about a metre in diameter.

'Creativity' creates car parks

Albany ward councillor John Watson wants commuters to make use of the empty parking lot at Hooton Reserve.

An Auckland suburb is suffering from a severe parking shortage while an empty lot sits underutilised.

Robber assaults bar worker

After leaving the bar, the man was seen heading south along William Pickering Drive.

Armed with a gun, he threatened patrons and assaulted a woman before stealing cash, police say.

DIY sci-fi film showcases Rodney

Film director and artist Christian Nicolson hangs out in his prop and costume container.

A self-funded DIY sci-fi film is showing off the landscapes of north Auckland.

Acclaimed South African writer dies in Auckland

Award-winning South African writer Ryk Hattingh dies Auckland home of Browns Bay, aged 60.

In South Africa he was a rebellious, avant-garde writer - in New Zealand he was a beloved community cobbler.

Hall to be run by community

The hall is a very popular venue for weddings.

Auckland Council handed the keys of Coatesville Settlers Hall to community.

Motorway changes for Auckland

The Constellation Drive and Upper Harbour Highway interchange will change under the Northern Corridor Improvements project.

A roading project of national significance will change the way Aucklanders move between north and south.

Police seek help finding woman of 'fat build'

Waitemata Police originally described this woman as fat build before changing it to solid build on their Facebook page.

Police edit "fat" Facebook post to "solid build" after people called them out for being harsh.

Longest-serving woman in the Navy

Kingham receiving the "Best Kit" award at her graduation in 1982.

Lieutenant Commander Jan Kingham reflects on her 35-year part in the history of women in the Navy

$1m bill for illegal dumping

Rubbish illegally dumped at the East Coast Bays Leisure Centre included plastic bags and a broken chair.

Auckland Council spending large on sorting rubbish dumped in the wrong places

'I want a job next week if I can'

Nesha Tautari of Massey said she was desperate for a job.

Young people say they're desperate for work - but no one will take a chance on them.

Car park slip tensions boil over video

The slip started as a crack but fell away overnight on October 9.

Angry residents square off with Auckland Transport after huge section of car park slips away.

Trees on chopping block

The two eucalyptus trees on Oxford Terrace are a non-native species, which John Gibb feels is out of character for his ...

An Auckland pensioner is seeking consent to cut down two eucalyptus trees which have caused damage to his property.

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