Auckland

Auckland café to pay over $30,000

The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland, must pay $30,405 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers’ basic employment rights. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA)...... Read More

Road closures in Kelston due to house fire

Police are in attendance at a house fire in Archibald Road, Kelston. The road has been partially blocked off. "As schools are about to finish for the day, Police have asked students from the following schools to make their way to Police cordons...... Read More

Sandspit Wharf users furious

A decision by Auckland Transport (AT) to close Sandspit Wharf next month has bought a storm of protest from wharf users. The wharf is the main stepping off point for Kawau Island, as well as other smaller islands off the Mahurangi Coast. AT informed...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

The government and industry continue to work to maintain the fuel supply into Auckland, with offers of support from New Zealand Defence Force having been accepted by industry, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. “The HMNZS Endeavour...... Read More

Church funds spent at casino

An employee of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church has had name suppression lifted and has been sentenced in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution. Elizabeth Papu, 52, faced two charges of ‘theft by person in special relationship’...... Read More

Investigation into graffiti attack on train

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is welcoming the announcement by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission of the opening of an enquiry into the attack on an Auckland passenger train by a graffiti gang at the weekend. ‘’The...... Read More

Fuel tanker fleet to hit road for Auckland

Up to 20 tankers will hit the road today to transport as much jet fuel to Auckland Airport as possible, as airlines say they are confident the worst of the disruption is over. Today marks a week since the main pipeline that feeds the city ruptured,...... Read More

Lightning blows up garden and fusesboxes

A Cockle Bay couple are counting their lucky stars after lightning struck their property, blasting the garden and blowing up two fuseboxes. The couple, known as Ashley and wife Lorna, have had to move out of the Trelawn Place house along...... Read More

Aucklander’s $1 million Lotto windfall

A Lotto-playing Aucklander is $1 million richer this evening after striking it lucky in Wednesday's First Division draw.  The winning ticket was purchased at Countdown Browns Bay on Auckland's North Shore.  Powerball...... Read More

Pipeline repairs underway

The refinery Auckand pipeline repairs are underway with the damaged pipe to be removed tomorrow. One of four welds on the RAP pipeline has been completed and the first of the two inline stopple plugs is in plac are now in place.  "Good progress...... Read More