Auckland

Proposed suppression law hard to enforce - lawyer

Jurors who do their own internet research could face serious criminal charges under a proposed law change currently before Parliament. However, the mass breach of the suppression order in the Grace Millane case shows this would be impossible to enforce,...... Read More

Zoo Christmas comes early with birth of red panda

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Nepalese red panda cub, describing its delivery, a little earlier than anticipated, as “a precious early Christmas present”. The tiny arrival to first-time parents, mum Khela and dad Ramesh, is...... Read More

Safer MSD Service Centre roll out

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, today visited the Otara Work and Income service centre, the first Auckland office with the new and improved security features stemming from the Ashburton tragedy in 2014. “Today is an important...... Read More

Four-year-old dies after incident involving scrum machine

A 4-year-old girl has died following an incident involving a scrum machine at Manurewa Rugby Club. Police said the family were present at the time and are now being supported by Victim Support. They said the incident, which happened around 6.35pm...... Read More

Māui dolphin found dead on Auckland beach

The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Māui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach. The dead dolphin was reported to the Department of Conservation (DOC) yesterday by a member of the public at Karioitahi Beach. DOC Marine...... Read More

Multiple patients in Awhitu crash

Two people are in critical condition and a number of others have been injured following a two car crash near Awhitu. Emergency services were called to the crash just before 4pm on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust...... Read More

Motorists against 30km/h Auckland CBD limit

The Automobile Association (AA) says a 30km/h speed limit in Auckland city centre is a step too far. Auckland Transport (AT) yesterday confirmed it would consult early next year on the proposed changes to speed restrictions. A survey of more than...... Read More

Grace Millane’s body returned to family

The body of Grace Millane has now been formally identified. Detective Inspector Scott Beard says Grace has been returned to her family. "They are in the process of organising to take her home, in the next few days. "Work continues to piece...... Read More

Teen charged over Anzac Ave stabbing pleads not guilty

The teenager charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in central Auckland will go to trial next month. The 18-year-old, who has interim name suppression, appeared in front of Justice Kit Toogood in the High Court at Auckland this morning. His...... Read More