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Alzheimer's sufferer found

72-year-old Minnie Holloway, who went missing on Friday evening, was found on Saturday morning.

A 72-year-old woman who went missing overnight in Auckland has been found safe and well.

Masked men come forward

Video showed men masked and dressed in Mr Four Square costumes apparently attacking two teens on a train from Auckland's ...

The mother of one allegedly assaulted teen girl wants police to prosecute.

Health board backs vaccines

The Waitemata District Health Board area has lower levels of immunisation than the national average, due in part to ...

Waitemata DHB board unanimously votes for a statement using clear language around the safety of immunisations.

Let's ignore nutjobs, numpties and Trump

If the media and Washington had treated Kim Jong Un like a naughty child while keeping a sharp eye on the knife drawer, ...

OPINION: Attention for extremists is like oxygen. Let's starve them of it, suggests Martin van Beynen.

ACT's candidate stands in home electorate

ACT party candidate for Helensville Alex Evans says housing and infrastructure are the big issues in the electorate.

Housing is on the top of ACTs Helensville candidate Alex Evans' mind this election.

Tui Glen Reserve to be transformed?

The Moths and Butterfly New Zealand Trust want to build a national butterfly centre in Tui Glen Reserve.

West Auckland could be the resting place of a national butterfly centre, after moth and butterfly experts floated the idea.

Owha's new home video

Leopard seals are apex predators and can be aggressive, people are warned not to approach them.

One long-term resident leopard seal has scientists scratching their heads - are there more of them out there?

No charge for pastor

A police spokesman said they have decided not to charge Pastor Logan Robertson over a video where he called for gay ...

Police say they won't charge an Auckland pastor who said gay couples marrying deserved a bullet in the head.

Screwdriver robbery in west Auckland video

Three "heavily disguised" offenders entered the Waitakere Superette about 2.40pm on August 16.

Police say three "heavily disguised" offenders robbed a superette of cigarettes and cash.

Samoa on his body video

Witi Ihimaera says native stories are a part of literature and it's now time to write them down.

There is more to indigenous literature than what's on paper, says an award-winning novelist.

We're all to blame for gay hate

Westcity Baptist pastor Logan Robertson thinks gay people should be shot in the head the moment they marry.

OPINION: Christian reverend says we must all examine our attitudes in wake of pastor's inflammatory comments.

Group to file against Watercare

Simon Kitson from the Titirangi Protection Group.

People who don't want native bush cut for a new water filter station in a west Auckland suburb are heading to court.

The 3G netball network

From left: Tracey Pirini, Kennedy Pirini, co-president of H.T United Netball Club Katrina Tahitahi, and Huk Watene.

Three generations, one sport, one west Auckland arena and no thoughts of leaving.

The courage to speak up video

McLoon says growing up she always wanted to help people.

At about 17, Taylor McLoon walked off her first job, before becoming a leader in a collective action named the 'McStrike'.

Dunes breaking the waves? video

Long-time surfer Phil Wallis and Piha Ratepayers and Residents Association president Ken Cowan in front of the sand dune ...

Piha 's famed waves are under threat from a growing menace, surfers say - the sand dunes. But has the damage already been done to the iconic surf beach?

Police investigate gay hate pastor

A police spokesman said "police are aware of [Robertson's remarks], and are taking it seriously".

Logan Robertson says gay couples marrying deserved a bullet in the head. Police say they're taking it seriously.

Boy in hospital

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car in West Auckland.

A 12-year-old boy injured when hit by a car in West Auckland is in a serious condition in hospital.

Smoke alarm robber

Police say a man is going door-to-door in Auckland pretending to sell smoke alarms then robbing his elderly victims.

A man is going door-to-door asking the elderly if he can fix their smoke alarms, then robbing them.

Auckland rail line reopens

Trains are back up and operating on the Western line after a brief accident caused by a vehicle hitting a bridge.

Auckland's Western rail line has reopened after it was briefly shut following a vehicle accident on Wednesday.

Artie Rocks bring joy to sick boy

Vanessa Palmer said the painted rocks have bought her son Arthur joy.

An Auckland boy battling cancer is staying away from germs but still playing with his mates - using painted rocks.

Pastor: Gay people should be shot

Pastor of Westcity Bible Baptist Church Logan Robertson said there was "no such thing as homo marriage".

"Hateful and shameful" rant by Auckland baptist church's pastor has no place in NZ, HRC says.

DHB's newborn death rate low

Babies born in North Shore and Waitakere hospitals have a lower rate of perinatal-related death than the national average.

North Auckland's Waitemata DHB has recorded a lower rate of perinatal deaths than the national average.

Three synthetic cannabis arrests

Police also seized a quantity of synthetic cannabis during the arrest of one of the men in West Auckland.

Three men, one a patched Head Hunter gang member, were busted as part of an ongoing police operation.

Four years' jail for killing teen

West Auckland teen Jacob Pakura died after he was hit by a speeding driver in New Lynn in January.

Driver who hit and killed a skateboarder in West Auckland tells victim's family: "It was me who tore apart your loving family."

Drug proposal 'premature and not thought through'

Sandra Coney was the only Waitemata DHB member to vote against making codeine-containing products prescription-only.

Sandra Coney against codeine-containing products becoming prescription-only as no-one could say how many people would be affected by the change.

Local board plans to be ready in December

Henderson-Massey Local Board chairman Shane Henderson said they had received great feedback which would help shape their ...

West Aucklanders have spoken, making more than a thousand submissions on local board plans.

Shipping container art an 'eyesore' video

Duncan MacDonald said he was not pleased the containers with graffiti were visible to the public.

Business leader in Auckland suburb says graffiti-covered containers for a neighbourhood policing project are "rubbish".

Art exhibition turns 25

Margaret Kent is a new member of Titirangi Painters.

There's more than meets the eye at an exhibition turning 25.

Failed synthetic stash flush

Synthetic cannabis found by police during a search of a Henderson house.

Synthetic cannabis dealer tried to flush "a significant amount of drugs" down toilet before being arrested.

The utes of hazard video

"Once you nail the technical side of [driving Muriwai Beach] it's an amazing experience," tour operator Sharon Stewart said

Quicksand, invisible fishing lines and "amazingly stupid" people - the dangers of driving on Muriwai Beach

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