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Free Vodafone Warriors tickets picked up by public

16 March 2019

Auckland, New Zealand, March 16, 2019 – All tickets for the Vodafone Warriors’ season opener against the Bulldogs have been grabbed following the club’s decision to give all remaining tickets away in a bid to unite New Zealanders in the wake of the heinous crimes committed in Christchurch yesterday.

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Ōwairaka / Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura / Mt Albert becomes vehicle-free

15 March 2019

The maunga Ōwairaka / Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura / Mt Albert will return to a pedestrian space from Saturday 16 March, with the tihi (summit) loop road permanently closing to private motor vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters.

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Pop Poetry lifts words off the page with music

1 March 2019

From 4 March, for five consecutive evenings at Pigeon Park, Aucklanders will see literary artists’ work typed in projected light on a giant screen, accompanied by musicians creating their own unique soundtracks.

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Restoration of Māngere Mountain begins

1 March 2019

Thousands of new native trees, significant track enhancements and a major playground development are planned for Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain, with some work starting this month.

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Auckland Council takes glamping to the next level

27 February 2019

Looking for an unforgettable park getaway? Auckland Council has just the thing with the launch of its new Eco Structures at Ōrewa Beach Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park.

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Kiwis must grasp a far greater awareness of health

24 January 2019

New Zealanders need to grasp a far greater awareness of health in 2019, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie said today.

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Vector Lights celebrates its first birthday

21 January 2019

Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge is celebrating its first birthday this Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of last year’s dazzling opening light show.

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Chocolate Spice Granola - Julie Buckley

22 November 2018

Looking for healthy recipes for you and your family. Julie Busckley is a coach and chef with the Diabetes Clinic.

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New IPCC report marks ‘end of magical thinking’ about climate change - UC expert

9 October 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment released today (2pm Monday 8 October NZTime). With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand-in-hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said today.

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Successful year for Animal Management team

4 October 2018

It has been a successful year for Auckland Council’s Animal Management team, which works hard every day to keep both Aucklanders and dogs safe in across the region.

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Lack of exercise putting pressure on Kiwis’ health

2 October 2018

Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

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Auckland Council and Unison honoured at RiskNZ annual awards

13 September 2018

Auckland Council’s Cecilia Tse won the risk management professional of the year award while the council’s risk team won the excellence in developing capability in risk management award at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Auckland last night.

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Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

15 August 2018

A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing.

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North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

21 June 2018

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease.

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Yoga surging in popularity around NZ

20 June 2018

Tomorrow is international yoga day and yoga is surging in popularity all around New Zealand, while organised sport is in decline, Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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Waste plan a step closer to a zero-waste Auckland

12 June 2018

Auckland Council’s latest plan for managing waste is a step closer to the region’s goal of becoming zero-waste by 2040 with increased priorities for advocacy, product stewardship, strengthening residential collection options and addressing illegal dumping issues.

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'Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka'

11 June 2018

I was raised on Hongoeka Marae. One of the first things I learnt while growing up in my community is you get more respect being humble than you do 'showing off'.

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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

11 June 2018

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

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Colin Dale Park identified as new home for Speedway in Auckland

8 June 2018

Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Speedway Promotions Limited (SPL) will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that proposes Colin Dale Park in Wiri as the future home of Speedway in Auckland.

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Aucklanders shape the city's future direction

5 June 2018

Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050.

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ASKING ABOUT MISSING SALARY LEADS TO DISMISSAL

3 June 2018

In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed their employee after the employee questioned why his wages were not paid on time.

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Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

30 May 2018

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says.

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Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence to give new access to 17,000 artworks

18 May 2018

To mark International Museums Day on Friday 18 May, and ahead of next week’s Techweek NZ, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today launches a new chatbot through Facebook Messenger.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge lighting up to honour Anzacs

19 April 2018

In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.

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Govt may force NZ’s umbrella rural health organisation to close

6 April 2018

New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week.

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Council funding on offer for ideas that reduce waste

27 March 2018

Applications open April 1 for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF), which funds great ideas for reducing waste to landfill.

Businesses, iwi/Māori and education/community groups can apply for up to $5000 towards their project.

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Summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill soon to be vehicle-free

7 March 2018

From Monday 26 March work will start on reconfiguring the summit road entrance off Olive Grove and installing a new automated gate. The work will take around four to six weeks to complete. Safe access for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout this period.

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Give some thought to your heart on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2018

Kiwis should think seriously about their heart and their loved one tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, a leading New Zealand health expert says.

Heart diseases is the single biggest killer of New Zealanders. Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30 percent of Kiwi deaths every year. The Heart Foundation says many of the deaths are preventable.

