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Real estate agent loses appeal

Aaron Drever needs to wait five years before he can reapply for his licence.

A west Aucklander has lost a High Court appeal to get his real estate agent licence back.

Changes to New Lynn roadworks

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Roadworks on the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave and Worcester Street.

Auckland contractors complete first stage of culvert work on flood-damaged intersection.

Elderly must catch two buses to hospital

Riverpark Action Group spokeswoman Jacqui Ross said the new bus routes were creating a lot of problems for elderly people.

Auckland Transport say they won't change the west bus route despite complaints.

Tree scarcity reflects poverty

University of Auckland biology senior lecturer Margaret Stanley says it will take years before new trees provide mental ...

Auckland is a city divided not just by incomes and house prices, but also, by trees.

DIY funerals on the rise

Waikumete Cemetery open day will be held on November 12, when its wildflowers are in bloom.

No need for a funeral director - you can transport the body yourself.

House fire in west Auckland video

Firefighters attended a house fire in Kelston, Auckland.

A man is in a critical condition following a single-storey house fire in Kelston.

How often do hospital staff wash their hands?

The national compliance rate for hand hygiene is considered appropriate at 80 per cent by the Health Quality & Safety ...

Waitemata DHB's June audit reveals which staff are best and worst at hand hygiene.

Ban BYO at community centres - police

Police say they've received numerous complaints from 16th birthday parties and social events.

A rise in police callouts to boozy parties at community centres has prompted calls for tougher liquor rules.

Blistering pace

Waitākere Cricket Club's Ben Lister has been called up to Auckland's senior squad for this season.

Young west Auckland bowler Ben Lister called up to Auckland Aces.

Hundreds woken by mystery calls

The advice to avoid scammers is to ignore unexpected calls from unfamiliar country codes, let them go to voicemail, and ...

Hundreds of Rodney residents feared the worst when their phones went off early Tuesday morning.

Pillow fort threat reversed

Kyan Hatcher was issued a trespass order from The Warehouse after he was filmed on camera building a pillow fort.

The Warehouse reverses its decision to ban boy, 12, for making a pillow fort in store after mum's outcry.

Investigation into starving horses

A picture of one of the horses taken in November 2016. Renai Hart says the horse's condition has deteriorated since the ...

Woman says neighbour is starving her horses, but the neighbour says she's being bullied and she's trying to help the animals.

It's NZ's Pokemon Go video

The main characters from the Curious Critters Club, a new augmented reality game focused on New Zealand stories.

A new augmented reality game encourages children to uncover mythical creatures and New Zealand legends.

Holding the line on the Canadian fire front

Simon Stoddart dampened down a hot spot along the fire break.

"I've seen big fires in Australia but nothing on this scale."

From pipe dream to reality

Vanessa Peterson with her first three books in the series Kuaka's Journey.

An Auckland early childhood educator has created a book series after discovering there aren't enough resources for cultural celebrations.

Shots allegedly fired near child

Police are searching for 32-year-old Jason Lee in relation to a shooting in west Auckland.

Police searching for Jason Lee, 32, in relation to a shooting in west Auckland on September 15.

Children encourage parents to vote

Glendene Primary students Magdalena Chong, left, and George Leefe take part in their school election.

An election initiative is tapping into Auckland schools to turn around low voter turnouts.

More than two MPs for Te Atatū?

Associate professor Grant Duncan at Massey University's School of People, Environment and Planning.

An Auckland suburb could end up one of the most represented electorates with four members of parliament.

Petrol boss: no need to panic

A notice at the Henderson Valley Z Energy warned customers that the station has run out of 95 octane petrol. The company ...

Auckland motorists told to "drive as normal" despite four stations running out of premium petrol after pipe leak.

New course teaches old knowledge

Joanne Hakaraia will be teaching a new course on traditional Māori medicine.

A new course in the Waitākere ranges hopes to raise awareness and mana of traditional Māori medicine.

Look who's talking: Brook Turner

Brook Turner is the head of community service development at Vision West.

Brook Turner wants to create equal opportunities for all.

Youth justice system failing - community leader

John Tamihere says the youth justice system needs an overhaul.

Former politician John Tamihere offers a new approach to solving youth crime.

Political hopefuls: running scared or too busy?

Paulo Garcia said he was unavailable at the times suggested for the debate.

Labour candidates in west Auckland dare their National counterparts to face them in a debate.

Seven-year leases for renters

Artist's impression of apartments at the new Kerepeti development.

Renters will have security of tenure in Hobsonville Point development.

Kids offer tips to politicians: 'run fast' video

Alex Seachild, 5, says New Zealand needs a leader who will help with the rubbish problem.

They may not be of voting age just yet, but these children have some tips for the new 'ruler' of New Zealand

Second arrest in train assault

A second man has been arrested in relation to the incident on a West Auckland train. (FILE)

Further arrest after teens were allegedly assaulted by group heading to Auckland darts event.

New Lynn hopefuls tackle immigration

Political candidates say it is time to have a sensible discussion about immigration.

How much is too much? New Lynn candidates talk about immigration.

Good Samaritan picks van winner video

Henderson resident Leao Tildsley said she wanted to bless another family with the car as it had blessed her.

After going through hundreds of comments of people in need, an Auckland mum has given away her car.

Harvey gets hit by 'Jacinda effect'

Sir Bob Harvey was instrumental in helping Norman Kirk transform his image.

Sir Bob Harvey sees many similarities in the 'Jacinda effect' with Labour's past PMs.

Puppeteers bring skill, humour to theatre

Count Buzzula and Gloom, two characters from Whoa Studios' upcoming show, Buzz's Fright Night.

Big characters and hand-made puppets prove huge success for Whoa Studios in Auckland.

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