Auckland

Iwi charitable trustee pleads guilty to fraud

A former assets manager for a publicly funded health provider and trustee of an iwi charitable trust has pleaded guilty to fraud in the Auckland High Court. Saul Roberts was the former assets manager for Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust and trustee...... Read More

Sixth suspicious fire at Auckland site

Another suspicious fire has flared up this afternoon at the same central Auckland apartment building site where several fires occurred yesterday. Someone calling from inside the building today told Fire and Emergency a piece of paper on top of a stove...... Read More

Scallop event shelved for the year

One of Whitianga’s most iconic seafood festivals is being put on hold for the year, due to planned upgrades in the town. The Whitianga Scallop Festival is well in its 14th year and is highly anticipated each year by seafood lovers around the...... Read More

Auckland Council introduces glamping

Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents. Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park...... Read More

Auckland flooding: Car trapped, delays on motorway

Fire and Emergency are working to free someone trapped in a car in floodwaters on Auckland's North Shore. Heavy rain has caused surface flooding on multiple main roads in Albany including Caribbean Drive, Upper Harbour Highway and Rosedale Road. Fire...... Read More

Rain and thunder to sweep North Island

The MetService is predicting heavy rain for northern and western parts of the North Island over the next 24 hours. A particularly humid northerly flow is expected to bring periods of rain to much of the North Island overnight and into Tuesday....... Read More

Shakespeare director scorns te reo Māori objectors

The director of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Auckland's Pop Up Globe theatre has rubbished claims that adding te reo "bastardises" Shakespeare. The production, which features two actors playing 'fairies' who speak te reo Māori,...... Read More

Police increase search for Panmure attackers

Auckland City Police have launched an appeal for information regarding the attackers who left a number of people injured in the south-eastern suburb of Panmure over the weekend. In a statement released a short time ago, Detective...... Read More

Child hospitalised after being clipped by train

A child has been taken to hospital in a moderate condition after being clipped by a train in Auckland. A police spokesperson said they were called to the Meadowbank Station shortly after 5pm. She said police were obtaining CCTV footage in the area...... Read More

Five injured in Panmure incidents

Police are continuing to investigate two incidents on Tripoli Road, Panmure. In the early hours of Saturday a car struck a group of people. Later that day, before midnight, three people were attacked at a house. "We have a team of 17 investigators...... Read More