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Te Ara Awataha Event

Since March 2019, we have been clearing invasive plant species and made good progress with planting a number of native plants on the site.

November 23, 2020

Clever rat sails to freedom on a piece of wood

This is the astonishing moment an intelligent rat escaped deadly floodwaters by using a piece of wood as a raft.

November 20, 2020

Auckland Hospital relocating cancer services during demolition due to fungal spores

Some immune-compromised patients undergoing cancer treatment at Auckland City Hospital are being moved due to the risk of exposure to potentially toxic fungal spores.

November 18, 2020

Prime Minister’s drive to win over businesses continues with visit to Auckland technology hub

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is visiting small businesses at a technology hub on Auckland’s North Shore.

November 13, 2020

Archaeologists uncover 1,000-year-old Viking ship burial site

Archaeologists in Norway have uncovered a unique Viking burial site, hidden deep underground, dating back over 1,000 years ago. Using only a radar, researchers identified a feast hall, cult house, farmhouse and the remnants of a ship.

November 12, 2020

Christmas by the Lake 2020

Christmas by the Lake, presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co, is a FREE community Christmas outdoor concert.

November 10, 2020

Astronomers discover extreme planet which rains rocks, has lava seas and 3,000 mph winds

Astronomers have discovered the most inhospitable planet ever that rains rocks, with 60 mile deep lava seas and winds of more than 3,000 mph.

November 6, 2020

Auckland super city: Proud cities ‘lost their identity’ after council merger

Watch: Residents from the four corners of the super city have their say on whether things are better or worse under Auckland Council.

November 3, 2020

Retrospace Toy Fair

You’ll find pre-loved Collectibles, toys, Comics, action figures, books etc, sold by collectors to collectors!
Held over two days, a pop-up market for the collector’s community!

November 3, 2020

Tourist, 12, and guide lose limbs in shark attack at Sharm El-Sheikh

A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said on Tuesday.

October 28, 2020

Tourist, 12, and guide lose limbs in shark attack at Sharm El-Sheikh

A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said on Tuesday.

October 28, 2020

North Shore Home & Garden Show

The North Shore Home and Garden Show 2020 is celebrating 25 years of transforming houses into homes.

October 26, 2020

Man’s response to unexpected surprise while delivering package

A delivery driver’s adorable reaction to a woman’s kind gesture has melted hearts across the world.

October 21, 2020

Fort Takapuna Market

Over 40 stalls selling a variety of goods from fresh and gourmet produce, to handmade crafts, artisan jewellery, clothing, plants, flowers and more.

October 19, 2020

Did a cougar ‘stalk’ a hiker in viral Utah video? Here’s what experts say happened

A mountain lion followed a hiker for six scary minutes on a trail in a viral video — but what actually happened?

October 15, 2020

Navy drug investigation: how an unlawful search sunk multiple drug charges

People in managed isolation fear they’re choking the country’s landfills with an estimated 100,000 takeaway containers, bottles and cutlery sets every week.

October 14, 2020

Repco Takapuna Rocks 2020

Repco Takapuna Rocks 2020 is a Classic Car, Bike and Hot Rod show and Free Family Fun Day held in The Strand, Takapuna on Labour Weekend Saturday.

October 12, 2020

Euthanasia referendum: Terminally ill NZers on the End of Life Choice Act

Stuart Armstrong knows exactly how he wants to die: On his horse, Julia, with his wife Rebecca by his side, after a big bonfire party.

October 8, 2020

Colombian Woman Missing for Two Years Found Alive in Sea

A woman whose family reported her missing in 2018 was found floating alive in the Caribbean Sea off a northern Colombian port town on September 26.

October 6, 2020

Repco Takapuna Rocks 2020

Repco Takapuna Rocks 2020 is a Classic Car, Bike and Hot Rod show and Free Family Fun Day held in The Strand, Takapuna on Labour Weekend Saturday.

October 5, 2020

British Wildlife Park Removes 5 Cursing Parrots From Public View

A British wildlife park has removed five African Grey parrots from public view because of the fowls’ foul language.

October 2, 2020

Auckland Mama Markets – Milford, North Shore

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

September 28, 2020

Australia to euthanise beached whales after worst mass stranding in country’s history

Australian authorities are set to euthanise several surviving long-finned pilot whales after almost 400 died in one of the world’s largest ever mass strandings of the mammals.

September 24, 2020

Auckland Harbour Bridge: Motorists told to work from home or avoid damaged bridge as urgent repair works continue

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September 22, 2020

Auckland Harbour Bridge: Motorists told to work from home or avoid damaged bridge as urgent repair works continue

Aucklanders are being urged to work from home, use public transport, avoid peak times and allow extra time for travel after the harbour bridge was damaged.

September 21, 2020

‘Have A Go’ Surf Day 2020

Aotearoa Surf School – bringing youth to the sport of surfing!

