Nineteen people died at unpatrolled beaches last summer and lifeguards are urging people to choose patrolled beaches.
Local boards can choose for playgrounds to be chemical-free, but it might cost ratepayers more.
New study finds north Auckland marine reserve acts as a giant snapper nursery.
Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.
Orewa estuary may soon return to a thriving wildlife haven if plans to restore its borders are successful.
A group of 17 to 21-year-olds, who call themselves the LTB, have been causing trouble on the Hibiscus Coast.
There's something spooky going on at the Gulf Harbour School library.
Deception Island takes out top book and story at the Romance Writers of New Zealand awards.
After being told not to sing in high school, an Orewa singer has released his debut EP.
There are some big challenges ahead for farming toward a carbon zero New Zealand.
Auckland Council no longer has the extra money from a rates increase to deliver more for Aucklanders, councillor says.
Orewa and Red Beach surf life savers break world records at New Zealand's biggest pool event.
Auckland Prison has been part of creating a garden for the New Zealand Flower & Garden Show 2017.
Nearly 80 of New Zealand's best youth sailors are battling to secure a place in the NZL Sailing Foundation youth team.
A three month closure or limited access to Sandspit wharf before Christmas has been averted.
Will the pending Government coalition decision see NZ First hold its election promises for Rodney and Mangawhai?
A self-funded DIY sci-fi film is showing off the landscapes of north Auckland.
A Waitemata District Health Board at-home programme allows Willem to do what he loves most.
Auckland Council handed the keys of Coatesville Settlers Hall to community.
Twenty-three-year-old Mitchell Borger is preparing leave New Zealand to work for a social enterprise in Nepal.
Families turn out to search for Snickers the police cat.
Orewa and Red Beach surf lifesavers prepare to break records at the New Zealand Pool Championships.
St John members raise money to help their community.
"Everyone thought I was dead. They saw it come straight over me."
Competition shooter Raymond O'Brien denies shooters paid to attend an event at his Makarau property.
Warkworth photographer captures dramatic scenery in new book.
Muriel Odlin has celebrated her 104th birthday with three generations of her family.
Man injured at north Auckland work site taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Auckland apartment block residents to be forced out just days before Christmas for remedial works.
Retired neuroscientist Louise Nicholson has dedicated 10 years to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.