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Pedestrian killed

Emergency services have been called to an accident on Te Atatu Rd.

A woman has died after being hit by a car in Auckland this evening.

Man pinned by truck

A truck rolled on Mamuku Drive, Massey, pinning the driver to the ground.

A truck rolled on a construction site in Massey, trapping a man underneath.

'Pathetic' 17c hot water rebate

Marion Davis wonders if anybody else was surprised to see such a small credit on their bill.

Nearly two weeks with no hot water. But here's 17 cents from energy provider.

Orphaned siblings 'stick together'

Tha Dah Paw Ukay (left) was fishing with her parents when the accident happened. Her brother, Jay Ukay (right), was also ...

One of the adult children of a couple who drowned may take in their younger siblings so they can stay together.

Mum and dad swept away video

Kay Dah Ukay and Mu Thu Pa Ukay died after being washed into the sea while fishing from rocks at West Auckland's Muriwai ...

Children describe the terrible moment their parents were swept to their deaths while fishing on Auckland's wild west coast.

Man charged over arson attempt

Footage from the GAS station in Swanson, Auckland, shared on YouTube, showed a man lingering at the petrol pumps.

A man has been charged following an alleged arson attempt at a West Auckland petrol station.

Desperate bid to save life at Muriwai

Surf lifesavers at Muriwai beach, where a married couple drowned after being swept off rocks while fishing.

A man and a woman have died after being swept off the rocks at Auckland's Muriwai beach while fishing. Paramedics did CPR on the woman for 40 minutes but couldn't save her.

DIY cervical cancer test

Kapa haka performer Talei Morrison, who passed away from cervical cancer in June, launched the Smear Your Mea campaign ...

Māori women and Pacific Island are literally dying from embarrassment, a researcher says.

Council empties trash for free

West Auckland residents are finding they are getting a free rubbish removal, saving up to $3.80.

Some West Auckland residents are receiving free council rubbish removal as prepaid tags are left on.

'Wanted to destroy the business' video

Footage from the GAS station in Swanson, Auckland, shared on YouTube, showed a man lingering at the petrol pumps around ...

Homes were at risk if a man's attempts to "explode" a petrol station had been successful, owner says.

Motorway speed to increase

'Extremely happy': Auckland reacts to NZTA's u-turn on Waterview speed limit

The maximum speed around Auckland's Waterview Tunnel will increase to 100kmh next week.

$4k on wasted letters

Auckland Council requires dogs to be re-registered every year.

Auckland Council spent $4640 sending dog registration letters that didn't need to be sent.

Bitter feud at Auckland church

Avondale Union Church on Rosebank Rd in West Auckland.

Believers that once worshiped at the same parish are now locked in an "acrimonious and drawn out" dispute.

Siren kings of West Auckland

Loud music playing from sirens on bicycles are sparking angry reactions from West Auckland residents.

Auckland residents are fed up with boombox bikes, but the 'siren kings' say they aren't breaking any laws.

Arrest made after TAB robbery

Police have arrested a 21-year-old in relation to three aggravated robberies.

A 21-year old man has been arrested in relation to three aggravated robberies in Auckland.

Community rallies for fire victims

Fire fighter crews worked tirelessly to prevent the fire spreading to neighboring houses.

A former homeless man is one of those helping a family who lost everything in a house fire.

$2K pool membership useless

Wheelchair user Josie Haurua, 34, is unable to use Auckland Council swimming pools, due to a lack of available or ...

A family took a bath on a $2000 membership card for Auckland Council swimming pools.

Flatmates can reject by race

Tenants at the four-bedroom house said they "won't be able to accept people from India".

The tenant who doesn't want Indians as flatmates because he's not a fan of curry has the law on his side.

Justice panel to cut reoffending

Sir Pita Sharples and Waitematā police district commissioner Tusha Penny agreed the panel was a way for people to take ...

Te Pae Oranga iwi community justice panel will deal with low-level crimes such as shoplifting and driving offences.

Croatian shock waves hit Auckland video

Croatian fans in Auckland prepare to cheer on their side.

Croatians in Auckland went on an emotional roller coaster as they watched the World Cup semifinal.

Feeding West Auckland's homeless

Dayne Smith says the Feed the Streets programme has grown into a community hub.

In a community struggling with high levels of poverty, hot food is offering a means of survival.

Boy, 5, sparks house fire video

Five fire fighter crews were sent to the battle the morning blaze in Massey.

The boy put something into a fireplace sparking an explosion and a fire at a West Auckland home.

Complaints over racist Trade Me ad

TradeMe had removed part of the description they "didn't find necessary," which stated the existing tenants "don't like ...

Trade Me has issued a warning to users after tenants posted a flatmates wanted ad saying they wouldn't "accept" Indians.

Woman seriously injured after fire

A woman has been seriously injured after a kitchen fire on Splendour Close, Henderson.

A woman is seriously injured after a kitchen fire in Henderson.

A home of last resort

Joy Morris, 67, is one of the first tenants of a Housing New Zealand transitional housing unit in West Auckland.

Government's new transitional homes include a bed, washing machine and table.

The disappearing post boxes

It's becoming harder to find a post box in Auckland.

As people send fewer letters, post boxes around Auckland are vanishing.

The 9-year-old who stole cars

William Rakena helped his West Auckland high school place third in the Mega School Street Dance competition.

Auckland teen William Rakena "lived and breathed" crime from a young age. Dance has turned his life around.

Registering dog costs more than car

West Harbour resident Zaklina Harvey is looking at forking out up to $135 to register her 12-year-old golden retriever ...

An Auckland woman is looking at up to $135 to register her dog. Her car cost her just $84.

Plastic surprise in McDonald's coffee

A West Auckland woman found a plastic pipe, the size of her index finger, in her McDonald's cappuccino.

When she shook the coffee cup it made a funny noise. Inside was a plastic pipe.

Motocross rider critical

The rescue helicopter attending the incident on July 7.

He was found unconscious and in a remote location.

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