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Auckland Baby Expo 2019

New Zealand Baby Expo is coming to Auckland for another fantastic show! Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child.

April 23, 2019

Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

April 17, 2019

Love Street Food

Let’s go out with a bang with some of the best food trucks in Auckland, wines, beers craft ciders plus live music and community love.

April 16, 2019

Auckland Transport under fire for slow transition to electric bus fleet

Auckland Transport needs to be more ambitious in its transition to electric buses, critics say.

April 15, 2019

Kids Big Day Out

The last one of the summer!

April 12, 2019

Birkenhead locals petition against Auckland Transport’s plan for transit lane

Plans for a new transit lane on Auckland’s North Shore have prompted a 1000-plus strong petition from locals opposed to the idea.

April 9, 2019

Panda romance in the air at Berlin zoo, but love takes time

Sometimes love takes its time, but the Berlin zoo is hoping that this is the year for panda romance.

April 8, 2019

Creepy cargo: Philippines seizes 757 tarantulas from Poland

Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas.

April 4, 2019

Lithuanian man flies alone on commercial plane to Italy

A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.

April 4, 2019

Devonport Arts Festival

A three day event celebrating the arts in Devonport. Kicking off with a large Friday after Five twilight party the Arts Festival will this year include: Live music, a large interactive art installation, puppetry, circus arts, free sketch classes, art workshops, dance workshops, exhibitions, food trucks, beach art, artist talks and more!

April 1, 2019

Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland

Donning yellow trousers, shiny platform shoes, red lipstick and headphones, 80-year-old “DJ Wika” stands behind the decks, mixing party music in a huge Warsaw club.

March 29, 2019

2019 Korean Day

The event includes performing arts, displays, clothes, food, games, activities, language, and other traditional and modern Korean culture.

March 26, 2019

Targeted approach to proposed rural Auckland speed reductions ‘vital’ for public buy-in

Auckland Transport needs to take a more targeted approach to proposed speed limit reductions in rural Auckland if it hopes to get buy-in from locals, says the AA.

March 25, 2019

NZ House & Garden House Tours 2019

Gather your friends for a day of fun and discovery and step inside the pages of your favourite magazine and experience some of the country’s most outstanding homes and gardens – all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

March 22, 2019

Climate change: Call to tackle future risk to Auckland’s poorest communities now

Community leaders want an early focus on protecting Auckland’s poorer suburbs, which new reports show are the most vulnerable to climate change risks.

March 21, 2019

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver’s cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down.

March 19, 2019

Auckland is Australasia’s most congested city – more ‘dynamic traffic lanes’ planned to help

Auckland drivers now have an official valid reason for their traffic frustrations, as a new report reveals the city is the most congested in Australasia.

March 15, 2019

Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm

Brandishing a paintbrush in her snout, Pigcasso enthusiastically tosses her head to create bright, bold strokes across a canvas propped up in her sty.

March 13, 2019

Love Street Food

They return to action with some of the best food trucks, wines, beers craft ciders plus live music and community love. Please share, tag your friends, family and neighbours and get behind this community focused, zero waste event.

March 11, 2019

Calls for meningococcal vaccines to be funded for ‘at-risk’ university students

Pharmac is considering funding meningococcal vaccines for children, adolescents and young adults.

March 7, 2019

Pre-loved Clothing Sale and Kids Market

Takarunga Playcentre Devonport is delighted to invite you to their annual pre-loved clothing sale on Friday 8th March from 7:00pm til 9pm and Saturday, 9th March between 12pm-3pm.

March 7, 2019

Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat’s presence violates food safety standards.

March 4, 2019

North Shore Home & Garden Show

The North Shore Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your Home and Lifestyle.

February 28, 2019

Fake Kim goes as real Kim comes: Vietnam expels Kim Jong Un lookalike

An Australian comedian who impersonates North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday authorities were deporting him from Vietnam, some 24 hours before the real Kim was due to arrive for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

February 26, 2019

Row over design rights for Auckland’s Skypath

Plans for Skypath, a cycle path and walkway on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, have become mired in a dispute over design rights worth nearly $2 million.

