Auckland mayor backs public transport fare hike

Most Aucklanders ditching their cars for public transport are about to be hit in the pocket, but Mayor Phil Goff says fares have to go up because operating costs go up. Yesterday, Auckland Transport announced a fare hike to its bus, train and ferry...... Read More

Attacker jailed 15 years after Kaitaia rape

Wiremu Abraham has been sentenced following a long-running investigation into a frightening rape incident in Kaitaia in 2003. A female victim, who was aged 34 at the time, was disturbed by Abraham in her home while she was sleeping with her children,...... Read More

Stoat sleuthing reveals nothing suspicious

After two weeks of intensive searching, attempts to confirm the sighting of two stoats on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are to be scaled back. The search began after a resident of the island reported seeing a pair of what was believed to be stoats...... Read More

Cost of Auckland public transport to go up

Auckland's public transport users will soon see fares increase by up to 50 cents. Auckland Transport's annual fare review to meet the costs of providing public transport services also aims to support the shift from private cars to public transport. Public...... Read More

New retail store the size of three rugby fields

A new $60m retail store with a floor space larger than three rugby fields is set to open in Auckland. Nido, a furniture, furnishing, homeware and lifestyle store will employ more than 200 staff and carry more than 10,000 product lines. The store will...... Read More

Eden Park offered sweetener by downtown stadium group

Developers of a proposed $1.7 billion waterfront stadium may have the answer to the sticky wicket facing Auckland ratepayers. The Indian national team are the superstars of the cricketing world, but none of their five one-day internationals will be...... Read More

Two searches in South Auckland for men missing in water

Police are searching for a man who was swept into the water at the Hunua Falls in South Auckland this afternoon. The man went missing near the waterfall just before 3pm this afternoon. A police spokesperson said the Eagle helicopter was near the scene. Land...... Read More

Residents get say on track upgrades in Waitākere Ranges

Aucklanders are being asked which tracks in the Waitākere Ranges they think should be next in line for upgrades so they can be reopened. In May last year, the Auckland Council decided to close the ranges, to try and stop the spread of kauri dieback...... Read More

Illegal dumping: `We’re coming after you’

The number of fines handed out for illegal dumping in Auckland has doubled in the past 12 months. Last year, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced a crackdown on illegal rubbish dumping, with an extra $200,000 being spent to set up a reporting hotline,...... Read More

Person critical after falling off scooter in Auckland

A person is in a critical condition after falling off a scooter in the Auckland suburb of Epsom. Police said they were called to the scene just after 5pm. St John Ambulance said the person had been taken to Auckland Hospital. ... Read More