September 18, 2020

Chris Evans Accidentally Posts a ‘D- Pic’ and the Twitterverse Melts Down

No, Chris Evans is not starring in a remake of “Free Willy,” but it appears that he accidentally freed his willy, captured it on camera and then posted it on Instagram on Saturday. And, needless to say, social media went insane (in a good way).

September 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Cafes, bus routes, schools – where Auckland’s Covid-19 went

Members of Auckland’s coronavirus cluster have visited more than a dozen “locations of interest” since August.

September 10, 2020

7 surprising facts you need to know about your fertility

Women’s fertility can be a minefield – from when fertility declines to how IVF works and if or when we should think about freezing our eggs.

September 8, 2020

Takaroro Spring Festival Devonport

A relaxed family event with stories, music, games, flax weaving, bubbles, bike safety, seed planting, free sausage sizzle, food for sale, and hot chocolate and coffee for Koha.

September 6, 2020

2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse ceiling in Australia

An Australian returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate.

September 3, 2020

Takaroro Spring Festival Devonport

A relaxed family event with stories, music, games, flax weaving, bubbles, bike safety, seed planting, free sausage sizzle, food for sale, and hot chocolate and coffee for Koha.

September 3, 2020

Coronavirus: 137,000 Aucklanders on public transport on first day of lowered alert

More than 135,000 trips were taken on Auckland’s public transport network on the first day of coronavirus alert level 2.5.

September 1, 2020

2020 North Shore Marathon

Taking in the beautiful North Shore coast line including Milford, Takapuna and Cheltenham Beach and the famous Tunnels Loop of North Head.

August 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Call to lift restrictions on big events, as industry cites closures

Wade, general manager of Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton, is – along with the country’s other venue operators – sick of the “yo-yoing” between alert levels.

August 25, 2020

2020 Is Proving Another Disastrous Year For Our Earth’s Climate

Record-breaking heat, melting ice caps, raging wildfires and a particularly grim hurricane forecast may have taken a backseat in news cycles dominated by politics and a health pandemic, but that doesn’t mean these climate phenomena have gone away.

August 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Can the average Kiwi afford to live on the Covid-19 wage subsidy?

Businesses around the country are calling for a weeks, or even months long wage subsidy extension.

August 20, 2020

Teen slams sister over ‘cruel’ TikTok prank: ‘Ruined my life’

There is definitely such a thing as going too far for a TikTok video.

August 19, 2020

Torbay Garden Club Spring Show

Torbay Garden Club would like to welcome you to our annual Spring Show 2020.

August 17, 2020

Video of woman shaving her legs while riding on the back of a scooter goes viral

Florida is known for its oranges, Disney World and some absolutely wild news stories.

August 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Supermarket chaos as Aucklanders ignore PM’s advice ahead of level 3

Before the prime minister had even finished announcing Auckland’s new lockdown procedures, supermarkets were already packed.

August 11, 2020

F&T Whisky Tasting

What better way to enjoy a chilly winter evening than to be gathered with friends enjoying a wee dram or five?

August 10, 2020

Auckland rents to rise under new tenancy laws – expert

Changes to tenancy laws that aim to improve the balance of power between landlords and tenants will drive up the price of Auckland rentals, according to an expert.

August 7, 2020

Defying virus, Latvian ocean rower plans next adventure

After spending 140 days rowing across the ocean without seeing another human being, Latvian adventurer Karlis Bardelis has some valuable tips for those learning to cope with coronavirus lockdowns.

August 5, 2020

Torbay Plunket Nearly New Sale

Come along to the annual Torbay Plunket and Mama Markets Nearly New Sale. Thousands of second hand baby and children’s clothing (newborn to 10 years), maternity gear, nursery equipment, prams, strollers & toys & books.

August 3, 2020

Sheepish St Bernard dog rescued from English mountain

Sixteen rescuers were called out to save a St Bernard dog stranded on an English mountain, in an embarrassing episode for the member of a breed more famed for rescuing stricken humans from the icy dangers of the high Alps.

July 28, 2020

Smales Farm Market

The Smales Farm Market is where you’ll find Auckland’s leading artisans delivering fresh, organic and sustainable goods and produce, all within the leafy and relaxed environment of Goodside, Smales Farm’s fantastic dining hub.

July 26, 2020

Northland floods: Farmers’ mental health important during trying seasons

The dark clouds that hung over Northland brought a disastrous deluge that eventually cleared – but farmers in the region must try to emerge from their trials with the same sunny disposition, says a rural depression guru.

July 24, 2020

Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker’s bizarre demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a 12-hour stand-off.

July 22, 2020

Auckland Beer Week: The Pie In Your Beer Eye

A Pie and a Beer – a match made in our heaven at the BBC Tasting Studio.

July 20, 2020