Tide turns on Mahurangi River siltation

A $4 million restoration project for the Mahurangi River started last month after almost 10 years of planning and negotiation. Auckland Council has granted the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust a 33-year resource consent to dredge the river, from the...... Read More

Ferry firm pay $130,000 after wharf collision

An Auckland ferry company has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured aboard a vessel that collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport. Fullers Group, who own the Auckland ferry Kea, pleaded guilty...... Read More

Bronze medal won after husband’s heart attack

Stanmore Bay table tennis player Shirley Ritchie received a standing ovation when her bronze medal was presented at the recent World Masters Games. She was moved to tears by the support, which came because she won the medal under the most difficult...... Read More

Doctors head to famine-stricken region

Their newborn daughter maybe only a few days old but that has failed to deter an Algies Bay couple from heading to one of the toughest places in the world for children. Doctors Jono and Destinee Macleod are due to return to South Sudan on June 10 –...... Read More

Have you seen these men?

Police are appealing for information from the public to help them locate three men. Whakatane Police Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says the following people have “absconded from their bail addresses”. Wainui Awatere The 23-year-old man...... Read More

Council’s performance under the spotlight

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee met last week and considered a number of items relating to council performance. The committee received reports on the council’s performance for the period to March 31, 2017, council-controlled...... Read More

Students launch delivery service with a difference

  In a world of increasing food delivery options, almost every local restaurant is at our fingertips. As services such as UberEATS rise in popularity around the world, three Ormiston Senior College students aren’t letting that intimidate...... Read More

Auckland drivers on alert ahead of king tide

Police are asking motorists in Auckland to avoid Tamaki Drive due to possible flooding. A king tide is expected this evening, with the peak of the tide likely at around 8:45pm. A police spokesperson says: "This event may cause flooding on Tamaki...... Read More

’Impaled’ man critically injured

A man who tried to scale a fence at the Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland earlier this evening has suffered critical injuries. A fire service spokesman told Stuff the man was "impaled" before a bystander stepped in...... Read More

Transforming Auckland’s nightscape

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed plans for Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to be transformed at night with a state-of-the-art, sustainable, world first lighting system. The New Zealand Transport Agency, Auckland Council and Vector are...... Read More