Auckland

Mixed results for sea lion breeding season

A count of rāpoka/New Zealand Sea Lion pups born in the subantarctic islands this breeding season has shown mixed results for the species, the Department of Conservation, (DOC) says. Researchers have recently taken part in annual monitoring of rāpoka...... Read More

Tauranga’s boxer’s ambitious plan for 2019

New Zealand boxing veteran Gunnar “The Stunna” Jackson (28-12-4, 12KO) will begin writing the final chapter of his career on Saturday night, when he takes on newcomer Marcus “The Headache” Heywood in a five-round middleweight...... Read More

Fruit fly trap checks stepped up

Hundreds of fruit fly traps will be checked daily and monitoring of the greater Auckland region will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. “I have asked Biosecurity...... Read More

Homeowners claim Auckland motorway works damaged properties

More than 20 homeowners claim roadworks on Auckland's Southern motorway have damaged their homes and are seeking compensation from the transport agency. New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is spending $268 million adding new lanes to the motorway....... Read More

Second Queensland fruit fly found in Auckland

A second Queensland fruit fly has been discovered on Auckland's North Shore. The male fly was collected from a fruit fly trap and formally identified yesterday. The first Queensland fruit fly was detected in a surveillance trap in Devonport on...... Read More

Facialis fruit fly response in Otara

A large field operation is underway in the Auckland suburb of Otara following the discovery of a single male facialis fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the area. This is not related to the current Devonport situation. Ministry for Primary Industries...... Read More

Man charged after Manurewa incident

Police have charged a 54-year-old man following an incident at a petrol station on Great South Road, Manurewa, last week. Police were called to reports of an altercation at the petrol station on Monday February 11, where a vehicle allegedly hit a person,...... Read More