Auckland

Middlemore letter to minister: ’Pulls no punches’

A letter sent to the Health Minister from clinicians at Middlemore Hospital must not be ignored, the senior doctors' union says. The letter on behalf of 13 department heads at the South Auckland hospital said cancer patients were facing delays...... Read More

One lucky Lotto player wins $1 million

One Lotto player will be celebrating in style after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Auckland. Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled...... Read More

Fatal crash in Mangere East, Auckland

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash in Mangere East. Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Massey and Bucklands Roads about 6pm.  One person has died at the scene. At this stage there is no information...... Read More

Forty tīeke to fly into their new Auckland home

Forty tīeke, or North Island saddlebacks, will this weekend be making new homes for themselves at Auckland's Shakespear Regional Park. The noisy black birds, with their distinctive chesnut saddles on their backs and red wattles, arrived at the...... Read More

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. Toll Networks (NZ) Limited was sentenced after a worker was crushed to death by...... Read More

Teen arrested over ’violent assault’

A 17-year-old Auckland man has been arrested in relation to a violent assault that occurred at the Onehunga train station on Saturday May 19. The offender allegedly assaulted the victim who was sitting down waiting for his train and robbed him of his...... Read More

Badminton player named for Youth Olympic Games

Aucklander Oscar Guo has been named to the New Zealand team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 17-year-old was selected following strong results at international events early in the year, including the Men’s Singles title at the...... Read More

Police searching for missing Auckland woman

Counties Manukau Police are seeking the public’s assistance to help locate missing 66-year-old Elisapeta Soli. Elisapeta was last seen leaving an address in Marvon Downs Avenue, Pakuranga around 10am yesterday. "Elisapeta speaks limited...... Read More

$72m April storm shows need for adaptation

The April storm that swept the country and cut power for days for thousands of Aucklanders has resulted in over 13,000 claims costing more than $72m, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. “The 10 and 11 April storm has been the...... Read More

AirNZ takes fuel giants to court over pipeline damage

Air New Zealand has filed court proceedings against BP and Z Energy for damages caused by last year's fuel-pipeline rupture north of Auckland. The rupture caused fuel shortages and hit airlines hard as the fuel-pipe carries nearly all of Auckland's...... Read More