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Takarunga / Mt Victoria summit vehicle-free from March

13 February 2018


Work begins this week on returning the tihi (summit) of Takarunga / Mt Victoria to a vehicle-free space.

The tihi and the summit road will be permanently closed to all private motor vehicles including motorbikes and scooters from 1 March 2018. Parking spaces at the Kerr Street entrance to the maunga will have parking time limits enforced from 1 April to help ensure all visitors have equal parking opportunity.

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Demand for portable units to help hospitals increasing

12 February 2018

The demand for portable operating departments to ease hospital surgical strain is growing substantially, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.

Over the Christmas break, Mobile Health’s surgical bus unit was busy working in Auckland at the Counties District Health Board as an extra theatre helping them to get through their elective surgery lists, Eager says.

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Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

8 February 2018

An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.

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Love Your Maunga: stage set for celebration of Māngere Mountain

2 February 2018

Four hours of live music, food and market stalls is set for the ‘Love Your Maunga’ event at Māngere Mountain, 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 February.

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Award-winning artist Tami Neilson to headline Music in Parks finale

31 January 2018

Finish your summer under the stars with New Zealand’s own musical star, singer-songwriter Tami Neilson.

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Open letter to the PM on improving NZ fitness levels

29 January 2018

The New Zealand 2017 personal trainer of the year winner has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, pleading for more government input to help Kiwi school children get fitter.

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Solar-powered bike bringing waterfront news

26 January 2018

Auckland Council's new information bike will be out at popular events bringing Aucklanders up to speed on plans for the city centre’s development.

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Auckland Council introduces glamping – where stunning nature meets a touch of luxury

23 January 2018

Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents.

Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park for those wanting a hassle-free camping experience with comfort in amazing locations.

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Popular Waitangi Day celebration returns to Hayman Park

16 January 2018

Haere mai ki te rā whakanui i te Tiriti o Waitangi ka tū ki Manukau.

Join the fun and celebrate our national day at Auckland Council’s Waitangi ki Manukau, a free event for the family on Tuesday 6 February in Hayman Park, Manukau.

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Winners ready to light up the bridge!

15 December 2017

Vector and Auckland Council are very happy to announce we have found the bright young sparks who will get to ‘flick the switch’ to turn on Vector Lights this Anniversary Weekend!

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Significant tech changes for mobile bus service next year

13 December 2017

The national surgical bus, possibly the only one of its type in the world, is looking for a significant change next year to keep up with demands and with high technology.

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Can I go swimming on my period?

9 December 2017


My advice is that we need to take extra special care of ourselves in the lead up to and during our period. At this time our body is working extra hard to clear out the lining of the uterus that it was hoping would be a nice nest for an embryo. Our immune system is challenged at this time; we feel extra tired, achy and more cold than usual, so it's common sense to take extra care and rest more. Moderate exercise is good especially just before your period and can help reduce cramping.

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Auckland's climate forecast to get hotter

8 December 2017

Auckland's average temperature is predicted to increase by up to 3.75C by 2110 if global greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current path.

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Targeted track closure to manage kauri dieback disease

6 December 2017

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted on 5 December to close several high-and medium-risk tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park to limit the spread of kauri dieback disease.

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Music and Movies in Parks announce impressive line-up for Auckland’s Parks this summer

27 November 2017

Grab your chilly bin and get your picnic blanket ready as there’s an unmissable line-up of free outdoor music and movies coming to a park near you this summer.

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Ventia commits to resolving park mowing and gardening concerns

23 November 2017

Ventia is aware that the inadequacy of mowing and gardening of parks in Auckland has been a concern for many residents and ratepayers.

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Open source platform reinventing home building awarded €50,000 by European Commission

1 November 2017

The Buildx project by WikiHouse Foundation has been announced as one of three winners in the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition. Selected from a total of nearly 800 entries from more than 40 countries, the project was awarded a €50,000 prize at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 26 October.

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Auckland Council agrees grant funding round

27 October 2017

Auckland Council has approved funding for a variety of community initiatives for the purposes of community development, cultural initiatives and the arts through the latest funding rounds for the 2017/18 financial year.

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Aucklanders asked to look after each other in an emergency

28 September 2017

Auckland Council and Airbnb are encouraging Aucklanders to work together in the event of an emergency and look after others in need.

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Council warns against third party dog registrations

20 September 2017

Auckland Council is reminding dog owners around the region that it only accepts payment for dog registrations directly, not through third parties.

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Auckland Council’s zero-waste leading the world

20 September 2017

Auckland Council has been globally recognised by the C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most innovative councils in the world for climate change action.