February 25, 2019

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.

February 21, 2019

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.

February 21, 2019

Second fruit fly found on Auckland’s North Shore

A second male Queensland fruit fly has been discovered on Auckland’s North Shore, following the first discovery in Devonport on February 14.

February 21, 2019

Summer Fun Pre-School Play

Come and join us at some of these amazing Parks and Reserves on the North Shore while your little ones play with a fantastic range of toys! Summer Fun Pre-School Play is a a great way to meet other people, have fun outdoors and its free!

February 19, 2019

Auckland buses resume service after third strike in a week

An Auckland commuter will be an hour late for work after bus services were cancelled due to the third strike in a week.

February 14, 2019

Love Street Food

They return to action with some of the best street food, wines, beers craft ciders plus live music and community love.

February 12, 2019

Russians take to social media to celebrate the cold spell

Residents of Russia’s Urals and Siberia, where temperatures recently plunged to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (Celsius) have taken to social media to celebrate the cold.

February 11, 2019

International Yoga Festival 2019

Expand your wisdom, experience authentic teachings, embrace sacred rituals, discover new mastery, exciting range of entertaining, inspiring and enlightening workshops and activities.

February 7, 2019

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right.

February 6, 2019

Fire-fighting foam toxins found in shellfish, fish in Devonport

Concentrations of banned, toxic chemical compounds found in firefighting foam have been discovered in shellfish near Devonport’s naval base.

February 4, 2019

Who’s the daddy? Surprise in Swiss orangutan paternity test

A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result.

February 2, 2019

Strung-out resident doctors’ strike ‘like an industrial Groundhog Day’

Junior doctors say they’re striking just to keep the status quo.

January 29, 2019

Wine Tasting & Silent Auction World Champs Fundraiser

Get a few friends together and join for an early evening of entertainment, art, wine tasting, and nibbles at the heritage Old School Building in Greenhithe.

January 28, 2019

Auckland Anniversary weekend traffic starts to build

Holiday traffic has already begun to build up as motorways become crowded with Aucklanders fleeing the city for the first long weekend of 2019.

January 25, 2019

Love Street Food

Love Street Food – Greenhithe (Monthly) is back…

January 23, 2019

Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals

Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets.

January 22, 2019

Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes Summer Series

Welcome to New Zealand’s biggest run series! The Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes Summer Series is a 5km and 10km run and walk series with a 2km kids’ dash, based at the stunning Albany Lakes Civic Park on Auckland’s North Shore.

January 18, 2019

All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’

It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin.

January 16, 2019

Health authority issues warning after 110 per cent spike in campylobacter cases across Auckland

An Auckland health authority has issued a warning after a dramatic spike in food poisoning cases across the region.

January 14, 2019

A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack

A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city and chowed down on some plants in the lobby as workers watched the massive animal in awe.

January 11, 2019

Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival 2019

This boutique urban festival is set to provide another amazing experience presenting a collaboration of some of the best international and local acts, New Zealand wineries and craft breweries, popular eateries and food vendors, creative artists, spectacular performers and more.

January 8, 2019

Wholesale chain Costco still tipped to come to Auckland

The odds are still on Costco coming to New Zealand, but in Auckland at least, it may have its work cut out finding a suitable location.

January 4, 2019

I Love Takapuna Summer Days Festival

Takapuna is your ultimate summer destination with the I Love Takapuna Summer Days Festival on the 19th of January at Takapuna Beach Reserve.

January 3, 2019

Kansas teen to get high school, Harvard diplomas in 1 month

A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma — and a few days later he’ll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor’s degree.

January 2, 2019

Ikea: Reasons not to love it

News that Ikea is coming to New Zealand has generated plenty of excitement, but not everyone is happy about the Swedish company’s arrival.

December 21, 2018