Auckland

1080 drop begins in Hunua Ranges

The Auckland Council has started its 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges after an interim injunction imposed by the Environment Court lapsed. The council was given the go ahead to drop the poison after the interim injunction lapsed on Friday evening. The...... Read More

Person dies after becoming trapped under vehicle

A man has died after becoming trapped under a vehicle at a property in Highland Park. "Initial reports suggest the man was pushing a vehicle down a driveway about 12.15pm when he somehow became trapped underneath it," says police. "His...... Read More

Interest-free loans to help tackle housing crisis

A total of $339.2m of 10 year interest-free loans have been allocated to Auckland Council as a means to help tackle the housing crisis. Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff confirmed the loans on Friday,...... Read More

Auckland City Mission: ’This place has a lot of memories’

The teal green facade with its burgundy sign and queues of people lining up for food and support is a familiar sight in central Auckland. For many, the Auckland City Mission is home. But now, it is farewelling its central-city building for two years...... Read More

New board members appointed by Minister

Experienced sports medicine practitioner Dr Ruth Highet has been appointed to the board of Drug Free Sport New Zealand. The announcement was made be Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson today. “Dr Highet is a former New Zealand...... Read More

More public houses open for Auckland families

Three new community housing developments have officially opened in West and South Auckland, providing desperately needed homes for up to 30 households. The new developments are in Otahuhu, Mangere and West Auckland, and provide a mix of newly built...... Read More

Man accused of insider trading gives evidence

The first New Zealander to go on trial for insider trading is claiming the company's poor performance was the reason he sold off nearly half his shares before the price dropped. Hamish Mark Sansom is standing trial at the High Court in Auckland...... Read More

Medicinal cannabis trial could be lifesaver

After just three days taking a few tiny drops of a medicinal cannabis oil product, Danny Battershill says his life has changed. The 29-year-old Rodney resident has gained medical approval to trial a legally imported Canadian product, after proving...... Read More