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Auckland Arts Festival now an annual event

20 September 2017

The Auckland Arts Festival will move from a biennial to an annual event, following a recommendation at Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee.

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Hunua kiwi population suffers setback

19 September 2017

The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret.

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The Importance of Cash

8 September 2017

The word ‘cash’ has a very different meaning now than it did a few decades ago but it is still a vital part of a financial plan. Cash provides liquidity; that is, money when you need it. Liquidity can take many different forms. It can be notes and coin, bank deposits, credit – such as revolving credit mortgage or a credit card – or a financial asset that can be quickly and easily sold, such as bonus bonds, corporate bonds, or shares. Ideally liquid assets should be available immediately if required, with no cost or risk of loss of value associated with access to the funds.

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Council moves forward on transformative City Centre and Waterfront plan

6 September 2017

Auckland Council approved the next stage to improve and develop Auckland’s city centre and waterfront for greater public use at yesterday’s Planning Committee.

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Governing Body votes for status quo on Easter Sunday trading

24 August 2017

Auckland Council’s Governing Body voted to keep the status quo on Easter Sunday trading in the Auckland region and not develop a policy to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday.

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$453,000 awarded to support Auckland events

24 August 2017

Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund.

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Taonga at heart of new integrated maunga maintenance contract

21 August 2017

The first ever single integrated maintenance contract for the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) of Tāmaki Makaurau is now in place, with the taonga (treasures) that are the maunga at the heart of the new approach. The successful single provider for the five year contract is Recreational Services Limited.

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Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management changes name

16 August 2017

Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management has changed its name and is now known as Auckland Emergency Management.

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New $14.4m specialist mental health unit

5 August 2017

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has today opened a new specialist mental health facility at the Mason Clinic in Auckland.

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Committee to consider council role in addressing homelessness

4 August 2017


Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee will next week consider how the council can and should address homelessness issues in the region and its options for doing so.

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Auckland Housing Accord reviewed

2 August 2017

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee yesterday received a review on the Auckland Housing Accord and requested a review of all Special Housing Areas to ascertain the number of affordable homes provided.

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YOUR TEAM v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

19 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, July 18, 2017 – Mason Lino will play his first NRL match in almost two years replacing injured halfback Shaun Johnson for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday night (7.30pm local time; 9.30pm NZT).

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Countdown to Retirement

14 July 2017

The last few years before you stop working are crucial for setting yourself up for a fantastic retirement. They need careful planning to achieve your goals. Of course, with more people now working past the age of 65 it is not always possible to plan towards a specific retirement date. Here are the most important things to do.

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Onehunga spa pool closed after legionella bacteria detected

11 July 2017

A spa pool at the Auckland Council-owned Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Leisure Centre has been closed following the detection of legionella bacteria.

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New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

7 July 2017

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.

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UC researchers funded $350,000 for Better Start for dyslexic children

5 July 2017

University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.

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Pest Free Auckland 2050 is coming

26 June 2017

The announcement by Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee Chair Penny Hulse was made at Auckland’s first Pestival – an event attended by 400 Aucklanders celebrating the role of community groups and volunteers in eradicating pests and protecting the environment.

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YOUR TEAM v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

21 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, June 20, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has made two personnel changes and a positional swap for Friday night’s 16th-round NRL clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

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Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence at UC

16 June 2017

South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017.

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Halo of light to surround city landmarks for Matariki 2017

8 June 2017

To celebrate Māori New Year, Aucklanders will see landmarks across their city illuminated in an orange halo.

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Last few days for Easter Sunday trading feedback

8 June 2017

Feedback on Auckland Council’s options on Easter Sunday trading rules closes on Sunday 11 June - make sure you have your say.

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New Open Polytechnic degree will benefit disability sector

29 May 2017

New Open Polytechnic degree will benefit disability sector

Help make New Zealand a non-disabling society. Get a Degree in Social Health and Wellbeing (Disability Major) with flexible study that fits around your life. Apply now. Enrollments for Trimester 2 close 31 May!

The disability sector in New Zealand is undergoing significant change”, says Dr Raymond Young, Head of School of Health and Social Sciences at Open Polytechnic. “Key to this transformation is a growing demand from disabled people and their families and whanau for greater choice and control over their lives.

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Otahuhu College writers performed at the Auckland Writers Festival

24 May 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, two talented Otahuhu College writers performed excerpts from their work at the Auckland Writers Festival in the Aotea Centre in central Auckland.

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Extra emergency ambulance resources will really help rural NZ

18 May 2017

Emergency ambulance crews are under greater pressure in remote areas of New Zealand as ambulance staff should provide more robust emergency response services, a rural health leader says.

