Local News

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

It wasn’t grand theft. It was tiny.

November 16, 2018

Auckland Mama Markets – North Shore Xmas Market

Auckland Mama Markets is an exciting boutique market selling a fabulous range of products for families with babies and young children.

November 14, 2018

Police concerns about missing west Auckland woman increase

Police concerns about a woman who is missing from her Auckland home have increased.

November 13, 2018

Active Ageing Expo

Come along to the free Active Ageing Expo in Takapuna and find out about services, clubs and activities on the North Shore and have a go at some of the activities.

November 9, 2018

The disappearing people: Uighur Kiwis lose contact with family members in China

Contact with their loved ones reduced to a trickle – then silence. Uighur New Zealanders say their families in China are disappearing into internment camps.

November 7, 2018

‘Traffic chaos’ in Torbay as 2500 trick-or-treaters flock to popular street

Auckland residents are calling for traffic control on their street next Halloween after thousands of trick-or-treaters clogged up the road.

November 2, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Research is creating new knowledge.”

– Neil Armstrong

October 30, 2018

Eggs with benefits: Sydney’s same-sex penguins become parents

Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday.

October 30, 2018

Auckland Brick Show – NZ’s Largest LEGO® Fan Display

The annual Auckland Brick show will feature awesome LEGO® models, displays and amazing MOC’s ( My Own creations) brought to you by members of the Auckland LEGO® User Group, as well as guests from around New Zealand.

October 29, 2018

Cops Ask for Help Identifying Alleged Thief Who Looks Suspiciously Like ‘Friends’ Star David Schwimmer

Police who turned to social media for help catching a suspected thief got more than they bargained for when users noticed the man’s distinct resemblance to Ross Geller from “Friends.”

October 25, 2018

Blast 3

A fabulous opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy drinks, dinner, and entertainment.

October 23, 2018

School’s digital message board beams into neighbour’s home

An Auckland health and safety consultant blames headaches and sore eyes on a school’s mesmerising digital noticeboard across the road from her home.

October 22, 2018

Auckland Mama Markets

Auckland Mama Markets is an exciting boutique market selling a fabulous range of products for families with babies and young children.

October 18, 2018

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It’s creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see?

October 15, 2018

No fix for vandalised bike lockers at Auckland bus stations a year on

Bicycle lockers at a popular Auckland bus stations are still vandalised and decommissioned a year after a cyclist lobbied Auckland Transport for solutions.

October 11, 2018

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit ‘Wooferendum’

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union.

October 9, 2018

Artisans Fair Markets

The Artisans Fair Markets has a proud history of being Whangarei’s premium Arts, Craft & Food markets – here to support and encourage the thriving creativity in Northland’s artistic community.

October 7, 2018

Houston officials block brothel from featuring sex dolls

The Houston City Council on Wednesday prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from opening in the Texas city, altering a local ordinance to block the business and any others like it.

October 5, 2018


Enjoy the Oktober festivities with: Photographer with Photo Wall & props, Beer tent, German beer taps & teins, German snacks available, Live band: Mo & Mark

October 4, 2018

Auckland Transport cancels express buses in response to commuter ‘chaos’

Auckland Transport admits a North Shore bus station couldn’t cope with an increase in buses, as evening commuters report “utter chaos” on the first weekday of a new northern bus timetable.

October 2, 2018

Kauri dieback threat closes more tracks on Auckland’s North Shore

There are new track closures on Auckland’s North Shore to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

September 28, 2018

Weekend carnage ignites calls for safety measures on Auckland street

There was one long, loud bang and then an eerie silence before a woman’s screams pierced the night.

September 26, 2018

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.

September 24, 2018

Electric vehicle shuttle costs ratepayers hundreds of thousands

An electric vehicle shuttle to Auckland’s Devonport ferry is costing ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, but will sting commuters only $2.50 to $3.50 a ride.

September 20, 2018

Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz’s

Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour.

September 20, 2018

Chef Series Presented By Cloud Bay

At Cloudy Bay are passionate about creating wines which express our regional and national character, through the Cloudy Bay lens.

September 18, 2018

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

September 14, 2018

Otahuhu Food Festival

The Otahuhu Food Festival is an all day family event with over 120x food stalls and trucks lining the streets of Otahuhu celebrating Auckland’s Ethnic Diversity through Food!

September 12, 2018

Are non-Aucklanders paying the regional fuel tax?

Potential housing developments on Auckland Council-owned golf courses are already causing an uproar, with one local board chairman calling the idea of housing on his local green “stupid”.

September 12, 2018

New & Nearly New Sale

This is lining up to be a jam packed day filled with bargins and gorgeous new items on offer.

September 10, 2018

DIY yellow parking lines created on unofficial ‘park and ride’ street

Mysterious hand-painted yellow lines have appeared on an Auckland street notorious for being used as an unofficial “park and ride”.

September 7, 2018

Aroha Kids Holiday Programme

This coming School Holidays, Little Voices has crafted a unique programme for your little gems to introduce them into a new setting to learn, thrive, grow, explore, and play within Kawai Purapura’s 19-acre playground.

September 6, 2018

Amazing drone photos of abandoned bikes in China

These remarkable drone shots show the mesmerizing life cycle of bikes in China.

September 4, 2018

Easy as for Kids Father’s Day

Come in and join for a special ‘Easy as for Kids’ fathers day weekend

August 31, 2018

Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.

August 30, 2018

Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.

August 30, 2018

Waitākere and North Shore hospitals ask public to save ED for emergencies

Winter flu bugs are causing record demand at the emergency departments of Waitākere and North Shore hospitals in Auckland.

August 28, 2018

Crikey! Photographer gets up close with dangerous crocs

A photographer with a passion for wild animals was able to get up close and personal with one of nature’s deadliest creatures.

August 23, 2018

Disappointment as local board member’s bid for transparency fails by a whisker

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board narrowly misses Auckland’s “train of transparency”, after a bid for open workshops is defeated by a casting vote.

August 22, 2018

Make It Market – General Products for Both Children & Adult

An exciting new market run by local business that is fast becoming a favourite in the local community.

August 21, 2018

Foodography Dinner

Back by popular demand for 2018, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine’s Foodography Dinner unlocks the secrets behind taking and sharing mouth-watering food and drink photos while styling your own 6-course dinner.

August 17, 2018

Lowering speed limits on Auckland roads to boost safety

A new bylaw is proposed to slash speed limits on some Auckland roads with the aim of protecting the city’s cyclists and pedestrians.

August 17, 2018

Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

August 13, 2018

International Festival

Food trucks and stalls selling food from across the globe, kids games and prizes, craft stalls, and international performances.

August 10, 2018

Vermont city employs goats to get rid of poison ivy

Vermont’s capital city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy — grazing goats.

August 9, 2018

Six more red light cameras to be installed at ‘high risk’ Auckland intersections

Six more red light cameras will be installed at high-risk intersections across the Auckland as part of efforts to reduce dangerous driving and help save lives.

August 7, 2018

Christmas comes early for London department store

On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

August 3, 2018

All dog parks across Auckland could be made on-leash by default

Where and when dogs can be let off the lead in Auckland could be set to change.

August 1, 2018

Doubtless Bay Market

The Doubtless Bay Market is open every Saturday morning, with various stalls and car boot sales.

July 30, 2018

Resident says increasing dump fees will hinder the battle against illegal dumping

If it cost $104 to legally dump that old mattress, would Auckland residents do it?

July 27, 2018