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Navilluso recognised for outstanding hi-tech health services

17 May 2017

One of New Zealand’s leading Maori health companies, Navilluso, has again been recognised for its enormous work helping people’s health all over New Zealand.

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Council committee approves pioneering partnership agreement for community facilities

17 May 2017

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee has today approved a potential partnership with an Auckland high school which could set a precedent for cooperation between the council and schools across Auckland.

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Don’t click strange links, to avoid cyber-attack, NZTech says

14 May 2017

This weekend the largest ever ransomware attack in the world has been hitting computer systems of private and public organisations in hundreds of countries, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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We want your feedback on Easter Sunday trading in Auckland

12 May 2017

Auckland Council wants to know what people that live and work in the Auckland region think about changing shop trading rules to allow more businesses to open on Easter Sunday.

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FORAN RETURNING TO SYDNEY AT END OF SEASON

9 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, May 09, 2017 – Kieran Foran today announced he will leave the Vodafone Warriors at the end of the 2017 season to be closer to his two children in Sydney.

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More Kiwis should exercise for mental health

2 May 2017

The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says Kiwis with mental health illnesses should be encouraged to exercise but it advises against starting off with extravagant exercise regimes.

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JOHNSON SECURED ON NEW TWO-YEAR DEAL

28 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 28, 2017 – AnchorShaun Johnson has today committed his future with the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2019 NRL season after signing a new two-year contract.

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YOUR TEAM v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

28 April 2017

With Kiwi centre Solomone Kata injured (hamstring), the experienced Blake Ayshford has been switched to his spot with the 21-year-old Nicoll-Klokstad listed to start on the right wing after outstanding displays for the club’s unbeaten Intrust Super Premiership side.

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New vision for Parakai Reserve

27 April 2017

A plan to revitalise and further develop Auckland’s only geothermal reserve will be released 1 May for public feedback.

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Clampfish mural fourth in five-city NZ pollution awareness tour

18 April 2017

A Queenstown based artist is just about finished her fourth giant mural on a five-city New Zealand pollution awareness tour dubbed; New Zealand’s Worth Loving.

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YOUR TEAM v MELBOURNE STORM

18 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 18, 2017 – Ben Matulino’s comeback moves a step closer with his inclusion in the extended 21-man squad for the Vodafone Warriors’ traditional Anzac Day NRL clash against the Storm at AMII Park in Melbourne next Tuesday (7.00pm kick-off local time; 9.00pm NZT).

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New suppliers confirmed for Auckland-wide maintenance contracts

13 April 2017

A four month long procurement process has identified innovative suppliers for council maintenance services.

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Cyclone Cook prompts early Easter exodus

13 April 2017

Cyclone Cook is skirting the eastern side of the Auckland region, likely bringing brief heavy rain and wind to Waiheke, Great Barrier Island and the south eastern coastal areas of Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon and Hunua.

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YOUR TEAM v CANBERRA RAIDERS

11 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 11, 2017 – Blake Ayshford will mark his 29th birthday with his 150th career appearance while prop James Gavet has been named in the starting line-up for the Vodafone Warriors’ seventh-round NRL encounter with the Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).

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Auckland Libraries looks to the future

10 April 2017

The future shape of Auckland Council’s network of community libraries has been unveiled today with the release of a new model that will respond to the changing needs of Aucklanders.

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Avoid swimming at beaches after heavy rain

6 April 2017

Aucklanders are being reminded to avoid swimming at beaches across the region for up to 72 hours following severe rainfall.

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Pioneers in e-health for children, up for two awards

5 April 2017

It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

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Tongan royal blessing makes music history

3 April 2017

Auckland-based dance group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make music history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of ‘Lomipeau Aotearoa’, an album of unique recordings based on the mythical poetry of the late Queen Salote Tupou III, at Auckland Council’s Mangere Arts Centre.

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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge entries close this week

30 March 2017

Budding Māori digital entrepreneurs are being urged to get in quick and submit their entries to the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge which closes this Friday, 31 March.

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YOUR TEAM v GOLD COAST

29 March 2017

A hamstring twinge in the team’s warm-up forced the 26-year-old Kiwi international out of last Sunday’s clash against St George Illawarra in Sydney.

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Kiwi return home to Hunua Ranges

29 March 2017

Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Tamaoho together with Auckland Council are bringing north island brown kiwi back to Ngaherenui o Kohukohunui – the Hunua Ranges.

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Feedback sought on changes to ‘development ready’ sequencing of Auckland’s greenfield areas

28 March 2017

Public feedback is invited on the refresh of the Future Urban Land Supply Strategy and updating the sequencing of land identified for future urban development.

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Keep your Family Safe - Escape My House

24 March 2017

Well I am glad to say I tried the new VR tool from the New Zealand Fire Service and managed to 'escape my house'. However, it immediately reminds you to check if everyone managed to get out. This VR app should be applauded it really send you a strong message. It feels real and the fact it uses clever technology so that when you finally escape your house, you find yourself actually outside your real house the real impact of a fire at home hits you.

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Plan change proposed for Sites of Significance to Mana Whenua

24 March 2017

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee is to consider approving engagement with mana whenua and landowners on approximately 270 new Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua as the next step in developing a plan change.

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Exercise the golden ticket for elderly independence

23 March 2017

The golden years can be the most enjoyable years of people’s lives and New Zealand exercise experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for elderly independence.

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Rainy weekend may bring more disruption

23 March 2017

MetService is forecasting a wet end to the week and into next week, which may cause more disruption to areas affected by recent storms and flooding.

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Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness tonight

23 March 2017

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.

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25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

22 March 2017

Pack your picnic rug and head along to the 25th anniversary Pasifika Festival, this weekend!25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

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Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

22 March 2017

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week.

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Mayor signs historic iwi relationship agreement

17 March 2017

Mayor Phil Goff has joined with the Chair of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Russell Kemp and the Chair of the Rodney Local Board Beth Houlbrooke to sign the first formal relationship agreement between mana whenua iwi or hapu and Auckland Council since the unification of Tāmaki Makaurau in 2010.

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Special Programme Information for 25th Pasifika Festival

9 March 2017

Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 March.

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Use Collective Marketing to grow your business

7 March 2017

Collective Marketing is the commitment of a group of businesses with a common agenda to build a marketplace, using a structured form of collaboration.

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Dog owner sentenced following attack on son

2 March 2017

Auckland Council will be reviewing the judge’s findings following today’s sentencing of a man whose pitbull-mastiff cross attacked his four-year-old son, leaving him with horrific injuries to his face and head.

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HAMPTON DOWNS TO HOST TOYOTA FESTIVAL

2 March 2017

Toyota owners will get a rare opportunity to drive their pride and joy on the Hampton Downs full international race circuit, when the annual Toyota Festival is held there on Saturday 1 April.

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Surge of Science Students at Otahuhu College

28 February 2017

Science numbers are growing at Otahuhu College, with more students also going on to degree level study at University. In 2016 Education Counts data show that more Pacific Island students from Otahuhu College were going on to degree level study than any other coeducational school in Auckland.

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DAME VALERIE ADDS GOLDEN TOUCH TO HILUX NEW ZEALAND RURAL GAMES

28 February 2017

A Toyota ambassador, Dame Valerie is back in her homeland before heading north for the forthcoming international season that will see her defend her 2016 IAAF Diamond Race victory, the fifth of her hugely successful career.

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Warriors - Lisone on that grubber kick

22 February 2017

Vodafone Warriors prop Sam Lisone won't forget his 23rd birthday on Sunday.

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Good in The Hood - Taking applications NOW!

13 February 2017

This year, Z will give away a total of more than $1 million to neighbourhood groups and projects that help people who need it and/or the environment. You can apply to be part of Good in the Hood by visiting www.z.co.nz/GoodintheHood. Applications are open until 28 February.

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Otahuhu families celebrate students success

18 January 2017

Students from Otahuhu College achieved their best ever results at Level One, Two and Three NCEA in 2016. The improvement in NCEA pass rates over the last four years has been impressive, with Level Three being a highlight through matching the national average last year. Indeed in the last four years Otahuhu College has achieved its four best ever results for each of the three levels.

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PROJECT FOR TOYOTA FANS REBUILDS MORE THAN AN OLD HILUX

19 December 2016

It was the ultimate accolade for Toyota New Zealand when a competition seeking much-loved trucks in dire need of refurbishment uncovered Rolleston’s Rubecca Soper-Hazlett and decades of Hilux history.

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Women can succeed in top rugby administration

4 November 2016

Can women be successful in a leadership role in rugby, gaining respect and be followed as a genuine leader in sports administration? Even if she has not played the game or because it is such a male dominate sport and industry?

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Motorway closures for Auckland Marathon

27 October 2016

The annual Auckland Marathon is taking place this weekend and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Howick Hornets want you

17 October 2016

Howick are currently seeking applications for the 2017 season for the following grades:

Fox premiers coaching and management staff
Premier 1st coaching and management staff
Junior & senior coaching and management staff (U6-U20 & OAR)

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Pt Chevalier seek coaches and managers

17 October 2016

Pt Chevalier are currently seeking coaches, managers and support staff for their premier and senior grades.

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